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Since 1999, the State-Fish Art Contest has introduced students to conservation education through art. Students, grades K-12, submit original artwork of any official state fish along with an essay detailing its habitat, behavior and efforts to conserver it. Winners are selected for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.

Entry deadline: March 31, annually (visit for contest entry form & guidelines)

Pennsylvania State Fish: Brook Trout. Contest winners are selected on Earth Day every year.


(from PA Angler & Boater magazine, typically in the September/October issue)