Fisheries & Ecological Services
Alaska Region   


State-Fish Art Contest

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working with Wildlife Forever to implement their fun and educational “State-Fish Art” contest in Alaska!

Educators: download free curriculum here and learn how to use art as a springboard into the fascinating world of fish!

K-12 students: draw, paint, and write your way to free prizes, fishing gear, and national recognition! Also, get to know the Alaska's state fish (the mighty king salmon) and delve into the world of fish conservation!

Contest Home
Official State-Fish List (entries can portray any state fish)
Contest Rules and Guidelines
Original Essay Guidelines (Essay required for grades 4-12. Poems/creative writing or standard essay format welcome)
2015 Alaska Entry Form
Awards and Prizes

Silent Invaders Category
A number of non-native invaders have already found their way into Alaska via the aquarium trade, ballast water, marine debris, and other vectors - and hopefully not including your home or school aquarium! Others are poised to hitch a ride here. These include (but aren't limited to) aquatic plants in the genus Elodea (already documented in 18 waterbodies in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Mat-Su, Cordova, and the Kenai Peninsula), New Zealand mud snails, and riparian invaders like reed canary grass.

View some of the 2014 entries in the spring 2014 issue of Alaska Fisheries and Habitat News!

Questions and submissions to Katrina Mueller (entries must be post-marked by March 31st)
(907) 786-3637

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Attn: Katrina Mueller (Alaska State-Fish Art Contest)
1011 East Tudor Road (MS 331)
Anchorage, AK 99503


Last updated: September 24, 2014