Two students from Toronto had their designs chosen for the 14th annual Kids' Fish Art Contest sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and partners.
The contest was created to connect GTA students with nature and help them realize the importance of protecting Ontario’s natural resources.
Students between grades 4 and 12 were given the opportunity to research a specific fish species, draw an original picture and submit a brief essay about the fish.
Over 400 designs were submitted this year.
Grace Qian from Etobicoke School of the Arts was chosen as the grades 7 to 9 and overall winner.
Una Li from North Toronto Christian School was the winner for grades 10 to 12.
The winning designs were announced at the 2017 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show March 15 at the International Centre, Mississauga.
Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry presented the prizes to the winners whose designs will be featured on three different versions of the Young Angler’s Licence.
The overall winner receives a three-day fishing excursion and a day of fishing with Canadian Sportfishing television show host, Italo Labignan.
Winning designs will be advancing to an international competition.
For information on how to enter the next Kids’ Fish Art Contest, go to www.ontario.ca/page/kids-fish-art-contest.