Fish Flag Contest - International Environmental Education Opportunity!


Fish Flag Contest - International Environmental Education Opportunity!

Dear Colleagues,

My name is Nicole, and I work with the World Fish Migration Foundation. We are a Netherlands-based non-profit focused on connecting fish, rivers, and people. Every two years, we coordinate World Fish Migration Day—a day where people around the globe celebrate the importance of free-flowing rivers and migratory fish. For the third year in a row, we are working in collaboration with the U.S.-based organization Wildlife Forever on their fish art contest. 

Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest® is an annual competition that combines environmental education and art. In its 23rd year, this contest aims to connect young people to the outdoors, fish, and conservation through art. 

The Fish Flag Contest is a new international division of Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest®. In past years, students were asked to create a painting or drawing of a migratory fish. This year, in a break from tradition, students are encouraged to create a migratory fish flag of any shape, size, and material! This award highlights the diversity of migratory fish from across the world and the importance of the free-flowing rivers they rely on. This global contest is open to all young artists ages 5-18 and is free to enter. 

To enter the Fish Flag Contest, young artists should:

1. Go to for more information on the contest and World Fish Migration Day  

2. Create a flag depicting a migratory fish species of your choice

3.  Complete an entry form, and submit your flag

4. Fly your flag on World Fish Migration Day: May 21, 2022!

The last day to submit artwork is April 14th, visit to learn more.

Feel free to reach out to me ( with any questions about the contest or World Fish Migration Day. We would love to see many submissions from young artists around the world!