8th Annual MNR Kids’ Fish Art Contest

MNR-Fishing-Colouring-ContestTHUNDER BAY – The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is holding its 8th Annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest.

The contest runs from October 1 to December 17, 2010. Students in grades 4 through 12 are eligible. This year’s contest species are the Lake Trout and the Burbot. The winning design will be used for the 2011 Young Angler’s Licence.

Prizes include a complete set of fishing gear, a four-day fishing expedition courtesy of Red Pine Wilderness Lodge and three $1,000 savings plans. Three grade-group winners (grades 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12) will be selected. Full contest rules, entry forms and information about the fish can be found at www.ontario.ca/fishartcontest.

Photo Caption: “2010 Kids’ Fish Art Contest winners Catherine Chen, Mary Elizabeth Campo, and Matthew Tai accept their grade-group prizes from Minister of Natural Resources Linda Jeffery in March. Submissions are being accepted until December 17, 2010 for the 2011 contest. This year’s contest species are the Lake Trout and the Burbot. In addition to prizes including $1,000 savings plans and a four-day fishing expedition, the winning designs will be used for the 2011 Young Angler’s Licence. For full contest rules and to download an entry form, visit Ontario.ca/fishartcontest.”