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Youth art contest announced

Students across Mississippi are invited to get outdoors and participate in the 2024 Bob Tyler

Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest, sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife,

Fisheries, and Parks.

The contest is open to youth who are enrolled in public, private and parochial schools, as well as

those in accredited home schools, after school programs or scouts.

To enter, each student must submit a portfolio including entry form and artwork depicting a

Mississippi native fish or wildlife species. Artwork must be the original work of the student and

may be any medium or mixture of medium. Chalk and lead creations must be sealed with


Entries must be sent or delivered to the Visitor Education Center (VEC) in Enid, Mississippi, by

May 10 and are limited to one piece per youth.

Winners in four age categories will have their work published in the Mississippi Outdoors magazine and will receive a complimentary copy of the magazine displaying their work. First, second and third place winners will be chosen. Winners will also receive gift cards and have their work posted on the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ website.

For more information and entry details, visit, or call the VEC at 662-563-8688.



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