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11th Annual Kids' Fish Art Contest Winners Announced

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11th Annual Kids' Fish Art Contest Winners Announced

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Young people are learning about Ontario's fish species, their habitats and conservation measures that protect them through the Ontario government's 11th Annual Kids' Fish Art Contest.

This year's winners, announced at the Toronto Sportsmen's Show, are:

  • Catherine Chen from Toronto: overall winner and winner for the grade 7 to 9 category 
  • Yuk Ki Wong from Toronto: winner of the grade 10 to 12 category
  • Faith Chiu from Thornhill: winner of the grade 4 to 6 category

Each of the winners will have their art featured on three different versions of the 2014 Young Angler's Licence, a free fishing licence for youth under the age of 18.

Each winner receives classroom supplies donated by Staedtler-Mars and a complete set of fishing gear donated by Lucky Strike Bait Works.

For being the overall winner, Catherine also receives a four-day fishing excursion provided by Pine Portage Lodge and a day of fishing with Canadian Sportfishing television show host Italo Labignan.

Quick Facts

  • Three-hundred and seventy young people entered this year’s Kids’ Fish Art Contest. The contest is open to Ontario students in grades 4 to 12.
  • The largemouth bass, featured in this year’s drawings, ranges from southern Ontario through the lower Great Lakes, with some populations in northwestern Ontario.

Additional Resources


David Orazietti

“The Kids’ Fish Art Contest is a great way for children to learn about the many species swimming around in Ontario waters. I encourage young people to get outside and explore some of the other outdoor adventures Ontario has to offer.”

David Orazietti

Minister of Natural Resources

Michael Chan

“Ontario is blessed with a vast and vibrant natural beauty that has made us a truly diverse destination. For generations, Ontario’s wildlife and landscape have attracted visitors from within our borders and beyond while inspiring artists to use their creativity to capture our unique ecosystem. The Kids’ Fish Art Contest continues that proud legacy, encouraging our young aspiring artists to explore, experience and express their passion for our natural heritage.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“Getting our kids involved in the Kids’ Fish Art Contest is a stepping stone, leading to species research and recognition. Undoubtedly it encourages further participation in the exploration of Ontario’s great natural resources.”

Walter Oster

Chairman and CEO of the Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows

“Educating today’s youth about conservation is one of the OFAH’s primary mandates. This contest is a fun and creative way to teach youth about Ontario’s fish species, while enhancing their appreciation for the outdoors and instill a lifelong dedication to conservation.”

Angelo Lombardo

Executive Director, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Media Contacts

  • Diana Alpeza

    Minister’s Office

    Media calls only


  • Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch

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