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Feb. 11, 2008
Prizes Lure State-Fish Art Contestants
ATHENS, Texas — Every student in the Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest will be a winner.
The annual contest is open to students in grades 4 through 12, and each student who enters the 2008 contest will receive a free fishing lure courtesy of Strike King Lure Company.
But wait. There’s more.
The first-place winner in the grades 10-12 division will win $1,000. Second place will be awarded $750, and third place $500.
In the grades 4-6 and 7-9 divisions, first-place winners will receive a $100 savings bond, with $75 and $50 bonds going to second- and third-place winners respectively.
"We hope students will use these prizes to help further their education," said Zoe Ann Stinchcomb, Texas coordinator of the contest.
But wait. There’s more.
The first-place winner in each grade-level division will receive airfare and lodging at the contest hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to compete in the national competition for Best of Show and Art of Conservation stamp honors.
The prizes and travel awards were made possible by a generous donation from the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.
In 2007, Clayton Bowen of Eagle Lake, Texas, won the Art of Conservation stamp award. Texas led the nation with 580 entries in the contest.
Deadline for entering the 2008 contest is March 31. For rules, entry form and more information, visit the Texas State-Fish Art Contest web page.
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