August 20, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - FLW, the world's leading tournament-fishing organization, has reached an agreement with Wildlife Forever to become the title sponsor of the State-Fish Art Contest, which supports youth aquatic education nationwide. FLW is providing support for the 2014 program. "FLW is proud to present Wildlife Forever's State-Fish Art Program, an imaginative introduction of fish art and science to youth," said Trish Blake, President, FLW Marketing Division. "FLW's long-term commitment to America's children and education fits perfectly with this program which increases awareness of and respect for aquatic resources. As national title sponsor of the State-Fish Art Program, FLW hopes to foster interest and enthusiasm about fish and fishing for the next generation." Through a variety of platforms including tournaments, expos, international media and creative marketing strategies, FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the best in fishing, on and off the water. FLW is a leader in conservation, fishing education and protection of resources and elevate their environmental commitment by fostering innovative approaches to conservation by maintaining industry-leading live-release rates. FLW is committed to protecting lakes and streams and educating others to do the same. "Our exciting new relationship with FLW will allow us to reach more educators and children as the contest enters its 16th year," said Douglas Grann, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever. "We are grateful for FLW's innovative ideas, enthusiasm and dedication to this goal, which will provide support to State-Fish Art, making resources available to increase participation nationwide and generate the spark of conservation in even more future stewards of our fish and waters." About FLW FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. About the State-Fish Art Contest The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contestâ„¢ is entering its 16th year of bringing children, adults, art and aquatic conservation together. To enter, young artists create an original art illustration of any official state-fish and written words detailing its behavior, habitat and efforts to conserve it. Entries are categorized in four grade levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Educators nationwide utilize Fish On!, the full-color State-Fish Art Lesson Plan, combining the disciplines of science and art. It is available on CD, at no charge, and for download. Entries are due by March 31st each year. For all the program details and to enjoy the 2013 winning images visit StateFishArt.org. About Wildlife Forever Located in Brooklyn Center, Minn., Wildlife Forever's mission is to conserve America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. As the nonprofit conservation arm of the North American Hunting Club and North American Fishing Club, Wildlife Forever represents the conservation interests of more than 1 million members. Learn more at WildlifeForever.org.