2015 Fish Futures Youth Angling Card Contest - Deadline Dec 31, 2014

Calling all artists age 8 to 15! Please send us your artwork of a lake trout in its natural habitat. First prize is $300 and your artwork will grace the front of the 2015 Youth Angling Card. Full contest rules and entry forms are attached below. For more information, please contact john@johntoone.ca


FISH FUTURES INC.
2015 MANITOBA YOUTH ANGLING CARD
ARTWORK CONTEST RULES

1)    Eligibility - open to all Manitobans between 5 and 15 years of age as of December 31st, 2014 (excludes family members of the contest judges).  The Early Years Division is for children between 5 and 10 years of age as of December 31st, 2014.  The Middle Years Division is for children between 11 and 15 years of age as of December 31st, 2014.

2)    Deadline – entries must be postmarked on or before December 31st, 2014.

3)    Early Years Division – 1st Place - $300, 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $100, Lucky Draw - $100, plus a framed print, rods and reels, fishing tackle, outdoor gear, and more.

    Middle Years Division – 1st Place - $300, 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $100, Lucky Draw - $100, plus your artwork on the cover of the 2015 Youth Angling Card, a framed print, rods and reels, fishing tackle, outdoor gear, and more.

4)    2015 Contest Announcement - the winners of the contest will be announced on or before January 31st, 2015 and featured on www.youthanglingcard.ca and www.fishfutures.net.

5)    Contest Judging – the artwork is assessed by a panel of three to five judges who score based on the following criteria: 1) Multi-colour/Eye catching, 2) Reproduction Quality, 3) Accuracy of Fish Depiction, and 4) Originality.  Participants are also encouraged to incorporate aspects of fishing into their artwork.

6)    Subject Matter & Design
The artwork should be of a lake trout in its natural habitat.  Entries must be multi-coloured and may be designed in the artist’s choice of medium. Please consider leaving “open” space in your artwork because the winning entry will have text added to create the Youth Angling Card.

The artwork must be orientated in a horizontal or landscape fashion, without a border or frame.  It is recommended that entries be 8.5" high by 11" wide.  Please note that the artwork will be reduced to a credit card-size of about 2” high by 3.25” wide.

The artwork (both subject and background) must be an original composition of the artist's own creation and not copied in whole or part from any published works of art or other proprietary materials.

The artwork cannot be signed, initialed, dated, or have any lettering on the front.  The winning artist’s name will appear on the back of the 2015 Youth Angling Card. 

The artwork should be given a title by the artist.

5)    Entry Guidelines
Entries must be accompanied with a contest entry form that is complete and signed by a parent or guardian.  Entries must include a short paragraph about the lake trout, its habitat and behaviours, and ways to protect the fish and conserve our waterways.

Artwork should be packaged with care for mail or delivery.  Artists are responsible for any insurance coverage for their artwork.

In February 2015, artists are welcome to pick up their artwork at the Fisheries Branch at 200 Saulteaux Crescent between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  If you live out of town, please make arrangements to have your artwork returned to you. All entries not picked up by March 1st, 2015 will be recycled.

Fish Futures Inc. and Manitoba Water Stewardship have exclusive right, title and interest in the original artwork for use in Canada, the United States, and all other countries in the world.  The parent or guardian of the winning artist must agree in writing that the artwork can be used in the 2015 Manitoba Youth Angling Card, for reproductions, and for marketing and promotional purposes by Fish Futures Inc. and Manitoba Water Stewardship.

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FISH FUTURES INC.
2015 MANITOBA YOUTH ANGLING CARD
ENTRY FORM

Contest Deadline – December 31st, 2014



Artist’s Name: __________________________________________________     Age:  ________


Address: ______________________________________________________________________________


Phone Number: _____________________      Title of Artwork: __________________________


I hereby certify that this is my original artwork and that it is not a copy of published photographs, artwork, magazines, book illustrations, or other materials protected by copyright laws. I understand that Fish Futures Inc, Manitoba Water Stewardship, Fisheries Branch and other sponsors are not responsible for loss or damage to my artwork and/or composition. I grant exclusive rights to Fish Futures Inc and Manitoba Water Stewardship, Fisheries Branch and its designees to utilize my artwork for reproduction and promotional purposes and to display my art. I agree that my artwork may be used, altered, or published as they see fit without compensation to me. I also grant Fish Futures Inc and Manitoba Water Stewardship, Fisheries Branch the right to release my name and hometown in promoting the winners of this contest.

I have read and understood the above and agree to comply with the Rules of the Contest as contained therein.  I hereby represent that I am the parent or guardian of the above-named minor and I hereby consent to the foregoing on his/her behalf

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Signature of Artist/Student                          Date

_________________________________________                __________________
Signature of Parent or Guardian                       Date


IMPORTANT:
Please attach to each entry a short paragraph about the lake trout.
Write about habitat and behavior and list ways to protect fish and conserve our waterways.

MAIL YOUR ENTRIES TO:
Manitoba Water Stewardship, Fisheries Branch
2015 Youth Angling Card Artwork Contest
Attention: Barb Lysack
Box 20, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB
R3J 3W3

Any questions or comments please e-mail john@johntoone.ca


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