Junior Angler Contests

Junior Anglers, are you ready to be in the art contest of all art contests?  The Coastal America Partnership is now accepting entries for its North America Ocean Art Contest.  That’s right, this isn’t a school art contest or even a state level event.  This is an art contest spanning all of North America!

The 2013-2014 effort will be conducted through our 25 member Coastal America Learning Center network of aquariums and marine institutions beginning in September 2013. Visit here to find the one nearest you.  If there aren't any, send your submission to us.  Each participating Learning Center will host a regional exhibition so you’ll be able to visit and see yours.  But that’s not all!

With the goal of encouraging understanding of the ocean‘s importance to all of us, the winning art will become part of a traveling showcase.  Each Learning Center will evaluate entries for recommendation to the North American traveling exhibit on the basis of strong visual impact, artistic merit and on how clearly the work expresses an appreciation of one or more of the Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences.  The collection of winning art will begin touring in June 2014, and travel to various CELC locations throughout North America until July 2015.  From Washington D.C. to Alaska and back down to its final destination here at IGFA, the winning art submissions will be viewed by millions!

Entries received by IGFA will also be eligible for a FREE day of IGFA Fishing Day Camp! The winner will get their choice of date, pending availability. Winner must complete and submit all paperwork 5 working days before their chosen date and agree to follow the rules and protocol of camp.  Prize is non-transferrable and does not cover costs associated with transportation or aftercare. See here for more information on the Day Camp program.  

Entries will be accepted for the 2013-2014 North American Ocean Art Contest in either of two categories: art or photography.
Participants submit their entries in one of four age ranges: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Please visit the Coastal America Ocean Art Contest Page and read very carefully the complete contest rules and criteria. Remember to download, complete, and submit the Coastal America Submission and Release Form with your entry.
Submission & Release form (English)
Submission & Release form (Spanish)

Deadline for submission is February 28, 2014

For Submissions to IGFA, send to:

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
Junior Angler Program
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL  33004 



Sign-up for your chance to win a David Wirth Collection Pendant!



The IGFA and world renowned marine wildlife artist, IGFA Representative and Corporate Sponsor, David Wirth, have teamed up to provide new IGFA Junior Angler Members with yet another reason to join. Now each new member who registers to become an IGFA Junior Angler will automatically be entered in a monthly drawing to win a Bone Hawaiian Style Circle Hook Pendant that David brings from Maui. The drawings will be held monthly, with winners selected randomly, and will continue while supplies last. To find out more about David Wirth and his marine artwork as well as the story behind the Hawaiian Style Circle Hooks, check out www.davidwirth.com. Winners will be notified via email and will have five days to submit a mailing address to the IGFA. In order for winners to be contacted, all fields must be completely and accurately filled out within each members' Junior Angler profile. Profile information can be verified by clicking on the 'EDIT PROFILE' link next to the log-in name on the top of the page. If the winner does not provide a mailing address within those five days, they will forfeit their prize. NO P.O. BOXES WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Congratulations to our latest winner: Steven P. from South Carolina!