Manitoba Youth Angling Card

Since 2009, Fish Futures Inc. has facilitated a fish-themed artwork contest for children and the winning entry is featured on the cover of the Manitoba Youth Angling Card.  Each year highlights a different fish species and entries must include a short paragraph about the fish and its habitat.  Over 40,000 Youth Angling Cards are distributed for free to children in Manitoba each year.  

2015 Youth Angling Card Art Contest Winners!

2015 Youth Angling Card Art Contest Winners!

There were a record number of entries this year. The Early Years Division had 75 entries and the Middle Years Division had 100 entries. Great work!

And the winners are:


Early Years Division – Age 5 to 10

1st Place – Liyah Kleinsasser

2nd Place – Katie Smith

3Rd Place – Kelly Boller

Lucky Draw – Emily Evans


Middle Years Division – Age 11 to 15

1st Place – Hayden Roberts

2nd Place – Gregory Carswell

3Rd Place – Julissa Rodriguez

Lucky Draw – Hae Su Kim


Thank you to all the teachers, students and schools that participated. Thank you to the contest judges: Jerry Kruczek and John Armitage of Fish Futures, Darrin Bohonis of Darrin Bohonis Photography, and Kevin Stobbe of Hooked Magazine. Special thanks to Katherine Ward of Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship for her hard work and support of the program.

This is the first year that the contest materials were translated in French and distributed to the 100+ French schools in Manitoba. We were encouraged by the number of entries this year and hope to add a school presenter who speaks French in the future.

If you participated in the contest and want your artwork returned, fear not. We’ve made special arrangements this year to return your entries by mail. We will also send you information on the 2016 Youth Angling Card Artwork Contest. The feature fish is the lake sturgeon. Congratulations!