The art contest is part of an international conservation education program designed to influence school-aged children on fish and fisheries resources through art, per a news release.
Sugar Land’s Grace Cao competed and won first place in the state level. The artist also proceeded to win second place in the national competition, becoming a top-12 winner, a news release said.
Abigail Montgomery, of Dickinson won third place in the Grades 10-12 category for her entry.
All state winners in each category will receive scholarships ranging from $50-$1,000 for first, second and third place winners.
The winners will also earn a spot on the 2022 Texas Fish Art Calendar.
Local Houston-area winners:
Grace Cao, Sugar Land, Grades 4-6
Abigail Montgomery, Dickinson, Grades 10-12