See their art: Young Houston-area students win in several age groups in statewide fish artwork contest

G. Cao (Texas Parks & Wildlife)

HOUSTON – Several young Texans used their artistic skills to compete in Texas Parks and Wildlife and Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest this year.

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

G. Cao (Texas Parks & Wildlife)

Abigail Montgomery, Dickinson, Grades 10-12

A. Montgomery. (Texas Parks & Wildlife)

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