Do you have an artistic student at home looking for a creative outlet during the “stay at home” order? The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and its Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for a new look for its Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs (Hooked on Fishing) program and is holding a contest to find the best design in New Jersey.
The new Hooke On Fishing logo design contest is open through Saturday, October 31, and is open to New Jersey students aged 21 and under (must be under 21 by the end of calendar year 2020 to be eligible). The contest objective of the contest is to help NJDEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife update the Hooked on Fishing logo for a unique representation of the program.
To enter, participants must submit one original artwork along with a completed entry form via mail or e-mail. A selection committee comprised of Division staff will evaluate all entries based on relevance, originality and aesthetic quality. One winner will be selected along with 12 honorable mentions.
Hooked on Fishing is a nationally recognized program created by the Future Fisherman Foundation. The goal of New Jersey’s Hooked on Fishing program is to encourage school-aged children to avoid tobacco, drug and alcohol usage by providing alternative activities that involve learning to fish, appreciating aquatic and environmental resources, and developing positive life skills. The program provides students with access to these extracurricular outlets that utilize New Jersey’s incredible outdoor recreational assets.
NJDEP’s Division of Fish & Wildlife said the core program message is that you don’t need to use tobacco, alcohol or drugs to have fun! It’s the type of program that not only will help reduce drug and alcohol use in youth, but will also bring families closer together by giving them an inexpensive outdoor recreation activity in which they can all participate.
For more information go to www.njfishandwildlife.com/hofnodnj.htm.