This winter Shakespeare®, the national fishing tackle company, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, hosted the “Take Your Parent Fishing” poster contest. The poster contest marks the beginning of a new Shakespeare® program created to develop new in-school fishing programs while encouraging family fishing experiences. The nationally winning poster will be used in the program’s promotions.
Many Iowa schools participated; Iowa had the highest number of schools registered nationwide! Each participating Iowa school chose one winning poster to submit for judging. The DNR received nineteen posters for judging. All of the entries were creative and truly exemplified the “Take Your Parent Fishing” theme.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated!
Iowa Shakespeare® “Take Your Parent Fishing” Poster Contest Results
1st place - Jenna, Orchard Place Campus School
1st Runner Up - Audrey, English Valley School
2nd Runner Up - Tyler, Central Lee Middle School
Honorable Mention - MycKenzie, Aplington-Parkersburg Schools
Honorable Mention - Amanda, Vinton Shellsburg Middle School
Honorable Mention - Tessa, Sully Christian School
Most Colorful - Gabriela, Boone Middle School
Most Prominent Theme - Hope, Edgewood-Colesburg Community Schools
Big Fish - Chase, Indian Hills Jr. High
Happy Anglers - Makayla, Indianola Middle School
Best Scenery - Dominika, Lewis Central Middle School
Most Fish - Genevieve, Nashua-Plainfield Middle School
Most Creative Use of Theme - Michael, Ogden Middle School
Happy Anglers - Marcus, Parkview Middle School
Most Inspirational - Zachary, South East Junior High
Diva's Dream - Alissa, South Hamilton CSD
Big Fish - Makayla, Twin Cedars Schools
Most Unique Logo Placement - Shelby, Van Meter Community Schools
Creative Logo Placement - Max, Waukon East Elementary