Press Release

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Dr. Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-2400

2017 Youth Art Winners Announced

The Visitor Education Center (VEC) received artwork from approximately 300 Mississippi students who participated in the 2017 North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Youth Art Contest. Congratulations to the first place winners, Christy Steen, Lisa Tran, Aubrey Holcomb, and Jordan Shoemaker! The contest was sponsored by the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Category IV
Ages: 16 - 19
First Place: Christy A. Steen - "Alligator" (Acrylic)

Category III:
Ages 12 - 15
First Place: Lisa N. Tran - "Growing Strong" (Graphite)

Category II
Ages: 8 - 11
First Place: Aubrey Holcomb - "Butterflies and Flowers" (Colored Pencil)

Category I
Ages: 5 - 7
First Place: Jordan D. Shoemaker - "Wood Duck" (Marker and Colored Pencil)

View all of the artwork from top finishers at:

The VEC is part of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55. For more information regarding wildlife, fisheries, and parks in Mississippi, visit or call (601) 432-2200. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at


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