Fishing’s Future Announces Catch-Photo-Release Contest For Youth Anglers

South Padre Island, TX  –  Non-profit organization Fishing’s Future has nearly 60 chapters in more than 15 states with the primary mission of getting kids and adults outdoors. In 2014 alone, Fishing’s Future chapters worked with over 100,000 participants – all by unpaid chapter organizers and volunteers. This year the organization anticipates reaching 250,000 youth anglers and parents.

Now, after 10 years of conducting FAMILY FISH CAMPs (FFCs), Fishing’s Future is growing and gaining national recognition. Through unique concepts like parental inclusion, Leave-No-Trace philosophy, and environmental stewardship, Fishing’s Future has helped make profound changes in families and communities across the nation, while building the next generation of anglers.

“Positive people bring positive change and that’s what Fishing’s Future is all about,” says founder Shane Wilson. “All across America, families are turning to electronic devices to communicate. Family communication, as it once was, is decreasing and the human connection is slowly being replaced with digital neutrality. Our goal is to get kids and parents back on the water, forging bonds and creating memories that will last a lifetime!”

Along these lines, Fishing’s Future is proud to announce the launch of national Catch-Photo-Release contest for youth anglers on Friday, June 26th, 2015. The contest is not species-specific and is free for any youth ages 16 and under across the nation.

Contest requirements are simple. All a young angler has to do is catch a fish, photograph it, release it, and write a 200 word (or under) reflection on their angling experience, then submit the photo and mini-essay via Facebook between Friday, June 21th, and photo submission end, Friday, August 28th, 2015. On Saturday, August 29th, all submissions will be open to public voting. Be sure to SHARE your submission for public voting between August 29th and contest end on September 4th to compete for the grand prize, second prize and third prize packages!

Grand prize, second place and third place winners will be based on maximum votes via Facebook between Saturday, August 29th, and contest end on Friday, September 4th, 2015. Winners will be notified via e-mail and Facebook.

Grand prize winner will receive a week-long, vacation at beautiful Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort on South Padre Island, Texas, for a family of four, airfare courtesy of South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. Grand prize package will also include Black Dragon Pirate Ship cruise, a guided shark fishing excursion and much more! Airfare, hotel and activity expenses covered; food & drink not included.

Second place winner will receive a 2015 Tracker Topper 1436 riveted Jon boat and trailer courtesy of the Tracker Marine Group!

Third place winner will receive a Humminbird Helix SI GPS and Old Town Vapor 12 Angler kayak with paddle and PFD.

And each week four random selected winners will be drawn from all entries to receive rod/reel and tackle prize packages courtesy of Fishing’s Future sponsors Shakespeare and Plano.

For more information, please visit fishingsfuture.org.

Enter the contest here!