2021 Essay Contest - "Why I would like to go Fishing"

Open for children 10-15. Minimum 500 words.
6 GRAND PRIZES (one for each age group)

How to Enter

Use the online form on this page to enter. Use the Choose File button at the bottom of the form to upload your essay before you click the Send Message button. PDF format is preferred.

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Download, print and fill out the printable form & mail it along with your essay to:

Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing
PO Box 163
Bemidji, MN, 56619 
Entries Due by 5pm on June 9, 2021



  • Open to children 10-15 years old in the Bemidji, Blackduck, Kelliher, Northome, Red Lake, Cass Lake, LaPorte, Bagley, and Clearbrook/Gonvick area.
  • One essay entry per child.
  • Essay must be a minimum of 500 words on “Why I would like to go Fishing”
  • Parent or guardian consent is required.
  • Entries must be received by 5pm on June 9, 2021
  • A Lifetime Fishing License will be awarded to the writer of the winning essay in each age level and announced on July 1, 2021. Prize value is $469. 

Contestant Entry & Parent/Guardian Consent Form

2019 Sponsors

We'd like give a huge THANK YOU to this year's Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing sponsors!

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