… kicks off the year by hosting a poster design contest in local elementary schools. This year’s posters are based on the 22nd Annual theme, “Dances with Salmon 2012″.
Third grade students from 30 schools in North Central Washington submitted 1071 posters which were judged on the basis of creativity, artwork, slogan and theme.
One grand prize winner and two runners-up were selected in April.
The winning poster will be incorporated into the “o-FISH-al” Salmon Festival publicity poster, distributed throughout the region the month before the festival.
All posters are on display on the 4th floor at Rocky Reach Dam mid-April through late June. The posters can be viewed Monday-Sunday, 9:00 – 3:30 pm.
The poster contest is an opportunity for teachers to meet Washington State learning requirements through integrating art and science. Teachers and festival representatives present information about the salmon life cycle, the role of salmon in the “web of life”, and the relationship of humans to the natural environment. The students choose ways of illustrating one of these concepts.
Most posters submitted are beautifully done and reflect a lot of thought and effort.