Salmon Festival Poster Contest

Each Spring the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival…

… kicks off the year by hosting a poster design contest in local elementary schools. This year’s posters were based on the 29th Annual theme, “Catch the Salmon Fest Fever!”

This year’s winner was selected from around 1,000 posters submitted by grade schools in North Central Washington. The posters are judged on the basis of creativity, artwork, and use of the festival theme.

One grand prize winner and two runners-up are selected in April.

The winning poster is incorporated into the “o-FISH-al” Salmon Festival Open House Flyer, distributed throughout the region the month before the festival.

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.

Th 2019 Grand Prize poster contest winner was Janelle Suarez-Zavala from John Newbery Elementary School in Wenatchee, Washington.


Janelle’s poster design is incorporated into the Salmon Festival Flyer.

Check out her winning design below! Congratulations Janelle!