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 28th Annual theme, “Salmon On the Move!”

This year’s winner was selected from over 900 posters submitted by grade schools in North Central Washington. The posters were 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.

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.

This year’s Grand Prize poster contest winner is Kate Smith from Osborne Elementary in Leavenworth, WA.

Kate’s poster design will be incorporated into the Salmon Festival Open House Flyer.

Check out her winning design below! Congratulations Kate!