Artists Needed for the Nisqually Watershed Festival Poster Contest!

Crafty with crayons? Partial to paints? Marvelous with markers? Then consider putting your skills to paper and making art for this year’s Nisqually Watershed Poster Contest! From Mount Rainier to the Nisqually Estuary, the Nisqually watershed is a wondrous place full of wild creatures that call this special place home. The Refuge invites all first through sixth grade students to share their own personal celebrations of these amazing creatures by creating a poster to contribute to conservation through the arts!


Each year a theme is chosen to highlight a special part of the watershed. This year’s theme is “Mammals of the Watershed”. We encourage students to be creative and use whatever medium they choose as they research mammals to create a poster that celebrates this year’s theme. Both realistic and imaginative interpretations are encouraged.


The deadline for entries is Friday June 11th, 2021. An awards ceremony will be held during the 2021 Nisqually Watershed Festival on Saturday September 25th 2021. All entries will be displayed during the festival and the “Best in Show” poster will be used on all festival publicity! If you know a student who might be interested, visit the poster contest webpage to download a copy of the poster contest packet (full of helpful tips and tricks!) and contest entry form. This year, you can also submit your art online!

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