The 29th Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Let’s celebrate the environmental, cultural, historical, and economic stories of this unique watershed in South Puget Sound!
Congratulations to Sydney Skaulem, a 5th grade student at Olympic Elementary School, whose colorful design “Save the Salmon” won Best In Show in the 2018 Nisqually Watershed Festival Poster Contest! The theme was “Salmon of the Nisqually”. Look for Sydney’s poster and all of the amazing entries from around the watershed at the Festival on September 29.
Each year, students in grades 1-6 in the Nisqually Watershed are invited to submit their designs for the Watershed Festival Poster Contest. All participating teachers are entered into a drawing for a FREE trip to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
The poster contest is a great opportunity for local students to learn about their watershed, flex their creativity and take pride in seeing their original artwork on display for the public. Judges choose the top five posters from each grade and these students are given a certificate and prize during a public ceremony at the Festival. Every poster entered will be displayed in our Visitor Center throughout the festival. On the day of the festival students can take part in the awards ceremony as well as enjoy free nature walks, fun activities and live entertainment at the Refuge.
As you probably noticed, the festival occurs very close to the beginning of the school year next fall so students will need to complete their artwork before school is out. The 2018 Poster Contest is closed, but come back next spring for information about next year’s event!
The 2018 Nisqually Watershed Festival Poster Contest Packet includes detailed rules, guidelines and background information.
Need to learn more about the Salmon of the Nisqually? Check out this Nisqually Salmon Guide.