N orthwest Steelheaders hosted a kids art contest to engage students in thinking about salmon conservation. The theme of the contest was "Crossing Boundaries into New Waters," which is our organization's theme for 2020. We sought artwork portraying our mission to dive headlong into new waters for salmon and steelhead conservation, and the pieces were judged based on their concept, composition, color, and expression. The competition was open to students in Oregon and Washington. First-place winners will receive a $100 check and runner-ups will receive a gift from National Wildlife Federation. Our grand prize winner, Audrey F., will receive a fishing trip for her and a parent/guardian with a Steelheaders volunteer in addition to $100. View the artwork of the winners and honorable mentions in this slide show.
"True Determination" by Audrey F.
First place: "The Rocky Water Zone” by Katherine F.
Runner-up: “The Predator Zone” by CJ F.
First place: "True Determination" by Audrey F.
Runner-up: “Fish at Dawn” by Sophie E.
Honorable Mention: “The Final Jump” by Madison P.
Honorable Mention: “Admirable Aquarium" by Smrithi C.
First place: “Mindful of Conservation” by Soleil H.
Runner-up: “Fish” by Rainbow M.
Honorable Mention: “Capture” by Campbell Y.