Salmon art contest
It's spring break!
We're inviting kids K-12 to create art and share their love for wild Alaska salmon and healthy salmon habitat.
At Salmon Sisters, we care about our coastal communities and want to inspire young generations to be creative thinkers, artists, small business owners, salmon stewards, and advocates for this great state and its salmon. As Alaskans, we are all connected to salmon – whether we fish for them, study them in school, or like to eat them. Artwork is our favorite way to express our connection to salmon and the life they've given us.
When we were kids growing up in bush Alaska, we loved making artwork for the annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Calendar Contest. Kids from across rural Alaska participated and helped inspire bird conservation. It was the best! We also drew and painted a lot outside, especially in the spring time when the wildflowers started blooming. We took sketchbooks to the hills and drew the plants and animals around us. We especially loved drawing the salmon, halibut and rockfish we caught on the boat with our parents.
We invite kids to send us an artwork about their connection to salmon this spring break, and in return we will send a copy of the Made of Salmon book, in which Emma's (Salmon Sisters #2) essay "Thank you Swimmer" about growing up in a fishing family, and lots of other Alaskan stories, are published. We will choose 5 finalists to be featured on our website, social media accounts, and newsletter for thousands of people to see, and all 5 finalists will receive a Salmon Sisters t-shirt and stickers ($50 value)!
Make a drawing or painting or print about why you love salmon or why healthy salmon habitat is important. The artwork can be realistic or abstract.
- Paint (watercolor, poster, tempera, acrylic, oils, etc)
- Drawing materials (pencil, charcoal, colored chalk, pastels, colored pencils, markers, sharpie, etc)
- Mixed media (collage, cut and glued papers, photographs, stickers, aluminum foil, etc)
- Prints (handmade stencils, block prints, stamps, etc)
- Original digital illustration
- Interpretation of the theme/concept
- Technical Skill
- Full name and contact information (email address, mailing address)
- Short caption for your artwork (artwork title, medium, inspiration for your work)
- Artwork made on 8.5 x 11" size paper
By Email or snail mail:
- Email: scan your artwork as a PDF or JPEG file, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with your caption and contact info.
- Snail Mail: send your original artwork, caption and contact info in a large envelope to Salmon Sisters, Attention: Salmon Art Contest, PO BOX 230, Homer, AK 99603.