Art Contest: Design Your Own Salish Sea Creature

Art Contest: Design Your Own Salish Sea Creature

The theme of the art contest is “Design your own Salish Sea creature.” This contest is hosted by the Island County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and Sound Water Stewards (SWS).

Artwork should depict a Salish Sea animal of your own design. What does that mean? It means you get to use your imagination to create your very own Salish Sea creature! In addition to the artwork, students will get to name their newly designed species. *Creatures without names will be disqualified.

This contest is open to students in Island County who will be entering grades 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7 in the fall. Homeschool students are welcome to enter!

Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

    • 2-3rd grade
    • 4-5th grade
    • 6-7th grade

Online Display
The top entries from each category will be displayed through the Island County MRC website: and the Sound Water Stewards website Online voting will be open to the public to choose the winners of the people’s choice awards.

Prizes will be given for the top two entries in each of the categories. Choice of winners will be based equally, on the creativity of the art and the naming of their new species. 😊

Winners will be announced in July/August. The winners will receive a prize and will have their artwork highlighted on the MRC and SWS websites and on social media!

Contest Rules

  1. Please use an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper. Artwork should depict an imagined marine animal with its species name.
  2. Please submit by scanning or taking photo of the piece of art (.jpg, .png, or .pdf files are best).
  3. In the email please write your name, home telephone number, school, and the grade you will be entering in the fall.
  4. Students/Parents: Submit your entry to us by Friday, July 17th, 2020.
  5. Send pictures of art to Kelly at Please use Art Contest Submission as the email subject line.
  6. By sending us an art submission you are giving the MRC and SWS express permission to use the art for social media and other online uses. We will not use full names of students to protect their privacy. Winners will be listed with their first name, grade, and school.

Contact Information
Kelly Zupich
Sound Water Stewards of Island County

Anna Toledo
Marine Resources Committee Coordinator

Art Contest: Design Your Own Salish Sea Creature