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Youth Poster Contest

Seattle Audubon, Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Heron Habitat Helpers, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Department of the Interior, and US Fish and Wildlife Service are teaming up to host a youth poster contest! Winning posters will be selected by the Urban Bird Treaty panel by July 14, 2017 with a celebration and display of all art work at Seattle Audubon’s Rookery Carnival Celebration on August 18, 2017 at Magnuson Park. Before submitting, read all of the regulations and guidelines below. 


Poster Submission Regulations & Guidelines

  • Posters will be judged in three categories: age 5-9, 10-14 and 15-18. Each age category will have a runner up and winner. 
  • Submissions become property of Seattle Audubon. 
  • Create an original drawing, painting, collage, or something else on 8.5”x11” paper that shows wild, local birds in their native urban habitat. Visit www.birdweb.org to learn about local WA birds.
  • Submit designs between May 23-June 30, 2017 by mail (8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115) or email a .jpg or .pdf with at least a 300dpi resolution to postercontest@seattleaudubon.orgSubmissions must include name, age, and contact information.
  • Winning entries will be printed and displayed around Seattle. Winners in all three age categories will receive a water color paint set and a private art lesson. Runners up will receive a gift from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.



Prizes include a private lesson with one of the artists below:

© mol Hashimoto


Molly Hashimoto sketches and paints landscapes and wildlife in the wild places of the west, as well as in urban parks.  Her block prints and paintings have been published by Pomegranate Communications for over 25 years. She teaches at the North Cascades Institute, Yellowstone Forever Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and at King County Library branches, working with all ages, seeking to connect students with nature through hands-on art experiences. Her new book, Colors of the West, published by the Mountaineers press, will be published in September 2017.



© Carleen O Zimmerman


Carleen Zimmerman is a long time Seattle Audubon volunteer and Master Birder graduate. She has taught six field sketching classes for adults through Seattle Audubon. She has taught two field sketching workshops for Young Birders through Seattle Audubon. She wrote the curriculum ("Creating Art through Nature" later called "The Natural Artist") for Seattle Audubon's Nature Camp sessions for 4th-6th graders (approved by Kintea Bryant) and has been guest artist there in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. She has been an active birder and field sketcher for at least 15 years. Many of her sketches can be found on this link to her Flickr site.




© Liz Clayton-Fuller


Liz Clayton-Fuller is a Natural Science Illustrator with an unyielding passion for nature. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design and a certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington. Liz creates artwork for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and has also taught a Natural Science Illustration Seminar at Cornell. Her love for animals and plants alike greatly influences her work, though she has a particular affinity for birds. Through her illustrations she strives to provide a new perspective on animal life.

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