The Pacific Salmon Foundation’s 2nd Annual Kids Salmon Art Contest launched this week! We’re inviting students from across B.C. and the Yukon to submit salmon-inspired art and help raise awareness about this spectacular keystone species that is so important to the ecosystems, cultures, and economy of the Pacific northwest.
Last year, more than 200 students participated in the inaugural contest. The students produced art pieces celebrating the incredible journey of Pacific salmon and raised awareness for the declining populations. The art entries from children aged five to 17 brought hope to the future of salmon following the multitude of extreme climate challenges they’ve faced throughout 2021 and 2022.
Pacific salmon undertake one of the greatest migrations in nature as the five species begin their lives in freshwater rivers and streams throughout B.C and the Yukon and migrate into the Salish Sea and beyond where they spend one to seven years in the open ocean, and then finally return to their natal stream to spawn and complete their life cycle.
Last year’s entries brought out an incredible range of creativity – from salmon-inspired cake designs to 3-D clay sculptures, to works created entirely from materials found in nature. We hope to see the same inspiring art created for the 2022 Kids Salmon Art Contest.
This year the contest runs from November 1st – December 5th. Click here for contest and prize details.