Calling All K-12 Artists!

Submission Grade Categories: K-2 | 3-5 | 6-8 | 9-12

Submissions Deadline: February 5, 2019

Theme: Wildlife Habitat

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Submission Guidelines:

  • Open to all youth grades K-12

  • Must be a Snohomish County or Camano Island student or resident

  • One entry per student

  • Artwork must not exceed 16”x 20”

  • Entry form must be completed with each submission

Winners will be announced and on display at the 2019 Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, February 9 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA Commercial Building #400.

Three winners will be announced in each age category and one People’s Choice will be voted on by plant sale attendees.

After display at the Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, February 9, winning artwork will be displayed throughout the county in various public locales.

Of note: SCD staff will be careful to preserve artwork in its original condition when handling and transporting, but they are not responsible for any alterations or damages that might occur.

Full contest rules below.

Questions? Please contact Laura Goff at 425-335-5634 x7018 or laura@snohomishcd.org.


Full Contest Rules

  • Winners will be announced and on display at the 2019 Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, February 9 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA Commercial Building #400.

  • Three winners will be announced in each age category and one People’s Choice will be voted on by plant sale attendees.

  • After display at the Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, February 9, winning artwork will be displayed throughout the county in various public locales.

  • Of note: SCD staff will be careful to preserve artwork in its original condition when handling and transporting, but they are not responsible for any alterations or damages that might occur.

Submission guidelines:

  • Open to youth grades K-12, must be a Snohomish County or Camano Island student or resident.

  • One entry per student.

  • Only new and original pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.

  • Must be delivered or mailed directly to Snohomish Conservation District, Attn: Laura Goff; 528 91st Ave NE, Suite A; Lake Stevens WA, 98258 no later than Tuesday, February 5 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Print MAY NOT exceed 16” x 20” and 1/2” thickness, including matting.

  • All submitted work must be accompanied by a fully completed and legible entry form.

  • No lettering, words, or any other markings may appear on the front of the artwork. Lettering that is creatively incorporated into the art (such as a posted sign) is allowed.

  • Two-dimensional artwork only.

  • Only work submitted following these guidelines will be judged.


Plant Sale background: The Native Plant Sale is a one-day event that sells affordable, high-quality native plants to help promote their use on private lands. Native plants benefit the environment because they are adapted to our climate and provide vital habitat to native animals, including endangered ones. They are adapted to many of the native soil types in our area and generally flourish with minimal inputs (such as fertilizer or constant watering), and they protect our landscape from invasive species. Each plant we sell is another opportunity to restore and protect precious soil and water resources to benefit salmon, wildlife, humans, and pollinators. Learn more at www.theplantsale.org.

Why Wildlife Habitat: The theme of the 2019 Plant Sale is wildlife habitat. Native plants provide the food, shelter, and diversity that wildlife species need to thrive in their environment. The restoration of native vegetation throughout the Puget Sound region promotes the protection and recovery of many native wildlife species, including endangered or threatened species such as the Pacific Salmon, Orca, Columbian White-Tailed Deer, Oregon Spotted Frog, Northern Spotted Owl, and Marbled Murrelet to name a few. Washington state has a total of 37 endangered or threatened animal species whose survival depends on intact native vegetation, healthy forests and clean waterways across our state.