Grade Levels: First through sixth graders living in Grays Harbor County, WA.Theme: Local Shorebirds!Including: Sandpipers, Plovers, Dowitchers, Turnstones, and Phalaropes.Medium: Your choice.Finished size: 12 x 18 inches. Do not mat or frame.Identification: Fill out and glue entry form to the back of each entry.Judging: Judging will be conducted by local artists and wildlife specialists. Judges will base their decisions on originality, accuracy, and artistic skill.Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each grade. Honorable Mentions will also be awarded in each grade category. First place winners in each grade will have their art featured on the postcards for next year’s festival. The Best in Show winning art will be used in publicity for the 2014 Shorebird Festival.Awards: The Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:30am on April 27th during the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival. The festival will be taking place Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th, at the Festival Headquarters in Hoquiam High School. Winning posters will be displayed at the Festival.DEADLINEApril 6, 2013Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 6, 2013MAIL TOShorebird Poster Contestc/o Port of Grays HarborPO Box 660Aberdeen, WA 98520OR HAND DELIVER TOPort of Grays Harbor111 South Wooding St.Aberdeen, WA 98520For questions and classroom assistance please contact:Lindsay Loftin, Education & Outreach Coordinator
Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge(360) 753-9467Lindsay_Loftin@fws.gov
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Most of the world's population of Western Sandpipers move through Grays Harbor estuary, some spending two to five days.