Patterson’s piece picked for SEF film fest poster promo

A described “font fan” with self-taught artistic skills, Sequim High School junior Madeline Patterson is helping promote even more student-based creativity.

Patterson was recently named winner of the Sequim Education Foundation (SEF) poster contest winner with her inspired piece designed to advertise the 12th-annual Student Film and Fine Arts Festival.

The foundation’s film festival is set for Friday, April 20, at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave. SEF’s Fine Arts Festival — a showcase of student drawing, glass-fusing, floral arrangements, ceramics, Advanced Placement art, photography and more — kicks things off at 6 p.m., followed by the film festival at 7 p.m.

Admission to the all-ages film festival is a suggested $3 donation to cover the cost of awards.

Patterson, who wants to study International Affairs, attend the Coast Guard Academy and then flight school, received $100 for her artistic efforts, and said she was “thrilled to experience the first-time acknowledgment of her artistic efforts.”

All student filmmakers will compete for awards of $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $150 for third place.

Additionally, students entering their art compete for cash awards, with one student winning the “People’s Choice” overall cash award.

In addition to the general films this year, the film festival has special cash award categories including: school spirit; commercial for a local business; animation; comedy; drama; sci-fi; documentary; music, and (for the middle school-aged students only) Goanime.

All students registered with the Sequim School District in grades 6-12 are eligible to submit films and artwork.

All films must be turned in by April 9 no later than 4 p.m. to Christy Ditlefsen’s room (A-4) at Sequim High School. Contact Ditlefsen at for more information.

Contact teacher Jaye Hall for information about artwork submissions at

For more information about the foundation, see or

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