Organizers of the 2023 Tidepools Magazine art, photography, writing, and music contest announced its winners in early March.
All winning entries will be published in the 59th issue of Tidepools slated for release in early June.
Contributors are also invited to present their work with the community at the launch party tentatively scheduled for the evening of June 2.
Tidepools Magazine has been published annually at Peninsula College since 1964 and features original art, photography, poetry, prose and music created by residents of the North Olympic Peninsula in Clallam and Jefferson counties.
Tidepools is created in collaboration by Peninsula College students who edit, design, lay out and publish the magazine while learning about publishing, marketing, community relations and gaining an appreciation of literature and the arts.
Look for Tidepools magazine in local shops across the Olympic Peninsula. Some of the winning categories include:
Youth Art (10-13) — 1. “Rockstar” by Jude Stigler, Port Angeles; 2. “Spooky Season” by Sophie McDaniel, Port Angeles; 3. “Kit’s Corner” by Elyse Kim, Sequim
Youth Writing (10-13) — 1. “Snowstorm” by Cora Powless, Port Angeles; 2. “Fire” by Alice Johnson, Port Angeles; 3. “All Hail the King” by Anouk Atwater, Port Angeles
PC Student Art & Digital Art — 1. “Kayaking Away from the Farmer’s Market” by Karlie Viada, Carlsborg; 2. “AI Nature Girl” by Catherine Barrows, Chimacum; 3. “I Am Growing” by Nathalie Lalonde, Port Angeles; Honorable mentions: “Bailadora” by Lydia Morris, Port Angeles; “Strawberry Blonde” Viada
Adult Art & Digital Art — 1. “Flicker” by George Seifert, Port Townsend; 2. “The Dragon and the Frog” by Cammry Lapka, Port Angeles; 3. “Amy’s Garden” by Terry Anderson, Sequim; Honorable mentions: “Solo Dance” by Marilou Laisnez, Sequim; “We are Family” by Malik Atwater, Port Angeles
Adult Poetry — 1. “I Know Heaven by Trudy Roush,” Port Townsend; 2. “The Sixth Estate by Stirling Hall,” Sequim; 3. “For My Beloved Wife, Shelly, On Her Birthday” by Dennis Kelly, Port Ludlow
Adult Photography — 1. “Dew-Covered Sage Plant at Woodcock Master Gardener Demonstration Garden” by Mark Klinke, Carlsborg; 2. “Family at Fountain” by Amy McIntyre, Port Angeles; 3. “Fresh Snow on the Sub-Alpine Fir Trees at Hurricane Ridge” by Amos Almy, Port Angeles; Honorable mentions: “Misty Morning with Guinea Fowl” by Pam Bauer, Port Townsend; “Sunset Giving Way to Milky Way at Second Beach” by Klinke
Music — 1. “Winter Queen” by Ginny Holladay, Sequim; 2. “Déjà vu” by Dakotah Cole, Forks.