Port Angeles garden club sets contests

The Port Angeles Garden Club is sponsoring several upcoming free youth contests in affiliation with National Garden Clubs, Inc. Contact Linda Skolnik at lindaskolnik@gmail.com or 352-552-3911 for a complete list of rules and judging criteria for each contest, as well as submission guidelines.

• Poetry

A poetry competition is open for youths in grades kindergarten-ninth. The theme is “Exploring Backyard Mysteries” and poems need not rhyme. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 23. A state prize certificate goes to students in each grades for first, second and third place; $20 is awarded to the poem with the highest points out of all entries.

• Sculptures

A Recycled Sculpture contest is open to youths in grades 4-8. Celebrate creativity and environmentalism by creating a sculpture using recyclable, reused or reduced materials. Entries must fit on an 8.5-inch-by-11-inch sheet of paper. Deadline is Nov. 23. A photo of the winners sculpture will be printed in “The National Gardener” and included in a special booklet.

• Owl-inspired art

The Woodsy Owl Poster contest is open to youths in grades 1-5. The theme is “Lend a Hand–Care for the Land!” and entries should be 11 inches by 17 inches in size. The deadline is Dec. 7. The NGC Grand Prize National Poster Contest Winner wins round-trip airfare and accommodations for four to Washington, D.C. A $100 U.S. Savings Bond will also be awarded to the First Place National Winner from each grade level.

• ‘Power’ poster

The Pollinator Power Poster contest is open to grades kindergarten—ninth. Posters must be about bats, and should be 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Computer generated posters accepted and scored separately from hand-drawn entries. Deadline is Feb.19, 2021.A $5 cash prize will be awarded for the best pollinator poster in each grade level.

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