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Annual art competition returns to Bainbridge

Chloe Sismour was a first-place winner in the 2012 Bainbridge Island Student Art Contest with her charcoal artwork, “Boy with a Dime.”    - Photo courtesy of Dinah Satterwhite
Chloe Sismour was a first-place winner in the 2012 Bainbridge Island Student Art Contest with her charcoal artwork, “Boy with a Dime.”
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Dinah Satterwhite

Get ready, young artists.

The 13th annual Bainbridge Island Student Art Contest returns on Sunday, March 3 to the Pavilion.

The competition is open to all Bainbridge Island students and residents in kindergarten through high school.

In addition to categories based on the artist’s grade, there is also an open “RecycleArt” category where students can create art using locally recyclable materials and items that would have wound up in the garbage (exceptions are glue and tape).

Three winners will be selected for each age category and the RecycleArt category, plus up to two “Honorable Mention” pieces per category can be awarded at the judges’ discretion.

Each winner will receive an award certificate, and every entrant will receive a merit ribbon for participating.

A single “Best of Show” winner will receive a special collection of prizes.

Winning entries and select pieces will be displayed throughout March at Roby King Galleries, Paper Products and the Verksted Gallery in Poulsbo.

Each student can enter up to three pieces of artwork in their grade category, plus three pieces in the RecycleArt category.  Students can now enter online at (online entries are $4 per entry). Students can also enter the morning of the contest (same-day entries are $5 per entry).

All students must check with their artwork in at the Pavilion between 9:30 a.m. and noon March 3, 2013.

The exhibit is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m., followed by an award ceremony where all winners will be announced and prizes, certificates, and merit ribbons will be awarded.

The Student Art Contest is a program of the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District. For questions and

official rules, go to or call contest manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504. For help with online entries, contact Sue Hylen at the park district 206-842-2306, ext. 116 or email

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