Cama Beach poster contest marks Oceans Day

CAMANO ISLAND — Saturday is World Oceans Day and to celebrate, state parks officials and volunteers at Cama Beach State Park are sponsoring a poster artwork session for children.

The artwork session is set for 12:50 to 3:30 p.m. at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive. Participants can enter their ocean-themed posters in the CamOcean World Oceans Day Festival poster art contest.

Cama Beach State Park is a 433-acre historic fishing resort with more than 6,000 feet of rocky beach.

The event Saturday begins with a low-tide beach walk and followed by poster making at the historic house at the park. All participants must have adult supervision during the event. Art materials are provided.

Winning contest submissions will be used as the poster art for the third annual CamOcean World Oceans Day Festival at Cama Beach State Park on June 16. Winners also are to receive a small prize and a copy of their poster. All contest submissions are scheduled to be displayed at the festival.

Children unable to attend the artwork session may submit their poster art by mail or by visiting Cama Beach State Park. Artwork must be no larger than 8.5-by-11 inches and must include the artist’s first and last name, age and contact information. To be considered, artwork must be turned in by 5 p.m. March 31. Winners will be notified by April 30.

To submit artwork by mail, send the poster to interpretive specialist Tina Dinzl-Pederson at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S. West Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282. For more information about the contest, go to www.camabeachfoundation.org or contact Christine Longdon at 360-629-0697 or clongdon@frontier.com.

The CamOcean Festival is part of the World Oceans Day international campaign to promote conservation education. For more information about the festival, go to www.camabeachfoundation.org or the CamOcean Facebook page.

Reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; gfiege@heraldnet.com.

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