Seal Sitters invite kids to tell stories, make drawings, win prizes

July 30, 2013 at 3:14 am | In West Seattle news, Wildlife, WS culture/arts | 4 Comments

Young artist or writer in the house? Seal Sitters is welcoming more entries in its art/story contest, with the deadline coming up August 15th, two weeks from this Thursday. Seal Sitters’ Robin Lindsey says it’s open to all kids going into grades K-5, and the basic theme is: Create “a story or drawing about where seal pup Spud [whose appearance onshore in '07 was the inspiration for Seal Sitters] was born, where he and his mom traveled, how he got to Alki Beach, what does he see when he swims in Puget Sound, etc.” Full details of the contest are here, including where to drop off or mail entries. All the stories and drawings will be shown at the Alki Bathhouse during the “Year of the Seal” celebration event 1-4 pm Sunday 9/8/13. And the entries will be judged for prizes, including Seattle Aquarium tickets and copies of the book “Leonard and Silkie.” Questions? Contact Lynn, shimamoto.lynn (at) gmail (dot) com. Get your creation going now!

4 Comments

  1. Well that’s adorable!

    Comment by Lindsey — 8:38 am July 30, 2013 #

  2. Great!

    But how was Spud “the first one to come ashore” in 2007 or any other year?

    Seals have been coming ashore forever, it’s not like this behavior only began when Seal Sitters was founded.

    Comment by community member — 8:51 am July 30, 2013 #

  3. Sorry CM, I should have gone back for more backstory before trying to paraphrase what I was working with. Spud basically is the pup who inspired Seal Sitters. As explained here. I will amend the verbiage to make that clearer:
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    http://www.sealsitters.org/about_us/about_seal_sitters.html

    Comment by WSB — 9:05 am July 30, 2013 #

  4. Would like to see similar in busy retail areas of Admiral, Alaska and Morgan ,especially in front of bars/restaurants in the form of chalk art upon the concrete pavement to send a message to the public about keeping our neighborhoods and ultimately puget sound clean of of dbris and garbage. We the public as consumers have an impact on wildlife in Puget Sound and beyond. Reaching an audince maybe during the art walk with art like this from children could make a real postive impact and possibly reach those who are littering and change there behavior.

    Comment by NW — 9:05 am July 30, 2013 #

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