Earth Day Art Contest yields some surprisingly good images

The North Columbia Environmental Society’s 2017 Earth Day Art Contest inspired students in Revelstoke to show what they love about the Columbia River.

The images shown here are the winners from each class that entered, plus the overall intermediate (grades 4-7) and primary student winners (grades K-3) for the whole community.  Judges Sylvia Wood, Michael Brooks-Hill, and Sarah Newton judged the works on their artistic and creative merit, plus how well they portrayed a student’s particular reasons for loving the Columbia. There are also a few honourable mentions and ties, showing just how hard it was to choose from the incredible submissions. Special mention goes out to the grade 4,5,6 class at Ecole des Glaciers and to the grade 6/7’s at Begbie View and Arrow Heights, their submissions were for the most part very impressive. Over 330 students took part in the contest this year.

Prizes will be distributed at upcoming school assemblies. Art will be displayed at the prestigious 4th annual, One River Ethics Matter, Columbia River Treaty Conference being held at the Community Centre on May 13th. This event is being hosted by the NCES, presenters and organizers are from the US-based Centre for Environmental Law and Policy.

Here are the winning images: