A Kamsack girl who has “enjoyeddrawing ever since I can remember,” has been awarded the top prize in the latest Saskatchewan Wildlife (SWF) 2020 Fish Artwork Contest.
A picture of a rainbow trout submitted by Kira Salahub was chosen as the overall best entry in the contest which ran from April 6 to May 15.
The annual art contest was open to youngsters in Grades 4 to 6.
“Kira spent probably close to 10 hours working on her rainbow trout picture done in pencil crayon,” said Kelly Salahub, Kira’s mother. “I initially saw the contest on the SWF Facebook page and encouraged her to enter.”
Earlier this year Kira was featured on the front page of the February 13 issue of the Kamsack Timesfor having won the second place prize of a certificate and $50 cashin the Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association annual poster contest.
For the SWF contest, the criteria to enter included artwork with “original and creative entries showing native Saskatchewan fish in their natural habitat.”
Submissions could be colour or black and white, painting, drawing or pastels on 8.5 x 11 paper, depicting native fish species including: Walleye, Yellow Perch, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Lake Sturgeon and Arctic Grayling.
Last week Kira was advised that she had placed first, winning a prize of a fishing package.
A youngster from Christopher Lake captured second spot, and third place went to a young artist from Shaunavon.
Salahub has also won poster contests sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion in the past.
More information about the SWF and this poster contest can be found on its Facebook page.