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Contact: Cathy Bell, 907-246-2122
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon, Alaska – The National Park Service is inviting local artists to submit designs for use on Brooks Camp 2018 Bear Etiquette Pins. The selected design will appear on thousands of bear pins distributed to Brooks Camp visitors this coming summer. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing their artwork reach a wide audience, the winner will also receive a pair of pins in a collector’s case and a gift card to the park’s partner bookstore run by Alaska Geographic.
“The park gives out bear pins to visitors who complete the mandatory bear etiquette training when they arrive at Brooks Camp,” says Chief of Interpretation & Education Cathy Bell. “Last year’s bear pin contest brought in many creative entries. We can’t wait to see what the Bristol Bay community comes up with this year.”
Last year was the first annual bear pin design contest. Bristol Bay resident Ashlie Anderson won last year’s competition.
The 2018 design competition will run through February 7, with the winner to be announced on Winterfest weekend. The design will commemorate this year’s 100 anniversary of the establishment of Katmai as a unit of the National Park System. Entries must incorporate a reference to the centennial such as “1918-2018”, “100 years”, or “2018 centennial”.
Design entries can be submitted in person at the park headquarters in King Salmon between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or online by emailing KATM_Visitor_Information@nps.gov. Contest rules are available at either of these locations, and are also being posted on bulletin boards in Naknek and King Salmon.
If you have questions about the contest, please contact the park at 907-246-2100.
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