Our 2015 Bridging Futures: #iHearti90Wildlife social media art contest for youth has ended and some amazing entries have been submitted from Berkley, California to Yakima, Washington. Awards will be given in 5 categories: (1) best group collection (i.e. classroom, family, friends, youth group), (2) best mammal or bird, (3) best amphibian, mollusk, or reptile, (4) most creative entry, and (5) people’s choice on Instagram and Facebook (total votes from both sites counted). Now we need to hear from you on which entries are your favorites, as we select the People’s Choice award.
Voting is easy, visit our Facebook page and click on “photos” on the left side of the page to see the full gallery of entries that have come in. Simply hit “like” for any that you think should win People’s Choice. You can also go to Instagram and search the hashtag #ihearti90wildlife to view and heart entries uploaded via that format.
Voting ends at midnight on Friday, May 15th. The winner of People’s Choice will recieve a GoPro, REI gift card, custom #iHearti90Wildlife t-shirt, and endangered species chocolate bars. Our judging panel made up of Charlie Raines (Director of I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition), Jeff Burnside (KOMO news reporter), Lynn Peterson (Washington State Secretary of Transportation), and Roger Levesque (Seattle Sounders FC) will cast their votes next week for the remaining awards. All winners will be invited to be recognized at the June 9th groundbreaking event for Phase 2A of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, which includes construction the wildlife overpass that the wildlife animated through this contest will use.