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"Kodiak Strong"

Kodiak Mayors' Youth poster design contest

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Recognizing that the arts have the power to spark joy, inspire action, and promote togetherness, the mayors of the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough co-sponsored a “Kodiak Strong” Poster Design Contest for local youth.


A total of 74 entries were received highlighting Kodiak's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with themes hand-washing, social distancing, staying home, playing outside safely, caring for elders, caring for others, health care worker appreciation, and more. Students expressed themselves with watercolors, paints, crayons, markers, collage, and graphic design programs. 

Of the judging process, Kodiak History Museum Executive Director Sarah Harrington writes, "The designs are incredibly creative and share a deep sense of persisting happiness and hope. I expect that these posters will bring smiles to faces all around the island. 

Thank you to our judges Pat Branson, Mayor, City of Kodiak, Bill Roberts, Mayor, Kodiak Island Borough, Mike Wall, President, Kodiak Arts Council, Larry LeDoux, Superintendent, Kodiak Island Borough School District, Sarah Harrington, Executive Director, Kodiak History Museum, and Anastasia Painter, Administrative Assistant, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. 

Special thanks to the Kodiak Rotary Clubs and Kodiak Lions Club for providing financial support for the prizes. 


Gallery of winners

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Gallery: Grades 9 - 12 Entries

Gallery: Grades 6 - 8 Entries

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Gallery: Grades 3 - 5 Entries

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