Olympia’s Pet Parade needs original artwork for this summer’s 88th annual event. This year’s theme is “Beauties & Beasts.”
Animals of all kinds will fill downtown Olympia streets Aug. 19. Entries to the art contest can be submitted by kids ages 5 to 18 between May 1 and 15 at theolympian.com/contests.
The contest winner will receive a $50 gift card, and the winner’s artwork will be featured on promotional materials, T-shirts and the cover of The Olympian’s Pet Parade special section.
The winner will be determined by votes from The Olympian’s readers. Voting on the entries will take place online May 16 through 31.
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Last year, more than 800 contestants showed up: kids plus dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, chickens and a pig. The theme was “Pets in Space,” and costumes ranged from aliens and “Star Wars” characters to ancient Egyptians.