Art Show, Poetry & Photo Contest

2021 Notice:

No indoor art show this year.
Eagle Photo Contest will be online.

Eagle Photo Contest

Photos submitted for the photo contest will be featured on the City and Arlington Art Council social media. 

Link to photos entered in 2021 contest

Eagle photo first place $200.
You can submit 2 entries.
Last day to enter was February 4.
Email photo to or message Arlington Arts Council Facebook page:

Eligibility: Open to residents in Snohomish County, Skagit County, and Camano Island.  Photos should be of local eagles.

Along with cash prize, the winning eagle photo may be displayed on the City’s website, featured in the City newsletter, on the promotions for the Eagle Festival, and may be used in other ways to promote the City and future Eagle Festivals.

2020 winning photo- Garvin Carrell

2020 eagle photo winner Garvin Carrell

Haiku Poetry Contest

The Nature Haiku Poetry Contest is presented by Arlington Arts Council.  
Prizes are $25 for first place in in three age categories first place (ages 6-9, ages 10-15, ages 16 & up).
Contest ended January 31, 2021 at midnight.

The Nature Haiku contest is open to Snohomish County residents. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. The format of the haiku should be the traditional non-rhyming three line poem of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line, and have no punctuation. The theme of the poem should be connected to nature. You may submit a maximum of two haiku, each on its own entry form. 

Enter Online or by mail to: City of Arlington, Recreation, 238 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223, or place in utility payment box on outside of City Hall, 238 N Olympic Avenue.

2021 Haiku Winners

Ages 6 - 9 
little blueberry 
round plump sweet juicy goodness 
baked in a muffin 
By Julia de la Torre

Ages 10 - 15 
sun peaks out behind 
black trees outlined in bright paint 
darkness drifts away 
By Claire Rohde

Ages 16 up 
barren gray branches 
wait in the winter stillness 
to embrace new life 
By Judy Tilley

Link to all the haiku poems entered in 2021




Past Winning Eagle Photos

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