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The Greater Issaquah Chamber would like to thank Cascade Water Alliance for spawnsoring our virtual Salmon Days Chalk Coloring Competition this year. Although we could not gather in person for this year’s Salmon Days, we have already heard back from many grateful parents for providing such a wonderful family-friendly activity.

And because we could keep our social distance, we had several places that kids were allowed to chalk. Thanks to Issaquah Commons, Grand Ridge Plaza, and the Downtown Issaquah Association in Issaquah, and Pine Lake Village in Sammamish we had several weekends when children young and old joined in the fun of chalking salmon-related images on sidewalks, parking lots, and streets (closed to vehicle traffic).

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9 - 11 Years Old, 1st Place

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15+ Years Old, 2nd Place

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12 - 14 Years Old, 1st Place

Hundreds of people participated with many of them submitting their designs into the Chalk Art Competition. Entire families played and competed. And in a few cases, we had winners in multiple age categories from the same households.

The judges admitted it was a tough job narrowing done the entries, but they were able to chose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each age group: 5 and Under, 6 – 8 Years Old, 9 – 11 Years Old,  12 – 14 Years Old, and 15 and Over.  In total 15 prizes gift cards to local restaurants and/or Salmonopoly Board Games are being given out. Gift prizes ranged from $20 - $50 per prize.

The Greater Issaquah Chamber is very proud to have hosted the Chalk Art Competition along with a Recipe Competition, Coloring Contest, and Rock Painting Competition. It was rewarding to see the smiling faces of winners and their parents when they came up pick up their prizes. Equally important to us is the ability we had to purchase gift cards from our local businesses to give away as prizes.


We consider this a win/win for the community”, said Chamber CEO, Kathy McCorry. “Residents had a fun game to play, we were able to keep Salmon Days top of mind, and we supported local businesses by purchasing gift cards for the winners.

Salmon Days and all of the festival visitors were truly missed this year. However SalmonVision 2020, a Virtual Salmon Days, was well attended and enjoyed by all! Thank you once again to our spawnsor, Cascade Water Alliance.

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Thank you for your interest in the Salmon Days Chalk Art Competition! The contest has ended as of 10/6/2020!


The fish-themed Chalk Art Competition asked artists of all ages to grab some chalk and head to one of our chalk art locations (or your own sidewalk or driveway), chalk out a fun, fishy themed piece of art and submit pictures of it.

The Salmon Days Chalk Art Competition Jury will judge entries on Oct. 6th and 7th. There are 5 age categories:

  • Ages 5 and under

  • 6-8

  • 9-11

  • 12-14

  • 15 and Over

First, Second and Third place winners will be chosen from each age group and prizes will be awarded. Chalk art competition winners will be announced after Salmon Days Weekend.

Contest entry is easy!

  1. Head to one of the locations listed below, or grab your chalk and find your own patch of pavement!

  2. Chalk out a fun & fishy drawing!

  3. Take a picture of your finished artwork

  4. Visit, fill out the form, attach a picture of your creation and submit it

  5. Deadline for submitting an entry is Monday, October 5th.

Judge rulings are final. Submitted artwork may be used by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce for promotion.



Issaquah Commons

Target Parking Lot

September 18th - October 4th
Fridays: 3pm to 6pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Grand Ridge Plaza

Parking Deck Top Level

September 22nd to October 1st
Tuesday & Thursday
3pm to 6pm

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Pine Lake Village

Sidewalk at Jackson's

Wednesday, September 23rd
Wednesday, September 30th
3pm to 6pm