|2013 Design Winners|
The Irrigation Festival held 2 contests for the design of 2013 festival artwork. The first contest was for the design to be used on festival lapel pins, posters, float designs, programs, website, advertising, the royalty pageant, the festival events and more. The second contest was for the design to be used on the Festival buttons.
Festival Lapel Pin Design
Laura Friedkin was the winner of the logo design contest with her design for the 2013 theme of "Dancing through the Valley". Laura was born in Illinois and has lived in the St. Louis and Denver areas. She first came to Sequim on vacation to visit her parents and extended family. She and her husband, Bill, were so taken with the area, they moved to Sequim in 2008 when Bill landed a local job.
She enjoys painting, photography and other crafts. Laura was the logo designer for the 114th, 116th and 117th Irrigation Festival themes. She enjoys the challenge each new theme presents.
Laura and her husband spend their time enjoying the natural beauty of Sequim and the surrounding area, hiking, walking the beaches and photographing the rich beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. They have become active bird watchers, taking pictures of bald eagles, snowy owls and other birds in the area.
Laura and her husband, Bill, enjoy the peaceful pace of small-town living, and feel like a part of the community, welcomed and embraced by the genuine warmth and friendliness here. Being involved with the festival has become a tradition for her, and she looks forward to yet another fun festival for #118!
Festival Button Design
At the beginning of each school year the Irrigation Festival holds a contest for the design for the next year's festival button. The selected logo is used on 2013 festival buttons that will be sold by area 5th graders in late March. The button design contest is over and the winner is Naishla Miranda, a 5th grader in Mr. Danielson's class at Helen Haller Elementary School.
Naishla Miranda is 10 years old and lives with her parents, Anahi Montail and Terry Gonzales, and her 6 year old brother Ali Gonzales. Her favorite hobby is using and playing with her ponybeads. She loves animals, especially dogs. She also likes to read, bug her brother, play fun games, hang with friends and family.
She is really close with her family even though they are really far away. Her grandmother's farm in Mexico is shown in her button design.