And the Winners Are:
Voting is done and the winners are in for this year's competition among youngsters in the area for buttons in 2022. The winning button designs will be published in the Westerly News next year, but here is a list of winners from each community.
Ucluelet - Clara E., Willow H., Savannah L., Mason L., Avery M., Parker M.
Tofino - Lila D., Nia G., Zoe H., Lily M., Ayla R., Sequoia S.
What are the buttons all about?
If you have participated in a prior festival, you will know that we sell buttons to support the festival. Each year, 12 designs are chosen from art entered by local children. PRWF Buttons are bordered with a different coloured ring each year to distinguish them from other years’, and traditionally have cost a suggested minimum donation of $5 each. Buttons will be available at most events.
If you would like to purchase 2021 buttons, we have an online site where you can buy buttons, posters, stickers, and other Whale Festival merchandise. All proceeds go to next year's festival.
Buttons are made possible, in part, by the contributions of our talented young artists, and the printing expertise of Piña Studio in Ucluelet.