Students in Rita Borselli's graphic design class at Douglas High School, submitted designs for the 8th Annual Carson River Festival. Twelve artists were selected as finalists. The winning design was created by Ashley Villigan.

Local business owners in Carson Valley donated prizes to the artists to recognize their creativity. Thanks to Danny's Ironwood Grill, Minden Starbucks and Library Video for your donations.

The Carson River Festival, held in springtime each year, gives high school students the opportunity to explore their interest in environmental education by working with scientists to learn more about issues in the watershed. Then they develop kid-friendly activities for the event.

Art work by the top twelve graphic designers is on display at the Minden Library through August,