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On Saturday, July 11, 2015, ArtsFund partnered with Seafair to present the ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Awards at the Milk Carton Derby.  Over 100 milk carton boats of all shapes and designs competed in front of 10,000+ spectators.  For the second year, ArtsFund showcased the inspiration and innovation of the Milk Carton Derby entrants.

All Showboat entries were eligible for the ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Award.  ArtsFund awarded prizing in three sub-categories: Youth, General and Military.

ArtsFund was also the official sponsor of the ArtsFund Team Challenges, two 45 minute on-site boat-building competitions. As they constructed their boats in this timed challenge, teams were presented the opportunity to add fun and unique design elements.  Decorative materials for the ArtsFund Team Challenges were generously provided by the Seattle Art Museum.

Judges for the ArtsFund Celebrates Creativity Prizing included: Mari Horita, ArtsFund President & CEO; Sandy McDade, ArtsFund Board Chair; David Jones, Executive Producer/Principal Program Manager (Microsoft); Carol Powell, ArtsFund Board Chair-Elect (Wells Fargo); Mary-Catherine Schugel, ArtsFund Associate (The Boeing Company), and  Craig van den Bosch, Museum Educator for School & Educator Programs (Seattle Art Museum).

Prizing included ticket packages from 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Earshot Jazz, Seattle Shakespeare Company and the Seattle Art Museum.

Click here for photos from the festivities.