Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is using a new method to help name its newest giant Pacific octopus.
The facility is inviting residents to submit a name by recording a song, making a video or writing a poem or even a short story, said Tina Kelly, the centre’s director of learning and communications.
“The key part of this contest is that it is not just a name suggestion but backed by some creative proposal as to why that name is the one,” she said.
Kelly said the centre wanted to try something different for this naming contest.
“Our previous method of having visitors choose from a selection of names off a ballot has always been very popular, but we know many people would like to pick their own name. We are excited to see the creative entries and many have already come in.”
Residents can submit their entries to email@example.com with the subject heading “I want to name an octopus!”
The deadline for submissions is July 25, 10 a.m. with the winning name announced in the centre’s August newsletter.
Do you have a story tip? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.