Marine Art Contest, Grades K-12

Once again, the Massachusetts Marine Educators and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are sponsoring a Marine Art Contest for grades K-12.  The contest is free and open to all eligible students, including art classes, marine science classes, environmental clubs, afterschool programs, individual public or private school students, and home schoolers.  Co-sponsors include the New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and Stellwagen Alive.

The theme for the 2011 contest is:
Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Contest deadline is April 28, 2011 (art must be at the sanctuary offices by 6pm of that day; address is NOAA/SBNMS, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066)

The divisions are: Elementary (grades K-4), Middle School (5-8), High School (9-12), scientific illustration (all grades) and computer graphics and photography (all grades).

You can obtain a copy from the sanctuary’s website:
http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/news/pdfs/art_contest_2011.pdf

Contest information is also available on the Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) website at http://www.massmarineeducators.org

To view winning artwork from past years, please visit the student art gallery on the sanctuary’s website at:
http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/pgallery/kidscorner.html
Winning 2010 artwork is part of a traveling show that is now in the lobby of the JFK Building in Government Center and will move to the Salem National Historic Site Visitor Center for the month of February.

For more information about the contest, contact SBNMS education coordinator Anne Smrcina at 781-545-8026 ext. 204, 781-738-2242 (cell) or anne.smrcina@noaa.gov.

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