Massachusetts Marine Educators Announces 2012 Marine Art Contest

Attention Art and Marine Science Teachers, Afterschool Program Leaders, and other Formal and Informal Educators!

Massachusetts Marine Educators announces the 2012 Marine Art Contest for grades K-12. The deadline for submission of entries is April 26. The annual contest’s theme is “Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary” with divisions for High School (9-12), Middle School (5-8), Elementary School (K-4), Scientific Illustration (all grades) and Computer Graphics (all grades).

Entries may be submitted by instructors (no limit on numbers of entries) or by individual students. The contest is free and open to all students.

Contest prizes include cash awards, New England Aquarium passes and certificates. Sponsors of the 2012 competition are: Massachusetts Marine Educators, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Stellwagen Alive.

Each year, winning entries are displayed on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website (visit http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/pgallery/contest2011.html to see the 2011 winners) and become part of a traveling art show (2011 Art Show Schedule: New Bedford Oceanarium until Jan. 13; JFK Federal Building in Boston from Jan. 17-Feb. 29; Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center from Mar. 1-Apr. 2; Salem National Historic Site Visitor Center from Apr. 3-Jun.1.

This year students participating in the computer graphics division can focus on an alternative theme: “2012: 20th Anniversary of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.” Winning entries will be used to publicize sanctuary 20th anniversary events throughout the New England region.

An art contest brochure is attached. The brochure can also be downloaded from the MME website (http://massmarineeducators.org/contests.php). For more information, call 781-545-8026 ext. 204 or e-mail anne.smrcina@noaa.gov. Please help us spread the news about the contest by forwarding this message on other marine educators and art instructors. Your assistance is appreciated.

Click the PDF for more information about the contest. Art Contest 2012 PDF.

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