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Winners: 2012 marine debris art contest


By: Dianna Parker, Communications Specialist, NOAA Marine Debris Program

Every year, the NOAA Marine Debris Program invites children in grades K-8 to send in art depicting the marine debris problem for our “Keep the Sea Free of Debris!” art contest. It’s finally here: we’ve picked our winners for 2012!

Looking through the hundreds of entries we received was quite an adventure. You know how, “kids say the darndest things?” Well, they also draw the darndest things, too, and they “get” that marine debris does not belong in the ocean. The judges were humbled by their passion for the issue and drawing ability!

We picked 13 winners, and each piece of art will illustrate a month in our 2013 calendar. The overall winner, sent in by Jamie V. from Hawaii, will grace the cover:


Check out the rest of the winners at the NOAA Marine Debris Program website.

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

2 thoughts on “Winners: 2012 marine debris art contest

  1. Great message and poster, congrats!

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