March is Youth Art Month, so what better time to announce the winners of the 2016 NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest? We had hundreds of impressive entries this year and although we wish we could showcase them all, we are excited to share this year’s winners with you:
The NOAA Marine Debris Program holds this annual art contest to reach K-8 students and help raise awareness about marine debris, one of the most significant problems our ocean faces today. The resulting calendar, featuring the winning artwork, will help to remind us every day how important it is for us to be responsible stewards of the ocean. This year’s winners will be featured in our 2017 calendar, available later this year.
Thank you to all the students and schools that participated in this year’s contest, and congratulations to all of our winners!