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Congratulations to Our 2017 Art Contest Winners!

It’s that time of year—time to announce the winners of the NOAA Marine Debris Program Annual 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:

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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 2018 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!


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Get Crafty & Don’t Forget to Enter the Marine Debris Program Art Contest!

The end of the Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest is drawing near, but there’s still time to enter! If you know a student in kindergarten through eighth grade, encourage them to take some time this Thanksgiving break to get creative—craft a piece of art that answers these questions:

  • How does marine debris impact the oceans and Great Lakes?
  • What are you doing to help prevent marine debris?

Entries must be postmarked by November 30th, so get those art supplies ready and get crafty! Check out our website for more information.

Art contest flyer.

This year’s NOAA Marine Debris Program Annual Art Contest runs from October 17th through November 30th. Check out our website for more information!


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Now Open: The Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest!

Get your art supplies ready, because this year’s NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest is now officially open!

Students grades K-8 can submit artwork through November 30th that answers the questions:

  • How does marine debris impact the oceans and Great Lakes?
  • What are you doing to help prevent marine debris?

Winning entries will be featured in our 2018 Marine Debris Calendar. Be creative and help raise awareness about marine debris! For a complete list of contest rules, visit our website and download the student entry form and art contest flyer.

Ready… set… draw!

Art contest flyer.

This year’s NOAA Marine Debris Program Annual Art Contest runs from October 17th through November 30th. Check out our website for more information!


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2017 Marine Debris Calendars Are Now Available!

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce that our 2017 Marine Debris Calendar is available for download!

This year’s calendar features artwork from the 2016 “Keep the Sea Free of Debris” art contest winners. Our annual art contest aims to get kids thinking about how they can keep debris out of the ocean and the calendar serves as a daily reminder that we can all do our part to help! Keep your eye out in the coming weeks for information on this year’s contest.

Visit our website to download the 2017 Marine Debris Calendar or to learn how to request one of a limited number of hard copies!

Cover of the 2017 Marine Debris Calendar.

Download the 2017 Marine Debris Calendar on our website now! (Cover art by art contest winner Kathy R., Grade 8, California)


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Congratulations to Our 2016 Art Contest Winners!

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:

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 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!


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Keep the Sea Free of Debris: Past Winners of the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Annual Art Contest

The NOAA Marine Debris Program 10 year anniversary identity marker.The NOAA Marine Debris Program has been holding an annual art contest since 2010, with winners featured on our yearly calendar. We have been so impressed with the thousands of entries we have gotten in that time! Considering that this year marks the ten-year anniversary of our program, and that the 2017 calendar winners are due to be announced soon, we thought it would be nice to stroll down memory lane and check out some of our past art contest entries:

 

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Don’t Forget! The NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest Ends November 30th!

(Artwork by one of last year's winners: Emily E., Grade 1, Alaska)

(Artwork by one of last year’s winners: Emily E., Grade 1, Alaska)

There’s still time!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter your artwork for the NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest by November 30th. If you want to bring awareness to the issue of marine debris and have a shot at being featured in the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s 2017 calendar, then make sure you get those pencils, markers, crayons, paints, or pens moving and get your creation mailed in!

We can’t wait to see all of this year’s entries!