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Student Opportunity: Marine Art Contest

27 Jan 2022 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

2022 Marine Art Contest 

for grades K-12  

sponsored by 

Massachusetts Marine Educators and 

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 

Deadline: May 11, 2022 

Divisions 

Elementary School (grades K-4) 

Middle School (grades 5-8) 

High School (grades 9-12) 

Scientific Illustration (all grades) 

Computer Graphics (all grades) 

Theme 

Exploring the Biological Diversity of  Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary 

In 2022, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary  celebrates its 30th anniversary. The sanctuary, located east of Boston and between Cape Ann and  Cape Cod, protects an area of the Gulf of Maine  renowned for its productivity and biological diversity, including a variety of whales, seabirds, fishes, and invertebrates. Students are challenged to explore the spectrum of species and depict one or more types of animals in their artwork. Participants in the Computer Graphics division can use the biodiversity theme to illustrate a 30th anniversary poster for sanctuary use during year-long festivities. 

Additional Co-Sponsors 

New England Aquarium, Center for Coastal Studies, Woods Hole Sea Grant,  Ocean Genome Legacy Ctr./Northeastern Univ., Whale and Dolphin Conservation

2022 MARINE ART CONTEST 

Massachusetts Marine Educators, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and co sponsors invite students in grades K-12 to enter the free 2022 Marine Art Contest. The theme is  “Exploring the Marine Biodiversity of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.” Art can depict a representative species, show a predator-prey relationship, or illustrate diverse species  in a sanctuary habitat. SPECIAL IN 2022 FOR THE COMPUTER GRAPHICS DIVISION: As this year is the 30thanniversary of the sanctuary and 50th anniversary of the sanctuary system, CG entries can celebrate these milestone  years (along with the biodiversity theme). Winning entries in this division will be used during anniversary events. 

REQUIREMENTS 

All submitted works must be entirely original works created by the student. Make sure that all artwork depicts species that are found in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, which is located in the Gulf of Maine, just off the Massachusetts coast. 

Entries should be submitted as high-resolution digital images – jpg or tiff formats preferred but high-resolution PDFs will also be accepted. 

White, non-glossy paper is recommended — please be careful in scanning or photographing art to avoid glare. 

Original photographs may be submitted in the computer graphics division. Include a scan of the entry form or type the entry information in the email text area: student’s name, grade, school, school address, school phone number, teacher’s name and teacher’s email address. Write the common and/or scientific name(s) of the animal(s) in the artwork. Attach the artwork file(s) to the email. 

Please provide home address (for mailing awards, if selected), email of parent or guardian, and phone number for correspondence purposes. For all students under age 18, make sure that a parent or guardian approves submission of the entry. Students are limited to two entries. Submit each entry to stellwagen@noaa.gov 

DIVISIONS 

Elementary School — Grades K-4 

Middle School — Grades 5-8 

High School — Grades 9-12 

Scientific Illustration — All Grades 

Computer Graphics — All Grades 

PRIZES 

1ST Place: $50 cash award, certificate. 

2nd Place: $30 cash award, certificate. 

3rd Place: $15 cash award, certificate. 

4th-6th Places: certificate. 

Additional prizes may be available. MME is working with local museums and marine institutions to acquire  passes, posters, and other rewards. 

DEADLINE and ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

May 11, 2022. Email entries – artwork and registration form – to stellwagen@noaa.gov

ADDITIONAL CONTEST INFORMATION and USE OF IMAGES 

Winning artwork will be shared on the NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and MMEwebsites and social media (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). MME and co sponsors will have unrestricted use of all submitted artwork. 

Please note that by sending your artwork to the stellwagen@noaa.gov email address, you are giving thecontest sponsors permission to use the image for other purposes, such as websites and in publications ofthe sponsoring organizations. Credit to the artists will be applied whenever any of the art is used. 

Credit for students will include first name, last initial, grade, and school. If students do not want names posted, please tell us in the entry email. 

Be aware of copyright rules. Copyrighted images can be used for inspiration but should not be reproduced. All work should be original to the artist. 

WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION 

Email stellwagen@noaa.govor anne.smrcina@noaa.gov 

Phone: 781-738-2242 or 781-546-6007  

https://www.massachusettsmarineeducators.org 

https://stellwagen.noaa.gov 

WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION and IMAGES ABOUT  

SANCTUARY and GULF OFMAINE SPECIES 

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website (newly refreshed 

with a variety of photo galleries -- https://stellwagen@noaa.gov 

Center for Coastal Studies – https://www.coastalstudies.org 

NOAA Fisheries -- https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/find-species 

(use the New England-Mid-Atlantic region tab) 

World Register of Marine Species -- https://www.marinespecies.org/ 

Encyclopedia of Life -- https://ocean.si.edu/contributors/encyclopedia-life 

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