Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Submissions are due by January 30, 2010 for the annual student contest and includes prizes for both students and teachers.
For those aspiring artists and poets in your class, here is a great opportunity to combine ocean science, writing, and visual arts. The California Coastal Commission believes that “by encouraging youth to reflect on the beauty and spirit of California’s beaches and ocean, we [can] inspire a greater sense of stewardship for these natural places. A population that cares about the coast is more likely to work to conserve and protect it.”
Submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest by January 30, 2010. Up to eight winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply or book store, and each winner’s sponsoring teacher will receive a $40 gift certificate for educational supplies. All winners and honorable mentions will receive tickets for their families to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific. Students may have their work featured on Commission web pages and materials, and winning entries will be exhibited throughout the state, including at the Ford House Museum in Mendocino and the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.
To view past winners, download entry forms, review the rules, and see helpful links for teachers and students, visit the California Coastal Commission webpage.
We can’t wait to see what your students create. Good luck to all!
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