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Jellyfish Art Contest

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Alie LeBeau

Jellyfish Art Contest

Jellies may have no hearts and no brains, but they are important parts of the ocean ecosystem. Share jellies with your students, and participate in our virtual jelly bloom! Art submissions are due by November 1, 2010. This international contest is part of the Jellyfish ROCK event at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on November 20, 2010.

International Jellyfish Art Contest

The Aquarium of the Pacific will be serving as a regional host for the first ever International Jellyfish Art Contest. This is a great opportunity to combine science and art, to introduce these incredible animals, and participate in an international jelly bloom!

The Global Jellyfish Group invites your students to submit their best artwork of jellyfish to the first ever Jellyfish ROCK student art contest! Many children in Bermuda, Spain and Chile are invloved, and they’d love to have more from Southern California. This is the first ever global jelly art contest!

Age Categories: Pre-school (under 5); Age 5-8; Age 9-12 Categories: 1. Visual art (drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, photography). 2. Multimedia (computer art, animations, movies).

Submissions: The art should display any aspect of jellyfish, including jellyfish blooms, their biology, their effects on the environment or society, and their role in food webs. For more information see fun facts brouchure for teachers and parents. Submissions will be judged by a consortium of international jellyfish researchers and educators.

Contest Winners: Winning submissions will be displayed at the Jellyfish ROCK outreach event in Santa Barbara, CA, on November 20, 2010. Prizes will be presented to the winning pieces in each age category and will be displayed at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History during the event.

DUE DATE: Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2010. Winners will be announced November 12, 2010. Good luck & happy drawing!

For more information about the contest or to submit your artwork visit our Aquarium Call for Art page.


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