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Coastal America Art/Photo Contest Now Open

September 12, 2013

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is announcing that it is accepting regional submissions for Coastal America’s 2013 Art/Photo Contest.  The contest is open to everyone from kindergarten to college, and the winners’ artwork/photography will be displayed in the North American Ocean Art Travel Exhibit.
Each winner’s submission must reflect one of the Seven Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy:

  1. Earth has one big ocean with many features.
  2. The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.
  3. The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.
  4. The ocean makes Earth habitable.
  5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
  6. The ocean and humans are inextricably linked.
  7. The ocean is largely unexplored.

Artwork will illustrate at least one of these major concepts recognizing that we use science to inform decisions, we work together to manage, protect and restore ecosystems, we prepare for and adapt to the effects of climate change, we observe, measure, monitor and map changes in climate, coastal and ocean resources, ocean chemistry and conditions in the Arctic, and we use good practices on land to reduce impacts on the quality of our coastal and ocean waters.
For more information on guidelines, eligibility and entry requirements, and submission forms, visit http://coastalamerica.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1681&Itemid=182
Entries may be submitted until December 16, 2013.  If the DISL is your closest regional CELC, mail your artwork to:

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Attn: Robert Dixon

Video about contest can be found here.

If you would like your artwork mailed back, you must submit a pre-paid envelope.


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