2013-2014 Coastal America
Ocean Art Contest
The Coastal America Partnership is seeking entries for its biennial 2013-2014 North American Ocean Art Contest. With the goal of encouraging public understanding of the ocean‘s importance to all of us, the winning art will become part of a traveling showcase. The Coastal America Partnership held our first art contest in 2008; previous contests have attracted 1500-2000 student entries. This year, the categories have been expanded to include adults.
The 2013-2014 effort will be conducted through our 25 member Coastal America Learning Center network of aquariums and marine institutions. Each participating Learning Center will host a regional exhibition and will evaluate entries for recommendation to the North American traveling exhibit on the basis of strong visual impact, artistic merit and on how clearly the work expresses an appreciation of one or more of the Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences. For more information on contest rules, please visit the Coastal America Ocean Art Contest Page.
We believe that art is a great vehicle for promoting a deeper understanding of our link to the ocean and its critical importance to humanity.
Here is some important information for the 2013-2014 Ocean Art Contest:
- Two categories: Art or Photography
- Five age ranges: Artist’s name may appear on the front of the artwork.
- Deadline: February 3, 2014
- Visit http://coastalamerica.gov/ for more information and contest rules. (Due to government shutdown, the Coastal America website is down, please check back periodically)
- Work MUST express an appreciation for one or more Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences.
- MUST submit a Submission and Release form with artwork:
- Submit Ocean Art Contest art or photography to:
Texas State Aquarium
Ocean Art Contest
2710 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Art may be submitted in one of two categories, Art or Photography. A submission form must accompany each entry.
- Art must be two dimensional and measure 12 x16 inches, NO EXCEPTIONS. Acceptable media include paint, pencil, markers, ink, crayon, chalk, cloth and collage.
- Photographs must have been no earlier than one year prior to submission. If a person is recognizable, please submit an additional form stating that the subject has agreed to allow their likeness to be used, along with their signature. We accept entries in JPEG file format, 2 MB minimum. Printed photos may also be submitted; format size in either case must measure 8x10 inches.
Submissions will be judged on visual impact, relevancy to the ocean literacy principle, and artistic merit. Submissions must reflect one of the Seven Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy. Each Learning Center will evaluate work from their regional competition and provide recommendations for the North American exhibition. From those regional submissions, a panel of judges will choose entries from each age group, based on digital images of the work.
Coastal America retains all rights to original and digital copies of art work sent to Washington DC to be judged in the overall competition, including but not limited to reproduction, exhibit by Coastal America Partnership and other governmental and non-government institutions, size modification for display, and posting on the Internet or use in traditional publications.