NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region’s Threatened and Endangered Species Art Contest
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act by participating in our Threatened and Endangered Species Art Contest.
Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act by having your classroom or individual students participate in our Threatened and Endangered Species Art Contest. Through art, students can showcase their knowledge and commitment to protecting these animals! We invite students from around the Southeast region to submit entries.
Artwork must include at least one threatened or endangered marine species found in the Southeast Region, including: sea turtles, whales, sharks, manta rays, fish, and corals. Some ideas include animals in their natural habitat, sharing the shore and sea, threats to the species, or how we can help them recover. Any text included should highlight why the animals are important and how people can protect them and/or highlight the Endangered Species Act.
Entries will be categorized by grade: Grades K–2, and 3–5, and 6–8. School entries, home school, and individual entries are welcome.
- Artwork may be in the form of a painting or drawing. Painting/drawing may be multi-color, black and white, or a single color; it may be completed in ink, paint, pastel, crayon, or pencil
- Artwork must be of a threatened or endangered marine species that occurs in the Southeast United States; entries that do not depict a threatened or endangered species from the Southeast United States will be disqualified
- Artistic liberties may be taken as long as the depiction is a recognizable species
- Design entries must be the entrant's original, hand-drawn creation and may not be traced or copied from published photographs or other artists’ works
- Entries should NOT include any copyrighted or trademarked brand names or logos
- We recommend viewing threatened and endangered species from afar so that they won’t be disturbed; NO human swimmers, snorkelers, or scuba divers can appear in the artwork
- Entries must be received by Friday, December 1, 2023
- Each entry must include the name of the student, contact information (if individual entry), teacher, school, state, grade, medium type, and title of the artwork
- Submit entries online (google form)
- Artwork must be high resolution (scanning is encouraged), not crooked, and is easy to see and/or read
- Artwork must be uploaded to the google form as a JPEG, JPG, GIF, or PNG file
A group of NOAA scientists and managers will collect all entries and select winners to be featured on the NOAA Fisheries website and our social media platforms. Entries will be judged on creativity, artistic presentation, and relevance. Winners will be announced in mid December. Applicants will be notified by email and selected artwork will be featured on NOAA Fisheries website and social media platforms. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Achievement and protected species education and outreach materials (e.g., stickers, coloring sheets, rulers).
Submissions become property of the NOAA Fisheries. Through submission of artwork, entrants and their legal guardians grant non-exclusive reproduction and publication rights to the works.
Questions? Email Calusa Horn: Calusa.Horn@noaa.gov