Happy Anniversary, Endangered Species Act! For 50 years, NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been protecting species and the places they live under this landmark legislation. This fall, we invite K–12 students to enter our ESA@50 Ocean Art Contest to celebrate a half century of conservation efforts!
Celebrate Protected Marine Life in the Pacific
We are looking for art that showcases threatened or endangered marine species in the Pacific Islands region. This includes hawksbill turtles, blue whales, giant manta rays, and more in:
We encourage you to explore facts about the species you choose to represent, such as appearance, behavior, habitat, and threats to their survival. You might even learn what NOAA Fisheries and other organizations are doing to protect and recover them!
The contest is now open, and the submission deadline is:
- American Samoa: 11:59 p.m. SST on November 30, 2023
- Hawai‘i: 11:59 p.m. HST on November 30, 2023
- CNMI and Guam: 11:59 p.m. ChST on December 1, 2023
We will announce contest winners publicly on December 28—the official 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. We will honor winners with a public art exhibition and awards presentation in 2024.
For more information on how to enter, visit the contest information page.