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Maine Endangered Species Day

March 27, 2021

May 21

Art contest for students in K-12. Entries Deadline: Friday, April 23
Teachers: Celebrate Endangered Species Day (May 21) by having your classroom participate in the 2021 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest! Endangered and threatened species need our help. Students’ artwork will showcase their knowledge and commitment to protecting these animals. Schools from anywhere in the U.S. and beyond are invited to submit entries. Artwork should highlight one or more marine endangered or threatened species from the New England/Mid-Atlantic region. Text highlighting why the animals are important and what people can do to protect them may also be included. Younger students, in grades K-2, who may not understand the threats to endangered species (i.e., pollution, fishing, etc.) are encouraged to portray the animals in their natural habitat instead.

Divisions
Grades K-2: sculpture and 2-D
Grades 3-5: sculpture and 2-D
Grades 6-8: sculpture and 2-D
Grades 9-12: sculpture and 2-D

Entry Requirements
In addition to school entries, home school, and individual entries are welcome.
Artwork may be in the form of a painting, drawing, or sculpture (clay, recycled trash, etc.). Painting/drawing may be multi-color, black and white, or a single color; it may be rendered in ink, paint, pastel, crayon, or pencil. Chalk and pastel entries should be sprayed with a fixative to safeguard artwork.
Two-dimensional artwork may be matted, but might be cropped electronically by NOAA Fisheries staff. The physical size of submitted artwork itself must be 8 1/2” x 11” and less than 1/8” thick (not including matting). Three-dimensional artwork must be no bigger than 24” x 24” x 24”. Please make sure the artwork is dry and secure.
Image must be of a native marine endangered or threatened species in the New England/Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Entries depicting other species will be disqualified from the contest.

For more details on entry requirements, entry submissions, prizes, and more.
Sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.
Questions?Contact Edith Carson-Supino, Regional Office, 978-282-8490

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