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Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest Now Open

OCTOBER 25, 2021 ─ On October 18, the NOAA Marine Debris Program announced the opening of its annual art contest. Students in grades K-8 from the United States and U.S. territories can submit their artwork now through December 10.

Winning entries will be featured in the 2023 Marine Debris Calendar. The submitted artwork must answer the questions:

  • How does marine debris impact the ocean and Great Lakes?
  • What are you doing to help prevent marine debris?

This year the contest will accept entries electronically and by mail. If submitting electronically, you will need to send in your artwork as a JPEG, PNG, or TIFF file. For more contest and submission guidelines, please visit our website and download the entry form. Questions about the art contest should be emailed to

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Last updated Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:42pm PST