2015 Marine Art Contest
There were 800 entries in the 2015 Massachusetts Marine Educators Marine Art Contest, representing 8 states (although the majority came from Massachusetts). Artwork was judged on creativity, technique and accuracy of artwork in complying with the contest theme of "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary." Winning artwork and several of the honorable mentions have been framed and have become part of a traveling exhibit that has been touring public venues starting in the fall and continuing throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
This year we offered Judges' Choice Awards to highlight sanctuary species diversity and creative ways at depicting these animals. Here are the winners of these new honors:
Marine Mammal: Humpback Whale by Bella Branlund, Nauset Reg. HS, gr. 9
Seabird: Red Phalarope by Mathea Madsen, Falmouth HS, gr. 10
Sea Turtle: Green Sea Turtle by Jenny Qiu, Acton-Boxborough Reg. HS, gr. 11
Fish: Striped Bass by Sophia Broderick, Falmouth HS, gr. 10
Invertebrate: Squid Embryo by Chloe Samter, Falmouth HS, gr. 10
Special Art Awards
Click here for a copy of the press release announcing the 2015 results.