2016 Marine Art Contest
There were 915 entries in the 2016 Massachusetts Marine Educators Marine Art Contest, representing 10 states (although the majority came from Massachusetts). Artwork was judged on creativity, technique and accuracy of artwork in complying with the contest theme of "Marine Biodiversity of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary." Winning artwork and several of the honorable mentions have been framed and are now part of a traveling exhibit that will tour public venues from September 2016 through May 2017.
In addition to the division winners (High School, Middle School, Elementary School, Scientific Illustration and Computer Graphics/
Photography - click to the appropriate division), we also offered Judges' Choice Awards to highlight sanctuary species diversity and creative ways at depicting these animals. Here are the winners of these additional honors:
Fish - Calvin Toran-Sandlin, gr. 10, Falmouth HS, Falmouth.
Northern Sea Robin & Butterfish
Invertebrate - Julian Draz, gr. 11, Nauset Regional HS. Pteropods
Marine Mammal - Robby Dixon, gr. 11, Old Colony R/V/T HS, Plymouth. Orca
Plankton - Rebecca Hopkins, gr. 12, Falmouth HS. Fish Eggs
Seabird - Isabelle Pardew, gr. 12, Loch Raven HS, Towson, MD. Common Loon
Sea Turtle - Junki B., gr. 8, Jonas Clarke MS, Lexington.
Green Sea Turtle
Click here for a copy of the press release announcing the 2016 results.