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2009 Winners

The 2009 Marine Art Contest was sponsored by the Massachusetts Marine Educators, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Stellwagen Alive Friends of the National Marine Sanctuary and Blue Bunny Book Store.

There were over 400 entries submitted for this year's contest. We congratulate all students who participated and showed their enthusiasm for the marine world.

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Computer Graphics

Scientific Illustration

Special Art Awards



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