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K-12 Student Art Contest
"All Aboard! There's a place for you in the maritime community!"

Thank you for your interest in the “All aboard! There’s a place for you in the maritime community!” Art Contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of the American States (CIP-OAS).  We welcome submissions from students enrolled in grades K-12 living in the Americas (North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean).  Students living outside the Americas are welcome to apply, provided they have one or more parents on active duty with the U. S. Coast Guard.  Submissions will be accepted from January 2, 2019 - March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (En Español:  www.namepa.net/concurso-de-arte)

Students are asked to submit an original poster that creatively depicts ways to embrace diversity and inclusion in the maritime community and highlight the broad range of opportunities the industry has to offer. The theme reflects the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2019 World Maritime Day Theme. Students should submit an original artwork that based on the contest theme description below:

Seaborn transportation is one of the oldest industries—and the most exciting!  More than 90% of the world’s goods and energy travel by ship!  The diversity of opportunities in the maritime industry is as diverse as the ocean itself. Seafaring is an exciting career that allows you to travel the world and absorb different cultures. You can also become a successful member of the marine industry without ever getting your feet wet! An opportunity to be a maritime lawyer, accountant, engineer, medical professional, or scientist, could be in your future!

The marine industry is evolving. Now, more than ever, there are technical training and education programs available to people of all backgrounds to ensure a rewarding career in the maritime sector. Today, many people are finding more opportunities in leadership, administrative, and decision-making roles in addition to seafaring jobs.

Successful members of the marine industry can come from any educational, geographic, or cultural background. Can you think of a way to embrace diversity in the marine industry, either on a ship or in a shore-side role? Or, if you’ve ever thought about pursuing a career in the marine industry, can you artistically show us how? Students are asked to submit an original poster depicting creative and imaginative ideas about how to make shipping more inclusive, or how they can chart a future in the maritime industry.

Twelve finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from each finalist.  Two grand-prize winning artists will also receive a $100 cash prize and a U.S. Coast Guard prize package. There will be six finalists and one grand prize winner from each of the K-5 and 6-12 categories.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2019, WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY MAY 15, 2019. Full rules are posted below.

To enter, click the button below or go to:  https://maritimeartcontest.submittable.com/submit.


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This contest will be open January 2, 2019 to March 31, 2019. Good luck!

RULES:

Artwork Specifications

  • Each entry must be a two-dimensional, original piece of artwork done on white poster board or heavy white drawing paper with dimensions of 24” x 18” or 32” x 24” (61 cm x 46 cm or 81 cm x 61 cm) in the landscape orientation. Drawings that do not meet these size and orientation specifications will be ineligible for competition.
  • Any art medium may be used; however computer graphics will not be accepted.
  • Artwork must be flat with no glued pieces.
  • Bright colors should be used because they are best for reprinting.
  • A slogan or title may be written on the artwork; however the student's name or school may not appear on the front or back of the drawing.
  • Artwork must be completely done by the student, including any written text.
  • Any artwork that includes copyrighted or trademarked product names will be disqualified.
  • You must take a high-resolution (at least 3072 x 2304 pixels) digital photograph of your poster in order to submit your entry.

 

How to Submit Artwork - To enter, go to: https://maritimeartcontest.submittable.com/submit.

  • Only one entry per student is allowed.
  • Submissions must be made via a submittable.com account.
  • Click the ‘Submit’ button to log in or establish an account and submit an entry.
  • Parents, legal guardians, and teachers/facilitators are allowed to submit entries for multiple students using the same submittable.com account.
  • The following information will be needed for each entry:
    • Title of artwork such as “Healthy Oceans, Happy Fish”
    • Student’s first & last name, grade, and school/after-school program
    • School/after-school complete mailing address including city, state, country, and postal code
    • Teacher’s/after-school facilitator’s name, phone number, and email
  • Upload the digital photo of the artwork
  • Submit your entry and keep copy of original.

Next Steps

Once the entry is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the submittable.com account holder.  The twelve finalists will be selected and notified by May 15, 2019.  The finalists will be required to submit their original artwork via mail upon being notified as a finalist.  Do not misplace your art! For contest help, please contact contesthelp@namepa.net.

Use of Submissions

NAMEPA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States retain the right to use the winning posters, always making reference to the name of the holder, to project and promote their institutional objectives in any way deemed appropriate in the future (exhibitions, production of commemorative booklets or calendars, creation of CDs, projections on websites, etc.). Participants in this poster competition explicitly accept this condition and provide the “Partners” the right to use their posters.

North American Marine Environment Protection Association

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. For more information visit www.namepa.net.

United States Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our maritime and environmental interests around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.uscg.mil.

CIP-OAS

The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the National Port Authorities of all 35 sovereign nations of the Americas and promotes the development of competitive, sustainable, inclusive, and secure ports in the Hemisphere by actively facilitating cooperation between the highest governmental level and the private sector. To date, CIP has more than 40 private sector firms and institutions as Associate Members. Its priorities include, in addition to promoting the protection of the marine environment and sustainable port management practices, competitiveness and logistics; protection and security; tourism and services to ships; legislation and regulation; and Social Responsibility and gender equality. For more information, visit http://portalcip.org/.

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