Weston, CT – June 15, 2022 Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from 75 entries in the 2022 New Technologies for Greener Shipping calendar 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 American States (CIP-OAS). Each year, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create an original poster that creatively reflects the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day theme. A 2023 bilingual calendar showcasing the winning entries will be printed in both English and Spanish.

This year, students were asked to submit an original poster that creatively depicts the importance of developing new technologies to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future for shipping and our global society.

Maritime shipping has existed for thousands of years – ever since the earliest humans took to the water to find food, building supplies, exchange goods and adventure. Throughout its history, shipping has evolved into the most environmentally friendly and safest way to transport goods around the world. Today, the maritime shipping industry transports about 90 percent of the items people use every day like clothes, cars, furniture, toothbrushes, phones and computers. In essence, global trade relies on shipping, therefore now more than ever before it is important the transition to new technologies in shipping for a more sustainable future and to support and showcase maritime innovation, research, development, demonstration and deployment of new technologies.

The winning artwork will be featured on NAMEPA, USCG, and CIP-OAS websites. Finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from all 12 winners. Two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive, in addition to the certificate and calendar, a $100 cash prize and a USCG prize package.

To view the winning New Technologies for Greener Shipping artwork, or to request physical copies, visit

Grand Prize Winners

Grades K-5: Nathan B. – Grade 1 – Green Shipping Tech Makes the Future

Grades 6-12: Madeleine L. – Grade 8 – Wind Energy Ships



Grades K-5:

  • Sushanth D. – Grade 5
  • David J. – Grade 3
  • Shinyee T. – Kindergarten
  • Sean Z. – Grade 2
  • Eva S. – Grade 4

Grades 6-12:

  • Solomon C. – Grade 8
  • Yaru C. – Grade 8
  • Nicholas L. – Grade 6
  • Jiseok S. – Grade 6
  • Emma J. – Grade 8


About the 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


About the 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


About the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (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. CIP promotes competitive, sustainable, inclusive and secure maritime sector development by facilitating policy dialogue at the highest governmental and corporate levels. With close to 100 public and private members representing leading institutions from the maritime industry, CIP strengthens, in collaboration with its partners, institutional and human capacities through seminars, workshops, conferences, courses and scholarship programs. CIP priority areas 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 CSR and gender equality. For more information, visit

Featured Photo: Madeleine L, Age 14

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