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

Congratulations to the winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered and supported 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).  

Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from over 190 submissions from students enrolled in grades K-12 throughout the Americas (North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean).  (En Español:  www.namepa.net/concurso-de-arte)  Students were asked to submit an original poster that creatively depicts ways to embrace diveristy and inclusion in the maritime community and highlight the broad range of opportunity the industry has to offer.

 

Maritime shipping has existed for thousands of years - ever since the earliest humans took to the water to find food, building supplies, 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% of the items and energy people use every day. 

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.  Many people are finding more opportunities - engineers, marine biologists, environmental experts, computer programmers, and other scientists as well as leadership, administrative, and decision-making roles - every day to make shipping better by being cleaner, quieter, safer, and more energy efficient.  The diversity of opportunities in the maritime industry is as diverse as the itself.  Successful members of the maritime industry can come from any educational, geographic, or cultural background.  

The winning artwork will be featured on NAMEPA, Coast Guard, and CIP-OAS websites.  Finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from all 12 winners.  Two grand-prize winnning 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. 

 

And The Winners Are......

Grand Prize Winners: 

Lucy Z. - Grade 1, Collins Elementary School, Livingston, New Jersey, USA

Brent M. - Grade 8, Art Club of Bishop Michael Eldon School, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

 

Finalists Grade K-5:

 

Giuliana T. - Grade 1, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summitt, New Jersey, USA

 

Leilani C. - Grade 1, Weeksville Elementary School, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA

Armeen J. - Grade 4, Settlers Way Elementary School, Sugar Land, Texas, USA

Kai C. - Grade 4, Weeksville Elementary School, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA

Lila R. - Grade 5, Blackrock School, Coventry, Rhode Island, USA

Lucy Z. - Grade 1, Collins Elementary School, Livingston, New Jersey, USA

 

Finalists Grade 6-12:

Jin Z. - Grade 6, Millburn Middle School, Millburn, New Jersey, USA

Tarikka A. - Grade 6, Community Middle School, Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA

Alexa D. - Grade 7, Home School, Staten Island, New York, USA

Jalesha S. - Grade 8, Maritime Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gianna F. - Grade 7, Seven Lakes Junior High, Katy, Texas, USA

Brent M. - Grade 8, Art Club of Bishop Michael Eldon School, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

 

 

 

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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