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Now Accepting Entries for the 2019 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 27, 2019

Celebrate Endangered Species Day (May 17) and the International Year of the Salmon by having your classroom participate in the Greater Atlantic Region’s Marine Endangered Species Art Contest. Endangered and threatened species need our help. Students’ artwork will showcase their knowledge and commitment to protecting these animals. We invite Massachusetts schools as well as schools from anywhere in the U.S. and beyond to submit entries!

Special category added for 2019!

Throughout 2019, NOAA Fisheries will be celebrating the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) with their partners in conservation across the globe. IYS provides a unique opportunity for people across the world to learn more about salmon and the epic journeys these fish take from our fresh water streams out into international oceans. Connecting people and countries across the world, these remarkable fish need your help in promoting healthy oceans and rivers. That’s why NOAA Fisheries is encouraging students to celebrate IYS by submitting salmon art for our Endangered Species Art Contest. Salmon-centric submissions will be eligible for a special category prize and will help spread the IYS message about salmon conservation!

Details and Submission Information

Artwork should highlight one or more marine endangered or threatened species from the New England/Mid-Atlantic region. Animals should be portrayed in their natural habitat. Text highlighting why the animals are important and what people can do to protect them may also be included. Younger students, in grades K-2, who may not understand the threats to endangered species (i.e., pollution, fishing, etc.) are encouraged to portray the animal in its natural habitat instead. For more information on each species, visit our Endangered Species Day website.

Check out the categories, contest rules, and prize information.

Entries must be submitted or be postmarked by Friday, April 12, 2019.

Questions? Please contact Edith Carson-Supino at (978) 282-8490.