Seaweek embraces $50,000 Ocean Art Challenge

The $50,000 Ocean Acidification Art Challenge is now open to all Victorian students Years 9-12.

Australia’s largest environmental art show, it has been created to stimulate a deeper understanding of Ocean Acidification and to encourage wider environmental responsibility.

Reflecting the stature of the event, MESA (Marine Education Society of Australasia) has now joined the Ocean Ark Alliance to promote the challenge in the lead up to Seaweek – March 3-10.

In the words of MESA, Vice-President, Andrew Vance,

“Given the art challenge is open from now until July 3 promoting it alongside our Seaweek activities seemed to be a natural fit. It also means that schools can factor this into next year’s curriculum right now. Sharing leading environmental education initiatives with a coastal and marine focus is what MESA is all about. These activities will again culminate with numerous local ‘Sustainable Seas’ initiatives during Seaweek – starting on the first Sunday in March.”

Funded by Peter Hannan Eye on the World Natural Images, the art challenge is free to enter. The $50,000 prize money comes in the form of School Environmental Project Grants and Student Study Grants.

School Registrations, Entry Forms and Teacher Guidelines are available now at http://www.oceanacidification.net/art-challenge/

For more media information and additional images contact: John Warburton – Communications Director 0411 540 081 or j.warburton@oceanarkalliance.com

For specific information about MESA and the annual Seaweek event contact: Andrew Vance –Vice President avance@mgc.vic.edu.au or www.mesa.edu.au

Ocean Ark Alliance is a global Not-For-Profit organisation delivering open access marine science and educational reference resources.

Ocean Ark Alliance, 5 December 2012. Web site.


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