Now Open: The Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest!

Posted Mon, 10/16/2023 - 10:24
Artwork of a diver cleaning up trash saying "save the seas".
Artwork by Jaemyn L. (Grade 6, Pennsylvania), winner of the Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest.

Are you a student or teacher who’s passionate about marine debris? Then get your art supplies ready, because this year’s NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest is officially open! Students in grades K-8 from the United States and U.S. territories can submit their artwork now through December 15th that answers the questions:

  • How does marine debris impact the ocean and Great Lakes?
  • What are you doing to help prevent marine debris?

The contest will accept entries electronically and by mail! If submitting electronically, you will need to send in your artwork as a JPEG, PNG, or TIFF file. For more contest and submission guidelines, please visit our website and download the entry form.

Enter today and you could see your artwork featured in our 2025 Marine Debris Calendar! So get crafty, get creative, and help us raise awareness about marine debris.