NOAA marine debris art contest is open

The National Atmospheric and Oceans Administration’s Marine Debris Program’s annual “Keep the Sea Free of Debris” Art Contest for grades K-8 is now open. Students can submit artwork through Dec. 19. The art contest challenges children to consider “How does marine debris effect the ocean environment?” and “How will you help be part of the marine debris solution?” 

The winners of the contest will be featured in the 2015 marine debris calendar to help raise awareness year-round and suggest ways to solve the marine debris problem every day. For a complete list of contest rules, visit and download the student entry form and art contest flyer.