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“All Aboard! There’s a Place for You in the Maritime Community” student art program contest winners

The Coast Guard is pleased to announce the winners and congratulate students who participated in the 2019 student art contest co-sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). Annually, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create posters on a theme related to the marine environment. The theme of this year’s contest was “ All Aboard! There’s a Place for You in the Maritime Community.” Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists were chosen from over 190 participants.

The contest winners’ works of art will be featured on the Coast Guard, NAMEPA and CIP-OAS websites. The two grand prize winners will receive a certificate, a bilingual (English and Spanish) calendar featuring the art of all 12 winners, a $100 cash prize and a special Coast Guard-themed package. Finalists will receive a certificate and the bilingual calendar.

Maritime Commons would like to congratulate the grand prize winners of this year’s competition:

  • Lucy Z., 1st grader at Collins Elementary School, Livingston, New Jersey,
  • Brent M., 8th grader at Art Club of Bishop Michael Eldon School, Bahamas.

We wanted to share with our readers the students’ unique views of the role maritime industry plays in our world

Please see below for the grand prize winning artwork. Visit NAMEPA’s website to view the artwork submitted by the 10 finalists.

Hand drawing of cargo ships and various maritime workers by 1st grader Lucy from New Jersey.
Grand Prize Winner Grade K-5, Lucy Z, grade 1, Collins Elementary School, Livingston, New Jersey
Hand drawing depicting various maritime-related jobs by 8th grader Brent, from the Bahamas
Grand Prize Grade 6-12, Brent M, grade 8, Art Club of Bishop Michael Eldon School, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

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