Loggerhead Marinelife Center Earth Day Art Contest Guidelines
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is pleased to announce its first annual Student Art Contest. Winners will be revealed and artwork will be showcased at our 9th Annual Turtlefest Celebration.
With its emphases on culture and children, a juried Student Art Contest is the perfect addition to TurtleFest. The event will be held on April 21, 2012, which is Earth Day weekend as well as the first weekend following FCAT blackout. Winners will receive recognition on the TurtleFest stage and on the center’s website. Select pieces will also be featured in the center’s Earth Day Art Contest Exhibit at LMC’s campus throughout the summer. Certain award categories will include additional benefits.
THEME: All artwork should center on the theme of ocean conservation, how we can help the ocean, and/or the importance of the organisms in it. With this theme, we hope to integrate science, learning and exploration into the art contest.
AGE SUBMISSION CATEGORIES: Elementary (Grades 4- 5) Middle (Grades 6-8) High School (Grades 9-12) .
ARTWORK CATEGORIES :First, Second, and Third-Place for each age submission category, Best In Show, Best Environmental Interpretation, Best Artistic Interpretation, Honorable Mention(s).
ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS: Only artwork submitted within the following guidelines will be considered. 2-D 24” x 36” maximum size Ready to hang with student name, school, grade, and title on the back of the artwork All entries must be accompanied by an LMC inventory sheet complete with student and school contact information.
JUDGING CRITERIA :All awards will be based on the following criteria: Environmental Relevance (observation, vision, relevance, imagination) and Artistic Expression (creativity, composition, overall impression)
The jury will consist of members drawn from both the artistic and environmental communities. Each judge will independently evaluate and score each project and the sum of all scores will be tallied. In the event of a tie, the judges will make an executive decision.
Teachers should submit the top-five pieces from each classroom (to be determined by the teacher). Artwork can be submitted any time prior to 5:00 p.m. February 17, 2012 at LMC (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach, FL).
Special pick up arrangements may be possible in extenuating circumstances (call for details). Artwork that has not been selected to be displayed at TurtleFest or the campus exhibit must be picked up at LMC between March 15-21, 2012. Award winning artwork will be on exhibit throughout the summer at the LMC campus.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is not liable for damages to artwork including but not limited to damages associated with transportation or display.
CONTACT: For all forms and more information:
Nikki Costanzo, Education Administrator
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a non-profit organization, is committed to the preservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through public education, research and rehabilitation with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The center features an on-site campus hospital, learning exhibits and aquariums. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and provides free conservation education to over 214,000 visitors each year.
TurtleFest is the center’s largest annual educational event. The day long festival features music, art, shopping and educational programs for the entire family to enjoy. Visitors will also experience up-close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles. In its ninth year, TurtleFest 2012 is being held the weekend before Earth Day. For more information, visit
www.marinelife.org or call 561-627-8280.
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