Winners of "Ships Bring the World to Us" Art Contest Announced


By MarEx 2016-06-29 16:37:13

Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected in the 2016 Ships Bring the World to Us calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Mystic Aquarium and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). Each year, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create a poster on a theme related to the marine environment. A 2017 bilingual calendar showcasing the winning entries will be printed in English and Spanish.

Students were asked to submit an original poster that creatively depicts the importance of ships and the types of cargo they carry. Ships move cargo around the world in far greater volume and efficiency than any other mode of transportation. In fact, 90 percent of everything we buy is transported via ship. Ships transport many commodities, including foods such as grains and fruit, coal and oil for energy production, raw materials, telephones and computers, clothing, and so much more.

The winning artwork is featured on NAMEPA, Coast Guard, Mystic Aquarium, and CIP-OAS websites. Finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from all 12 winners. Two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive, in addition to the certificate and calendar, a $100 cash prize and a USCG prize package.

To view the winning Ships Bring the World to Us artwork visit namepa.net/art-contest.

Grand Prize Winners

Grades K-5

Zeva Kenney, Kindergarten, Joseph Finegan Elementary, Jacksonville, Florida

Grades 6-12

Julia Samson, Grade 7, Kapolei Middle School, Kapolei, Hawaii


Grades K-5

Kaili Ann Cutler, Grade 2, Daphne East Elementary, Daphne, Alabama Jeanine Achacoso, Grade 5, Amelia Earhart Elementary, Alameda, California Addison Culp, Grade 5, Jennie Moore Elementary, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Maxim Del Pozzo, Grade 5, Peninsula International Academy, Placencia, Belize McKenzie Mosley, Grade 5, Churchland Academy, Portsmouth, Virginia

Grades 6-12

Noah Howell, Grade 6, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School, Hartford, Connecticut Carmen Andrade, Grade 10, Ramey School, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Iankarlo Velàzquez Morales, Grade 10, Antilles High School, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico Carmen Jimenez, Grade 11, Marine Academy of Science & Technology, Highlands, New Jersey Alanis Rodriguez, Grade 11, Ramey School, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

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