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Expired: NAMEPA Art Contest Open For Submissions

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), in partnership with the U.S Coast Guard (USCG) and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of the American States (CIP-OAS), is excited to announce that our 10th annual bilingual art contest is open for submissions! The art contest is open to all students in grades K-12 residing in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean or to students outside the Americas with a parent serving active duty in the U.S Coast Guard. Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, March 31st at 11:59 pm. Six finalists from the K-5 category and 6 finalists from the 6-12 category will be featured in NAMEPA’s 2020 calendar and will receive free copies of the calendar. In addition, one Grand Prize winner from each category will also receive a $100 cash prize and gift package.

The theme for this year’s contest is “All aboard! There’s a place for you in the maritime community!” which aims to highlight diversity and inclusion in the maritime community and the broad range of opportunities the industry has to offer. This theme reflects the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2019 World Maritime Day Theme. Students should submit an original artwork based on the contest theme description below:

The maritime community is as diverse as the ocean itself. Now, more than ever, there are technical training and education programs available to people of all backgrounds to ensure a rewarding career in the maritime sector. Seafaring is an exciting career that allows you to travel the world and absorb different cultures. You can also become a successful member of the marine industry without ever getting your feet wet! Today, many people are finding more opportunities in leadership, administrative, and decision-making roles in addition to seafaring jobs. An opportunity to be a maritime lawyer, accountant, engineer, medical professional, or scientist, could be in your future!

Students are asked to submit an original poster depicting creative and imaginative ideas about how to make shipping more inclusive, or how they can chart a future in the maritime industry.

To submit your artwork by March 31st, please visit One entry per student, winners will be notified by May 15th. For more information and complete contest rules please visit NAMEPA’s Art Contest webpage or email Nina, Education and Outreach Director, at

Thank you very much! Please consider sharing this information with interested students and educators.

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