Two students at the Oak Bluffs School were winners in this contest: Everett Dorr, second grade won Third Place in the Elementary School Category for his Atlantic Puffin and his brother, fourth grader Oliver Dorr won an HONORABLE MENTION in the SCIENTIFIC /NATURE ILLUSTRATION category
for his Wolffish
Sponsored by MME, the annual art contest offers categories for elementary school (grades K-4), middle school (grades 5-8), high school (grades 9-12), scientific/nature illustration (all grades), and computer graphics (all grades).
Judges for the contest include professional artists and graphic designers, scientists and marine policy specialists, and marine educators. Chief Judge was Tom Freeman, an acclaimed maritime artist, who has eight paintings hanging in the White House and now serves as artist-in-residence for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
Co-sponsors for the contest include Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, New England Aquarium, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Although most entries came from Massachusetts schools or as individual entries from Massachusetts students, entries also were received from students in five other states.
Winning artwork will be posted on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary website and will become part of a calendar that will be web published later this summer on the MME and Stellwagen sanctuary websites: http://www.massmarineeducators.org http://stellwagen.noaa.gov.