Do you love the ocean? Show us by creating a piece of ocean-themed art from recycled, reused, or repurposed materials and entering the Greensboro Science Center’s World Oceans Day 30×30 Recycled Art Contest! Winners will receive a one-of-a-kind painting created by an animal at the GSC!
What is World Oceans Day?
World Oceans Day is a global celebration of the ocean that connects us all. It’s a day to inspire family, friends and community to start creating a better future for our planet. The Greensboro Science Center is proud to announce our 30×30 Recycled Art Contest in honor of World Oceans Day and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Party for the Planet.
Why are we hosting a recycled materials art contest?
According to the World Oceans Day website, “World Oceans Day is growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. This critical need is called 30×30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas we can help ensure a healthy home for all!” For more information on the 30% by 2030 movement, please visit https://worldoceansday.org/. This art contest is designed to help promote the 30×30 concept in our everyday lives.
What is the contest?
Create an original piece of art that promotes saving our oceans or the importance of our oceans. The art must be composed of at least 30% recycled, reused, or repurposed materials. The higher the percentage the better! Projects can be any size.
Who can enter?
This contest is open to all residents of the United States. There are four age groups: 2-6, 7-12, 13-17, 18 and over. All artists under 18 will need a parent or guardian to submit their artwork and fill out the submission form.
What is the prize?
One winner from each age group will receive an original piece of art created by one of the Greensboro Science Center’s animals! Prizes will be mailed; winners will be contacted with more information. Winners’ artwork will also be shared within the GSC’s World Oceans Day Facebook event.
How do I enter?
Artwork must be submitted by completing the form and uploading one photograph of the art online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSC_WOD2020_ArtContest. Only complete submissions will be considered. One entry per person.
Only one photograph per submission is permitted. The artwork should fill the frame of the picture so the judges can see detail. File size limit is 16MB. Allowable File Types: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG.
Along with your photograph and basic information (name, address, etc.), you will also need to list the materials used, the title of the artwork, and a short description of the art piece: Why did you choose this subject or topic? What inspired you? What do you hope it will inspire in others?
What are the important dates?
Entries may be submitted until midnight on June 3rd, 2020. Winners will be announced on our World Oceans Day celebration, Saturday, June 6th, 2020.