Falmouth K-12 Students Submit your Ocean Art by March 2nd, 2018!

Calling all Falmouth K-12 students!

Trash Shouldn’t Splash needs your help to spread the word about the threat plastic trash poses to our oceans! Help us raise awareness by participating in this Call for Ocean Art, and inspire people to use fewer single-use (“disposable”) plastics.

Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8 pm EST

See the flyer here and share with your friends!

Why Care About Ocean Plastics? Each day in the U.S., tens of millions of single-use plastic straws, cups, bottles, wrappers, and bags are used for a few moments and then thrown away. Many of these plastics end up in landfills, a small percentage are recycled, and some may end up in the environment, potentially making their way to beaches and the sea. Plastics do not biodegrade, but instead persist for decades or longer. In the ocean, single-use plastics may cause harm when they break into smaller and smaller pieces that can be eaten by a wide variety of marine animals. Choosing to use fewer single-use plastic items will reduce plastic waste on land, and in the ocean.

Submission Details: We invite you to create art that explores the relationship between our use of single-use plastics and the health of our oceans, coasts, and marine animals. We hope your art will inspire others to use fewer single-use plastic items!

  • Your work may be in any medium that can be made into 2D posters and prints, including
    painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, digital art, photography, or a combination.
  • Your work should be a minimum size of 8” x 10” and a maximum of 18” x 24”.
  • Your work should contain no or minimal text.
  • PLEASE DO NOT TAKE OTHER PEOPLE’S WORK AND SUBMIT IT AS YOUR OWN.
  • You may submit your work either to the art teacher at your school, or electronically as a
    high resolution .jpg, .png, .gif or. pdf file to trashshouldntsplash@gmail.com.
  • Most of all, have fun and let your creativity soar!

Selected entries will be chosen from each school (including home school students) for
display in Falmouth. Top entries will earn prizes including reusable items and gift
certificates. Ocean Art may be used, in part or in whole, in Trash Shouldn’t Splash print
and electronic education and outreach materials.

This Call for Art is sponsored by Trash Shouldn’t Splash; a partnership between NOAA Marine Debris Program, Sea Education Association, and Falmouth Water Stewards’ Skip the Straw Campaign. For more information, contact us at trashshouldntsplash at gmail.com or info at falmouthwaters.org.