Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents a Digital Art Contest to Celebrate World Ocean Month.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents a Digital Art Contest to Celebrate World Ocean Month.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Lighthouse ArtCenter Present a Digital Art Contest to Celebrate World Ocean Month

On June 1, 2020, Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) and Lighthouse Art Center (LAC) will launch a digital art contest to celebrate World Ocean Month (June). LMC and LAC believe science needs passionate storytellers, and some of the best stories are told through a creative lens. This World Ocean Month, LMC and LAC are co-hosting a digital art contest to focus on conservation optimism and inspire individuals to take action by protecting our blue planet.

It’s evident that our planet is primarily made up of the ocean as it covers 70 percent of Earth’s surface. No matter where you’re located, we are all connected by one global ocean. World Ocean Month offers us the opportunity to share the importance of ocean and marine life conservation.

Through the art contest, we will increase ocean literacy across our global communities and inspire next steps to conserve the planet. All digital submissions will be featured on LMC’s online gallery, and LAC will select all winners.  

During Loggerhead Marinelife Center's 2017 TurtleFest digital art contest, Dylan Zinn's submission won LMC's fan favorite category.
During Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s 2017 TurtleFest digital art contest, Dylan Zinn’s submission won LMC’s fan favorite category.

All submissions must adhere to the guidelines and focus on sea turtle and ocean conservation through the theme “One Ocean, One World.”

Submission Group: 

  • Arctic Ocean: The Arctic Ocean is known as the largest ocean on our planet. Artists in this submission group are post-graduate or adult age.
  • Southern Ocean: The Southern Ocean is known as the second largest ocean on our planet. Artists in this submission group are in college or in the young adult age group. 
  • Indian Ocean: The Indian Ocean is known as the third largest ocean on our planet. Artists in this submission group are in the high school age group.
  • Atlantic Ocean: The Atlantic Ocean is known as the fourth largest ocean on our planet. Artists in this submission group are in middle school age group.
  • Pacific Ocean: The Pacific Ocean is known as the fifth largest ocean on our planet. Artists in this submission group are in elementary school age group.

Submission Categories:

  • Knows No Boundaries: Art submitted in this category must feature one animal or plant that is highly migratory. Completed art includes visual or captioned facts about that animal/plant and its range, emphasizing the interconnection of our oceans. Tells a story (i.e, humpback whale migration).
  • The One Ocean Connection: Art submitted in this category depicts a unique human-ocean connection. Completed art includes a story about a particular global community’s connection with the ocean (i.e, surfers from around the world/different surf spots depicted; different cultures harvesting sustainably from the ocean; different ways of responsible recreation around the world, perhaps kayaking in a cave in New Zealand and sea kayaking in Alaska). Must depict more than one community with the same connection.
  • One Action for our One Ocean: Art submitted in this category depicts everyday sustainable action and its positive impact on the ocean. Completed pieces will visualize the action with a caption on the “who, what, where, why” and the end result on the ocean/coastline/local communities (at least two around the globe pictured). Easy examples include: marine debris/traveling trash or shopping local, which leads to less carbon emissions and slower SLR. Also it leads to less flooding and more accessible drinking water in local communities. Perhaps depiction of shopping local/an at-risk community/coastal community thriving in the future.
  • One Ocean, STEM Innovation Art submitted in this category depicts the healthy results of the successful global efforts of existing STEM innovations (global clean ocean efforts – what does it look like if we are able to clean the seas? Clean energy use – how would the ocean benefit/what would it look like if there were more solar farms?). 

Guidelines:

  • Artists may work individually or in teams up to three people. 
  • Artists must focus on ocean and marine life conservation through the theme “One Ocean, One World.”
  • Artists should focus on the sub-theme of “Conservation Optimism.” 
  • Artists must select a sub-category. 
  • All art pieces must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 30, 2020. 
  • Art can be constructed through digital applications or physical mediums, then scanned or photographed to submit. 
  • All submissions must be formatted to 11 x 17. 

Announcements: 

  • All submissions will be displayed on LMC’s online gallery from July 1 to July 27, 2020.
  • LAC will select the winners and runner-ups for each submission group and category.
  • Winners and runner-ups will be displayed on LMC’s online gallery from July 28 to August 28. 

Prizes: 

  • The winning submissions may be used and featured in LMC’s marketing
  • The winning submissions will be recognized on LMC’s social media platforms
  • The winning submissions will receive a sustainable award package. 

Submissions:

  • Submit a digital art piece using the instructions below. 
  • By participating in the digital art contest, the artist grants Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) and Lighthouse Art Center the rights to use the submission. 
  • Winners will be selected through an independent panel of judges with the exception of a “fan favorite” category, which will be selected through online voting. 

Poster submissions must be submitted online via email or online submission link: 

  • Online Submission Link: Submit Here
  • Email Subject Line: WOM Digital Art Contest
  • Emailed to: marketing@marinelife.org
  • Information included in body of email:
  • Artists Full Name
  • Artists Contact Information
  • Submission Group/ Artist Age
  • Submission Category
  • Art Title 
  • Brief Art Description 
  • Brief Statement (*How will this art piece inspire ocean conservation
  • Consent: Yes or No (*Do you consent to allowing LMC to “auction off” your art submission the proceeds benefiting ocean conservation?)

If you have any questions, please contact marketing@marinelife.org

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 360,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 90 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMC’s conservation and education impact. For more information, visit www.marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.

Lighthouse ArtCenter. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art is 501c(3) not-for-profit founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. The ArtCenter is dedicated to the visual arts whose mission is to inspire, engage and connect our community through a vibrant school of art, unique exhibitions and diverse special events. In the last 56 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer art campers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community. For more information visit https://www.lighthousearts.org.

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LMC Media Contact:

Lauren Eissey

Public Relations and Engagement Specialist

561-627-8280, x124

leissey@marinelife.org

LAC Media Contact:

Laure Zele

Public Relations and Marketing

561-307-3101

laura@lighthousearts.org

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  1. […] Digital Poster Contest – From June 1 until June 30, LMC and the Lighthouse ArtCenter will co-host a digital poster contest. The contest will focus on sub-topics centered on the theme “One World, One Ocean.” Contestants can review contest details on the Center’s blog. […]

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