2017 Marine Debris Calendar Art Contest Winners
A child's artwork of ocean creatures entangled in marine debris with the words "Keep the Seas Free of Debris."
Kathy R., Grade 8, California
Child's drawing of ocean and sea creatures with trash around them, including the text "Please don't trash where we splash. We can't move!"
James S., Grade 6, Louisiana
Child's drawing of the ocean with trash floating in it, saying "Be part of the solution."
Maile R., Grade 1, Hawaii
Child's drawing of an hourglass with a healthy ocean at the top and a dirty ocean at the bottom.
Dayoung L., Grade 5, Hawaii
Child's drawing of an octopus watching trash being dumped into the ocean, with the text "The ocean is not a trash can! Save our oceans!"
Bailee S., Grade 8, Virginia
A child's drawing of the ocean and sea creatures littered with marine debris.
Genae W., Grade 2, Georgia
A child's drawing of a fish made up of marine debris.
Malley M., Grade 8, Michigan
A child's drawing of marine debris under a big, red "X."
Carson M., Grade 3, Georgia
A child's drawing of an octopus trying to hold marine debris out of the ocean.
Emily B., Grade 8, Pennsylvania
A child's drawing of ocean creatures swimming around in marine debris, with the text "Help the ocean become a better place!"
Lexy F., Grade 3, Texas
A child's artwork of ocean creatures entangled in marine debris with the words "Keep the Seas Free of Debris."
Kathy R., Grade 8, California
A child's drawing of a dolphin entangled in a fishing net.
Sallie S., Grade 7, Washington
A child's drawing of ocean creatures swimming around in marine debris.
Emilia W., Grade 7, New Jersey
A child's drawing of the book of life, with one page showing a clean ocean and the other showing a dirty ocean.
Natalie B., Grade 7, California

Congratulations to our Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest winners, featured in the 2017 Marine Debris Calendar! This year, we received more than 700 entries from kindergarten to 8th-grade students with incredible visual messages on what we need to do to be the solution to ocean pollution. Thank you to all the students who participated in this year's contest!

Annual Marine Debris Program Art Contest
The NOAA Marine Debris Program holds this annual art contest to reach K-8 students and help raise awareness about marine debris, one of the most significant problems our ocean faces today. The resulting calendar, featuring the winning artwork, will help to remind us every day how important it is for us to be responsible stewards of the ocean. This year’s winners are featured in our 2017 calendar, available for download.

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Child's drawing of ocean and sea creatures with trash around them, including the text "Please don't trash where we splash. We can't move!"
James S., Grade 6, Louisiana
Child's drawing of the ocean with trash floating in it, saying "Be part of the solution."
Maile R., Grade 1, Hawaii
Child's drawing of an hourglass with a healthy ocean at the top and a dirty ocean at the bottom.
Dayoung L., Grade 5, Hawaii
Child's drawing of an octopus watching trash being dumped into the ocean, with the text "The ocean is not a trash can! Save our oceans!"
Bailee S., Grade 8, Virginia
A child's drawing of the ocean and sea creatures littered with marine debris.
Genae W., Grade 2, Georgia
A child's drawing of a fish made up of marine debris.
Malley M., Grade 8, Michigan
A child's drawing of marine debris under a big, red "X."
Carson M., Grade 3, Georgia
A child's drawing of an octopus trying to hold marine debris out of the ocean.
Emily B., Grade 8, Pennsylvania
A child's drawing of ocean creatures swimming around in marine debris, with the text "Help the ocean become a better place!"
Lexy F., Grade 3, Texas
A child's artwork of ocean creatures entangled in marine debris with the words "Keep the Seas Free of Debris."
Kathy R., Grade 8, California
A child's drawing of a dolphin entangled in a fishing net.
Sallie S., Grade 7, Washington
A child's drawing of ocean creatures swimming around in marine debris.
Emilia W., Grade 7, New Jersey
A child's drawing of the book of life, with one page showing a clean ocean and the other showing a dirty ocean.
Natalie B., Grade 7, California