2019 Marine Debris Calendar Art Contest Winners
Student artwork of debris-filled ocean, with holding hands full of healthy marine life and the words "together we can make a difference."
Mia C., Grade 8, Texas
Student artwork of a reef with lots of colorful life on one side and colorless debris on the other, with the words "keep the sea free of debris."
Emma M., Grade 6, Pennsylvania
Student artwork of debris floating in the water column with the words "save the sea from marine debris."
Sabrina W., Grade 1, Maryland
Student artwork of a can and other debris on a beach.
Nadia B., Grade 8, Maryland
Student artwork of a mermaid picking up debris.
Zilan C., Grade 2, Michigan
Student artwork of debris-filled ocean, with holding hands full of healthy marine life and the words "together we can make a difference."
Mia C., Grade 8, Texas
Student artwork of marine animals with the words "keep the sea free of debris" and debris items within the word "debris."
Carson M., Grade 5, Georgia
Student artwork of a turtle, surrounded by debris, saying "keep debris away from me."
Lillie H., Grade 1, Washington
Student artwork of an octopus covered in debris items.
Yufei F., Grade 5, Michigan
Student artwork of a bird on a beach with fishing line around its beak.
Paige P., Grade 7, Massachusetts
Student artwork of kids throwing away trash with the words "don't give me sass, just throw away trash!"
Mia B., Grade 3, West Virginia
Student artwork of crab stuck in derelict fishing gear with the words "what are you in for? I'm innocent, I didn't do anything."
John K., Grade 7, New Jersey
Student artwork of a sea turtle surrounded by debris in the water.
Taelyn B., Grade 6, Idaho
Student artwork of a clean, colorful landscape with a girl looking to the horizon and underneath, a colorless and very dirty landscape with the girl looking toward the viewer.
Anna J., Grade 8, Florida

Congratulations to our Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest winners, whom will be featured in the 2019 Marine Debris Calendar! This year, we received more than 450 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 2019 calendar, which is available for download.

Click the image for a larger display.

Student artwork of a reef with lots of colorful life on one side and colorless debris on the other, with the words "keep the sea free of debris."
Emma M., Grade 6, Pennsylvania
Student artwork of debris floating in the water column with the words "save the sea from marine debris."
Sabrina W., Grade 1, Maryland
Student artwork of a can and other debris on a beach.
Nadia B., Grade 8, Maryland
Student artwork of a mermaid picking up debris.
Zilan C., Grade 2, Michigan
Student artwork of debris-filled ocean, with holding hands full of healthy marine life and the words "together we can make a difference."
Mia C., Grade 8, Texas
Student artwork of marine animals with the words "keep the sea free of debris" and debris items within the word "debris."
Carson M., Grade 5, Georgia
Student artwork of a turtle, surrounded by debris, saying "keep debris away from me."
Lillie H., Grade 1, Washington
Student artwork of an octopus covered in debris items.
Yufei F., Grade 5, Michigan
Student artwork of a bird on a beach with fishing line around its beak.
Paige P., Grade 7, Massachusetts
Student artwork of kids throwing away trash with the words "don't give me sass, just throw away trash!"
Mia B., Grade 3, West Virginia
Student artwork of crab stuck in derelict fishing gear with the words "what are you in for? I'm innocent, I didn't do anything."
John K., Grade 7, New Jersey
Student artwork of a sea turtle surrounded by debris in the water.
Taelyn B., Grade 6, Idaho
Student artwork of a clean, colorful landscape with a girl looking to the horizon and underneath, a colorless and very dirty landscape with the girl looking toward the viewer.
Anna J., Grade 8, Florida