2018 Marine Debris Calendar Art Contest Winners
Child's artwork of a seal on a rock with marine debris while someone holds up a photo of a seal on a clean beach.
Malisa L., Grade 8, Hawaii
Child's drawing of animals entangled in marine debris.
Aman D., Grade 1, North Carolina
A child's drawing of a shark coming out of the water surrounded in marine debris and with the words "Keep the sea free of debris."
Carson M., Grade 4, Georgia
A child's drawing of an octopus cleaning up debris.
Marguerite A., Grade 4, California
A child's drawing of an ocean and wildlife with marine debris.
Kameaheleikealapono S., Grade 2, Hawaii
Child's drawing of an ocean polluted with marine debris as seen out of a porthole.
Zachary L., Grade 4, Rhode Island
Child's drawing of animals on a shore entangled in marine debris and the words "Save the Sea."
Hannah H., Grade 5, Alaska
Child's artwork of a seal on a rock with marine debris while someone holds up a photo of a seal on a clean beach.
Malisa L., Grade 8, Hawaii
A child's drawing of an ocean with debris and the words "save my seas because it teaches me."
Kelsen S., Grade 3, Hawaii
Child's drawing of a heart-shaped life ring with a clean ocean and animals on the inside and a dirty ocean on the outside.
James S., Grade 7, Louisiana
A child's drawing of a comic strip in which a jellyfish tries to speak to a plastic bag, thinking that it is also a jellyfish.
Sasha H., Grade 6, California
A child's drawing of ocean life and a mermaid entangled in debris.
Kelly L., Grade 7, California
A child's drawing of an octopus at a restaurant being served marine debris.
Frida S., Grade 8, Texas
A child's drawing of a colored and clean ocean on one side and a grey and polluted ocean on the other.
Nicole N., Grade 7, New Jersey

Congratulations to our Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest winners, whom will be featured in the 2018 Marine Debris Calendar! This year, we received more than 500 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 2018 calendar.

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Child's drawing of animals entangled in marine debris.
Aman D., Grade 1, North Carolina
A child's drawing of a shark coming out of the water surrounded in marine debris and with the words "Keep the sea free of debris."
Carson M., Grade 4, Georgia
A child's drawing of an octopus cleaning up debris.
Marguerite A., Grade 4, California
A child's drawing of an ocean and wildlife with marine debris.
Kameaheleikealapono S., Grade 2, Hawaii
Child's drawing of an ocean polluted with marine debris as seen out of a porthole.
Zachary L., Grade 4, Rhode Island
Child's drawing of animals on a shore entangled in marine debris and the words "Save the Sea."
Hannah H., Grade 5, Alaska
Child's artwork of a seal on a rock with marine debris while someone holds up a photo of a seal on a clean beach.
Malisa L., Grade 8, Hawaii
A child's drawing of an ocean with debris and the words "save my seas because it teaches me."
Kelsen S., Grade 3, Hawaii
Child's drawing of a heart-shaped life ring with a clean ocean and animals on the inside and a dirty ocean on the outside.
James S., Grade 7, Louisiana
A child's drawing of a comic strip in which a jellyfish tries to speak to a plastic bag, thinking that it is also a jellyfish.
Sasha H., Grade 6, California
A child's drawing of ocean life and a mermaid entangled in debris.
Kelly L., Grade 7, California
A child's drawing of an octopus at a restaurant being served marine debris.
Frida S., Grade 8, Texas
A child's drawing of a colored and clean ocean on one side and a grey and polluted ocean on the other.
Nicole N., Grade 7, New Jersey