Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest

A banner that reads "Now Open. The NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest. Entries due November 30th, 2019."
Prepare your artwork today (Photo: Cindy P. Grade 7).

The NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest is open October 15, 2019 through November 30th, 2019


All students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade from all U.S. states and territories–recognized public, private, and home schools are eligible to participate. Schools, including home schools, must be in compliance with federal and state civil rights and nondiscrimination statutes. Students must work individually.

Criteria for Art & Description

Each entry must be composed of a piece of artwork and a description (on entry form). All must meet the requirements outlined on the NOAA Marine Debris Program Annual Art Contest Entry Form. Students are highly encouraged to check out the rest of the NOAA Marine Debris Program's website for information about marine debris.

Entries (entry form and artwork) should be mailed to:

Marine Debris Art Contest
NOAA Marine Debris Program
1305 East-West Highway
SSMC4, 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please note that entries will not be returned. If you have any questions, please email