NAMEPA Annual Art Contest for K-12 Students

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NAMEPA Annual Art Contest for K-12 Students

Brief Description

Following is the short information about this contest:

OrganizationNorth American Marine Environment Protection Association
Education LevelK-12
SubjectsMaritime industry
Access ModeOnline
Number of Awards12
Contest DeadlineMarch 31, 2022
Application FeesNot required

Who is Eligible?

Students from Kindergarten to 12th

How to Apply?

 The interested students should start making their artworks and create their account on, and parents, legal guardians, and teachers/facilitators who are filling entries in the name of the participating student should also create an account, and from that account, they can send multiple entries, for each entry one must put the title as “Healthy Oceans, Happy Fish,” mention their first and last name, grade, and school/after-school program including complete mailing address such as city, state, country, and postal code, teacher’s/after-school facilitator’s name, phone number, and email. With this, one must upload the digital photo of the artwork and should submit their entry keeping the copy of the original. 

(Note: After selection, winners need to submit their original artwork by mail upon being notified as a finalist.

Check out the rules and specifications of artwork below:

  • Only one entry per student is allowed
  • Each entry must be a two-dimensional, original piece of artwork done on a white poster board or heavy white drawing paper with dimensions of 24″ x 18″ or 32″ x 24″ (61 cm x 46 cm or 81 cm x 61 cm) in the landscape orientation. Drawings that do not meet these size and orientation specifications will be ineligible for competition. 
  • Any art medium may be used; however, computer graphics or pencil will not be accepted. 
  • Artwork must be flat with no glued pieces. 
  • Bright colors should be used because they are best for reprinting.
  • A slogan or title may be written on the artwork; however, the student’s name or school may not appear on the front or back of the drawing. 
  • Artwork must be completely done by the student, including any written text. 
  • Any artwork that includes copyrighted or trademarked product names will be disqualified. 
  • Students must take a high-resolution (at least 3072 x 2304 pixels) digital photograph of their poster in order to submit their entry.

Uses of submissions provided by the official portal areas:

NAMEPA, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States retain the right to use the winning posters, always making reference to the name of the holder, to project and promote their institutional objectives in any way deemed appropriate in the future (exhibitions, production of commemorative booklets or calendars, creation of CDs, projections on websites, etc.). Participants in this poster competition explicitly accept this condition and provide the “Partners” the right to use their posters. 


The students participating in this Contest will be selected based on their artwork, and a total of 12 entries will get selected from K-5 and 6-12, i.e., six from each grade category. The winning artworks will be featured on NAMEPA, USCG, and CIP-AOS websites. Finalists will also receive a certificate and a calendar with all 12 finalist’s artwork printed in 12 months, i.e., each artwork for a month which will be distributed throughout America. From all the finalists, two grand prize-winning artists will be selected, one from each grade category, and they will receive a cash prize of $100 and a USCG prize package in addition to the certificate and calendar. The Contest will let the students know about the use of technology and innovation and how it can be used creatively, causing no harm to the environment and the lives of the maritime industry.

(The winners will be notified by May 13, 2022)

Application Deadline

The applicants who want to be a part of this Contest should get themselves registered prior to the deadline of March 13, 2022. Entries received after this date will be considered ineligible and will not be accepted.

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