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Press Release

Student Artwork Featured in 2010 Coastal Resources Calendar

November 30, 2009

More than 1,600 students from Mobile and Baldwin county schools recently participated in the 7th annual Marine Resources calendar art contest held by the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The calendar art contest promotes an awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s coastal resources. The winning art work will be featured in 2010 “Conserving and Enjoying Alabama’s Coastal Resources” art calendar. The calendars will be available free to the public in January 2010, at various locations, including Alabama Marine Resources offices in Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island.
In total, 1,669 students from 45 schools submitted art works depicting recreational and commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, boating, keeping our beaches clean, seafood (shrimp, crabs, oysters and fish of the Gulf of Mexico), marine life (sea turtles, dolphins and other animals of the Gulf of Mexico), fishing piers, artificial reefs, and Alabama Marine Resources Enforcement. The entries were considered by a panel of judges consisting of three artists and two marine scientists. From these entries, 72 were selected to be featured in the 2010 art calendar.
The Alabama Marine Resources Division will have the winning entries matted and framed for exhibitions in four different museums. In January and February of 2010 they will be on display at the University of South Alabama Library Gallery. From there they will go to the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center for the months of March and April, and then to the Mobile Museum of Art in May and June. The final showing will be at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope during July and August. After that show the pictures will be returned to the students. On April 25, 2010, a reception will be held at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center for the winners, their families and teachers.
Alabama Marine Resources wishes to thank all those who participated and congratulate the winning entries featured in the 2010 calendar. The following students are the winners in this year’s contest.
Winners of the 7th annual Marine Resources Calendar Art Contest
January - Cierra Ryan, Magnolia School
February - Pernille Buhl, Bayside Academy
March - Kyle Nicholas McNew, Collier Elementary
April - Austin Lamar Beach, Allentown Elementary
May - Gabriella Tropeano, St. Paul's Episcopal
June - Olivia Katlin Smitherman, Allentown Elementary
July - Madison Beach, St. Luke's Episcopal
August - Victoria Trent, Dodge Elementary
September - Anne Fontaine Harvey, UMS Wright Preparatory
October - Perry Aw, St. Luke's Episcopal
Nov Tucker Rhys Binkley, Allentown Elementary
December - Matthew Mowry, St. Luke's Episcopal
On the Cover  
  1. Amber Danielle Mason, Orange Beach Elementary
  2. Andy Ramer, Covenant Christian
  3. Cate Kasuba, Bayside Academy
  4. Isabelle Powell, Bayside Academy
  5. Jarrett Styron, Magnolia School
  6. Johannass Soekhies, E.R. Dickson
  7. Justine Montano, Elsanor Elementary
  8. Maurice Labarron Coleman, Gilliard Elementary
  9. Robert Morgan, St. Paul's Episcopal
  10. Ryan Burns, Magnolia School
  11. Sarah St. Cyr, St. Luke's Episcopal
  12. Savanna Nichole, Duke Allentown
  13. William Brandyburg, St. Luke's Episcopal
  14. Zachory Ryan Anderson, Gilliard Elementary
  15. Zahron James Jordan, Collier Elementary
Honorable Mentions 
  1. Alana Williams, Dixon
  2. Alexandra Atchison, St. Luke's Episcopal
  3. Alexis Engleman, E.R. Dickson
  4. Alexis Marie Johnson, Collier
  5. Angel Marie Moore, WJ Carroll Intermediate
  6. Anna Laren Herrington, Collier
  7. Anne-Marie Doughman, St. Patrick School
  8. Arienne Jimenez, Dodge Elementary
  9. Avery Nobles, St. Paul's Episcopal
  10. Ben James, Christ the King
  11. Bowen Price Dukes, UMS Wright Preparatory
  12. Brooke Graham, E.R. Dickson
  13. David Wayne Pennino, Jr., Collier
  14. Dustin William McCranie, Collier
  15. Ellie Pearce, Covenant Christian
  16. Emilee Lyons, Dodge Elementary
  17. Graham Olen Woolley, Allentown
  18. Hannah Nicole Johnson, Allentown
  19. Jacob Jones Robertsdale, Elementary
  20. Jada Carney, St. Luke's Episcopal
  21. Jamiah Johnson, Dodge Elementary
  22. Kaitlin Evia White, Allentown
  23. Katie Ritchie, St. Paul's Episcopal
  24. Luckett Robinson, St. Paul's Episcopal
  25. Lydia Stimpson, St. Paul's Episcopal
  26. Lynn Patricia Gardner, UMS Wright Preparatory
  27. M.J. Pulliam Pearl, Haskew
  28. Madison Frank, St. Benedict
  29. Mary Catherine Branyon, Bayside Academy
  30. Michael Harper, Dauphin Island
  31. Nicholas Taylor, St. Luke's Episcopal
  32. Olivia Thomas, Council Traditional School
  33. Paula Risse, St. Luke's Episcopal
  34. Rachel Caroline Day, Collier
  35. Rice Shelley, Bayside Academy
  36. Robby Gale, Magnolia
  37. Robert Sullivan, Bayside Academy
  38. Ryan Michael Kennedy, Allentown
  39. Sarah Posey, St. Paul's Episcopal
  40. Savannah Grace Miller, Collier
  41. Sierra Killeen, Booth Elementary
  42. Taylor Witherington, Magnolia
  43. Todd Terreson, Bayside Academy
  44. Victoria Smitherman, Dodge Elementary
  45. Wade Michael Hampton, Allentown
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit .