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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
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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 www.outdooralabama.com .