Call for Artwork: U.S. State Dep’t Marine Debris Art Challenge

Have you made artwork out of marine debris? The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs is inviting submissions to the “Marine Debris Art Challenge” (hosted at flickr). Entries must:

list your country, specify the area where you conducted your cleanup and include a TAG for the category (see below). TAG your best photo of your artwork with one of the following categories (you may submit one photo per category) . . . Plastics, Food Packaging, Lost or Abandoned Fishing Gear, and Other Debris.

The challenge organizers state that “The top pieces of artwork in each group will be announced on October 24, 2013, and featured with your name, country, and the location of the art on the U.S. State Department website and social media sites.” I’m told the art can be any form – a collage, for instance – but it must feature marine debris, i.e., manmade trash, that you have cleaned up off a beach or other waterway.Visit this link for the complete Challenge details.

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