Sunday, October 3, 2010

International Jellyfish Art Contest

Marine Photobank
Visitors to the ocean know them for their stings, and in many parts of the world people eat them, but did you know that jellyfish are important ocean predators that can be bigger than a human, or as small as a pinhead, or that their numbers may be increasing across the globe?  
We met sea jelly expert Dr Rob Condon in Melbourne many years ago. He's asked  if any Aussie kids/schools would be interested in joining the Jellyfish Art Contest. Find out more here
 International Jellyfish Art Contest 
The Global Jellyfish Group invites your students and children age 12 and under to submit their best artwork of jellyfish to the first ever Jellyfish ROCK student art contest!  We already have involvement from many children in the USA, Bermuda, Spain and Chile but it would be great to have more entries - this is the first ever global jelly art contest!

Age Categories: Pre-school (Under 5); Age 5-8; Age 9-12 
  1. Visual art (drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, photography).
  2. Multimedia (computer art, animations, movies).
Submissions:  Please see website for details.  Depending on the region, either paper and/or electronic submissions will be collected.  Parents and teachers, please contact your regional representative.
The art should display any aspect of jellyfish, including jellyfish blooms, their biology, their effects on the environment or society, and their role in food webs. 
For more information see ‘Fun facts’ brochure for teachers and parents online. 
Jury and Notification: Submissions will be judged by a consortium of international jellyfish researchers and educators.  Artwork should be submitted via mail or email to your regional representative (see website for information) with the student’s name, age, school/country, contact details and title of artwork (optional). 
Contest Winners: Winning submissions will be displayed at the Jellyfish ROCK outreach event in Santa Barbara, CA, on 20 November 2010.  Prizes will be presented to the winning pieces in each age category & will be displayed at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History at that time.
DUE DATE: Entries must be received by 5 p.m. local time on November 1, 2010.  Winners will be announced November 12, 2010
Good luck & happy drawing!
The Global Jellyfish Group

Rob Condon, PhD
Research Scientist
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
101 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Skype ID: mnemiopsis007
Phone: (251) 861-2141 x7546

1 comment:

  1. Australian entries/inquiries should be directed to
    Griffith School of Environment and Australian Rivers Institute - Coast & Estuaries
    Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University QLD 4222