Marine Litter Art Competition
11 December, 2017
A new competition is encouraging school children to get creative in the fight against marine waste.
The Marine Litter Art Competition has been launched by Ulster Wildlife and the NI Science Festival to raise awareness of the increasing amount of litter ending up on our beaches and in our seas. To enter, pupils must create a piece of 3D artwork from litter found at a local beach.
There are separate categories for primary and post-primary pupils, both with one overall winner who will receive tickets to an event at the NI Science Festival. Additionally, the winning artworks will be displayed as part of exhibitions and events highlighting the growing problem of marine waste.
This competition could not be timelier. Recently, UN environment ministers at a major summit agreed that the flow of plastic into the ocean must be stopped to protect marine environments.
Moreover, the final episode of the BBC's Blue Planet II focused on the impact of plastic materials on marine life. The full episode is now available on the iPlayer.
More details about the competition can be found here. The closing date for entries is 22 January 2018.