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Student Artwork Featured in 2007 Coastal Resources Calendar
December 13, 2006
More than 1,000 students from Mobile and Baldwin county schools participated in an art contest held by the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The annual contest promotes an awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s coastal resources. The winning photographs are featured in
There were 1,053 students from 40 schools who 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, invertebrates and fish of the Gulf of Mexico), fishing piers and 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 2007 art calendar.
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium graciously provided the funds to have all winning entries matted and framed for exhibition in four different museums. In January and February of 2007 they will be on display at the University of South Alabama Library Gallery. From there they will go the Mobile Arts Council for the month of April and then to the Mobile Museum of Art in May and June. Their final showing will be at the
Alabama Marine Resources and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium thank all those who participated and congratulate the winning entries featured in the 2007 calendar. The following students are the winners in this year’s contest.
E.R. DICKSON ELEMENTARY
INDIAN SPRINGS ELEMENTARY
ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
JOHN WILL ELEMENTARY
OTHER PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of