Artwork Contest

MSD 2017: Technology in Marine Science

  • Grand Prize Winner 2017
    Grand Prize Winner 2017  Grand prize in the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s 2017 Marine Science Day artwork contest goes to Emma Riley for her drawing of an underwater glider.  Drawing by Emma Riley.
  • Grand Prize Winner 2016
    Grand Prize Winner 2016  Grand prize in the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s 2016 Marine Science Day artwork contest goes to Michelle-Marie Scott, a university administrator in Utah, for her line drawing of a very noisy oyster toadfish.  Drawing by Michelle-Marie Scott
  • Grand Prize Winner 2015
    Grand Prize Winner 2015  Local 10th-grader Lauren Wheeler's gulper eel creation won first prize in the 2015 Marine Science Day Art Contest.  Drawing by Lauren Wheeler
  • Grand Prize Winner 2014
    Grand Prize Winner 2014  This painting of a bioluminescent anglerfish by 1st-grader Johnny Vaughan of Williamsburg took first place in the 2014 Marine Science Day art contest.  Painting by Johnny Vaughan.
  • Grand Prize Winner 2013
    Grand Prize Winner 2013  This drawing by VIMS Hatchery Specialist Lauren Gregg took first prize in the Artwork Contest for Marine Science Day 2013 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.  Artwork by Lauren Gregg
  • Grand Prize Winner 2012
    Grand Prize Winner 2012  This drawing by Erin Forgit, a 9th grader at Warhill High School in Williamsburg, took first prize in the Artwork Contest for Marine Science Day 2012 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.  Drawing by Erin Forgit.
  • Grand Prize Winner 2011
    Grand Prize Winner 2011  First place in the 2011 Marine Science Day Artwork Contest went to Beth Beaubien of Williamsburg for her seahorse entry titled "Curious."  Entry by Beth Beaubien.
  • Grand Prize Winner 2010
    Grand Prize Winner 2010  Sand was the theme for Marine Science Day 2010.  Drawing by Emily Duke.
  • MSD Artwork 2009
    MSD Artwork 2009  Scallops were the highlighted creature for Marine Science Day 2009 in recognition of their importance in Virginia's commercial fisheries.  © H. Burrell/VIMS.
  • MSD Artwork 2008
    MSD Artwork 2008  The penguin was the highlighted creature for Marine Science Day 2008 in recognition of VIMS' role in Antarctic research.  © H. Burrell/VIMS.
  • MSD Artwork 2006
    MSD Artwork 2006  Plankton, like this copepod, were the highlighted creatures for VIMS' Marine Science Day 2006 in recognition of their important role in marine ecosystems.  © H. Burrell/VIMS.
  • MSD Artwork 2005
    MSD Artwork 2005  The shark was the highlighted creature for Marine Science  © H. Burrell/VIMS.
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Design the artwork for Marine Science Day 2017 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science! This year’s theme is Technology in Marine Science, and artwork should include technology that scientists use in the water, on research vessels, or in the laboratory. (Examples: underwater gliders, drones, underwater sensors, buoys, etc.) Download your Art Contest Entry Form.
 

Entry deadline is March 15, 2017, 4PM.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place winners will be chosen from each of the following categories:

  • Children: K - 8th Grade
  • Adults: 9th Grade and up, including adults

Each 1st-place winner will receive a framed copy (or original) of their entry.
Grand Prize:  One 1st-place winner will also be awarded the Grand Prize ribbon along with a $100 coupon for merchandise in the VIMS Gift Shop.
The Grand Prize winner’s artwork will be used in advertisements and featured on the 2017 VIMS Marine Science Day T-shirt.

Contest Rules
  1. The winning artwork will be chosen by the VIMS staff. The decision is final. 
  2. All entries must include technology that scientists use in the water, on research vessels, or in laboratories. Scroll through the photoset above for previous MSD logos.
  3. The winning artwork may be altered by VIMS.
  4. The winner will be notified by March 24, 2017, and recognized during Marine Science Day on May 20, 2017.
  5. There is no entry fee.
  6. All artwork must be original. No clip art.
  7. Entries can be digital or hand-drawn. Digital files should be sent as .jpg and/or .tif files, with a minimum of 300 dpi and at least 5” x 7”. Hand-drawn artwork should be 5” x 7” or larger. Solid lines and high contrast usually work best.
  8. VIMS cannot accept liability for damage or loss of any artwork, for any cause while in their possession.
  9. VIMS will display selected entries at Marine Science Day, and designate "Honorable Mentions."
  10. All entries become the property of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and may be used at other times for publicity, t-shirts, notecards, or other uses, determined by VIMS. The artwork may be altered prior to use.
  11. Digital entries can be mailed to [[programs]] or mailed to the VIMS Outreach Department, MSD Art Contest, 1375 Greate Rd., Gloucester Point, VA 23062 on CD or flash drive. Hand-drawn entries should be mailed to this same address. Items can also be hand delivered to VIMS' reception desk in Watermen's Hall. Entries will not be returned.

For more information: Call the VIMS Outreach Office at 804-684-7061 or email [[programs]].

Thank you for your interest in designing the artwork for VIMS Marine Science Day 2017!