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.
- The winning artwork will be chosen by the VIMS staff. The decision is final.
- 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.
- The winning artwork may be altered by VIMS.
- The winner will be notified by March 24, 2017, and recognized during Marine Science Day on May 20, 2017.
- There is no entry fee.
- All artwork must be original. No clip art.
- 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.
- VIMS cannot accept liability for damage or loss of any artwork, for any cause while in their possession.
- VIMS will display selected entries at Marine Science Day, and designate "Honorable Mentions."
- 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.
- 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!