Marine Science Day Artwork Contest

MSD 2018: Healthy Waters

Design the artwork for Marine Science Day 2018 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science! This year’s theme is Healthy Waters and artwork should depict the importance of healthy waters, what healthy waters mean to you, or how scientists study the health of waterways. The winning artwork will be used on the Marine Science Day T-shirt and in other promotional materials.

Download your Art Contest Entry Form.

 

Entry deadline is March 15, 2018, 4:00PM.

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 on the Marine Science Day T-shirt and in other promotional materials. 

Contest Rules
  1. The winning artwork will be chosen by the VIMS staff. The decision is final. 
  2. All entries must depict the importance of healthy waters, what healthy waters mean to you, or how scientists study the health of waterways. 
  3. The winning artwork may be altered by VIMS.
  4. The winner will be notified by March 30, 2018, and recognized during Marine Science Day on May 19, 2018.
  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 and must have thick lines - especially the outline of the design. High contrast is best.
  8. VIMS cannot accept liability for damage or loss of any artwork, for any cause.
  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 any time for publicity, t-shirts, notecards, or other uses, determined by VIMS. The artwork may be altered prior to use.
  11. Digital entries can be emailed to programs@vims.edu or mailed to VIMS Advancement, MSD Art Contest, 1375 Greate Rd., Gloucester Point, VA 23062 on a flash drive. Hand-drawn entries can be mailed to this same address. Items can also be hand delivered to VIMS' reception desk in Watermen's Hall (1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062) between 8:00AM and 4:00PM.
  12. Entries will not be returned.

For more information: Call 804-684-7061 or email [[programs]].

Thank you for your interest in designing the artwork for VIMS Marine Science Day 2018!