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Kids Ocean Day

Art Contest 2021

Help create the world’s largest ocean protection picture mosaic and animation video!

Your original artwork could be the BIG WINNER and the main image of the GIANT PICTURE MOSAIC!

Start date 3/8/2021 • Deadline 5/21/2021

For close to 30 years, Kids Ocean Day has empowered over 165,000 students to participate in live beach events and aerial art. This art contest is an opportunity for kids to get involved and express their love for the ocean. The winner will be announced for WORLD OCEAN DAY!

Types of Artwork

  • Drawings

  • Paintings

  • Sculpture

  • Weaving


K-12 students can submit one original artwork (no photography).


Local Contest

First, Second, and Third place winners will receive awesome MSI swag and art supplies to support participants love of the ocean!

With the support of Michael's Art Supply:

1st place  $100 gift card

2nd place • $75 gift card

3rd place  $50 gift card

3 Honorable mentions  $25 gift cards

State Wide Contest

5 finalists, one from each of the 5 California cities participating, will be selected and will receive gift cards for art supplies. The grand prize winner will be the main image of the Mosaic and receive another gift card for art supplies

Submit your artwork

Scan or photograph your original artwork. Submit using the button below as JPG or TIF files at 3MB or less.