$50,000 Ocean Acidification Art Challenge

OAA hosted Australia’s largest environmental art show in 2013. This was created to stimulate a deeper understanding of Ocean Acidification.

The website www.OceanAcidification.net, created by Ocean Ark Alliance, was dedicated to presenting the very latest facts and teaching resources relating to the threats that Ocean Acidification pose to the marine world, coastal communities and future generations.

Open to all Year 9-12 students in Victoria, Australia, this 2013 art show was the beginning of what the Ocean Ark Alliance hopes will become a national and international initiative.

Imagine losing all this colour and lifeSpecific topics included the impact of Ocean Acidification on coral reefs, southern seas, polar seas, marine life, coastal communities and economic wealth.

The prize money consisted of School Environmental Project Grants and Student Study Grants.

Funded by Eye On The World Natural Images. Major Development Partners also included Morel Preservation, Plankton Productions, Oceanic and the Marine Education Society Australia.

2013 Finalist Artworks below:

Ocean Acidification is destined to be one of the biggest issues humanity has ever faced.

Dr J.E.N. (‘Charlie’) Veron
World renowned Reef Scientist

Octopus

Federation Square

Major Prize Giving and Art Exhibition held at The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne 12 – 19th August, 2013. The Hon. Martin Dixon, Minister for Education Victoria presented awards totalling $50,000 in school environmental and student study grants.

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Art Challenge Results 2013

Finalists and Speakers Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013
OAA Art Challenge 2013 Finalists and Speakers.