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Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Results 2013

The Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Prize Giving at the Atrium, Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne, Australia was full of colour and life on 12 August. The M.C. was Rob Gell, with The Hon. Martin Dixon, Minister for Education Victoria presenting the awards totalling $50,000 in school environmental and student study grants.

Outdoor Urban Screen - Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

Federation Square, Melbourne, Aus

Established by the Ocean Ark Alliance and funded by Peter Hannan Eye on the World Natural Images, the show demonstrated an outstanding display of artwork by Victorian Students Years 9 – 12. All 15 finalists displayed a deep appreciation of the topic and the rich diversity of the ocean. It’s great to see the incredible amount of passion today’s students and future leaders have for ocean issues and the environment.

The Grand Prize Winner was Ingrid Lee-Scott from Melbourne Girls College. 2nd Prize, Sarah McColl-Gausden, Methodist Ladies’ College. 3rd Prize, Amy Webb, Laverton P-12 College.

Also highly commended were Phoebe Markoulis, Surfcoast Secondary College, Lachlan Turk, Warringa Park School and Chloe Janetzki, Horsham College.

The Bayplay and Oceanic People’s Choice Award also went to the Grand Prize Winner.

See all 15 Art Challenge Entry Finalists at $50’000 Ocean Acidification Art Challenge
or Download the Artshow Catalogue – PDF

Thank you again to all the students, schools and organisations who worked tirelessly to make this happen. Our paintbrushes and the ocean’s future are in better hands because of this!

For more information contact Guy Morel – g.morel@oceanarkalliance.org.au


Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013 Finalists and Speakers including M.C. Rob Gell, The Hon. Martin Dixon, Minister for Education Victoria and David Hannan

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013 Finalists and Speakers including M.C. Rob Gell, The Hon. Martin Dixon, Victoria Minister for Education and OAA Founder David Hannan

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Exhibition 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Prize-giving 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

For more information see also the OAA project page here: $50000 Ocean Acidification Art Challenge

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