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2011 Coastal Steward Calendar Art Contest

(Anchorage, AK) - The Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) is now accepting entries for its 2011 Calendar Art Contest. The contest is open to all Alaskan students in grades K through 12 (including home-schooled children). The deadline to enter is November 10, 2010.

A winner from each grade that submitted will be selected and showcased in the 2011 Calendar that will help in raising awareness about the importance of our coastlines. We want to know how the students feel that they can care for their coastlines.  Additionally, the winners each receive a copy of the calendar and all submissions will be featured on the Division’s website and included on a screen-saver DVD that can be loaded onto your home computer!

About The Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP) - The ACMP was established in 1979 and is a voluntary State program, authorized by the Coastal Zone Management Act.  The Division of Coastal and Ocean Management (DCOM), within the Department of Natural Resources, is the lead agency for the ACMP. This program oversees the responsible development of coastal uses and resources within Alaska’s 44,500 miles of coastline. The ACMP mission is to ensure a healthy balance between the need for responsible development and protection of Alaska’s vibrant coast, to help ensure long-term economic and environmental productivity.

Eligibility - All students in grades K-12 from Alaskan public, private, and home schools are eligible to participate.  Schools, including home schools, must be in compliance with federal and state civil rights and nondiscrimination statutes.  Students must work individually.

Teachers: You will find a sample lesson plan at the website below that will help incorporate the values of the ACMP program, with the message that students can take responsibility of how their coastline is cared for.  Please feel free to visit the ACMP website for more ideas on how to bring the message of “I Am a Responsible Steward of My Coast” into your classroom.

Criteria for Art & Description - Each entry must be composed of a piece of artwork and a description (space provided on entry form).  All must meet the requirements below. Students are highly encouraged to check out the Alaska Coastal Management Program website for more information about what it means to care for our coastline.  www.alaskacoast.state.ak.us

ARTWORK & DESCRIPTION:

1. The entries must be on 8.5” x 11” paper.

2. Use white, non-glossy paper; do not laminate.

3. Any art medium may be used (e.g., colored pencils, crayons, paint); however computer graphics will not be accepted.  Artwork must be hand-drawn by the student.

4. Artwork must be flat (e.g., no glued pieces) and able to be scanned.

5. A description of no more than 50 words must accompany the artwork (space provided on the entry form).

6. No limit on number of submissions per classroom.

7. Label each entry (artwork) on the back with student’s name, age and grade, along with the teacher’s name, school name, address, and telephone number.

Entry Form - There should be one entry form filled out per student. Please ensure that the entry form is filled out completely and legibly.  All entries (entry form + artwork) must be received by COB on November 10, 2010.

Competition Process - An ACMP awards panel will collect all entries and select a representative from the grades that submitted and one overall winner for the front cover.  Entries (artwork and entry form) will be judged on the creativity, artistic presentation, and relevancy to the theme.

Time Frame
November 10, 2010 - Deadline for postmark of completed entry form + artwork.
December 15, 2010 - Winners will be notified.

Entries (entry form + artwork) should be mailed to:
Alaska Coastal Management Program
ATTN: Sarai Timothy
2011 Calendar Art Contest
PO BOX 111030
Juneau, AK 99801

*Note: Entries will NOT be returned.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarai Timothy at sarai.timothy@alaska.gov or
907-465-8424.

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