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Coastal America Ocean Art Contest

December 8, 2008 – March 29, 2009

Natural History Museum
10th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: Ground Floor, Baird Ambulatory

Works by the the first place winners from each age group in the national competition of the Coastal America Ocean Art Contest are on view. The contest drew hundreds of entries from throughout the United States and Mexico from kindergarteners to college students. Challenged to convey one of the seven Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy, the winners were selected based on visual impact, communication of the principle, and artistic merit.