Schools & Educators

Marine Litter Art Competition

Closing date for submissions Monday 21 January

Suitability: Key Stage 2, 3 & 4

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In recent years, it’s become widely recognised the most pervasive and dangerous type of marine litter is plastic. A totally man-made product, plastic does not biodegrade in nature – instead it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. In 2018 it was discovered that we too are polluted by micro-plastics which we consume in our food and water. This Marine Litter Art competition involves students visiting their local beach where they will collect some marine litter and turn it into a piece of marine-wildlife themed art. The winning pieces will be used to highlight the issue of marine litter at Ulster Wildlife events around the coast in 2019. 
Entrants to this competition must create an original piece of 3D artwork which is themed on marine wildlife. 
Entries must contain actual marine litter collected from a local shore.
This competition is open to any student in Northern Ireland enrolled in primary or secondary education, including those in home education.


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Ulster Wildlife Trust