– New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is looking for young artists to participate in a drawing contest for a calendar entitled "Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me." The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is open to all Connecticut students currently in grades K-6. A panel of judges will choose two first place and two honorable mention winners from each grade as this year's award recipients. Their artwork will be featured in a calendar in 2020.
Participating classes, schools, and individuals are asked to select one drawing per eligible grade to submit for judging and mail them to NESS no later than April 5, 2019. Individual children may submit a drawing on their own if the class or school is not participating. The contest is a great opportunity for parents and teachers to provide their students with a hands-on experience and to educate them about Long Island Sound and its watershed.
In last year's competition, over 2,000 talented young artists from across the state participated in the contest.
For full contest rules, please visit nessf.org/long-island-sound-calendar-contest
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New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS),
is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, powerboating, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit www.nessf.org