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Civil Rights News | Jan. 25, 2024

Embark on an Artistic Voyage With the 2024 Student Art Contest

By Eddie Stoker, National Partnership in Education Program Manager Civil Rights Directorate

The Annual Student Art Contest is back and now accepting submissions for 2024! Students in grades K-12 across the Americas (North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean) are invited to embark on this voyage of artistic inspiration and creation. The Coast Guard workforce is encouraged to spread the word about the contest among their eligible children, coworkers who have eligible children, and schools in communities where Coast Guard members live and work.

Students living outside of the Americas and Caribbean can also participate if they have one or more parents on active duty in the Coast Guard. This year’s theme is “Navigating the Future of Safety and Sustainability.” Students can dive into the depths of their artistic ability and create an original poster that illustrates the urgent call for environmentally friendly technologies, steering us towards a sustainable future for shipping.

The annual student art contest is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). A total of twelve entries are selected as winners and of those twelve, two grand prize winners will receive a cash prize and a Coast Guard congratulatory package. For additional information, including how to enter the contest and for deadlines, see ALCOAST 023/24. You can view winning artwork from previous years on the Civil Rights Directorate website.