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Coast Guard Student Art Contest

Every year, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) partners with the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS) to celebrate talented artists throughout the Americas in the K-12 Student Art Contest. Students that enter the contest create a poster that represents an environmental theme as identified by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day.

Below, you can find the artwork of the finalists and the two grand-prize winners from previous years.


Art depicting a drawing with vibrant colors of several ships in the water with buildings and port containers along the bank of the water, along with a larger ship with the words green ship tech.

2022 Theme "New Technologies for Greener Shipping"

USCG Student Art Contest 2021 Results

2021 Theme "Seafarers: At the Core of Shipping’s Future”


USCG Student Art Contest 2020 Results

2020 Theme "Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet.”


USCG Student Art Contest 2019 Results

2019 Theme "All Aboard! There’s a Place for you in the Maritime Community.


USCG Student Art Contest 2018 Results

2018 Theme "Better Shipping for a Better Future.