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The Ocean Champion Challenge

The national Seaweek “Ocean Champions” Challenge requires entrants to undertake a specific action to help solve a problem in the marine environment. There are two award categories – Junior (under 16) and senior.

Enter the ‘Ocean Champion Challenge’ using our online form and tell us your creative ideas for improving our marine environment.

Junior entrants will describe their challenge in the entry form and share their challenge with the local community in some way; maybe a physical town noticeboard, on their school blog or a Facebook page. Entries will all go into a prize draw for a selection of fantastic spot prizes.

Senior entrants will also outline their challenge in the entry form and share their challenge publicly. We would love to see engagement with the community surrounding the senior entrants challenge, so share your website or blog with us and social media handles by tagging us (@nzaeeseaweek). Voting will take place online during February to choose the winner, who will receive a prize package equivalent to at least $500 from the  New Zealand Coastal Society in support of their work.

Nominees will all be featured on the Seaweek website and social media channels and the winners will be announced at the Bill Ballantine Memorial Lecture on Thursday March 5th.

We would like to be able to celebrate the work of passionate ocean advocates and share their stories. We hope everyone finds it as inspiring as we do, because we can all be ocean champions if we rise to the challenge we set ourselves.

Seaweek 2020 is coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) supported by Foundation North, Department of Conservation, Fisheries New Zealand, New Zealand Coastal Society, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (Otago University), Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, The National Aquarium – Napier City Council, Kiwi North, Wild for Taranaki, New Zealand Coastal Society, Young Ocean Explorers, Experiencing Marine Reserves, Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Outboard Boating Club, Canoe and Kayak, Fish4all, Harper Collins Publishers and many local sponsors.

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Kia orakoutouOcean Lovers and Seaweek Supporters, There’s some new faces at the helm of Seaweek! We would like to announce that NZAEE is now working in partnership with Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC) to deliver Seaweek. MERC is located on the Southern end of Long Bay Beach, Auckland but the team at… Continue Reading

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OCEAN CHAMPION CHALLENGE 2020

What does it take to be an Ocean Champion? This year’s Ocean Champion competition requires entrants to undertake a specific Ocean Challenge to help solve a problem in the marine environment. If you or a group have an Ocean Challenge that you would like to undertake you could be our Ocean Champion 2020. Junior entrants… Read More

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We love these Rethink Reusable Fresh Produce Bags and all these other Rethink products and YOU can love them too! Don't have Rethink bags yet? These products are going to be up for grabs through our Facebook Competitions (coming soon) but you can also win these (and more!) through the Ocean Champion Challenge!

Preventing unnecessary waste by using long lasting, quality products is a win for the ocean and an important part of being a tidy kiwi!

Thank you to all the other organizations providing prizes (not shown in photos) for the challenge too: SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, New Zealand Coastal Society, Young Ocean Explorers, HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand, Ethique and Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR.
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What do you do with all the plastic you find on the beach? Does it end up in the bin or have you ever tried to give it a second life by turning it into a piece of art like Lorella here from Rethinking Plastic Revolution? Lorella was our 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge winner for her commitment to pick up 10,000 cigarette butts from all over New Plymouth, raising awareness that butts are plastic and not degradable and the biggest single item contributor of marine plastic pollution.

Have you thought about entering the Ocean Champion Challenge? Prizes available for Junior and Senior Entrants!! www.seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/

Thank you to all our sponsors of the Ocean Champion Challenge 2020: New Zealand Coastal Society, Rethink Reusable Fresh Produce Bags, Ethique, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Young Ocean Explorers, Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR, HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand
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