COMPETITIONS

National Competitions

Ocean Champion Challenge

What: Shark Conservation Competition

Where: Online competition with information on both the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s official website as well as our Facebook page.

When: Entry into the competition will be via email or Facebook from Feb 29 – March 8

Details: Throughout all of Sea Week, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s will be searching for Aotearoa’s biggest shark fan! If you love sharks, and think that they need to be protected, then we want to hear from you – you could win yourself a FREE SHARK CAGE EXPERIENCE for two people!

Submit a one paragraph summary of why you LOVE sharks and why we should take care of them either via email to learn@kellytarltons.co.nz or via Facebook by commenting on one of our posts regarding the competition. Entries close 9.00am on the 8th of March with the winner announced that same day. 

Regional Competitions

Canterbury Seaweek Ephemeral Art Competition

What: Ephemeral Art Competition (Canterbury)
Where: For children and young people within the Canterbury Region only.
When: 16 December ’19 – 10 March 2020 @ 5pm
Details: Create an ephemeral art work using what you find at the beach, in the estuary or on the sea that expresses the theme for Seaweek 2020 – ‘Connecting with our seas: Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au / I am the sea, the sea is me’.
There’s something about being a New Zealander… we’re drawn to the beaches and the seas beyond! And there’s nothing better than creating art when at the beach – making sand or driftwood sculptures is such fun – or bringing found objects back from a time at the beach & creating ephemeral art at home! Check out the art some children made back in 2016 on Sumner beach.

Once you have created the art work, photograph it and send it in using this form. Entry is free.
There will be 1st, 2nd & HC in prizes in these categories:
• Pre-school /ECE
• Years 1-4
• Years 5-8
• Years 9-13

COMPETITION CONDITIONS
1. Entries close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 10th March 2020
2. All entries must be uploaded using https://forms.gle/wBnEVnfnuxT93uxX9
3. Please enter your details including name, phone number, email address, plus the title of your art work into the online form.
4. Entrants will also need to tick the consent box in the online entry form to give authorisation for photograph(s) to be displayed publicly.
5. Entries are limited to 6 entries per ECE or school class, or 2 per person if entering as an individual.
6. All entries will be judged anonymously.
7. Judging will take place between 12-18th March with the winners notified shortly after. Winning entries will be displayed from the 20-29 March at the EnviroHub in The Kiosk at The Christchurch Botanic Gardens as well as via Seaweek & Youth Engagement and Education Facebooks.
8. If two people work on an art work together, and enter jointly, any prize received will have to be shared
9. Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant(s)
10. The competition is open to anyone except the judges & organiser of the competition.

Free. All entries must be uploaded using this form.

Contact jyc497@gmail.com with any queries.

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