Marine Litter Art Competition

26 April 2018

Registration still open for schools' competition on the pathways of litter from land to sea

Schools across Scotland have been reminded that there is still time to register for the 2018 Marine Litter Art Competition.

Blair Drummond Safari Park has partnered with Keep Scotland Beautiful and Eco-Schools Scotland to challenge school children to create a piece of artwork which raises awareness of the issues of litter in our oceans.

The winners will receive a VIP experience at the Safari Park and will see their work on display as part of an exhibit for World Oceans Day 2018.

Heather McLaughlin, Community Projects Officer from Keep Scotland Beautiful Comments: 

A staggering 80% of the litter in our seas comes from land and we're challenging pupils to create a piece of art to raise awareness of the marine litter problem.

The competition is open to school children of all ages and the entries can be  paintings, photographs, sculptures or poetry. The more imaginative, the better!

 

Schools can find more information about the competition and register their interest by visiting www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org

The closing date for the competition entries is Monday 21st May 2018.   

All winning entries will be unveiled at Blair Drummond Safari Park on the 9 and 10 June, and winners will be invited to see their work on display.  The overall winning group will receive a backstage experience at the park, which will include meeting the keepers and the opportunity to see behind the scenes.