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Seaweek 2011: Spotlight on Marine Science

National Seaweek 2011 Challenge 1
Primary School Challenge – Grades prep to 2

Theme: A marine scientist at work.

Focus: With this theme we aim to pose the question “What do you think a marine science looks like and does?” The videos and other information on the Seaweek 2011 section of the MESA web sit should help teachers (and others) provide children with background information on a range of marine scientists and show children the sort of tasks they carry out.

Format: Hand drawn sketch, painting, collage or mixed media (A5 web postcard format – maximum 500kB).

Entry Conditions:

  • A primary school teacher could enter on behalf of an individual grade. This teacher must be a MESA member ($40 per year, if you are not a MESA member you can simply join MESA as part of the Challenge entry process).
  • If more than one teacher per school (e.g. four grade 1 teachers in a school). In this case the school must be an institutional member of MESA ($80 per year, as before, you can simply join MESA as part of the Challenge entry process).
  • Non-school groups (e.g. home school groups) could also enter. The adult submitting the entry must also be a MESA member.
  • Maximum 5 entries per MESA membership (individual or institutional). As a result, teachers are asked to prejudge and select the best 5 artworks to enter.



Judging criteria:

1. Portrayal of a marine scientist doing their work.
2. Visual and artistic appeal.


  • Gould League marine reader prize pack for best three entries.
  • Best three entries plus a selection of highly commended entries will be posted on the MESA Seaweek 2011 web site.
  • Seaweek 2011 certificate for all entries.

Additional Prizes:

There may also be other state based prizes such as class boat cruises and visits to aquariums. Stay tuned to this web site for announcements.

Download Primary School Application Form

Next: Primary School Challenge – Grades 3 to 4  



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