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Seaweek 2011: Spotlight on Marine Science

National Seaweek 2011 Challenge 4
High School Challenge

Theme: “If I were a marine scientist I would …..”

Focus: Based on the Seaweek 2011 theme ‘Spotlight on Marine Science’. With this challenge we aim to inspire or inform others about the significance and value of the work done by the many scientists whose research focuses on all things marine. The question we are posing here is “why is marine science research valuable to the community?”


  • A short (1 to 2 minute) video presentation (we are aiming for small group or a whole class projects here).
  • Recommended format MPEG-4 (mp4). Other acceptable formats Quicktime (.mov), Windows (.avi) and Windows Media (are wav).

Entry Conditions:

  • A high 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 3 entries per MESA membership (individual or institutional). As a result, teachers are asked to prejudge and select the best 3 videos to enter.



Judging criteria:

1. Realistic or creative celebration of marine science research.
2. Communication of key sustainability issues.
3. 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 High School Application Form

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