Spanish Shawl Nudibranch by Avi Jagdish, 4th grade, Lakewood

Youth Art Inspired by California's Ocean and Coast


California Coastal Commission 2015 K-12 Art & Poetry Contest


California students' art and poetry will be on exhibit from November 28, 2015 through January 31, 2016 at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The students are the winners of the 2015 California Coastal Art and Poetry Contest for kindergarten through 12th grade students, sponsored by the California Coastal Commission. 

The California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest is held annually to encourage youth to reflect on the beauty and spirit of California's beaches and ocean. Through this effort, the California Coastal Commission endeavors to inspire a greater sense of appreciation and stewardship for these natural places.

Entries for the 2016 contest must be postmarked by January 30, 2016. More information about the contest and the Commission’s other education programs may be found at
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