Calling All K-12 Artists and Poets!

The California Coastal Commission invites California students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. Up to 10 winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply or book store, and each winner’s sponsoring teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational supplies, courtesy of Acorn Naturalists.

All winners and honorable mentions will receive tickets for their families to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, courtesy of the Aquarium. Students may have their work featured on Commission web pages and materials, and winning entries will be exhibited throughout the state.

To be eligible for the upcoming contest, entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2012.

For rules and entry form (and helpful links for teachers and students), visit, call (800) Coast-4U or email

Contest flyers (PDF or hard copy) are available upon request.