Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Sharks Rule: Art Contest Engages AWARE Kids Globally

Sharks Rule: Art Contest Engages AWARE Kids Globally

Sharks are sleek, mysterious and cool. Project AWARE Foundation is celebrating these magnificent creatures with a year-long, global art contest for children ages 3 -12.

Sharks have ruled the oceans for about 400 million years – keeping our oceans healthy and in balance. But now, about 100 million sharks are killed each year by humans. And some of our favorites, including the plankton-eating whale shark and great white are threatened with extinction.

How can you become involved? Participate in the AWARE Kids ‘Sharks Rule!’ art contest and share your appreciation of these amazing animals. Which shark is your favorite? The mysterious goblin shark, the powerful great white or the fascinating hammerhead shark? There are more than 400 shark species to choose from.

Three winners will be chosen from each global region and age group – 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Artwork will be judged by Project AWARE and associates.

Selected winners will receive a special Shark Ambassador Plaque along with a certificate and global recognition on the AWARE Kids site.

All entries must be received by your local Project AWARE office by 6th November 2009.

Lesson plans, games and activities on sharks and their importance to our ecosystem can be found in the AWARE Kids Teachers Guide (available as a free download on the AWARE Kids website, DVD and AWARE Kids activity book. Project AWARE encourages teachers to use the AWARE Kids materials and art contest as classroom tools to discuss the critical role of sharks in our ecosystem.

For additional details and contest rules visit

Project AWARE Foundation,
a registered nonprofit organization, works in direct partnership with divers and water enthusiasts to conserve underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. To get involved in environmental activities and make a lasting difference visit

Project AWARE

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