Southern California Coast Painting

©Gardner Symons


The California Coastal Commission has announced their 2017 California Coastal Art and Poetry Contest for K-12 California students.

Contest Information

Who: All California residents in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate. There are five grade categories for awards in both art and poetry: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th grade.

What: The art and poetry must have a California coastal or marine theme to be eligible. Please refer to the Contest Guidelines on the entry form, and the contest page at for complete rules. Art entries: please include a short statement of a paragraph or less on how the coast or ocean inspired your creation.

When: Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2017.

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