Exhibit of Student Art & Poetry Contest Winners 2015

Group of dolphins underwater.

Roselene Chen, 8th grade

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News Release Date: September 17, 2015

Contact: Yvonne Menard, 805-658-5725

The winning entries from this year's California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest will be on display at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center through Sunday, November 15, 2015.

Each year, students throughout the state, from kindergarten through 12th grade, participate in this contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission.

The display includes 35 pieces of art and poetry that were selected as winners and honorable mentions from 2,529 entries.

The contest is held annually to encourage youth to reflect on the beauty and spirit of California's coasts and ocean. Through this effort, the California Coastal Commission hopes to inspire a greater sense of appreciation and stewardship for these natural places.

The Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center is located at 1901 Spinnaker Drive in the Ventura Harbor and is free and open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information about the contest and the Commission's other education programs, visit www.coastforyou.org or call 800-Coast4U.

The winning contest entries can all be viewed and are available for purchase at:

http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/poster/mm15/gallery1-2015.html



Last updated: September 18, 2015

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