October 9, 2014
Contact: Yvonne Menard
The winning entries from this year's California Coastal Art &Poetry Contest will be on display through Sunday, November 9,2014, at Channel Islands National Park.
Kindergarten through high school students from throughout the state participate in this contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission each year.
Honorable mentions came to two local students. Ventura third grader April Macias was recognized for her poem titled Ocean Sunrise and a middle school student Deandra Ulloa from Santa Barbara for a print of an octopus called My Talula. The display includes 30 pieces of art and poetry that were selected as winners from 2,331 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 Centeris 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.
Two winning contest entries can be viewed below and all are available at: