Event Date: Saturday, October 20
Event Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Schooling Room, Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

The 3D Marine Debris Art Contest aims to raise public awareness about the worldwide issue of garbage in our ocean. Around 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans every year from coastal regions. 

The 3D Marine Debris Art Contest is open to everyone, but presenting space is limited during the ArtSeaLab Festival. Art pieces should be no larger than three feet by 5 feet. To be included, art pieces must be delivered to NMFS Shelby Hall at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, October 26. Entries will be displayed on Saturday, October 27. Guests of the festival will be given tickets and coting will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will be tallied and winners will be announced that evening at 5 p.m.

Get a hand with your designs and help clean up the beach during the 3D Marine Debris Workshop on Saturday, October 20. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Schooling Room of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. 

The workshop will cover the effects of marine debris, offer suggestions on how to reduce marine debris, review the guidelines for the 3D Marine Debris Art Contest, and help you discover an artistic design for your piece. Around 10:30 a.m., a clean-up walk will be led along Dauphin Island's East End beach to collect items for the artwork. Participants may collect marine debris on their own time at a coastal location.

The afternoon workshop space will be available from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. after the clean-up walk for you to work on your piece. There will be limited materials such as hot glue, wire, and tools during this time. Please bring your own if possible. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Latour by email at jlatour@disl.org or call at 251-861-2141.