The Department of Conservation (DOC) encourage children ages 3 to 12 years to enter the Seaweek Pictures and Stories Competition “My connection to the sea” now underway.
The Seaweek theme this year is “Back to the Future” the culture, history and traditions of the sea, Kia kaha tangata moana. The competition is an opportunity for children to tell us why the sea is important to them, their family or community says Seaweek Regional Co-ordinator, Trudi Ngawhare.
“Kids are asked to create a picture, a story or both. It might be that they love the sea for surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking, marine life, snorkelling or they have camping memories, traditions, culture or history to share. Everybody has a story to tell.”
“The winning entries will receive voucher prizes being $20 for preschool age category, junior and senior $40 each. All entries will be on display for Seaweek at the local library from 26 February to 6 March 2011.”
“The sea and marine life are a big part of our living, past, present and future, celebrate Seaweek by sharing your stories!” says Ms Ngawhare.
Seaweek 26 February to 6 March is an annual, national celebration that provides great opportunities to get involved and celebrate our magical, but fragile coastlines and marine environments.
Entry forms are available from the local DOC office.
Entrants can submit entries by e-mail, post or at the DOC office with the competition closing at 3pm on Thursday, 24 February 2011.