Saturday, November 7, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Youth Ocean Conservation Film Festival Winners!

The annual Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition engages young people from across the country in sharing ocean conservation messages through film. Each year, students use this competition as an opportunity to highlight important conservation issues and emphasize the importance of taking action to protect marine environments and their inhabitants.

This year, we received many great entries and our excited to announce the winners of the 2015 competition: 

Elementary School:
“Sea Kids Make a Difference” – by Ryan M.
“Take 10 for Turtles” – by Landon P., Trent T., and Stephen S.

Middle School:
“Oysters – Canaries in the Coal Mine” – by Isabella G. and Lauren E.
“The Real Shark Attack” – by Derek P., Brian W., and Taylor B.

High School:
“The Jetty: A Documentary” – by Brooke W.
“Man and Manatee” – by Christian P., Lilly T., and Molly P.

Our 2015 winning films will be screened to the public during our Community Ocean Conservation Film Festival on Friday, November 13 at 6:30pm at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL. This event is free but seating is limited so be sure to RSVP at:

We would also like to recognize the following Honorable Mentions from this year’s competition:
“Better Days” – by Leah F.
“From Oceans to Beaches” – by Katherine C.

A big thanks to all of our Youth Ocean Conservation Film Competition participants for their dedication and commitment to protecting marine ecosystems!

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