Spanish Shawl Nudibranch by Avi Jagdish, 4th grade, Lakewood

Youth Art Inspired by California's Ocean and Coast


California Coastal Commission 2014 K-12 Art & Poetry Contest


The poetry of three San Diego students will be among that of 28 California students on exhibit from November 28 through January 19 at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The students are the winners of the 2014 California Coastal Art and Poetry Contest for kindergarten through 12th grade students, sponsored by the California Coastal Commission. 

The art winner from the Grades 1-2 category is Ashley Yu Ji from San Diego. Her painting, Family in the Deep Sea, depicts a group of squid swimming against a tranquil blue ocean backdrop.

The California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest is held annually to encourage youth to reflect on the beauty and spirit of California's beaches and ocean. Through this effort, the California Coastal Commission endeavors to inspire a greater sense of appreciation and stewardship for these natural places.

Entries for the 2015 contest must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. More information about the contest and the Commission’s other education programs may be found at
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