Today: Gulf of Maine King Tides Photo Contest


Today’s the day: go take a photo at high tide!

Join in the second Gulf of Maine King Tides Photo Contest, taking images of the extreme high tide around midday on October 28, 2015. For more details on submitting photos, see their Participate page.

In conjunction with the Contest, communities are encouraged to organize their own King Tides events—helping people envision future changes. These could include photographic excursions, signs marking future sea levels, street theater, and gallery exhibits.

More information at

Film Release and Student Essay Contest

“From the Bow Seat” , new documentary on the Gulf of Maine is a “a film of exploration with gems of ocean learning throughout”

The Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association (GOMMEA) has announced a collaborative effort to increase ocean literacy and student awareness of the Gulf of Maine, the rich marine ecosystem bounded by the coasts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and the Canadian Maritimes. The 30-year-old local chapter of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) is partnering with independent film maker Linda Cabot to promote and share the film, “From the Bow Seat.” The film profiles a “voyage of discovery” of a mother and her teenage daughters as they seek out people engaged in understanding and protecting the living resources of the Gulf of Maine.

For details visit From the Bow Seat

or contact Susan Ryan:

Linda Cabot and Kristie Jochmann:

Multimedia Contest for Students Age 15-24

Oceans 2030: Youth Outlook is a multimedia – photo, video and art – contest for youth to share their vision for our oceans over the next 20 years. The contest is being organized as part of the National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) Our Changing Oceans Conference. Winning entries will be showcased at the Waves of Change Ocean Expo at the Our Changing Oceans Conference in Washington, DC from January 19-21, 2011 and published online on the Encyclopedia of Earth.

Individuals or groups (of up to five individuals) aged 15-24 are invited to submit one of the following:

·         Photograph – digital photograph in high resolution as a .jpg, .png or .gif file

·         Video – short video (up to 5 minutes) uploaded via YouTube

·         Graphic Art – illustration or comic (up to 3 panels) in high resolution as .jpg, .png or .gif file

Each submission should also include up to 300 words outlining your vision for our oceans in 2030 and why?

Contact Lyle Birkey at with any questions.  Submission Deadline: November 22, 2010

To learn more about the Oceans 2030: Youth Outlook Contest, visit