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Regional Competitions


Seaweek World Oceans Day Poetry Writing Competition for Hawkes Bay

Credit: John Cowpland / alphapix

To be held in Term 2 over April / May / June 2018
Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People” themed poetry competition with winning poems read at Seaweek World Oceans Day poetry reading night.
Entry forms on
Contact: Carol 833-5424 or email

Seaweek World Oceans Day Poetry reading night Thursday June 7 at 7pm
Experience the magic of listening to the winners of the poetry competition read their work alongside the fish at the aquarium!
Contact: Carol 833-5424 or email


Biennial Canterbury Seaweek Art Competition

Enter our biennial Seaweek Art competition. Great prizes to be won at each level.
Please submit by 4pm Friday 23rd February 2018 to Youth Engagement team, Environment Canterbury, P.O. Box 345, Christchurch 8140 or deliver to Christchurch office, 200 Tuam Street, 8am-5pm.

Create an art work that captures the essence of the theme for Seaweek. Ultimately your art work should demonstrate how healthy seas supports healthy people; this will help raise awareness to the connections between us, our society and the seas.

There are four categories:
• Primary a) Y1-4
• Primary b) Y5-8
• Secondary Y9-13

NOTE: All art work must be clearly labelled with Name of artist, Age category, Name of school and/or contact details.
School groups: Please note that only the best three art works from each category within your school will be accepted as we just don’t have the room or resources to cope with more. Whilst we encourage schools to get behind this competition we suggest that teachers run a competition within school to choose the 3 best entries to submit.
ECE groups: As per school groups BUT should you prefer to create a mural with your children please restrict the dimensions to 120x90cm.
Home-school & individual submissions: As for school groups, and only one submission per person.
For further information contact:
E: or M: 027 7030 772



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