"Arts en plastiques
pour l'Océan"

Plastic Arts for the Ocean

The “Arts en plastiques pour l’Océan” contest invites students to create works of art from used plastic materials. Open to all classes from cycle 1 to 4, it raises students’ awareness of plastic pollution, which endangers all forms of marine animal and plant life, with serious consequences for human societies. The contest also provides an opportunity for students to discover the issues related to marine sustainable development.

Each winning class receives a financial grant enabling the students and educational teams involved to continue developing their project, linked to the fight against marine pollution.

The competition is part of the partnership agreement between the Fondation de la Mer and the French Ministry of Education.

Calendar 2022-2023

  • Opening of the registration for the competition: October 3, 2022
  • Closing of registrations: May 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM
  • Jury for the selection of the winners: from May 16, 2023 to May 30, 2023
  • World Ocean Day Announcement of the winners: June 8, 2023

Presentation sheet – FR

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Launch of
the first competition
from 32 academies
young people mobilized with
the 2019-2020 competition

The Ocean the students drew takes the shape of Hokusai’s Great Wave: this work, a symbol of the unleashing of nature, shows a large, deadly, aggressive wave. And lost in the middle of the plastic, we placed a glass bottle, synonymous with hope and memory of an ocean such as we want to preserve it. All of my students were involved in the project, so it was very meaningful.

Madame Domergue
Madame Domergue,
Les Baux Elementary school, Poussan (Hérault, France)
1st prize elementary school 2020

Winners Gallery

This competition is open to all students from cycle 1 to cycle 4, from public or private schools and colleges under contract, in metropolitan France and overseas.