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'Jellyfish Reflection' by Tracy Richardson won the Marlborough category of our photo competition in 2014.
26 February 2015

Celebrating Seaweek 2015

It’s time to get snapping for the annual Cawthron Seaweek Photography Competition which kicks off this week ahead of national Seaweek next week.

Seaweek is the national annual celebration of the sea for New Zealanders, organised by the NZ Association of Environmental Education,” says Cawthron Institute Community Educator Cristina Armstrong. “It has a focus on celebrating our oceans and this years’ theme is ‘What Lies Beneath’."

Cawthron Institute, which is a world leader in marine and freshwater science, is organising a photo competition, public lecture and teacher workshop in support of Seaweek, which runs from 1 to 8 March.

Photo competition

The Cawthron Seaweek Photography Competition started this week and closes at midnight on Sunday 8 March. The competition is run through the Friends of Cawthron Facebook page. The photo competition started on Monday this week. People wanting to enter the competition need to ‘like’ the Facebook page, agree to the terms and conditions, post a photo and state the relevant category.

There are four categories to enter: beneath the surface, local treasures, pets and the children’s category (open to anyone aged 14 years old and under). This year’s prizes include a cruise with Whale Watch Kaikoura, a term of Swim Magic swimming lessons, stand up paddle board tours, books from Craig Potton Publishing and much more!

Public lecture and teacher workshop

On Thursday 5 March, Cawthron Institute Scientist Dr Joanne Ellis will be providing a free public lecture on her latest research on valuing marine and coastal ecosystems.

To register for this free event go to Eventbrite (search keyword ‘Cawthron’).

Cawthron’s Community Education team is also holding a teacher training workshop on marine ecosystems during Seaweek.

Find out more:

Contact our Community Educator Cristina Armstrong