Youth Creative Arts Contest
This program aims to encourage middle school youth with creative interests to be inspired by the maritime industry and marine environment. Teens and pre-teens put their creative expression to good use in this annual contest where 15 winners are selected for FULL scholarships to local marine-themed summer camps. Students interested in environmental, recreational, technical careers in the marine industry submit drawings, crafts, photography, paintings, short stories, and poems for judging by a MICF panel.
Students receive scholarships to the Museum of Discovery & Science Ocean Explorers Summer Camp, the International Game Fish Association Learn to Fish Camp and the Gulfstream Sailing Club Learn to Sail Camp. The program is supported in part by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and opens for entry submission in February annually.