Your artwork could go on an ocean adventure aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus! Dr. Robert Ballard and members of the Corps of Exploration will choose one drawing from a young artist 6-14 years old to be made into the official patch of the 2018 E/V Nautilus Expedition. Now accepting design submissions until January 31, 2018.
Your patch design should fall under one or more of our 2018 exploration themes:
- Science: geology, marine biology, chemistry, or archaeology
- Technology: the ship Nautilus, our ROVs Hercules & Argus or the multibeam mapping sonar
- Exploration: 95% of the ocean remains unexplored. In 2018, the Corps of Exploration will study the Pacific Ocean along the US west coast, Canada, and Hawaii.
Need a little exploration art inspiration? Check out some of our team's favorite designs from the 2017 Patch Design Contest.