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Calling Ocean Artists! Nautilus Patch Design Contest

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.

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