Ocean Blues & Brighton Dolphin Project: Drawing Competition

To celebrate the launch of Royal Pavilion & Museums new Ocean Blues website and celebrate National Marine Week (25 July – 9 August), Brighton Dolphin Project are launching a drawing competition where you can win fantastic ocean book prizes. 

Brighton Dolphins

The Sussex coastline is home to an abundance of marine wildlife and we are lucky to have not one or two, but three species of dolphin that are regularly spotted in our waters. These include Bottlenose Dolphins, that are here year round, and regular visitors in the form of Common Dolphins and White-beaked Dolphins.

Our coastline is also home to one of the smallest marine mammals, the Harbour Porpoise, and we have two seal species: the Grey Seal and the Harbour (or Common) Seal.

Brighton Dolphin Project

At the Brighton Dolphin Project, we research and study these Marine Mammals. Part of our work is based on recording sightings, where we ask people to report any sightings and tell us about their experience. However, before sightings can be reported, people need to understand what species are out there…

That’s where we need your help! 

We want to tell the residents of Sussex all about our amazing marine mammals and that begins by showing them what our dolphins, porpoise and seals look like.

  • Can you help us by drawing any of our six Sussex marine mammals we’ve illustrated here?
Bottlenose Dolphin drawing, courtesy of Brighton Dolphin Project, all rights reserved

Bottlenose Dolphin

Common Dolphin drawing, courtesy of Brighton Dolphin Project, all rights reserved

Common Dolphin

White beaked Dolphin drawing, courtesy of Brighton Dolphin Project, all rights reserved

White-beaked Dolphin

Harbour Porpoise drawing, courtesy of Brighton Dolphin Project, all rights reserved

Harbour Porpoise

Grey Seal drawing, courtesy of Brighton Dolphin Project, all rights reserved

Grey Seal

Harbour Seal drawing, courtesy of Brighton Dolphin Project, all rights reserved

Harbour (or Common) seal

Send a picture of your artwork to bdp@worldcetaceanalliance.org along with your name, age and contact details by 28 August 2020.

You can focus on any one of the six species or all of them if you prefer. As long as your drawing, painting or model contains one of more of the animals, we want to see it!

We will be selecting prize winners in age groups:

  • Up to 6 years 
  • 7 – 12 years
  • 13+ years

Prizes include

Winners will be displayed on Royal Pavilion & Museums’ Ocean Blues website.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing your creations.

The team at Brighton Dolphin Project.

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