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MDMR Announces Winners of 11th Annual Calendar Art Contest, Calendars Available Coastwide Dec. 16

BILOXI, MS – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has chosen the winners of the 2012 calendar art contest. The featured artwork was selected from over 1,500 entries submitted by third- through sixth-grade students from 33 schools in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. Students were asked to create artwork following the theme "Preserving and Enjoying Mississippi's Coastal Resources." The 2012 calendar showcases imaginative artwork as well as useful marine information. The original artwork will be on display near the Dillard's entrance at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi Jan. 10 thru Jan. 30. Afterward, the drawings will be displayed in the MDMR's main lobby at 1141 Bayview Ave. in Biloxi for the remainder of 2012.

Winners of the 2012 calendar art contest are as follows:

Months:

  • January, Christina Larson, age 11, Coast Episcopal School
  • February, Michael Burns, age 9, Coast Episcopal School
  • March, Corey Jennings, age 11, Bay Waveland Middle School
  • April, Andrea Franklin, age 10, North Bay Elementary School, Bay St. Louis
  • May, Ein Roberts, age 10, D'Iberville Middle School
  • June, Richard Barhonovich, age 10, Our Lady of Fatima
  • July, Destiny Martin, age 9, Jeff Davis Elementary School
  • August, Abby Brandenstein, age 9, Cherokee Elementary School
  • September, Breanna Beckner, age 10, St. Martin Gifted Center for Excellence
  • October, Dylan Beck, age 10, Our Lady of Fatima
  • November, Brandon Knue, age 10, North Woolmarket Elementary
  • December, Mikayla Roberts, age 12, Woolmarket Elementary School
  • Front Cover: Abby Brandenstein, age 9, Cherokee Elementary School
  • Back Cover: From left; Hanna Tran, age 9, D'Iberville Elementary School; Joey Green, age 10, Resurrection Catholic School; Raylen Ladner, age 10, North Bay Elementary School, Bay St. Louis

Thank you to the following schools for participating in the contest:

Anniston Avenue Elementary, Bay Waveland Middle, Cedar Lake Christian Academy, Central Elementary, Cherokee Elementary, Coast Episcopal School, Delisle Elementary, D’Iberville Elementary, D’Iberville Middle, Eastlawn Elementary, Gorenflo Elementary, Hancock North Central Elementary, Harper McCaughan Elementary, Jeff Davis Elementary, Magnolia Park Elementary, Nicholson Elementary, North Bay Elementary – Bay St. Louis, North Woolmarket Elementary, North Woolmarket Middle, Oak Park Elementary, Ocean Springs Middle, Our Lady of Fatima, Pass Road Elementary, Resurrection Catholic School, South Hancock Elementary, St. James Catholic Elementary, St. Martin Center for Gifted Excellence, St. Martin Middle, St. Martin North Elementary, St. Martin Upper Elementary, Taconi Elementary, Three Rivers Elementary, and Woolmarket Elementary.

The calendar, which was printed through grants from the Sport Fish Restoration and the Tidelands Trust Fund Program, highlights MDMR programs and contains sunrise/sunset times, moon phases and tidal ranges as well as reef locations, sportfishing records and boating safety tips.

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IMAGE CAPTION: The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources' "Preserving and Enjoying Mississippi's Coastal Resources" 2012 Marine Information Calendar features the artwork of elementary school students from all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The free calendar highlights MDMR programs and contains tide information, sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, reef coordinates, size and possession limits and information on boating safety, Mississippi saltwater fishing records and marine debris.

Images courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

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DMR Marine Information Calendars Available Coastwide Dec. 16
The MDMR "Preserving and Enjoying Mississippi's Coastal Resources" 2012 Marine Information Calendar features winning artwork of elementary school students from the Mississippi Gulf Coast is free and will be available Dec. 16 at the following locations while supplies last. Calendars will also be distributed to Coast bait shops. Please call the location of your choice for hours of operation.

Bay St. Louis:

  • The Sea Coast Echo, 124 Court St., 228-467-5473
  • Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, 412 Hwy. 90, Suite 6, 228-467-9048

Biloxi:

  • Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, 1050 Beach Blvd., 228-435-6149
  • Biloxi-D'Iberville Press, 819 Jackson St., 228-435-0720
  • Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, 1141 Bayview Ave., 228-374-5000
  • Mississippi State University Coastal Research & Extension Center, 1815 Popp's Ferry Road, 228-388-4710 (After Jan. 3)
  • Hope Community Credit Union, 188 Porter Ave., 228-374-1554

Gulfport:

  • The Sun Herald, 205 DeBuys Road, 228-896-2100
  • Gulf Coast Community Federal Credit Union, 12364 Hwy. 49, 228-539-7029
  • WXXV Fox 25, 14351 Hwy. 49, 228-832-2525
  • Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce Main Office, 11975 E. Seaway Rd., 228-604-0014

Pass Christian:

  • Pass Christian City Hall, 200 West Scenic Drive, 228-452-3311

Ocean Springs:

  • The Ocean Springs Record, 432 Porter Ave., 228-207-4709 (After Jan. 4)
  • Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Washington Ave., 228-875-0892
  • Ocean Springs Gazette, 2016 Bienville Blvd., 228-875-1241

Pascagoula:

  • Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 720 Krebs Ave., 228-762-3391
  • Wayne Lee's Grocery Store, 1317 Telephone Rd., 228-762-4101

Moss Point:

  • Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), 6005 Bayou Heron Road, 228-475-7047

The calendar contains handy information for Coast fishermen, such as tide data, sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, size and possession limits, information on Mississippi saltwater fishing records and much more. For more information, contact the MDMR at 228-374-5000.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at dmr.ms.gov.

Contact: Jennifer Goldman Leirer
Phone: (228) 523-4101

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