Last summer, in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation created the “Save Our Gulf” outreach campaign. In addition to raising $500,000 for Gulf of Mexico fisheries research, the GHOF teamed with the Sun-Sentinel’s “Newspapers in Education” program to create the “Save Our Gulf Art and Essay Contest.” The contest was open to students in first through 12th grades throughout South Florida, Pinellas and Escambia counties. Participants created an original work of art depicting the oil spill’s impact on marine life in the Gulf. The response to the contest was overwhelming, as hundreds of students of all ages and abilities submitted designs that reflected their desire to protect marine life and promote ocean conservation.
On Friday, June 10th, Guy Harvey will unveil hundreds of pieces of creative artwork that were submitted to the contest as part of the grand opening of the “Save Our Gulf” exhibition at the IGFA (International Game Fish Association) Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum. The exhibit is scheduled to be on display throughout the summer.
The unveiling ceremony is scheduled from 3:30 – 5:30PM at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum, located at 300 Gulfstream Way, in Dania Beach, FL. Following the ceremony, Guy will be making an appearance at the Bass Pro Shops location next door to the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum. That event is slated to last from 6:00 – 8:00PM.