Make a splash with whale shark de­sign sub­mis­sion

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle -

The Depart­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tions is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal artists to sub­mit a de­sign for the 2019 In­ter­na­tional Whale Shark Con­fer­ence.

Ex­mouth has been cho­sen as host for the next In­ter­na­tional Whale Shark Con­fer­ence, which is held ev­ery three years and brings to­gether 80 to 100 del­e­gates from around the world to dis­cuss whale shark science, man­age­ment and con­ser­va­tion.

DBCA whale shark con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cer Dani Rob said the com­pe­ti­tion was open to every­one.

“We want to get the com­mu­nity ex­cited about this event and get them on board and in­volved,” she said.

“To pro­mote one of our lo­cal artists on an in­ter­na­tional stage is go­ing to be huge.”

The win­ning de­sign will be cho­sen by the con­fer­ence or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee.

Ms Rob said com­pe­ti­tion judges would be look­ing for some­thing “eye-catch­ing” that rep­re­sents the unique­ness of the Nin­ga­loo World Her­itage coast.

En­tries close on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30.

Artists want­ing to sub­mit a de­sign are en­cour­aged to con­tact Ms Rob or Arvid Hogstrom on 9947 8000 or whale.shark@dbca.wa.gov.au.

Pic­ture: Michael Wilson

The next In­ter­na­tional Whale Shark Con­fer­ence will be held in 2019 in Ex­mouth.

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