The Marine Institute is celebrating our connection to the sea, and its importance to our lives, with its Sea to Me social media competition.

Patricia Orme, Joint Acting CEO of the Marine Institute

Patricia Orme, Joint Acting CEO of the Marine Institute.

To enter the ‘Sea to Me’ competition, simply share what the sea means to you on social media using the hashtag #SeaToMe.

Draw a picture, take a photo, upload a video, make some music, share a photo from a past holiday by the sea or favourite place along Ireland’s coast, write a poem, or use a quote to illustrate what the sea means to you.

The Marine Institute is offering some great weekly prizes inspired by the sea.

Patricia Orme, Joint Acting CEO of the Marine Institute said:

“With 1.9 million people in Ireland living close to the coast, the sea has an impact on all of our lives every day. Many people also rely on the sea for their livelihood, from fishing, tourism and transport to our seafood industry.

“To celebrate our connection to the sea, we are asking you to share what the sea means to you. Together, we can celebrate our seas and oceans and Ireland’s valuable marine resource.”

The Sea to Me competition is part of the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series.  Through Oceans of Learning, the Institute is working with Government Departments and organisations across Ireland, including Bord Bia;  Met Éireann;  Irish Chamber Orchestra;  Irish Naval Service;  SEAI;  NUI Galway;  UCC;  Maynooth University;  Irish Whale & Dolphin Group;  Codex Beauty;  Seavite;  GOAL, and the European Commission, to celebrate and highlight the vital role our ocean plays in all our lives.

For more information on Oceans of Learning and the Sea to Me competition, visit www.marine.ie 

Follow #SeaToMe and #OceansOfLearning on the Marine Institute Facebook page @marineinstituteireland, Twitter @MarineInst, and Instagram@marineinstiuteireland.

Check out some of last year’s Sea to Me competition entries at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF_6MuCFJyA

 

 

 

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