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Corona Save The Beach art contest update

The contest brief is based around beach conservation and is helping to raise awareness of beach conservation and littering. The entries have been pouring in, with some incredibly inspiring photographs, painting and digital art. Below are some of the recent entries. Click the thumbnails to view full size on Deviant Art.


The Corona Save The Beach campaign is a pioneer environmental initiative to identify, clean up and preserve the beaches of Europe and educate the public about the importance of keeping beaches clean. The campaign is supported by the Foundation for Environmental Education and it’s Blue Flag programme, the quality seal awarded each year to beaches and marinas meeting strict environmental criteria. As well as running this art contest, members of the public were invited to send in their photographs or videos of dirty beaches they visit. In July 2009, Capocotta, a beach on the Roman coast, was the beach chosen by a public vote to be cleaned. Capocotta was shortlisted along with other areas including Puertito de Guimar in Tenerife, Spain, Heraclion in Greece and a beach in Norfolk, UK.

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Artists helping Corona Save The Beach

Corona Save The Beach have just launched an art competition on Deviant Art – inviting artists to create work on the theme of beach conservation, litter, pollution and green living. The winning works will be put on display on the Save The Beach website mid September.

Until then you can find out more on Deviant Art

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Interested in entering? Here’s the Artists Brief..

Artists are invited to enter artwork in any medium on the theme of beach conservation,litter and pollution. This could be sculptural – created from actual litter and debris you find at the beach, and then photographed (great examples of environmental beach litter art by artist Jane Rose can be seen here: [link]) or even create sand sculptures!
If you don’t live near a beach, you can submit photography, digital pieces, photo manipulations or traditional art depicting the plight of our beaches and the need to conserve them. You can also include text if you wish, or add Corona Save The Beach banners

More about the Project..

The Corona Save The Beach campaign is a pioneer environmental initiative to identify, clean up and preserve the beaches of Europe and educate the public about the importance of keeping beaches clean. The campaign is supported by the Foundation for Environmental Education and it’s Blue Flag programme, the quality seal awarded each year to beaches and marinas meeting strict environmental criteria. As well as running this art contest, members of the public were invited to send in their photographs or videos of dirty beaches they visit. In July 2009, Capocotta, a beach on the Roman coast, was the beach chosen by a public vote to be cleaned. Capocotta was shortlisted along with other areas including Puertito de Guimar in Tenerife, Spain, Heraclion in Greece and a beach in Norfolk, UK.
Start preparing your entries for the 2010 Corona Save the Beach campaign – get behind your local beach and it may be the winning beach to be “saved” by Corona.

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Surfers urge for action against beach and water pollution

Campaign group visits East Lothian town to explain need for year-round protection for surfers, bathers and wildlife.

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Environmental campaigners have arrived in East Lothian to launch a major initiative aimed at cleaning up the Scottish coastline.

The Surfers Against Sewage campaign group are calling on water companies and local councils to do more to protect beaches and say the public has its part to play as well.

The group have also called on Prime Minister Gordon Brown to support the campaign. They said the UK Government needs a strategy to tackle the increasing issue of litter.

Surfers urge for action against beach and water pollution

As part of the campaign group’s awareness-raising effort, members took to the surf off Dunbar on Monday to highlight the need to protect the beaches from pollution.

Andy Cummings, one of the campaigners, said: “As surfers we’re immersing and ingesting; that’s where the fun is. We’re wiping out, it’s a great laugh.

“Unfortunately, we can come into contact with these bacteria and viruses that get shoved up our noses, in our ears, so we need Scottish Water to treat the sewage all year round to a tertiary level.”

East Lothian boasts some of the most stunning stretches of coastline in the country, attracting thousands of visitors and sports enthusiasts every year. This makes the campaign message even more critical.

Hugo Tagholm, another campaigner who visited the East Lothian town, said: “More and more people are actually coming to the beaches with wet-suit technology with the amount of people who are passionate about surfing, riding waves – more are coming to use the water.

“People are exposed to these things throughout the year now so it’s a false economy that we’re actually just focusing on the summer to keep these areas clean. Actually all year round these areas need protection.”

Sam Christopherson runs a local surf school and is keenly involved in keeping the coastline clean. But even he remembers a time when it was a different story.

Mr Christopherson, from Coast to Coast Surf School in the Dunbar area, said: “There were issues where you could go into polluted water in certain wind directions, where you would come out and your face would be really itchy and feel really hot because of the pollution.

“Nowadays, we actually are surfing with dolphins and porpoises and things like that.”

Scottish Water said it has invested heavily in its treatment works around East Lothian and the quality of its bathing waters has risen sharply as a result.

Much has been done to improve the quality of the water and cleanliness of the beaches in the last decade.

Campaigners say they want to keep it that way.

Read original article from STV news here

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Corona save the Beach Campaign

The Blue Flag Programme is cooperating with Corona Extra on the Corona Save the Beach Campaign.

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Corona Extra is our new partner and has launched the project Corona Save the Beach (www.coronasavethebeach.org), with the help of top model Bar Refaeli, fashion firm Custo Barcelona and singer and eco-activist Xavier Rudd.

Created to rally beach enthusiasm, Corona Save the Beach will fully recover at least one beach a year. We would like you to watch this video and to log on to www.coronasavethebeach.org to participate and give testimony of the degradation of the beaches.

Read the original article from blueflag.org here

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