Make a splash with whale shark design submission

Louise AllinghamPilbara News
The next International Whale Shark Conference will be held in 2019 in Exmouth.
Camera IconThe next International Whale Shark Conference will be held in 2019 in Exmouth. Credit: The West Australian, Michael Wilson

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.

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