Patch Design Contest

Patch Designs since 2013
Ocean Exploration Trust

Your artwork could go on an ocean adventure aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus!

Students ages five to eighteen (5-18) can submit original artwork to be considered for the official Nautilus Expedition Season Patch and Sticker. The patch and sticker will be worn and displayed by members of the Corps of Exploration during our annual exploration cruises and represent the expedition season for the team.

Win a prize pack of patches and stickers if your design is selected. 

Your patch design should include “E/V Nautilus”, “2021”, and “Pacific Ocean”, and one or more of our 2021 exploration themes: 

  • Science: geology, marine biology, or chemistry
  • Technology: the ship Nautilus, our ROV Hercules & Argus, or the multibeam mapping sonar 
  • Role modeling careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the arts, and maritime fields.
  • Exploration: 95% of the ocean remains unexplored. In 2021, the Corps of Exploration will explore the Pacific Ocean along the coast of North America and into the Central Pacific around the Hawaiian Islands.

Deadline Extended!  Designs must submitted by May 1, 2021. Print the Patch Design Circle or create a design digitally within a 7in circle to get started!

Submit design online

Print design application


Past Contest Winners & Official E/V Nautilus Expedition Patches

2020 - Amber Boothby
2019 - Mihaila Owen
2018 - Bella Miller
2017 - Sintayehu Shannon
2016 - Gustopher Miller
2015 - Wan Lok Yiu
2014 - Krisheree Shimamoto
2013 - Catherine Tadlock
2012 - Madeline Gates
2011 - Emma Tarpley

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