The International Seabed Authority (ISA) is launching two art competitions to celebrate the deep sea and its mysteries.

The competitions are open until 26 May 2023 and the winners will be announced on World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2023, during a special event held in Kingston, Jamaica.

For its local art competition, ISA is inviting all students under age 16 in Jamaica to submit drawings or paintings.

For its international art competition, ISA is calling for participants worldwide from age 16 up to submit drawings, paintings or digital designs.

The theme of the art competitions is “Mysteries of the Abyss”.

The winning artists will be awarded a prize and their artworks will be used to develop ISA’s 2023 greetings card and 2024 calendar.

Final designs should be submitted via email to by Friday, 26 May 2022 using the subject: “WOD Local Art Competition” or “WOD International Art Competition.” Within the body of the email, provide your contact details, including full name, age, school (local competition), and country as well as a short description of the artwork.

Please visit our World Oceans Day page for more information.

See the winners of the 2021 “Wonders of the deep” and 2022 “Deep-sea exploration” art competitions.