Adopt-a-Float Sticker Contest

2022 Sticker Contest

The 2022 Adopt-a-Float Sticker Contest has concluded and we have a winning entry and three honorable mentions. We were greatly impressed with all of the entries and thank you for your submissions! 

During the 2021-22 academic year, SOCCOM and GO-BGC held a sticker contest to help bring attention to the Adopt-A-Float program. With over 25 entries from three different schools, the outreach team selected a design from Bethany at Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo, CA for the sticker. Stone Valley Middle School 7th graders have adopted both a SOCCOM (Larry the Lion) and a GO-BGC (Squeezing Time) float. Both of these floats are scheduled for deployment in 2022/2023. There were an additional three sticker designs that were designated as honorable mentions. 

We will likely have another contest in 2022-2023 so feel free to get your students working on some ideas!

Bethany says:

 I painted this because it shows all the life in the ocean and the reason SOCCOM and GO-BGC made these floats was for a better ocean, and with a better ocean, there are healthier, happier, and more living things in the sea.

Float design by Bethany Liu Story about drawing: I painted this because it shows all the life in the ocean and the reason SOCCOM made these floats was for a better ocean, and with a better ocean, there are healthier, happier and more living things in the sea.

The 2022 winning sticker design from Bethany at Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo, California. 

Float design by Ryder, a senior at Oconomowoc High School

Float design by Ryder, a senior at Oconomowoc High School. Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The school has adopted a SOCCOM Float (Five-O-Float) which was deployed in March, 2022 from the RV Polarstern.

Float designed by Madisyn (6th grade) showing the sun and the moon and the float in the ocean.

This image represents a float in the ocean and sun rays on the outsdie half of the circle. With the other half, there is a moon. It shows the sun rays and the moon and the float going in the ocean for 24 hours day and night. Madisyn (6th grade) Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies. Mobile, Alabama

I chose to do my project to show how data is relayed and what information it gives. So at the top I added words as in nitrogen, pH, and acidity to show a few types of data it shows. I wanted people to be able to see that in my sticker. I also chose to use markers and use bright, cheerful colors to show how much adopt a float is helping us learn more about the ocean! And make people feel happy and hopeful when they look at my sticker. Lucy, 7th grade at Stone Valley Middle School. Alamo, California.

Float design by Bethany Liu Story about drawing: I painted this because it shows all the life in the ocean and the reason SOCCOM made these floats was for a better ocean, and with a better ocean, there are healthier, happier and more living things in the sea.