National Geographic Kids

Posted by OCVA / November 5, 2008

National Geographic Kids Magazine in partnership with explOREGON: The Pacific Ocean offered kids the chance to win a trip to explore the Oregon Coast.

To enter, kids ages 6-14 each submitted a drawing and a letter of 100 words or fewer explaining what they would see, do and explore if given the chance. The contest was open to those that had never been to the Oregon Coast and also to those that had already been. If they had already been their letter was to highlight favorite memories of their previous trips. One winner from each category received an all expense paid trip to the Oregon Coast in July 2008 for themselves and their families.

Here are the top 20 entries from over 800…

The first winner was Adam Carr ~

Adam Carr age 9 from Tampa, FL
Adam Carr age 9 from Tampa, FL
Adam Carr
Adam Carr

The second winner was Lucy Swim ~

Lucy Swim age 14 from Marysvill, KS
Lucy Swim age 14 from Marysvill, KS
Lucy Swim
Lucy Swim

Honorable Mention

Wyatt Jordan from Briggsdale, CO

Wyatt Jordan age 9 from Briggsdale, CO

Wyatt Jordan

Wyatt Jordan

Ryan Sobel age 13 from Garfield Heights, OH

Ryan Sobel age 13 from Garfield Heights, OH

Ryan Sobel

Ryan Sobel

Ruth Bishop age 14 from Shreveport. LA

Ruth Bishop age 14 from Shreveport. LA

The Pacific Lapping at my toes – the sweet scent of the sea breeze – the faint calls of snowy plovers- Oregeon definitely appeals to my senses. A trip to Oregon would be the experience of a lifetime. I have always wanted to visit the Pacific Coast because of the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. If I had the opportunity to visit Oregon I would definitely explore the tidepools and lighthouses; observe various animals like sea lions, puffins and sea otters: and fly kites and roast smores on the beach. Oregon – a state of exotic beauty. an explorers paradise – one awsome trip.

Ruth Bishop

Noah Schomburg from Northfield, MN

Noah Schomburg from Northfield, MN

Noah Shomburg

Noah Shomburg

Morgan Landis age 11 from Swannanoa, NC

Morgan Landis age 11 from Swannanoa, NC

Morgan Landis

Morgan Landis

Mitch Nolte age 13 from Anniston, AL

Mitch Nolte age 13 from Anniston, AL

Mitch Nolte

Mitch Nolte

Mackenzie Carlson age 13 from Duluth, MN

Mackenzie Carlson age 13 from Duluth, MN

Mackenzie Carlson

Mackenzie Carlson

Kyra Lythgoe age 14 from Sandy, UT

Kyra Lythgoe age 14 from Sandy, UT

Kyra Lythgoe

Kyra Lythgoe

Kiera Porter age 13 from Bay City, MO

Kiera Porter age 13 from Bay City, MO

Kiera Porter

Kiera Porter

Anthony Doyles age 14 from West Valley City, UT

Anthony Doyles age 14 from West Valley City, UT

Anthony Oyles

Anthony Oyles

Ben Villnaveage 13 from Danville, NH

Ben Villnaveage 13 from Danville, NH

Ben Villnave

Ben Villnave

Carmela Chaney age 10 from Pheonix, AZ

Carmela Chaney age 10 from Pheonix, AZ

Carmela Chaney

Carmela Chaney

Caroline Meyer age 13 from Cincinnatie, OH

Caroline Meyer age 13 from Cincinnatie, OH

Caroline Meyer

Caroline Meyer

Daniel Carr age 11 from Tampa, FL

Daniel Carr age 11 from Tampa, FL

Daniel Carr

Daniel Carr

Jainine Taira age 13 from Olney, MD

Jainine Taira age 13 from Olney, MD

Jainine Taira

Jainine Taira

Jennifer  Popp age 10 from Kailua, HI

Jennifer Popp age 10 from Kailua, HI

Jennifer Popp

Jennifer Popp

Jocelen Dunham age 13 from Glendale, AZ

Jocelen Dunham age 13 from Glendale, AZ

Jocelen Dunham

Jocelen Dunham

Kathleen Hu age 8 1/2 from Fredrick, MD

Kathleen Hu age 8 1/2 from Fredrick, MD

Kathleen Hu

Kathleen Hu

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