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📰 MDL Marinas announces Marwell's Zany Zebras Competition

Last year, MDL Marinas teamed up with Marwell Wildlife to announce MDL’s involvement in the public art extravaganza, Marwell’s Zany Zebras, which will take place this summer. 
For ten weeks throughout the summer, starting on 16th July, zebra sculptures will inhabit the streets of Southampton, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild zebras and how the Southampton business community can make a difference.Following the success of Go! Rhinos in 2013, Marwell’s Zany Zebras promises to be even bigger and better.  
To celebrate the involvement in this year’s event, MDL Marinas is holding a fantastic competition inviting people to get their creative juices flowing and submit a design of an ‘Under the Sea’ creature.Local artist Tom Joyce, has innovatively designed ‘Zebastian the Seabra’, a Grévy’szebra sculpture painted with over 100 fun and unique cartoon sea creatures including a catfish, swordfish and jellyfish. The winningcreation will be included in Tom’s final painting on ‘Zebastian the Seabra’ for all to seeand receive anannual family pass toMarwell Zoo. The top three entries will also all receive family day tickets to Marwell Zoo and the Southampton Boat Show.
Marwell’s Zany Zebras aims to raise money for charity, promote local business and encourage local tourism. After the event, all of the sculptures will be sold at auction with proceeds going towardsconservation of these animals and other wildlife plus give support to communities living in the arid landscapes of northern Kenya.
Adrien Burnand, Head of Marketing at MDL,commented: “We are delighted to be a part of Marwell's Zany Zebras campaign. It’s a fantastic way of raising awareness of the conservation work MarwellWildlife carries out to protect endangeredGrévy’szebras. MDL has six marinas in the Solent which play an integral part in the life of the city and we can’t wait to see ‘Zebastian the Seabra’ featuring the winning artwork.”
Kirstie Mathieson, Project Manager for Marwell’s Zany Zebras, said: “Marwell’s Zany Zebras will showcase Southampton and all the city has to offer, including the beautiful marinas. Art trails of this nature provide a great vehicle for tourists and we are delighted that MDL is engaging the surrounding community with their ‘Feature your Creature’ campaign, a unique opportunity to be part of an amazing piece of art.”
If you would like to be in with a chance of having your ‘Under the Sea’ creation included as part of MDL’s Feature your Creature campaign and the opportunity to win fantastic prizes please visit:
Please submit all submissions to:
    • Tom Joyce Zebastian the Seabra side view

    Tom Joyce Zebastian the Seabra side view - Photo Credit: Marwell Zoo

    • Zany Zebras logo

    Zany Zebras logo - Photo Credit: Marwell Zoo

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