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Kids Competition – Do you have what it takes to become the Gold Coast’s first Young Whale Warrior?

Our Kids Competition is looking for a Young Whale Warrior

Spirit of Gold Coast is searching for an energetic young person, motivated to take on the title of Young Whale Warrior and help spread the word about these wonderful, majestic creatures.

Launched on July 10, the competition looks to crown the city’s most passionate young defender of these Gentle Giants. Often threatened, these marine creatures are seeking the help of inspired young guardians aged between 8 – 12 years old, from primary schools across the Gold Coast. All you need to do is submit a drawing, video or written entry and tell Spirit of Gold Coast why you are passionate about helping whales!

The contest is being kicked off by a series of educational talks in schools by Spirit’s resident Marine Biologist Zara King, who’s looking to engage the local youth within the community in the hopes of encouraging a love and better understanding of these placid mammals.

“The search is aimed to foster and promote Gold Coast’s next generation of marine-life guardianship and conservation. We’re lucky to have the humpback highway on our doorstep, and feel it’s our responsibility to create opportunities for our youngsters to connect with and to protect this natural phenomenon” ~ said Ms Del-Bianco – Spirit Hostess & Deckhand

Kids Competition

Young Locals Kane Peters, Milly Morgan and Summer Peters feeling inspired as they put fin-ishing touches to their entries. Picture: Jerad Williams


Entries have already been enthusiastically submitted. Siblings Kane and Summer Peters with friend Milly Morgan are excited about the competition and the prospect of becoming the first Young Whale Warrior for the Gold Coast.

Humpback Whales are my favorite because they just splash all over the ocean ~ said Kane Peters.

Season Pass

Entries are coming in fast!


Family Season Pass Prize

The winner and their family will receive a Family Season Pass and get to spend as much time as they want on the Spirit of Gold Coast vessel this season! They will also receive a prize pack which includes a t-shirt, hat and the ultimate day alongside our on-board Marine Biologist Zara King.

Any opportunity to share my knowledge with the younger generation is so important as they are the future. We need them to help us protect these natural wonders and to pass the message on ~ said Zara King

Spirit’s awareness crusade continues with a range of activities planned throughout the duration of the campaign, to help promote support for conservation and protection of humpback whales.

So if you think you or someone you know may have what it takes to become the new spokesperson and young defender, share this article and submit your entries for the competition to Spirit Whale Watching. Entries can be anything from an artwork in many formats ranging in drawings to paintings and digital to video or even writing, the more creative the better.

Conditions do apply. The competition is open to primary school students between Year’s Three to Year Six. Entries for the Young Whale Warrior competition should be submitted to

The closing date for all entries is August 28. For more information, visit or phone 07 5572 7755.

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