Marina DeBris's winning photo for this week (yes that's really the last name!)

Ever wanted to just leave it all behind for a few weeks and hop on a sailing boat somewhere in the south pacific for 10 days? Now’s your big chance! The Chaco Waves for Change art contest is now accepting digital submissions of artwork that demonstrates our world’s addiction to single-use plastic. They’ve teamed up with Wend Magazine and 5 Gyres to offer this exciting opportunity. From January 3 through March 13 just submit a digital image of your plastic-inspired artwork here and each week we’ll select a winning plastic-purposed artistic contribution. You can submit a new contribution each week-–as long as the artistic medium differs from that of your previous contribution. The Grand prize: roundtrip airfare and a 10 day sailing expedition leaving from Tahiti to the Cook Islands. Read more