The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation supports this special EMR competition for young kiwis that have experienced the marine environment with EMR and display that passion and experience through art.
In addition to the EMR Action project prize, EMR picks a piece of art from each EMR region for the EMR annual competition trip to the Poor Knights. Here are example’s from the 2015 finalists and winning representatives.
"Bobby was young but he was passionate about the sea, marine life, art, technology, inventing and making things. He was energetic and lived life to the full. He was a very capable young man who had his life ahead of him when he was so tragically killed in a car accident at 16 years of age in 2001. Some time has passed since Bobby died and the family have decided that the formation of a charitable trust would in a sense be a living document to Bobby and in essence be an extension of what if he had lived."