It’s time for all you coffee lovers to vote for your favourite piece of jelly-latte art during the Vancouver Aquarium’s Jelly Invasion Latte Art Contest.

Inspired by the Vancouver Aquarium’s latest feature, Jelly Invasion, some of the city’s most artistic baristas have been busy creating latte-art masterpieces. Known for the intricate designs they swirl into foam, local baristas have been invited by the Vancouver Aquarium to add jellyfish to the mix, as a fun way to showcase the beauty of jellies.

Now that the aquatic coffee creations are in, it’s time for you to choose your favourite piece of jelly-inspired latte art. Voters also have a chance to win two adult tickets to the Aquarium in a daily draw being held simultaneously with the contest from September 16 – 22. See the stunning samples and vote here!

The winner of the Jelly Invasion Latte Art Contest, to be announced the week of Sept. 23, will receive a special interpreter-led, behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquarium.

Jellyfish are among the Aquarium’s most photographed creatures because of their luminous bodies and the graceful, balletic quality of their movements. There are more than 15 different species currently on display at the Aquarium’s Jelly Invasion exhibit. Among the models the baristas might consider for inspiration are the lion’s mane, whose tentacles can grow to the length of a convoy of five public transit buses parked end to end – though that might require a dangerously huge cup of coffee – and the West Pacific’s tentacle-free spotted jellyfish. From moon jellies to blubber jellies, there are jellies to captivate every type of visitor, from the young to the young at heart.

Contest information can be found here.


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