The 2023 Ocean Awareness Contest encourages students to learn about both climate change and solutions to the climate crisis. We want to celebrate the work of countless everyday heroes fighting to make the world more habitable and just in the face of human-induced climate change.
Bow Seat Timeline
For more than a decade, Bow Seat has inspired young ocean caretakers through creative expression. Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about our program history and exciting milestones!View Timeline
Our student gallery showcases visual art, poetry and spoken word, prose, music, dance, short films, and multimedia projects from past Ocean Awareness Contest winners. Read, watch, admire, and share!View Gallery
Sharks: More Than a “Scary” Animal
March 13, 2023
By Ariana Piscoya, 2023 Future Blue Youth Council member Featured Image: “A Call for Change” by JieJie Yuan (New York, USA)...
Meet Isabella Campos: 2022 We All Rise Prize Winner and...
March 6, 2023
Hi! My name is Isabella Campos and I’m a high schooler from Florida. I am so excited to share my...
Introducing Bow Seat Social Media Intern Ajay Sawant
March 1, 2023
I am Ajay Sawant, a student, artist, writer, and ocean activist, and I am thrilled to join Bow Seat as...
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Bow Seat Student Artists at the Peabody Essex MuseumSalem, MA
Age 12, Maine
“After learning about litter, global warming, and invasive species last year, I realized that our ignorance has become a huge problem, and I knew I had to do something. I just didn’t know what. When my teacher told me about Bow Seat, I had my answer. It was a way for me to express my concern and send a message to people about ocean pollution in a creative way. We only have one Earth, and it is our job to take good care of it.”