Empowering youth to connect, create, and communicate for our blue planet

Creating
Climate Hope

Youth worldwide created nearly 5,300 works of Visual Art, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Music, Poetry, or Prose for the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest!

Creativity in Conservation

Our programs inspire ocean conservation through creative investigating and making. We believe art is a powerful way to explore issues impacting our oceans, connect more deeply with nature, and bring communities together to care for our blue planet.
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Meet a Judge: Christopher Kondrich

June 30, 2020

Bow Seat's Ocean Awareness Contest judges are artists, writers, environmental scientists, historians, marine educators, poets, filmmakers, composers, science communicators, and...

Q&A with Bow Seat’s Intern Akhila Bandlora

June 22, 2020

What’s your name? My name’s Akhila Bandlora! My first name means total or complete, and my last name is after...

Thousands of Youth Share Their Visions and Stories of “Climate...

June 17, 2020

And that's a wrap on the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest! We have once again broken participation records, with nearly 5,300 submissions...

Events

June
8
Webinar: How Can You Speak for the Ocean?
Virtual
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June
15
2020 Contest Deadline
Worldwide
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June
20
World Oceans Day Youthathon
Virtual
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Cara Fritz
Age 14, Massachusetts

“The Ocean Awareness Contest was incredibly interesting and exciting to me because it was a way for me to combine my passion for creative writing, my love of the ocean and interest in its ecosystems, and my desire to make a positive change in the world.”