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

We All Rise

The 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest will recognize 20 Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o/e youth artists with the new $750 We All Rise Prize. Submit Visual Art, Creative Writing, Film, Multimedia, Music, Dance, Poetry & Spoken Word by June 14th.

10th Anniversary Timeline

2021 marks our 10th annual Ocean Awareness Contest and 10 years of inspiring young ocean caretakers through creative expression. Check out our new interactive timeline to learn more about our program history and exciting milestones!
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10 Student Stories to Celebrate 10 Years: Sophia LaPalme

April 8, 2021

In celebration of 10 years of Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest, we are showcasing some of the young artists who...


March 26, 2021

Dear Bow Seat community, It has been a difficult month in a trying year. In the U.S., we are reeling...

Diving Into Water Conservation

February 17, 2021

By Olivia Baud Have you ever wondered where your water comes from? I’ll admit, I hadn’t until a few months...


We Rise: How We Use Art to Uplift Our Stories
Water Wednesdays Webinar Series
On View
Art Exhibit at New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
Kimberly Renick
Science Teacher, Timberlane Middle School

“The Ocean Awareness Contest engaged my students in learning, adding a real-world element to last year’s climate change-human impact science unit. All students were excited by the creative connection to the science curriculum allowing them to display their learning in unique ways. As a teacher, I was thrilled to witness how the students dove into their research eager to learn more about the problems and possible solutions.”