Activating the next wave of ocean leaders through the arts, science, and advocacy

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Creativity in Conservation

Each year the Ocean Awareness Contest challenges teens from around the world to explore human impacts on our ocean’s health through Art, Poetry, Prose, Film, and Music.

Making Waves Through the Arts

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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Redhill School Art Students Impress the Judges

February 21, 2018

Sandton Chronicle: Redhill High School’s art students, Claire Donnelly and Grace Alter, recently took home merit award and a bronze award...

Meet a Judge: Jen Clinton Lisi

February 9, 2018

Bow Seat Judges are artists, writers, teachers, filmmakers, scientists, and of course, ocean-lovers! Meet Jen Clinton Lisi, one of our...

Niles West Art Teacher Wins Award in International Contest Focused...

January 19, 2018

Lincolnwood Review: To raise awareness of plastic’s impact on the environment, Deanna Sortino engaged her students in making art out...


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Juno Beach, FL
Party for the Planet
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
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.”