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

Future Blue

This new program offers mentorship and grants to youth developing projects that address water-related challenges in their local communities. Deadline to apply: August 1st!

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: Kellen Vu

July 14, 2021

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

Young artists protecting our oceans – an interview

July 8, 2021

Everyday Grit: When Bow Seat launched their first ocean conservation contest, they received 68 student essays. In the 10 years...

Introducing the Future Blue Youth Webinars: A Closer Look Into...

June 30, 2021

By Ainsley Cunningham, Future Blue Youth Council member Featured artwork: “Dreamer,” Leo Kubota, Arizona The Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC) has been...


Completing a Grant Application: Tips and Tricks
Community Projects Webinar
On View
Art Exhibit at New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
Opefoluwa Sarah Adegbite
Age 13, Woldingham, United Kingdom

“Before participating in this Contest I didn’t know much about ocean pollution, and to be honest, I’m still not an expert on the subject. But when I was writing my poem, I felt like I was part of the ocean.”