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

Congratulations 2021

Water Rising invited students to tackle issues like access to safe water, drought and flooding, displacement, and food insecurity. View the powerful new collection of Visual Art, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Music, Dance, Poetry, Spoken Word, and Creative Writing from young creators around the world.

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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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest:...

November 16, 2021

Message from Founder and President Linda Cabot As we wrap up the 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest, the COP26 climate conference...

Bow Seat Announces Student Winners of Global Environmental Arts Competition...

November 16, 2021

(Featured Student Artist: "Unusual New Coming" by Roy Kim, 17, California) (Boston, MA) – Today Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs...

10 Student Stories to Celebrate 10 Years: Duy Quang Mai

October 28, 2021

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


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Bow Seat at the Huntsman Marine Science Center
St. Andrews, Canada
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Art Exhibit at New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
Milan Chander
Age 11, California

“This program has been a great opportunity for me to become passionate about a real issue plaguing our world. I hope my writing inspires others to recognize their roles as the keepers of the ocean.”