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.Our Story
i. the girl with sea foam fingers writes letters on napkins left on beaches like loose change, words stumbling down staircases of five-seven-five haikus — i want an ocean, the...never forget
Our student gallery showcases art, poetry, prose, and film from past Contest winners. Read, watch, admire, and share!View Gallery
Alumni Spotlight: Young Women in STEM
July 31, 2018
by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern As the summer is quickly wrapping up, I was able to squeeze in two...
Alumni Making Big Waves
July 15, 2018
by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern Earning awards in Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest is just one of the many...
Bow Seat Alumni Discover New Passion for Environmental Science
July 9, 2018
by Lily Bermel, Future Blue Intern In the past month, I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to interview many Bow Seat...
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.”