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The 2024 Ocean Awareness Contest – Tell Your Climate Story – encourages you to become a climate witness and to creatively share your personal experiences, insights, or perceptions about our changing climate reality. Use this opportunity to learn about the climate crisis and how it impacts your family and community, and to examine your individual responses to our evolving world. The Contest deadline is June 10, 2024.

U.S.-based Black, Indigenous, and/or Latine youth are especially encouraged to participate and are eligible for special awards!

Bow Seat Timeline

For more than a decade, Bow Seat has inspired young ocean caretakers through creative expression. Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about our program history and exciting milestones!
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Bow Seat and the Future Blue Youth Council Announce the...

February 16, 2024

In 2021, Bow Seat collaborated with our Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC) to launch the Fellowship Grant Program. Established by...

Green Literature: Inspiring Change Through Words

February 5, 2024

By Tafadzwa Ashely Gore, 2024 Future Blue Youth Council member Featured Image: “The Book of the Earth” by Denis Avdic...

Introducing: Bow Seat’s 2024 Future Blue Youth Council!

January 8, 2024

Please join Bow Seat in giving a warm welcome to the 2024 Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC)! Selected from an...


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Kathy Chen
Age 15, Ontario, Canada

“After participating in the Contest, my perspective on climate change definitely widened. I learned so much and have grown as an activist. By creating artwork with my research and passion, I realized that art can be a global communicator and a way we can exchange ideas without any language barriers. I can use my art skills as a voice and as a tool to inspire others and to make a change.”