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

We All Rise

The 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest will recognize 20 Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o/e youth artists with the new $750 We All Rise Prize. Submit Visual Art, Creative Writing, Film, Multimedia, Music, Dance, Poetry & Spoken Word by June 14th.

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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Spring is a Time for New Beginnings

April 29, 2021

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and this season at Bow Seat, we bid farewell to our longtime colleague...

Classroom Resources for Educators Exploring Water Topics – Remote Friendly...

April 23, 2021

In this new normal of online and hybrid learning, we realize that adaptable resources centering creative expression are needed to...

Bow Seat’s 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest Endorsed by UNESCO as...

April 16, 2021

We’re excited to announce that our 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest has been endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...


Water Wednesdays Webinar Series
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Art Exhibit at New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
We Rise: How We Use Art to Uplift Our Stories
Isabella Hollis
Age 17, Texas

“Through my artwork, I hope to reach out to people that I would never have gotten the opportunity to reach otherwise. Hopefully this will inspire support for our cause of reducing – and eventually eliminating – ocean pollution.”