Youth worldwide created nearly 5,300 works of Visual Art, Film, Interactive & Multimedia, Music, Poetry, or Prose for the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest!
Creativity in Conservation
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 visual art, poetry, essays, music, and short films from past Ocean Awareness Contest winners. Read, watch, admire, and share!View Gallery
Meet a Judge: Christopher Kondrich
June 30, 2020
Bow Seat's Ocean Awareness Contest judges are artists, writers, environmental scientists, historians, marine educators, poets, filmmakers, composers, science communicators, and...
Q&A with Bow Seat’s Intern Akhila Bandlora
June 22, 2020
What’s your name? My name’s Akhila Bandlora! My first name means total or complete, and my last name is after...
Thousands of Youth Share Their Visions and Stories of “Climate...
June 17, 2020
And that's a wrap on the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest! We have once again broken participation records, with nearly 5,300 submissions...
Age 14, Massachusetts
“The Ocean Awareness Contest was incredibly interesting and exciting to me because it was a way for me to combine my passion for creative writing, my love of the ocean and interest in its ecosystems, and my desire to make a positive change in the world.”