As a Bow Seat program alum, you are part of a global community of nearly 10,000 young people who have used their creative voices to speak on behalf of our ocean. For many of you, participating in the Ocean Awareness Contest or Marine Debris Advocacy Competition was your first step into the world of environmental conservation and activism, opening your eyes to your own power to make a difference.
Build on this power and passion by staying connected with the Bow Seat community and exploring opportunities to dive in deeper to ocean conservation, artivism, and environmental action.
HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED WITH BOW SEAT 👇
Be Social! 👋
“Takeover” Bow Seat’s Instagram
Want to share your creative work or ocean adventures with Bow Seat’s global community? Sign up for a “takeover” of Bow Seat’s Instagram! Learn more >
Tell a Friend 📣
Do you know other young artists, writers, activists, and ocean-lovers? Share Bow Seat with them! By giving young people a platform to express their ideas and think creatively about ocean conservation, we hope to inspire a wave of action around the world. Bow Seat alumni have helped with outreach efforts like handing out flyers and hanging posters, writing a story for their school paper, or volunteering at our events!
Share Your Story
Write a post or record a video (“vlog”) about your experience creating art for the ocean, and we will feature you on our Blog! What inspired you to participate in a Bow Seat program? What did you learn? How did you change? How are you involved in ocean advocacy or conservation now? Get in touch >
Get Bow Seat Swag
Show your love for Bow Seat by purchasing an organic cotton t-shirt or reusable bag! 100% of proceeds from your purchase goes towards scholarships for future student winners of our programs. Shop now >
Participate… Again! 🎨
Yes, you can make another piece for the Ocean Awareness Contest or design another campaign for the Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition as long as you’re still enrolled in middle or high school and between the ages of 11-18! We have students who have participated several years in a row, growing their skills as an artist and voice as an ocean advocate.