2019 Winners

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Message from the Founder, Linda Cabot
Gracias, Merci, 谢谢, Спасибо! We can only begin to express our appreciation to the student artists representing 69 countries who participated in this year’s Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest. Thank you for creating the world’s largest collection of student paintings, poems, songs, documentaries, and stories—all advocating for healthy oceans in a changing climate. Together you make a powerful collective statement. As cultural changemakers, your work acts like ripples that will inform and inspire people to make important changes in the world!
We are pleased and honored to present the 2019 class of Ocean Awareness Contest winners!
“Presence of Future” invited students from around the world to create artwork about a coastal or marine species, place, or system being threatened, altered, or lost due to climate change. These new creative works weave students’ personal experiences and memories, observations and speculations, and knowledge of climate science into a powerful collection exploring our intimate connection with oceans and marine life.
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High School Winners

All That’s Left Gwenan Walker

New Canaan, CT

in English, pteropod translates to
wing-foot,
sea snail,
sea butterfly.
too small to press against your ear
and listen for…

sea butterflies Cynthia Lu

Belmont, MA

Journey of a Green Sea Turtle: Cautionary Vignettes from Past, Present, and Future Hong Kong
Dingzheng Wang

Beijing, China

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Homecoming Yingjie He

Suzhou, China

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Rising Seas John Paul Rabusa

Phoenix, Arizona

Middle School Winners

Our Future Jane Zhang

Vancouver, Canada

we run the seas now.
the youthful and able,
we see through kaleidoscopes
& opportunity.
we grow up in this place…

Earthly Sins Dylan Sanders

Krum, TX

The Mother
Maria Sankeralli

Pointe-Claire, Québec, Canada

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The Fight for Earth Eran Yakar

Istanbul, Turkey

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Coastal Cities (Ocean’s Rising) Anish Aradhey

Harrisonburg, VA