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2020 Ocean Awareness Contest

June 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bow Seat’s 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest is now open for submissions. Please share with your colleagues and students!

Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis
The 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest invites teens to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action.


  • Submissions accepted in: Visual Art, Film, Music, Poetry, Prose, and Interactive & Multimedia
  • Open to students ages 11-18 worldwide
  • Students can work as individuals or as a group/class/club
  • Hundreds of cash awards available, ranging from $50 to $1,500
  • Free to enter
  • Deadline: June 15, 2020

Visit our website for full details.

Check out our new Resource Studio, an expanded section of our website where you and your students can access curated resources for creative exploration and inquiry into issues related to the oceans and climate change, including articles, primary literature, lesson plans, quizzes, and inspirational media.

Educator Innovation Awards: If you bring the Ocean Awareness Contest into your classroom or program this year, we want to hear from you! Nominate yourself or a colleague for a $750 award. Learn more >

If you would like an Ocean Awareness Contest poster to hang in your classroom or flyers to give to students or colleagues, you can download or request some here.


June 15, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program