2024 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest

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2024 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest

2024 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest now is over!

2024 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest: The Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest, international competitions for students organized by Bow Seat, is recently opened for entries in its 2024 edition and like every year invites middle and high school students from around the world to participate.

Short description

The 2024 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest - Tell Your Climate Story, encouraging students to become a climate witness and share their own unique climate story.

The Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change.

You are invited to creatively express your personal experiences, insights, or perceptions about our changing climate reality. Use this opportunity to learn about the climate crisis and how it impacts your family and community, and to examine your individual responses to our evolving world.

We all experience climate change differently depending on where we live. As global temperatures rise, our weather patterns change, causing heat waves, drought, flooding, hurricanes, and more. While Kenya endured a fifth year of drought, Pakistan experienced unprecedented floods. Wildfires in Canada and the US have become a regular summer occurrence, but for islands in the Pacific, like Kiribati, sea level rise threatens their land and freshwater resources.

Perhaps you did not get any snow days last year due to an uncharacteristically warm winter, or you couldn’t go to the beach due to harmful algal blooms. Maybe your favorite animal is at risk of losing its habitat, or your favorite foods are becoming harder to find at the grocery store. These are all symptoms of climate change.

Think about climate issues and solutions and consider how they have affected you or your community. Find something that resonates deeply with your experiences – perhaps a climate impact you witnessed, an initiative that you’ve participated in, or a source of strength and inspiration when thinking about the climate crisis. Share your personal climate story through art, writing, performance, film, or multimedia. What is the story that you’d like to tell?

Submissions are accepted in:

Visual Art
Poetry & Spoken Word
Creative Writing
Performing Arts: Music & Dance
Interactive & Multimedia

Who may enter?

Students ages 11-18 from around the world are invited to participate in the Ocean Awareness Contest. Enter the division based on your age at the time of entry:

Junior Division: Age 11-14
Senior Division: Age 15-18

Students can participate as an individual or as a club, class, or group of any size.


Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners, as well as Honorable Mention winners will be announced in each contest division. Several other special awards will be announced as well.

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