Bow Seat has recently opened its 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest to once again bring the attention to Ocean Pollution through creative works done by students.
The Ocean Awareness Student Contest is for middle and high school students who want to use their creative skills – in the Art, Poetry, Prose, or Film divisions – to communicate ocean science and take a stand for environmental issues.
The 2016 theme is “Making Meaning out of Plastic Pollution” with over $80,000 in prizes and scholarships. Top winners and their schools receive $1,500 and opportunities to exhibit and publish their work.
This is an interdisciplinary contest that weaves together ocean awareness, creativity, and advocacy. Advocacy means taking a stand for something you believe in. It requires problem-solving skills, assertiveness, and most of all, knowing when to call the world to action.
The Ocean Awareness Essay Contest was launched by Linda Cabot in 2011 as a companion to her film, “From the Bow Seat”, an environmental documentary she filmed while sailing the Gulf of Maine with her family, including her two teenaged daughters.