Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest For Students Worldwide 2024 ( Up to $1,500 Cash Prize) | Apply Now!

The 2024 Ocean Awareness Contest, titled ‘Tell Your Climate Story,’ aims to inspire individuals to become climate witnesses and share their own distinct stories about climate change. It invites participants to creatively convey their personal encounters, perspectives, and understanding of the changing climate. This contest provides a platform to deepen one’s understanding of the climate crisis, and its effects on families and communities, and to reflect on individual responses to our rapidly evolving world.

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest For Students Worldwide

Eligibility Requirements

  • The Ocean Awareness Contest welcomes students aged 11-18 from all over the globe to take part. Participants are divided into two categories based on their age:
  • Junior Division: Ages 11-14
  • Senior Division: Ages 15-18
  • Students can enter the contest individually or as part of a club, class, or group, regardless of size. All students must provide the contact information of an Adult Sponsor, such as a teacher, parent, or mentor. However, students who have already commenced their college or university studies are not eligible to participate in the contest.


  • Acquire knowledge about the relationship between climate change and its impact on our changing world by exploring Bow Seat’s Resource Studio. Learn about environmental issues, discover artists and organizations taking action, and find ways to get involved.
  • Develop valuable skills in communication, critical thinking, creativity, and environmental advocacy by using your artwork to raise awareness for important environmental issues.
  • Build your portfolio and create art in your preferred medium or explore new artistic mediums. Improve your resume by adding a certificate of participation.
  • Showcase your artistic talents to a global audience through art exhibitions, publications, social media campaigns, and scholarships. Bow Seat amplifies the voices of diverse youth to promote dialogue and engagement in environmental conservation and advocacy.
  • Join a global community of over 30,000 young individuals who share a passion for the ocean, environmental justice, and climate action. Help expand the world’s biggest collection of youth environmental artwork.
  • Unlock special opportunities, such as the Future Blue Youth Council, and potential roles as Bow Seat interns or Contest judges, available to past program participants.
  • Have the chance to win cash awards of up to $1,000.

How to Submit And Submission Requirements

Submissions are accepted in:

  • Visual Art: Handcrafted
  • Visual Art: Digital
  • Poetry & Spoken Word
  • Creative Writing
  • Film
  • Performing Arts: Music & Dance
  • Interactive & Multimedia

To participate, students are required to create an account and submit their work using the online system. If submitting multiple works, only one account needs to be created. Please note that Bow Seat does not accept submissions by email or physical mail. The deadline for submissions is June 10, 2024.

For More Information visit the Official Webpage of the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest.    

Application Deadline

June 10, 2024.

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