The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about ocean issues through art-making and creative communication, and where teens can explore their relationship to a changing world and become advocates for environmental action.
Organised by From the Bow Seat, this year’s contest asks you to explore the theme “Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis”, and call for young artists, thinkers, and activists who are concerned about the future of our human and natural communities to use their creative voices to explore, express, and advocate for issues related to climate change and our oceans.
There are six categories:
• Visual Art
• Interactive and Multimedia
An individual or group (ranging from two people to an entire class of students) may submit art. Each Individual or Group who submits to the contest must have one or more adult sponsors (usually, sponsors are teachers, a parent, or a mentor). Any student may submit (i.e., have their name included in) only one entry per category.
Deadline: June 15, 2020
There is no entry fee to participate!
It’s free to enter!
Who may enter ?
Open to students in middle school or high school worldwide (or International or Homeschool Equivalent).
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
Awards will be presented in each of the categories at both the Junior and Senior divisions:
• Gold Award: 1,000 USD (Junior) and 1,500 USD (Senior)
• Silver Award: 750 USD (Junior) and 1,000 USD (Senior)
• Bronze Award: 250 USD (Junior) and 500 USD (Senior)
• Honorable Mention: 100 USD (Junior) and 250 USD (Senior)
Moreover, there are several additional Awards available in 2020!