Sunday, 23 April 2017

Entries invited from middle and high school students from around the world to participate in the 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest!

This year’s theme is Ocean Pollution: Challenges & Solutions.

This is an international Contest and is open to eligible students worldwide.

There is no fee to enter the Contest.

Awards will be presented in each of the four categories at both middle school and high school levels:

Grades 9-12
Grades 6-8
Gold Award
Silver Award
Bronze Award
Gold Award winner's school

10 Honorable Mention Awards
3 Teacher Recognition Awards

Last date: June 19, 2017, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET).

Middle School 6th-8th grade, or International or Homeschool Equivalent

High School 9th-12th grade, or International or Homeschool Equivalent

An Individual, meaning that you are the sole creator of your submission; or
A Group. Groups can be of unlimited size, but you must provide the name of each group member. There will be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group. Awards will be given to the group as a whole.

All visual interpretations of the theme are welcome in this category, including painting, drawing, prints, digital art, sculpture, photography, and much more.

All pieces of written and spoken poetry which interpret the prompt are acceptable in this category, whether just a single poem or a collection.

All forms of written interpretations of the theme (except poetry) are acceptable in this category. Feel free to write fiction, nonfiction, personal memoirs, analytical essays, nature writing, political advocacy, op-eds or news articles, or any other form of prose.

All types of cinematic interpretations of the theme are acceptable in this category, from PSAs to short films to educational videos and much more.

Further information regarding the requirements for each category, guidelines and submission of entries are available at



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