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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest


Our Oceans in  a Changing Climate
A Creative Challenge for Students Worldwide
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 may participate.

Awards
Awards will be presented in each of the categories at both the Junior and Senior divisions:


Junior DivisionSenior Division
Gold Award$1,000$1,500
Silver Award$750$1,000
Bronze Award$250$500
Honorable Mention $100$250
Sponsor
Recognition Awards
$750$750

Eligibility and Categories
This is an international Contest and is open to students in middle school or high school worldwide.
Students from around the world are invited to participate in the Ocean Awareness Student Contest. Enter the division based on your age:

Junior Division: Age 11-14 before the Contest deadline June 18, 2018

Senior Division: Age 15-18 before the Contest deadline June 18, 2018

Participants under the age of 13 must have a parent or legal guardian complete a Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Parent/Guardian Consent Form and upload it as part of their submission.

Submission Categories
ART
All visual interpretations of the theme are welcome in this category. Your work may be in any medium, including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, sculpture, photography, and much more.

Submission Requirements:
You may submit up to 3 photos/views of your artwork
Files should be JPGs, PNGs, GIFs, or PDFs. We cannot accept .zip files
Make sure your files are high resolution, not crooked, and can easily be viewed
Required Reflection:
Include the title of your work, a personal reflection of up to 250 words, and a bibliography (any style) citing any ideas, facts, quotes, or existing media used in your artwork that are not your own. The file should be a Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF.

Using Others' Artwork for Inspiration
We encourage you to learn from and be inspired by other environmental artists and designers as you create your piece. If your Art submission is influenced by someone else's work of art, or if your submission uses someone else’s image/artwork/photograph, you must give credit to the original source in your bibliography.

POETRY
All pieces of written and spoken poetry which interpret the theme are acceptable in this category.

Submission Requirements:
Files should be a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document
Submission length:
Junior Division: no more than 1 page
Senior Division: no more than 2 pages
Include the title of your work in this document
Please include a bibliography (any style) of any ideas, facts, and quotes that are not your own. Your bibliography does not count towards your page count.
Your submission should be written in English
Required Reflection:
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

Video (optional):
You may include a video of you performing your poem. If you choose to submit a video, please note that it should be in the following format:

No more than 3 minutes in length
Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo. Provide the video URL in your online submission form. Do NOT submit a Word or PDF document with a link to the video.
Name your upload as: “2018 Ocean Awareness Student Contest (Poetry) – Poem Title”
Paste your reflection and bibliography into the video description

PROSE

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.

Submission Requirements:
Files should be a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document
Submission length:
Junior Division: 3-5 pages
Senior Division: 5-8 pages
Your submission should be written in English
Include the title of your work in this document
Document should be in 12pt font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins
Please use in-text citations (parenthetical or footnotes, in any style) and include a bibliography (any style) for any ideas, facts, and quotes that are not your own. Your bibliography does not count towards your page count.
Required Reflection
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

FILM
All types of cinematic interpretations of the theme are acceptable in this category, from animations to short narrative films, and much more.

Submission Requirements:
Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo and provide the public URL on the submission form
2-4 minutes in length
Include a title and credits in the film itself for any information, images, audio, or video clips that are not your own
Name your film as “2018 Ocean Awareness Student Contest (Film) – Film Title”
Paste your reflection and bibliography into the video description
Ensure that your video is not private
Your submission should be in English
Required Reflection:
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

MUSIC
Submissions may include audio documentaries, song parodies, or original compositions in any musical genre.

Submission Requirements:
Submission should be no more than 4 minutes in length
Record a video of yourself performing the work. The video may include other images or video, but must contain footage of your performance.
Upload your performance to YouTube or Vimeo and provide the public URL on the submission form
Include a title and credits in the film itself for any information, images, audio, or video clips that are not your own. If you create a song parody, you must credit the original songwriter.
Name your film as “2018 Ocean Awareness Student Contest (Music) – Song Title”
You may include lyrics as captions in the video
Paste your reflection and bibliography into the video description
Ensure that your video is not private
If your submission has lyrics, you must upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document of your song lyrics (in English). If your song is performed in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation of the lyrics.
Required Reflection:
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

Last date: June 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET)

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