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About Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs: Bow Seat is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit whose mission is to educate and engage youth in ocean conservation and advocacy through the arts. Bow Seat’s annual Ocean Awareness Contest, now in its tenth year, has engaged more than 18,000 middle and high schoolers from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries in ocean education and activism through the creative arts. Bow Seat has awarded over $425,000 in scholarships to help advance teens’ creative talents and passion for the environment. Visit for more information about Bow Seat’s programs, educational resources, and collection of student artwork and creative media.


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Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs Announces Student Winners of Global Arts Competition Highlighting Climate Hope

More Released on November 17, 2020

Bow Seat Launches the 2021 Ocean Awareness Contest

More Released on September 18, 2020

Bow Seat Announces Student Winners of International Climate Change Art Contest

More Released on January 7, 2020