Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Environment, Ocean Sciences, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Jun 15, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

2020 Theme | Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis

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.

The 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest is a call for young artists, conservationists, makers, thinkers, and activists who are concerned about the future of our blue planet. Join thousands of youth around the world in our annual program that raises awareness about the climate crisis and potential solutions, uplifts youth voices for ocean conservation, and inspires hope and action through art, creative media, and storytelling.

Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis invites students to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action.

Submissions are accepted in:
  • Visual Art
  • Film
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • *NEW* Interactive & Multimedia
Students may submit one entry per category, meaning that you may enter up to six pieces, one in each category. If you submit more than one entry in a category (for example, two poems), those additional entries will not be counted or judged.

All 2020 Contest results will be announced in January 2021. Winners and their sponsors will be notified via email before the results are publicly announced. Bow Seat judges are artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and of course, ocean-lovers! Each year, we also invite a cohort of Bow Seat student alumni and emerging artists to participate in Contest judging. Meet the team at bowseat.org/about/our-team. Judges consider: • How well submissions address the annual theme of the Contest; • Demonstration of artistic voice, originality, and imagination; • Craftsmanship, including quality, technique, and skill in chosen medium; attention to detail; and accuracy of communicating issues; • If a submission meets category requirements (such as length, file type, etc.). Judging begins immediately after the Contest ends, and we take the time to fairly judge each and every entry to the Contest. We receive thousands of entries, and our team of judges puts in thousands of hours of cumulative work each year reviewing your submissions. We know that you’re anxious to hear Contest results. We take an enormous amount of pride in the care we put into the Contest, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to do so!
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://bowseat.org/programs/ocean-awareness-contest/overview/

Managing Organization: Bow Seat

Contact:

info@bowseat.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>This is an international Contest and is open to students ages 11-18 who are enrolled in middle school or high school (or the homeschool equivalent) worldwide. Proof of age, identity, or eligibility may be required. • Students ages 11-14 may enter the Junior Division. Students ages 15-18 may enter the Senior Division. Please enter the age division based on your age at the time of entry. • 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 with their submission. See pages 16-17. • Entries may be submitted by an individual or group of unlimited size. If you submit as a group, there must be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group. All of the names of the group members must be listed in the submission. Award money will be split evenly among the group members. • Any student may submit (i.e., have their name included in) only one entry per category. Therefore, a student may have a maximum of six different submissions, one in each category.</li> </ul>

Registration Closes
Jun 15, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

2020 Theme | Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis

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.

The 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest is a call for young artists, conservationists, makers, thinkers, and activists who are concerned about the future of our blue planet. Join thousands of youth around the world in our annual program that raises awareness about the climate crisis and potential solutions, uplifts youth voices for ocean conservation, and inspires hope and action through art, creative media, and storytelling.

Process

Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis invites students to learn about the climate crisis and its impact on oceans; discover or imagine solutions at local, national, or global scales; and create work that explores hope in action.
Submissions are accepted in:
  • Visual Art
  • Film
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • *NEW* Interactive & Multimedia
Students may submit one entry per category, meaning that you may enter up to six pieces, one in each category. If you submit more than one entry in a category (for example, two poems), those additional entries will not be counted or judged.

Criteria

All 2020 Contest results will be announced in January 2021. Winners and their sponsors will be notified via email before the results are publicly announced. Bow Seat judges are artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and of course, ocean-lovers! Each year, we also invite a cohort of Bow Seat student alumni and emerging artists to participate in Contest judging. Meet the team at bowseat.org/about/our-team. Judges consider: • How well submissions address the annual theme of the Contest; • Demonstration of artistic voice, originality, and imagination; • Craftsmanship, including quality, technique, and skill in chosen medium; attention to detail; and accuracy of communicating issues; • If a submission meets category requirements (such as length, file type, etc.). Judging begins immediately after the Contest ends, and we take the time to fairly judge each and every entry to the Contest. We receive thousands of entries, and our team of judges puts in thousands of hours of cumulative work each year reviewing your submissions. We know that you’re anxious to hear Contest results. We take an enormous amount of pride in the care we put into the Contest, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to do so!

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://bowseat.org/programs/ocean-awareness-contest/overview/

Managing Organization: Bow Seat

Contact:

info@bowseat.org

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>This is an international Contest and is open to students ages 11-18 who are enrolled in middle school or high school (or the homeschool equivalent) worldwide. Proof of age, identity, or eligibility may be required. • Students ages 11-14 may enter the Junior Division. Students ages 15-18 may enter the Senior Division. Please enter the age division based on your age at the time of entry. • 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 with their submission. See pages 16-17. • Entries may be submitted by an individual or group of unlimited size. If you submit as a group, there must be one group leader who will serve as the contact person for the group. All of the names of the group members must be listed in the submission. Award money will be split evenly among the group members. • Any student may submit (i.e., have their name included in) only one entry per category. Therefore, a student may have a maximum of six different submissions, one in each category.</li> </ul>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Jun 15, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York