Art Exhibit: 2020 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest Winners

Boston Sea Rovers is thrilled to showcase the winners of the 2020 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness contest

Child of the Sea by Dora Chen

This exhibit features the winners of the 2020 International Ocean Awareness Student Contest run by local nonprofit Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs.

Since 2011, Bow Seat’s annual Ocean Awareness Contest has encouraged young people around the world to dive into critical conservation issues—from oil spills and overfishing to plastic pollution and climate change—with a focus on humans’ roles as both problem-makers and solvers. Nearly 25,000 students from 133 countries and all 50 U.S. states have responded through visual art, creative writing, poetry & spoken word, film, music, dance, and multimedia submissions.

Bow Seat’s 2020 Contest, Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis, invited students to learn about climate change while discovering and imagining possible solutions. After engaging in art-making for the ocean, students connect deeply with environmental issues, develop a personal voice, and often become ocean advocates.

These powerful works by young artists, including some from several local communities, expose what is happening to our ocean; reflect on what it means to be a human in the 21st century; discover and advocate for solutions on personal and planetary scales; and inspire a culture of respect and action for all life on this blue planet.

Soaring Hope by Jingyi Yang

Know a middle or high school student who is into art, film, poetry or music and loves our oceans? Visit Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs for information about current contest.

Exhibit Hours:
Saturday, October 2, 9am-5pm and Sunday, October 3, 9:30am-3pm