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From the Bow Seat’s 2014 Ocean Awareness Student Contest encourages high school students to learn about plastics and how they affect the marine environment and living organisms.  The contest allows students to share their newfound knowledge through writing, artwork, or an advocacy video.

Three sets of prizes will be awarded, i.e., one for each category of ESSAY, ART, and ADVOCACY.  Students can win $1,500 for First Prize, $1,000 for Second Place, $500 for Third Place, plus $250 for 10 Honorable Mentions.  In addition, the First-place winners’ high schools will receive $1,500, and three teachers will be presented with Teachers Recognition Awards of $750 each.   

Entries will be accepted through 15 June 2014. See for contest rules and submission requirements.