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Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition


Do you have a creative idea to fight plastic pollution? 

Bow Seat's international competition challenges middle and high school students to design and lead a creative project or campaign in their school or community that educates others and inspires action to reduce or prevent marine debris and plastic pollution. Students have an opportunity to earn awards of up to $5,000!

Past student projects have included: marine debris cleanups and trash sculptures; plastic pollution-themed art shows and events; environmental education programs for elementary students; awareness campaigns to refuse single-use plastic straws; partnerships with local cafes or grocery stores to reduce plastic bag usage... and more! 


  • Open to students ages 11-18 worldwide
  • Students can earn awards of up to $5,000!
  • Free to enter
  • Deadline to submit: June 17, 2019, but interested students should register project ideas early
  • For more information and to participate, visit: bowseat.org/marine-debris


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 - Plastic Pollution Events
 - Youth Focused
 - Online Event


Organization Name
Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
Organization Type
Conservation Organization
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Ages 12-18
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


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