Sea the Change Art Contest Winners & Submissions
By: Lorenzo Tuason- Heal the Bay Public Programs Intern
The long-awaited Sea the Change Art Showcase finally arrived! In honor of Earth month, youth summit participants reconvened at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium on April 15th, 2017 for a chance to share their art with the public and to receive awards and prizes for their work.
To recap, January’s youth summit provided students the opportunity to create their own projects that raise awareness about ocean pollution and solutions. The students were encouraged to submit original works of poetry, prose, art, or film, to the Sea the Change Contest and Bow Seat’s Ocean Awareness Contest. Create once, submit twice, and increase your chance of winning!
The Sea the Change Art Showcase was the culmination of the extreme efforts that students displayed throughout this contest. It was thrilling to see everyone appreciating each other’s masterpieces as each group exhibited very thoughtful considerations through their projects. We witnessed ideas conceived during the Youth Summit flourish into beautiful pieces of work that were seen today in this ocean awareness art showcase. Then, we shared a toast (with sparkling juice) to celebrate our efforts on making this planet better.
The Sea the Change Contest winners were announced during this showcase, however, everyone is truly a winner because all the participants did something greater than themselves and became advocates for ocean justice. BUT if you insist on seeing who really won, check below! All Sea the Change Contest submissions are listed and each is accompanied by a reflection explaining the concepts behind the work.
Grand Prize $150 – Hollywood High Key Club
First Runner-Up $75 – Mermaid Squad- Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences
Second Runner-Up $50 – Fallon Rabin- Thousand Oaks High School
Honorable Mentions (listed alphabetically)
Congratulations to everyone and best of luck in the Bow Seat Contest!