Scholarships available through student climate change art contest

Jan 6, 2022

Dartmouth students ages 11 to 18 with a good sense of humor and a passion for fighting climate change are eligible to win up to $2,000 in scholarships from Massachusetts non-profit Bow Seat, the organization announced this week.

The scholarships will be awarded to the winners of the group’s 2022 Ocean Awareness Contest, “The Funny Think about Climate Change,” which invites students to create pieces that subvert expectations for what climate change messaging typically looks like through approaches such as humor, satire, parody, irony, and positivity.

Submissions will be accepted in a wide range of media including: visual art, poetry and spoken word, creative writing, performing arts (music and dance), film and multimedia.

Students can earn general scholarship awards of up to $1,500. All contest participants from the South Coast, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket will be automatically considered for the South Coast, Cape & Island Awards ($250). Those who reside in Massachusetts will be automatically considered for the Bay State Award ($250).

The contest is free to enter and the deadline to make submissions is June 13.

For more information about the Contest, visit