From The Bow Seat has announced its 2015 Ocean Awareness Student Contest, which now includes middle schools as well as high schools.  This year’s theme “Our Oceans, Our Plastic” allows students to explore and interpret the connections among the ocean, plastic pollution, society, and themselves.  Students can submit work in one of four categories:  Art, Poetry, Prose, and Film. Cash prizes range from $250 -$ 1,500 for students, teachers, and schools.  Registration began September 15. For more information go to