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Funding & Recognition

Funding opportunities, grants, and recognition awards.

Ocean Ecology Contest

Apr 01, 2019

Entry

Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Working at the intersection of ocean science and arts education, Bow Seat’s award-winning programming emphasizes creative thinking and making in exploring the natural world. In 2011 founder Linda Cabot and her daughters embarked on a journey to film a documentary—From the Bow Seat—about environmental issues impacting the Gulf of Maine. After her experiences at sea, Cabot wanted to inspire and encourage young people to think carefully about the ocean, so she began the annual Ocean Awareness Student Contest in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association

Earth Science Teachers

Mar 15, 2019

Entry

Grants to Support Classroom Teaching of Earth Science

In honor of Dorothy Stout, the first female president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT), and her outstanding work and lifelong dedication to earth science education, NAGT awards professional development grants to K–12 teachers to support participation in earth science classes or workshops and field trips, attendance at professional scientific or science education meetings, and purchase of classroom materials.

Innovative Educator Grant Award

Mar 15, 2019

Entry

Recognition of Teachers Who Have Inspired Student Success

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program, sponsored by Voya Financial, provides grants to K–12 educators using new methods and techniques that improve learning. Each year 100 educators are selected to receive a grant to help fund their innovative class projects.

art competition students

Mar 15, 2019

Entry

Competition Honoring Outstanding Student Artwork

Hosted by Artists Network, Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition is open to artists anywhere in the world who work with traditional, two-dimensional media. The competition has five categories: Portrait/Figure, Still Life/Interior, Landscape, Abstract/Experimental, and Animal/Wildlife. To be eligible for an award in the Student/Beginner Division, young artists aged 16 years and older must not have been enrolled in a post–high school art program for more than six years and may not have pursued art on their own or in workshops or lessons for more than six years. The competition has five categories: Portrait/Figure, Still Life/Interior, Landscape, Abstract/Experimental, and Animal/Wildlife.

Mar 01, 2019

Entry

Art Competition Encouraging Preservation of the World’s Oceans

The Science Without Borders Challenge engages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.

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