2021 was the first year and first edition of the One Ocean Foundation Young Summit, here's how it went…
The first One Ocean Summit YOUNG took place at the Strehler Theater in Milan, where schools in the city and province were invited to participate in a morning completely dedicated to the ocean and young people. Speakers on this day dedicated to young people were scientists, researchers and water sports athletes of the caliber of Mauro Pelaschier, Furio Benussi, Max Sirena, Roberto d’Amico and Chiara Obino, who explained to the children how their passion for sea has become a profession. The panel of experts met with the young students in the room and online, in a debate on the life of those who work for the sea, and the future of the new blue professions. During the first YOUNG One Ocean Summit in Milan, the One Ocean Young Challenge was also inaugurated.
The One Ocean Young Challenge was open to all students of classes III, IV and V High School and is divided into 2 categories: Sea and Art and Sea and Words. Participation is open to individual candidates, but also to groups of up to 6 students. Thanks to the support of Canva, children will be able to present and tell their works graphically with an innovative digital storytelling tool. For each category, our jury of expert scientists, artists and journalists had chosen a winning work. The categories are as follows:
The Sea and Art challenge aims to visually tell the great connection between the sea and our lives, our cities and our future. Have you ever thought about how the sea affects and has influenced your life and how your life affects the sea? Tell us about it through your artistic technique, whatever it is, from sculpture, to drawing, to painting and graphics.
Conspirasea by Contessa Ilenia, Abdelkarim Dalia, Kiridiliyana Shemaya, Jibril Yumang, Coltellaro Gaia, Julia Vanessa
Liceo Bertarelli Ferraris
Caliandro Giulia, Casiraghi Susanna
e Levratti Sara
Massimo Wang, Spagnuoli e Zio
The challenge Sea and Words aims to tell, through the writing of a blog article, the great connection between the sea and our lives, our cities and our future. Have you ever thought about how the sea affects and has influenced your life and how your life affects the sea? What do you think is the role of young people today in facing the problems our ocean is facing? Tell us about it through a blog article, by definition opinionated and current.