CoolClimate Art Contest

The Canary Project, Environmental Defense Fund, Metropolis mag, and several other great organizations are sponsoring to promote the CoolClimate Art Contest. Submissions will judged by Agnes Gund, David Ross, Carrie Mae Weems, Philippe Cousteau, Van Jones, Jackson Browne, and Chevy Chase. Winners will be voted on by the public on Huffington Post. Here’s some more info.

The gist:

The contest seeks to generate iconic images that address the impact of climate change and spurs participation in the climate change debate. Create a work that encompasses the questions above and explores our relationship with the climate – from clean energy jobs to pollution-free oceans – the subject choice is yours.

The rules:

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on August 23, 2010 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on There is one Gallery for U.S. Submissions and another Gallery for International Submissions.

  • Submit your art to either the United States gallery or to the International gallery at the Contest Site on based on your place of residency;
  • Entrant must be 18 years or older;
  • Entries must be in GIF, PNG, or JPG file format;
  • Entries may originate in any visual medium;
  • Entries may not have won previous contests;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as signatures);
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free.

We are open to a wide array of submissions, but the images have to be static (no motion graphics or video, sorry!) and they have to be your own. You can do photo manipulations as long as you own the rights to the photo you are manipulating. We look forward to your submissions!

The judging:

Semi-Finalists will be selected by staff and twenty (20) Finalists will be chosen by our esteemed panel of judges. Judges include:

  • Jackson Browne (musician)
  • Jayni Chase (philanthropist)
  • Chevy Chase (comedian)
  • Mel Chin (artist)
  • Dianna Cohen (environmental artist)
  • Philippe Cousteau (ecologist)
  • Agnes Gund (renown art collector)
  • Van Jones (environmental activist)
  • David Ross (former head of Whitney Museum and SF Museum of Modern Art)
  • Carrie Mae Weems (artist)

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Originality, Effectiveness in Communicating Ecological Challenges or Solutions, Creative Application, and Technical Skill.

The public will vote on the winners on the Huffington Post web site.

The prizes:

The top five winners of the popular vote will be named as the “Top 5 Climate Artists” of 2010 and will be:

  • Featured on the Planet Green Planet100 show.
  • Showcased at key global warming events on 10/10/10.
  • Disseminated to non-profits and the press.

Courtesy of Creative Visions Foundation, a U.S. based nonprofit organization, 3 prizes will be awarded for the three top-ranking United States Finalists selected by the Judges: (First prize $600, Second prize $350, Third prize $150).

CONTEST ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON AUGUST 23, 2010.

For even more information and to enter the contest, please click here. Official rules here.


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2 Responses to “CoolClimate Art Contest”

  1. Online Art Gallery Says:

    Looks to be a great exhibition, good luck to everyone!

  2. Sectional Garage · Says:

    well, i always join photo contests but i have not yet won a photo contest `

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