Climate Champions Prizes & Judging

The panel of judges will come from the world of art, entertainment, sports, music and literature. All judgments are final. The committee will judge based on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation of theme
  • Creativity
  • Composition and technical skill
  • Originality

Finalists/Winner Selection and Notification

Winners from the three grade divisions will be notified by email and will also be announced on the Climate Champions home page on November 12th, 2023. The artwork of the winners and finalists will be displayed on the contest’s social media sites and the Climate Canaries website.


Grade Divisions:

Lower Grades (1-4)
Middle Grades (5-8)
Upper Grades (9-12)



9 Winners will be selected – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from each grade division:

  • 1st place will receive a $50 Visa gift card and a Climate Champions t-shirt
  • 2nd place will receive a $25 Visa gift card and a Climate Champions t-shirt
  • 3rd place will receive a Climate Champions t-shirt


ALL participants will receive a “Climate Champion: Be A Hero” certificate (printable from a digital file).

Woodlands Online will publish a feature story on the winners and their artwork.


The prizes are not paid for by libraries or any government entity. The prizes are paid for by our sponsors, including and


The contest producer will make all artwork entries accessible to news organizations in Texas; however, there are no guarantees that artwork will be published in print or digitally by any particular news organization or other company or organization.


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