Climate Champions Art Contest Official Rules & Guidelines

Table of Contents

  1. Who Can Enter
  2. Artwork and Entry Requirements
  3. Copyright Considerations
  4. Entry Deadline
  5. Submission Steps
  6. Overview & Background

Who Can Enter

  • Open to students in The Woodlands-Conroe and Spring, Texas areas, grades 1-12.
  • All students (public, private, and homeschooled) are welcome to participate.
  • Each student may submit only one design.
  • Students must comply with these Official Rules.
  • Employees of Eakin Films & Publishing, Home Energy Club, Get Green Energy, and Climate Canaries are not eligible to participate.

Artwork & Entry Requirements

  • Must portray the theme, What Climate Change Means to Me.
  • The contestant’s name must be written in the lower right corner of the piece.
  • The artwork’s title and a one-sentence description must be included in the online entry form.
  • Artwork can be realistic or abstract, horizontal or vertical, a painting or a sketch.
  • Students can use pencils, watercolor, acrylic or oil paints, colored markers, ink, charcoal, pastels, and/or crayons, and can include layers of paper or other material to add dimension. Computer or AI-generated artwork, photography, photocopies, and tracings will not be accepted.
  • Original art must be submitted in a digital image format as a jpeg or pdf. Do not mail art, as it will not be entered in the contest or returned. No logos or intellectual property from any schools, companies, or other organizations are allowed. Artwork must be from 2023 and cannot have been published or used in another competition.

Copyright Considerations

  • All artwork must be original and created entirely by the student.
  • No copyrighted images (TV characters, movie characters, comic book art, etc.).
  • Cannot include the intellectual property of schools or other organizations.

Deadline for Entries

  • Submission deadline: November 1st, 2023.
  • Late or incomplete entries will not be considered.

Steps For Submitting Artwork

Step 1: Scan your artwork or take a picture of it with your phone camera or other type of camera. Save the image in the largest size possible so the details of the artwork can be seen by the judges. NOTE: If you are taking a picture of the artwork, do your best to take the picture directly over the artwork and try to make sure there are no glares, shadows, or reflections, and the artwork does not appear at an angle. Check your image to make sure it is clear.

Step 2: Save your digital image as a .jpg or .pdf. Use the following naming format:

Student Full Name_grade level_artwork title.jpg (or .pdf)
Example: BertSmith_Grade9_PolarBear.jpg

Step 3: Fill out the entry form and upload/attach your digital image. Be sure to include your one-sentence description of the artwork in the text field provided.

Step 4: Click SUBMIT ENTRY.

The Climate Canaries youth organization thanks for you for participating! The group produces the Climate Champions Youth Art Contest, as well as other programs and events to educate America’s youth about climate change.