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Global Change Program

Student Art Contest Submission Guidelines

Showcase your work at the 2021 Global Climate Action Symposium

See all 2020 submissions in the gallery here. Submission deadline extended to September 1st.

Photograph by Lydia Fletcher, 3rd place winner, 2020.

About the contest

What does climate change look like to you? How is our changing climate reflected in art? How does it influence the mediums you work with or create? How is it affecting the world around you? What observations have you made from working with changing mediums?

We are looking for creative pieces at the nexus of art and science- as art not only communicates climate science, but acts as a vital way of observing and documenting our changing climate.

Showcase your work as a part of the third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium. College students may submit a photo, scan in artwork (painting, drawing, collage, etc.), send mp3 files of music, share video files, take a picture of a three-dimensional piece, or create a 3D digital rendering.

Submissions are free. Only one submission per contestant. High resolution files must be submitted with a caption of 150 words or fewer. Captions should be in English and may include foreign language captions as well.

Prizes will be awarded in the following grade level categories: Undergraduate and Graduate college student.

Students who place first in each grade level category will receive a prize, and will be announced at an award ceremony. All submissions will be featured on the Global Climate Action Symposium webpage.


Prizes are awarded in two categories: undergraduate and graduate students. Both categories will be awarded: 

  • First Place Prize: $150 EarthHero gift card
  • Second Place Prize: $100 EarthHero gift card
  • Third Place Prize: $50 EarthHero gift card

How to submit

Complete this form by September 1. Please include a downloadable link to your submission to when completing the form. If unable to send your submission via downloadable link, please email Selena Langner at prior to September 1st to discuss an alternate method of submission.

About the Global Climate Action Symposium

The third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium will bring together a wide range of experts to showcase climate change solutions informed by local and global scientists, engineers, business and policy experts, student leaders, and artists. Jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and 6 European consulates during European Climate Diplomacy Week, the event will be held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. See full event details here.

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