Calling all artists and climate justice activists! Deadline Extended!

November 21, 2020
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Update: Deadline extended to February 28, 2021!

Calling all artists and climate justice activists! Montgomery County is hosting a competition for artwork to be featured in the county’s climate action plan. What photos, drawings, poems, digital art, and memes (yes, we meant it, memes) invoke the need to protect your community from climate change? Help us to harness your creativity to sound the alarm about the climate emergency. Art is an incredibly important tool that will engage all county residents from a variety of backgrounds. Through this contest, we hope to reach those who might not have previously been engaged in the climate planning process, especially those from marginalized backgrounds who will be disproportionately impacted by changes in climate.

Artists may choose to submit your work into any of the following categories relating to climate change and climate justice:

1. Engage! — What is the connection between community and climate?

2. Sound the Climate Alarm! — Capture the emergency of climate change.

3. Adaptation and Resilience — How can our community adapt to a rapidly changing world?

4. Environmental/Climate Justice and Racial Equity — Capture the inequalities exacerbated by climate change and highlight the voices of the historically marginalized.

5. Future Vision of Montgomery County — What will the County look like in 2035 if we meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals in an equitable way? We especially encourage submissions of digital art to create future landscapes, concept art, and your utopias.

Please note that winners of the contest will receive $100, and any entries in the art contest may be featured on Montgomery County’s climate change plan and other County materials.

Additionally, we encourage submissions in ALL languages in order to reflect the diversity of experience in our community.

To enter the contest, please read the official rules (PDF, 96KB) and send your entry to climate@montgomerycountymd.gov. In addition to submitting your entry by email, you can choose to post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MCClimateAction. The contest rules are also translated below.

Deadline for the contest is February 28, 2021, although early submissions encouraged. Only original artwork will be accepted.

 

Contest Rules

Contest Rules – Chinese (PDF, 445KB)

Contest Rules – French (PDF, 202KB)

Contest Rules – Korean (PDF, 330KB)

Contest Rules – Spanish (PDF, 261KB)

Contest Rules – Vietnamese (PDF, 306KB)



24 comments on "Calling all artists and climate justice activists! Deadline Extended!"

      1. Cat Lee says:

        Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

  1. Jane Q. Public says:

    Maybe if the “climate justice activists” quit picking up their precious kids in their giant Suburban SUVs instead of letting them ride the public school buses, and maybe if they quit being activists for even MORE busing in the name of “social equity” instead of just making ALL the public schools EQUALLY good, then this would have the slightest bit of credibility. They won’t, so this doesn’t.

  2. vlad says:

    Protect your community from climate change? No. Protect our community from idiots.

  3. Caroline Taylor says:

    Thank you for this! Sharing.

    Caroline Taylor
    Montgomery Countryside Alliance

    1. Cat Lee says:

      Hi Caroline, happy to! Help spread the word! 🙂

  4. bobo says:

    how to i join

    1. Cat Lee says:

      Hi, thanks for reaching out. To enter the contest, please send your entry to climate@montgomerycountymd.gov. In addition to submitting your entry by email, you can choose to post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MCClimateAction.

  5. bobo says:

    i have to ask my parents first

    1. Cat Lee says:

      🙂

  6. Gavin Magnus says:

    gavin magnus on your youtube channel tell your fans on youtube about the chance to win 100 dollars and tell the website is called mygreenmontgomery.org and tell the to make a goat for the goatfam then u can enter to then one of u can win 100 dollars make the video this weekend.but reply to this pls

  7. Gavin Magnus says:

    gavin magnus on your youtube channel tell your fans on youtube about the chance to win 100 dollars and tell the website is called mygreenmontgomery.org and tell the to make a goat for the goatfam then u can enter to then one of u can win 100 dollars make the video this weekend.

  8. Josie says:

    where do we post are work?

    1. Cat Lee says:

      Hi, thanks for reaching out. To enter the contest, please send your entry to climate@montgomerycountymd.gov. In addition to submitting your entry by email, you can choose to post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MCClimateAction.

  9. kate says:

    this is my work i am a 10 year old i really hope i win

    A few hundred years ago the world looked nice not a speck of pollution in al the ice
    all the people were healthy and safe but now look what we have done pollution is ruling this place the pollution goes flying in to outer space
    but it’s not done yet a chance is still hear to help all those animals and stop this fear
    we can do it all as one and then the world will not be done!

    ____________________________

    I sat by the window and frowned another house was going down
    It crash to ground and i could hear 2 men saying let’s leave it here
    My dad was mad again saying i want to leave this year
    I woke up at 6:00 to find my ears hearing bonk bonk bonk
    I found myself saying when will this end, we can’t live here we have to go somewhere far and not be here and maybe then they will relax than we will come back
    I hoped and hoped that they would stop but all i realized is they went till 9:00

    ____________________________

    1. Cat Lee says:

      Hi, thanks for reaching out. To enter the contest, please send your entry to climate@montgomerycountymd.gov. In addition to submitting your entry by email, you can choose to post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MCClimateAction.

  10. Caladrius says:

    How will SSL hours be distributed?

    1. Cat Lee says:

      Hi, thanks for reaching out. Please send an email to climate@montgomerycountymd.gov for information on SSL hours.

      1. Random test account says:

        what kind of grades can join?

        1. Cat Lee says:

          Hi, the contest is open to all ages. Thanks for your interest!

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