What students think about climate change, what emotions arise when contemplating climate change, and how climate change impacts the college experience is an important aspect of the Midwest Climate Summit.
As part of the 2020-2021 Midwest Climate Summit, the Climate Stories Contest is a multi-media art competition across four categories: visual arts, film/photography, written word, and performing arts.
The performing arts category invites submissions of music, theater, and dance performances that explores climate change and its impacts.
The film/photography category includes any art using a camera of some type, from short films to photographs.
The visual art category includes paintings, sculptures, stitchwork, or a combination of techniques creating a physical piece.
The written word category is for short stories, narratives, poems or short essays regarding climate change.
Participants must submit original artwork that illustrates the impact of the climate crisis on themselves, society or a subset of society (i.e. a specific demographic), and the work must communicate a message calling people to action. These two requirements, along with the quality of the work itself, will form the basis of submission judging.
The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25. First, second and third-place winners will be selected from each category, for a total of 12 award recognitions. Monetary prizes will be given to each of the 12 winning submissions; that information will be made available once it is finalized. Group or collaborative submissions are permitted but awards must be divided among group members.
All Climate Stories Project submissions must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2021. A submission portal will be available on the Midwest Climate Summit website by October 2, 2020.
Competition judges are being assembled from participating Midwest Climate Summit campuses.
Prizes for each submission category
- First Place: $1,500
- Second Place: $1,000
- Third Place: $750
For questions concerning any aspect of Climate Stories, contact: email@example.com
Submit your artwork through this google form by February 1, 2021.