Young artists, ages 5-22, will create a piece of art, either 2-D or 3-D, that illustrates the message of the theme: Plant the Seed. Contestants can use any medium or combination of media as long as the work meets the size requirements designated in the Official Rules.
The artwork should address this year’s theme of Plant the Seed. The subject matter of the art can center around different aspects of this theme. It could focus on the benefits of creating a rain garden to protect a watershed, a community garden to support an urban area, or regenerative farming to improve both water quality and climate change. One could also apply the theme to the planting of a tree as a means to combat the effects of deforestation, increase CO2 capture or habitat security for wildlife. The idea that planting seeds for a garden promotes the health of pollinator populations could also fit into this concept. The theme could also be interpreted more figuratively to imply that like planting a seed, taking an action in connection to any environmental problem can grow into sustainable solutions. These are just a few ideas and should no way limit the artist into how the theme can be represented.
- Give students a voice about how they view the environmental issues in the world in which they live, whether local or global.
- Give students a platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues important to them and move others to take action through the creation of their work.
- Div I (Ages 5-9)-1st Place-$250; 2nd Place-$125
- Div II (Ages 10-13)-1st Place-$500; 2nd Place-$250
- Div III (Ages 14-18)-1st Place-$1000; 2nd Place-$500
- Div IV (Ages 19-22)-1st Place-$1500; 2nd Place-$1000
Honorable Mentions will also be recognized with non-cash awards.
The Beautiful Thing About Art
s that every work is a fascinating expression of its creator’s view of the world around them. As creative people, you see the world in unique ways that others may not. We need your voice. So grab your brushes, pens, spatulas, or chisels and
EarthX is proud to announce the 2021 “No Time to Waste.” Eco-Art Competition Winners, and Finalists.
A huge THANK YOU to all of the talented Eco-Artists who participated. The judging was very difficult since ALL of the entries were such fine works of art from so many talented artists. Thank you for devoting your creative energies to such a good cause. We invite you to view ALL the entries here, and to please consider ent
Rules and Guidelines
Young artists, ages 5-22, will create a piece of art, either 2-D or 3-D, that illustrates the message of the theme: Plant the Seed. Contestants can use any medium or combination of media if the work meets the size requirements designated in the Official Rules.
The goals of the competition are twofold. The first goal gives youth a voice about how they view the environmental issues in the world in which they live, whether from a local or global perspective. The second goal gives youth, through the creation of their work, the ability to raise awareness about the environmental issues important to them and move others to take action.
The artwork must address this year’s theme of Plant the Seed. The subject matter can center around different aspects of this theme. It could focus on the benefits of creating a rain garden to protect a watershed, a community garden to support an urban area, or regenerative farming to improve both water quality and climate change. One could also apply the theme to the planting of a tree to combat the effects of deforestation, increase CO2 capture or habitat security for wildlife. The idea that planting seeds for a garden promotes the health of pollinator populations could also fit into this concept. The theme could also be interpreted more figuratively to imply that like planting a seed, taking an action in connection to any environmental problem can grow into sustainable solutions. These are just a few ideas and should in no way limit the artist as to how the theme can be interpreted.
First and Second Place cash prizes will be awarded in four divisions:
- Division 1-Ages 5-9
- Division 2- Ages 10-13
- Division 3-Ages 14-18
- Division 4-Ages 19-22
- An Honorable Mention will also be recognized, but without a cash prize attached. At the sole discretion of EarthX, Divisions and Categories may be adjusted depending upon the number and types of artwork submitted for judging.
Official Rules and Submission Details
1.Conditions of Entry
By submitting an Entry in this Project, each Entrant warrants and represents that the Entrant owns all rights to the Entry he/she is entering in this Competition and is the sole work of the Entrant. By submitting an Entry, Entrant agrees to the Official Rules, and further agrees to indemnify and hold EarthX and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, The Project Indemnities), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of The Project Indemnities due to or arising out of the Entrant’s Entry materials in this Project, or the Entrants conduct during and in connection with the Project, including but not limited to trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation. Entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless EarthX from all claims that any advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of EarthX infringes on the rights of Entrant’s work as contained in any Entry.
Anyone aged 5-22 at the time of entry is eligible. Division placement will be determined by the age of the entrant at the time of submission. The following are not eligible for juried cash prizes: employees, contractors, consultants, directors and officers of EarthX, their affiliated companies, distributors, web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging and Project agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Project and the immediate family members of each (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in their same households (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Project). Outside of the United States, residency requirements may vary. Void where prohibited.
3.Basic Requirements of the Project
- Artwork can be either 2-D or 3-D and use any medium or combination of media and must relate to the theme of the Competition: Plant the Seed.
- 2-D Pieces-Size must be no more than 20” X 30”, excluding frame.* (It is recommended that artwork be at least 8.5” X 11.5”.)
- 3-D Pieces-Size must be no more than 24” X 24” X 48” with a maximum weight of 20 pounds.
- 2-D entries should not be matted or framed. For Entries chosen as Finalists, the Entrant gives permission for EarthX to mat the Entry for display in an exhibition during Earth Week April 18-24, 2022, Dallas,Texas. (Dates and location to be confirmed.)
- An Impact Essay of no more than 300 words is required.** The purpose of this essay is to describe how the artistic representation embodies the theme of the Competition: Plant the Seed. It will be used in the judging process to aid in the understanding of the Entry. The answers to the following questions should be included in the essay:
- How does your work express your ideas about the theme:
- Why is this idea important to you?
- What do you hope will happen when people see your work?
Divisions 2, 3 and 4
- Describe how the environmental element(s) displayed in your work relate to the theme: Plant the Seed.
- Why is this environmental element/issue important to you?
- What artistic elements/media did you use to communicate your message?
- How do you see this Entry affecting those who view it?
**Adult assistance can be used in the writing of this essay, but the thoughts should be original to the Entrant.
- Each art Entry should bear a title. Suggested title length should be no more than 8 words. It should not include the word EarthX.
Online entry can be found at https://earthx.org/education/art-competition/. In addition to the information requested on the entry form, artists will attach appropriate image(s) of their work and an Impact Essay by which their work will be judged. The completed entry form, image(s) and Impact Essay must be included in the online entry for it to be approved.
2-D Art: 1 image
3-D Art: 4 images (1 front, 1 back, 1 of each side)
IMPACT ESSAY: .pdf
- To be complete, all applications must be in English and include the following: Entry Title, Submitter’s Name, Submitters Age, Grade, Mailing Address as well as Email Address. If under the age of 18, application must include Parent or Legal Guardians’ Name, Email and Signature of Permission for Entry. All of these elements must be valid or any prizes may be forfeited. Primary email address must be correct in order to receive confirmation of submission and other notifications. It is highly recommended that entrants make every effort to ensure the earthx.org email is not identified as spam. Additional information such as a contact phone # may also be requested.
- All Entries must have a Title listed on the Entry Form. The word “EarthX” should not occur in the title. Original titles that evoke the message of the artwork are recommended. Best titles are less than 8 words in total.
- All Entries should have the dimensions of the work listed.
- All Entries must be downloadable to be accepted.
- All Entries must not be posted on the internet until after April 22, 2022 except by EarthX or its representatives unless Entrant is specifically authorized to do so.
- All Entries must not be entered in another art contest during this Competition. Only one entry per contestant.
- The submission should not have been entered in a previous EarthX Inspire Through Eco-Art Contest.