Eco-culture hounds who are in touch with their inner artiste may be noticing a trend emerging – the proliferation of green-themed art contests. From the ‘Save My Oceans Upcycle Contest’ and ‘What Matters Most’ to Natural Resources Defense Council’s ‘Environmental Art Prize’, it seems as though fresh new opportunities for artsy greenies to express their eco-perspective abound at every turn.
The 2010 CoolClimate Art Contest is the latest forum for those who dabble with paint and various other media to show the world what they’re made of. From now until August 23, 2010, submit one or more artistic visions of climate change — everything from clean energy jobs and deforestation to pollution-free oceans and oil spills is fair game. The top 3 selections, chosen by notable entertainment and eco-figures such as former ‘Saturday Night Live’ and current ‘Community’ cast member Chevy Chase, musician Jackson Brown, ecologist Philippe Cousteau and eco-activist Van Jones, will be awarded with $600, $350 and $150 respectively. In addition to winning cash, the three winning artists will be featured in an upcoming Sarah Backhouse-hosted Planet Green Planet 100 episode and their works will be spotlighted at nationwide events attended by key leaders.
Ecorazzi is a proud sponsor along with many of your other favorite eco-informational sources such as National Wildlife Federation, Oceana, Defenders of Wildlife, etc., so please take some time out of your busy schedule to share your green vision of the world. We’re counting on you and can’t wait to see what you come up with!