By UW Sustainability | Mar 25, 2024
EarthLab Visual Arts Contest

UW EarthLab is holding its first UW Undergraduate Student Art Competition, calling for original pieces of art that answers the question: What does environmental and climate justice mean to you are your community?

Prizes are available to the top three entries, with $600 for the winner. The winning entries will also be exhibited in the EarthLab offices for a year. Submissions are due on May 1, 2024. Winners will be announced in mid-May 2024.

Students are invited to submit their artwork connected to their interpretations of one or both of the following definitions:

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: All people and communities have the right to equal environmental protection under the law, and the right to live, work and play in communities that are safe, healthy and free of life-threatening conditions. Source: Columbia University. Definition attributed to Robert Bullard.

CLIMATE JUSTICE: To ensure communities, individuals and governments have substantive legal and procedural rights relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the means to take or cause measures to be taken within their national legislative and judicial systems, where necessary, at regional and international levels, to mitigate sources of climate change and provide for adaptation to its effects in a manner that respects human rights. Source: International Bar Association.

For full details, see EarthLab's contest page.

Submit artwork here