An art competition for young people across the UK has launched, with the winners having their artwork displayed at the COP26 Climate Change conference this year in Glasgow.

The Creative Earth competition is part of a UK Government initiative, Together for our Planet, and launched in collaboration with the WWF to encourage young people to use the power of art to capture their hopes and dreams for the planet in the future.

Cel, who is a WWF ambassador said: “The Creative Earth art competition is such a unique and exciting opportunity for children from across the UK to have their voice heard and show world leaders exactly the kind of world they want to live in, inherit and pass on to future generations. I’m asking as many under-16s as possible to please get involved and be part of something special as we aim to create a better, greener, sustainable future and call on world leaders to commit to making that a reality and bring about the change we so desperately need to see, reminding them it’s young people who will live with the consequences of our actions now.”
Creative Earth artwork entries will be judged by a celebrity panel and COP26 President Alok Sharma in Spring 2021. Special prizes will be awarded for the best artwork in each age group. Judges will also select the best pieces to be displayed at the COP26 summit in November this year.
The Together For Our Planet campaign aims to work with businesses, civil society groups, schools and the public across the UK to help build awareness around the importance of tackling climate change in the run up to the COP26.

How To Take Part:
– To enter the Creative Earth competition, visit the competition website to download the circle template.
– Entrants can use the template in whatever way they choose; either print the template out and draw directly onto it, use computer software to create a graphic or draw the circle onto an A4 sheet of paper.
– Whether it is green forests and garden cities, clear skies and wind turbines, or oceans teeming with life, children are being invited to paint, draw or design a piece of art that depicts how they would like our planet to look in the future.
– All entries must be submitted, along with a completed entry form and a competition form signed by a parent or guardian, before 11.50pm on Sunday 28th February to find out more visit the Together for our Planet Website and click on  Creative Earth

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