ClimeMarine ART CONTEST for college and university students

Create art and explore climate change impact on marine environment in the Swedish seas.

ClimeMarine is a research project promoting the integration of climate change predictions in marine spatial planning of the Swedish seas. More information can be found on the scientific research in Swedish or in English

ClimeMarine, within its outreach activities, is organising an art contest for college and university students to learn about climate change and ocean issues through art-making and creative communication, and where students can become advocates for environmental action. ClimeMarine wishes also to use the winner's illustration to communicate about the project to a larger public.

Who can submit his/her illustration?

College and university students in Sweden as well as students in school for adult education of Sweden, from any nationality, over 18 years old, amateur artists (no professionals) are invited to participate.

What is the prize and selection process?

The winner will receive a prize of 25 000 SEK (local taxes apply) and his/her creation will be used to communicate the project's results and climate change to a larger audience in printed and digital format.

The rights of the winning illustration will be under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) International Public License.

The jury consists of the ClimeMarine partners and participants from its user forum by vote.

What is the submission timeline?

Submission opens on 8 June 2020, at the occasion of the World's Ocean Day. The art contest is part of the World's Ocean Day 2020 actions.

Submission closes on 31 AUGUST 2020.

Winner is announced on 18 September 2020.

What is expected?

  • CONTENT:
    An easily accessible presentation of how climate change impacts marine planning in Swedish seas and how it should be taken into account.
    Main issues are:

- How do you plan for disappearance of the species you fish?         
- How do you plan for protected areas in the sea if the species you protect disappear?         
- How do you plan for unknown new species that emerge (and possibly do damage)?         
- What is planned for seals, porpoises and sea birds that might disappear?         
- How do you plan for toxic algae blooms that grow and come more often?
For information, see the project scientific research webpages in Swedish or in English

  • FORMAT:
    Nice short cartoons, comic strip or illustrations, black and white or color, big or small, serious or humorous.
    It is required that the illustration corresponds to an A4 format.
    The picture elements and text should be large enough to be read without aids. 
    The text can be in Swedish or English and preferably both.
    The illustration must be the participants own, original artwork.See some examples (762 kB, pdf)

How to enter the competition?

  • Artwork should be scanned as a high resolution pdf format or photographed at the highest resolution setting (jpg or tif format, 2.5M or larger size, if possible). Do NOT send the original artwork.
  • Email the personnal required information listed below, the digital image of your artwork and a copy of your student card to climemarine@smhi.se (maximum of two entries per person).

Name of school/college/university:
Student first name:
Student family name:
Student age:
Student grade: if any
Student phone number:

Individual information are handled in a way that comply with GDPR, will not be distributed and will not be kept passed the competition end.

Download the A4 flyer to advertise the contest.