At the Group on Earth Observations, our mission is to protect Mother Earth. To protect her means to understand her; to understand her, we measure and monitor her vitals and translate this important information into helpful tools that help you, your governments, and businesses make smart and informed decisions. We use technology in space, in the air, underwater and on the ground as our eyes and ears. 

With our first-ever GEO Art competition, we invite everyone to share with us through art what you See,Hear and Feel living in your community, or your town, or your country, or our beautiful Mother Earth. Students, scientists, artists and art enthusiasts, send us images of your sketch, drawing, painting, photograph or video to show how you connect with the theme Mother Earth, I See You, I Hear You, I Feel You.

Three distinguished judges will select the winners of this first ever GEO Art Competition. Winners will be announced on 26 November 2021 during the closing ceremony of GEO Week 2021. Exciting awards await our winning artists! All entries will be displayed in GEO’s “Observing the Earth” FlipBook to promote our understanding of our planet Earth.

Competition Timeline

Submission opens: 14 September 2021

Submission closes: 15 November 2021

Winners to be announced: 26 November 2021

Eligibility 

  • It must be an original work of art. 
  • The artwork must be related to the theme of the competition.
  • Photographs, paintings, digital art, mixed media and short videos are accepted.
  • A short abstract should accompany your artwork describing its connection to the theme of the competition.
  • Artwork that has won in a previous competition may not be resubmitted. 
  • All work must be available in high resolution. 

To enter 

Submit your entry by November 15, at midnight CEST, via this online form

The copyright of the submitted materials remains with the participants. However, participants grant the GEO Secretariat the right to use the submitted materials for up to two years, solely for the purposes of their educational, capacity development and related communication activities, with full credit to the copyright holders.

Judging 

Three outstanding judges, whose names will be revealed shortly, will select winners from submissions that meet the entry requirements. All accepted entries will be published on the online competition platform, together with the full name of the participant and the abstract describing the submission. Entries will be judged on such criteria as originality, creativity, storytelling, expression of theme, overall impact, and visual appeal. 

Winners will be notified via email and the official announcement of winners will be made on November 26, 2021.

Any questions?

For more information or questions, please email Diana Mastracci, Communications Consultant at the GEO Secretariat (diana.mastracci.sanchez@gmail.com).