...and through art we can share our observations, solutions, reflections, stories, and grievances. We are calling on all artists, young and old, to share their climate change solutions through artistic expression.
This contest is free but in place of an entry fee we hope instead to engage and open a dialogue within our community about what has been called, ‘the greatest threat humanity has ever faced’ — climate change. Through art, collaboration, conversation, media-deliverables, presentations, exhibitions, and civil dialogue we hope this contest can inspire positive action in our local communities and throughout the state of Alaska.
Please read below for rules, suggestions, prize information, contacts, and dates.
Kachemak Bay Conservation Society (KBCS) and Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) art contest rules, suggestions, information, and downloadable artist release document can be found here.
Artists must be present at Kachemak Bay Conservation Societies’ annual Earth Day event to win. The event will be held at the Islands and Oceans Visitor Center on April 22, 2017 at 6:00PM. If you cannot attend the event because of unavoidable circumstances you must contact an art contest organizer beforehand and send someone in your place to read your art caption and collect your prize.
The subject of climate change and climate change action is vast and there are many avenues and sub-topics an artist may chose to address in their art submission. Here are a few suggestions that may help refine your idea. These are only suggestions.
During the second half of February, KBCS and KBNERR will be providing the public with opportunities to learn, share, and exchange ideas with scientists and artist on the subject of, bringing climate change and climate change action to your art. There will be three sessions for adults and three sessions for high school students.
The adult sessions will be held at the KBNERR building - 2181 Kachemak Dr, Homer, AK, and the dates are as follows:
February 14 6:00PM
February 21 6:00PM
February 28 6:00PM
The three High School Focus On Learning (FOL) Sessions will be held during the last period of the day. Dates TBD
Reminder: You must submit a short caption about your work and be present at the Earth Day event to win.
$500 Grand Prize (Youth or Adult are eligible to win the prestigious grand prize)
$300 first place adult
$300 first place youth
$200 second place adult
$200 second place youth
$100 third place adult
$100 third place youth
Laurels for Scientists Choice and Community Choice
5 runners-up will also be selected
The goal of this art contest is to expand the conversation of climate change through artistic expression; and interaction with scientists, artists, community/civic leaders, the citizens of the Kenai Peninsula and greater Alaska. With that in mind, there will be several events and outreach elements associated with the art contest and the submitted art:
Thank you for your interest in the Alaskans Know Climate Change Art Contest.