#CreateCOP25 Contest


#CreateCOP25 was a global contest for young creatives and climate activists (ages 14-30) to submit artistic responses to the climate emergency in fall 2019.

The purpose of #CreateCOP25 was two-fold: to raise the public profile of the United Nation’s climate summit known as COP25 and to advance the call for climate action from the creative communities. 

#CreateCOP25 was developed by global communications and artist management agency Art Partner and its sustainability division Earth Partner.

Why COP25?

From 2 to 13 December 2019, world leaders gathered in Madrid for the 2019 United Nations’ COP25. 

#CreateCOP25 submissions were released in the run up to and during COP25 to remind world leaders that the time is now to act on the environment and climate emergency.

COP25 and COP26 in Glasgow this year are critical to ensure developed countries end their contribution to climate change and commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

Yet, progress is slow and, for many, the conference remains unknown… 

#CreateCOP25 Elements

Across social media, press and influencer channels, our message was shared with millions around the world.

The six most impactful works were publicized in Madrid during COP25 in December 2019.

These added to the many messages from the creative community that the time is now for governments to end their contribution to climate change.

The winner received $10,000 and five runner-ups received $2,000 each to fund future projects that respond to climate change along with ongoing mentorship from Art Partner.

Our Jurors


We received hundreds of submissions across a variety of media including art, dance, design, film, music, photography, poetry and sculpture. These came from more than 40 countries worldwide including:

Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela.

The Winners

Nicholas Bennett

Kailash Bharti
Daphne Gomez
Sis Gurdal
Zhu Ohmu
Andrea Saum

Click here to see all of our winners from CreateCOP25.


The competition received significant press worldwide from a number of established publications including Vogue, i-D, Dazed, Forbes, W and Paper Magazine.