#CreateCOP26 raises awareness of COP26, the United Nations’ climate summit. This year, we’re asking creatives aged 14-30 to submit work that creates conversations around the urgent need for climate action.


Eight finalists will be awarded cash prizes of $10k, $5k, or $2k, and an additional 20 creatives will receive honourable mentions by a globally recognised jury of industry experts.


We are proud to share that our jurors will be: Lidia Brito, Regional Director of Science for LAC region UNESCO; Han Feng, Artist; Candice Marks, Senior Global Agent Art Partner; Tyler Mitchell, Photographer; Marina Testino, Advocate for Sustainable Fashion; Ferdinando Verderi, Creative Director of Vogue Italia; Matt Williams, Curator at Camden Art Centre; and Shaway Yeh, Founder of Yehyehyeh and Group Style Editorial Director of Modern Media.


All finalists and honourable mentions will have their work exhibited in a virtual exhibition hosted by artpartner.com and featured on the @artpartner Instagram (340k followers). They will also have the chance to be featured in international press and media supporting #CreateCOP26.


Applicants can apply with any medium, including – but not limited to – photography projects, docu-style and experimental film, performance art, spoken word, musical compositions, fashion design, new media, and social media projects


In 2019, hundreds of young artists from 40 different countries submitted works. You can see more about competition and winners here.

The Jurors

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UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. UNESCO has a unique role to play in strengthening the foundations of lasting peace and equitable and sustainable development. Advancing cooperation in education, the sciences, culture, communication and information holds strategic stakes at a time when societies across the world face the rising pressures of change and the international community faces new challenges.

More information at www.unesco.org

How To Apply

Applications will open on July 20 and close on September 20.

Click here to apply.

We can’t wait to see your submissions!