Art is a powerful tool for highlighting how precious and vulnerable our planet is, the sense of urgency required to address climate change, and the solutions and people that are changing the world for the better. That is why Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is inviting artists from around the world to enter our inaugural Global Digital Art Competition.
From enthusiastic hobbyists to seasoned professionals, we want to see your unique take on how climate change is impacting the world around you.
Through your submissions, you’ll help to inspire collective climate action at COP28 and creatively showcase the need to scale up the global response to climate change.
WHO CAN ENTER?
The best part? We’re opening this up to everyone! We want to see current and aspiring artists of all ages get involved!
WHAT TO ENTER
ADSW's Digital Art Competition is aimed at harnessing the power of visual creativity to raise awareness about climate change and sustainable solutions.
- Submissions must have a minimum of 2000 pixels on the long side, 1200 pixels on the short side, and be editable for social media.
- Accepted submissions can include digital canvas drawings and graphics.
All submissions must align with at least one of COP28’s vital climate action themes:
- Health / Relief, Recovery and Peace
- Nature, Land Use, and Oceans
- Food and Water Systems
- Just Energy Transition
- Youth, Education, and Skills/ Gender Equality
- Finance / Industry / Trade
- Cities, Regions, and Urbanization / Transport
OUR JUDGING PANEL
We’ve brought together some of the most influential creative minds in the region to join our judging panel, including:
Dr. Lamya Fawwaz
Brand & Strategic Initiatives, Masdar
Theatre of Digital Art
Abu Dhabi Art
Arts and Culture Programming COP28
Sultan Al Ramahi
These experts will judge the awards according to your artistic originality, interpretation of the theme, and creative application of digital tools and methods.
Not only do we have some of the region’s foremost curators, artists and experts on our panel, but we’re also offering finalists unique prizes, including an exclusive opportunity to showcase your work at COP28.
3 finalists will be invited to attend ADSW at COP28 where the overall winner will be announced on the 4th December. Exciting prizes are set to be given to all finalists.
HOW TO ENTER AND KEY DATES
- Submission is closed now
- Winner announcement 4/12/23
ADSW is a global initiative championed by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar, to accelerate sustainable development and advance economic, social, and environmental progress. It’s where the world accelerates towards a greener, fairer future.
Established in 2008, ADSW provides a global platform for all who have a stake in the future of our planet. We bring together leaders from across governments, the private sector and civil society, to discuss and engage in bold climate action and promote the innovations that will ensure a sustainable world for future generations.
COP28 UAE will take place at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023.
The Conference is expected to convene over 70,000 participants, including heads of state, government officials, international industry leaders, private sector representatives, academics, experts, youth, and non-state actors. As mandated by the Paris Climate Agreement, COP28 UAE will deliver the first ever Global Stocktake – a comprehensive evaluation of progress against climate goals.
The UAE will lead a process for all parties to agree upon a clear roadmap to accelerate progress through a pragmatic global energy transition and a “leave no one behind” approach to inclusive climate action.