The Grantham Climate Art Prize

Know a budding artist aged 12-25? They could be in for a chance to win £250 cash, plus their artwork painted as a gigantic mural wall in a UK city! The Grantham Climate Art Prize is calling for messages of hope on climate change. Follow the link to find out how to enter the Grantham Climate Art Prize 2021: www.octopus.energy/grantham-art. Entries by 24.09.21.

Young people from Stoke on Trent are being called on to submit designs for the Grantham Climate Art Prize 2021 by pioneering energy company Octopus Energy, young community campaigners UK Youth for Nature in partnership with the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London.

The Prize will comprise a series of community murals to raise awareness of local climate change issues and inspire action ahead of the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this November. 

To highlight the issue of biodiversity loss – at a time when a quarter of UK mammals at risk of extinction and 60% of UK’s most important species have decreased in abundance – all designs must feature at least one regional endangered species. Seven winning designs will be selected and displayed as murals on walls in outdoor locations throughout the country, including in regional Real World Science network art galleries and museums, on social media, on advertising billboards.  

The mural in Stoke on Trent will be painted by Grega Greaves. Find out more about the local endangered species here.

The deadline for designs is Monday 4 October 2021, you can submit yours via octopus.energy/grantham-art.   

The judging panel includes climate experts at the Grantham Institute, Octopus Energy, UK Youth for Nature – the UK’s leading youth-led network calling for urgent action to address loss of nature and wildlife, members of the Natural History Museum’s Real World Science network and regional mural artists.