CreateCOP28 invites creatives of all nationalities, races, genders and faiths, aged 14-30 to submit work that generates conversations around the urgent need for climate action and raises awareness of the issues that must be considered at COP28, the United Nations’ annual climate summit.

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June 27th 2023.

October 16th 2023.

Anyone between the ages of 14 to 30.

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.

Absolutely not. #CreateCOP28 encourages applicants from all corners of the world to apply and endeavours to represent as diverse a range of work as possible.

Your #CreateCOP28 submission should be your own personal interpretation of the climate crisis, however participants might explore themes such as: climate justice, corporate greenwashing, material innovation, wildlife and ecosystem conservation, grassroots activism, intersectional environmentalism, regeneration, the physical and mental impacts of the climate crisis, and nature-based wisdom.

Eight finalists will be awarded cash prizes of $10k, $5k or $2k. An additional 20 creatives will receive honourable mentions by a globally recognised panel of judges comprised of industry experts. A selection of work from new and previous #CreateCop winners will also be displayed at our first IRL exhibition, held at United Nations HQ in New York.

One project per person.

Yes, however, you cannot apply with work previously submitted.

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