No Time to Waste.
Calling all artists ages 5-22. Use your creativity to help sustain our world!
Eco-Art Competition 2021.
*Submissions received must be in English
* Due to U.S. regulations, cash prizes awarded outside of the United States are subject to review and may not be eligible for cash award.
The theme ‘No Time to Waste’ rings increasingly true with each passing day. Earth has sustained a ‘balance’ of natural living and modern civilization, but it takes only a few decades to tilt that balance terribly. What is scary is that the transition is happening right before our eyes making us increasingly immune to the change. I wanted to look closer at the major environmental issues impacting the world today. As I searched, the numbers seemed surreal. I was shocked at how the earth had been affected. According to treehugger.com, 100 species die each day due to tropical deforestation. One quart of motor oil can contaminate two million gallons of freshwater. One billion animals die from plastic indigestion each year. After hearing these statistics I was inspired to create an art piece around air pollution, deforestation, animal extinction, and ocean pollution using recycled paper, watercolors, colored pencils, and pens. On the left is an ideal world with biodiversity, eco-friendly energy, and healthy fauna and flora. On the right are polluting factories, oil spills, and ocean pollution. The whale is slowly turning into plastic, there are no animals or trees in sight, the river has turned into a road, garbage bags are piling up leading to landfills, and the air and water have turned into a depressing grey. We have to act now, otherwise the world as we know it will change. As humans, being the ones that brought this change upon ourselves and other species, it is our responsibility to restore the balance again. What is the point of making a wealthy life for future children if they can’t even grow up with clean air? My message to viewers is that we, as individuals and societies, have to become our own change because there is no time to waste!