Eco-Art Competition 2022

Calling all artists ages 5-22. Use your creativity to help sustain our world!

*Submissions received must be in English

*Due to U.S. regulations, cash prizes designated to go to artists outside of the United State are subject to review and may not be eligible for award.

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The Tree of Life
By Lena Gligoric
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Division III (Ages 14-18)

Forests are one of the most complex ecosystems on Earth and a valuable natural resource to mankind, including biodiversity. Excessive tree exploitation brought a constant reduction of forest areas and environmental degradation. Restoration of forest ecosystems and increase of green areas are one of the basic preconditions for preserving a healthy environment and the survival of the life we know. The artwork, made with technique of digital art, is an apocalyptic depiction of an almost urban environment in which grayness, emptiness and hopelessness reside...That all is a consequence of uncontrolled destruction of forest resources that has caused climate change along with degradation of the environment and disturbance of balance within nature. That is a reality that is cruelly reflected on us, disrupting health and the quality of living conditions. Mural of the girl holding a watering can represents a redemption for one tree left. Full of love and will to live on, expressed in color, in a symbolic way she gives hope and faith that not everything is lost yet. It is love, hope and faith that are the message that is sent through the mural and invites us to the global action of afforestation. Afforestation is the most simple, most affordable and most effective measure for improving the environment and biodiversity. If we all take this task seriously in the upcoming years, there is hope, but if that doesn't happen, we will undoubtedly endanger the future of the planet, biodiversity, civilization and us children, and no one has the right to do that.