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EARTHDAY.ORG’s Your Art, Our Earth poster competition for Earth Day 2024 is underway and open to student submissions until January 15, 2024!

On April 22nd, 1970, the very first Earth Day saw 20 million people take to the streets to advocate for environmental protection. Since then, EARTHDAY.ORG has stood as a champion for the planet. Each year, a billion people worldwide engage in various Earth Day activities, including participating in cleanups, signing petitions, and supporting our initiatives. Throughout the history of Earth Day, we’ve harnessed the power of impactful art to emphasize the urgent need to care for our planet and advocate for the environment.

In 2024, our theme is , Planet vs. Plastics, aiming to spotlight the detrimental effects of plastics on our environment, both in our oceans and on land. Additionally, microplastics are posing a threat to our health. They have even invaded the fashion industry and the clothes we wear — which is why we launched our Fashion for the Earth campaign.

EARTHDAY.ORG is calling for a 60% reduction in global plastic production by 2040. We invite YOU to contribute by creating an iconic poster vividly illustrating the urgent need to say NO to plastics!

How To Enter

Welcome to the Your Art, Our Earth poster competition entry for Earth Day 2024! If you’re here, we assume you’ve reviewed the Rules and understand the contest. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to do so now.

All art must be submitted to us digitally, following the instructions below. Digital art includes art that you created on your phone, tablet or computer, as well as traditional art that you photographed or scanned to convert it into digital form. If you are digitizing your art, try to use a scanner but if you are taking a photograph of it make sure you have enough lighting.

Name Your Files Correctly

  • Be sure to name your file with your first name, last name and country. Example: jane-GREEN-USA.jpg

  • File Type: We like .jpg files the best. You can find “convert jpg”online to find websites that can convert your image to .jpg for free. Do NOT submit PDF’s or any filetype other than .jpg or .png.

  • File Size: Try to keep your art under 2MB so you don’t fill up our server space.

  • If you’ve created your art in programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar, and have the native file (e.g., .ai or .psd), there’s no need to submit it. However, please make sure to mention it in the comments section of the entry form. We may request it later on if necessary.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Legal residents of the United States may enter College Division (must be 18+ or age of majority and enrolled in institute of higher education) or Children’s Division (legal guardian must enter on behalf of minors age 5-17). Enter Contest October 24, 2024 through January 15, 2024 by submitting artwork here. Six finalists may have their artwork posted on Sponsor’s website and social media accounts. Official Rules available here. Sponsor: EARTHDAY.ORG 1752 N Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, United States. THE DECLARATION IS ONLY FOR THE WINNERS AND NOT POSTED.