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Plant the Seed.
Inspire Through Eco-Art Competition 2022.

Calling All Artists ages 5-22. Use your creativity to help sustain our world!

Enter Contest Rules & Guidelines 2022 Gallery 2021 Winners 2020 Winners

Online Submission Dates: May 26, 2021 – Jan. 24, 2022

Competition Details

Young artists, ages 5-22, will create a piece of art, either 2-D or 3-D, that illustrates the message of the theme: Plant the Seed.  Contestants can use any medium or combination of media as long as the work meets the size requirements designated in the Official Rules.

The artwork should address this year’s theme of Plant the Seed. The subject matter of the art can center around different aspects of this theme. It could focus on the benefits of creating a rain garden to protect a watershed, a community garden to support an urban area, or regenerative farming to improve both water quality and climate change. One could also apply the theme to the planting of a tree as a means to combat the effects of deforestation, increase CO2 capture or habitat security for wildlife. The idea that planting seeds for a garden promotes the health of pollinator populations could also fit into this concept. The theme could also be interpreted more figuratively to imply that like planting a seed, taking an action in connection to any environmental problem can grow into sustainable solutions. These are just a few ideas and should no way limit the artist into how the theme can be represented.

Competition Goals

  1. Give students a voice about how they view the environmental issues in the world in which they live, whether local or global.


  2. Give students a platform to raise awareness about the environmental issues important to them and move others to take action through the creation of their work.

Cash Awards

  • Div I (Ages 5-9)-1st Place-$250; 2nd Place-$125
  • Div II (Ages 10-13)-1st Place-$500; 2nd Place-$250
  • Div III (Ages 14-18)-1st Place-$1000; 2nd Place-$500
  • Div IV (Ages 19-22)-1st Place-$1500; 2nd Place-$1000

Honorable Mentions will also be recognized with non-cash awards.


The Beautiful Thing About Art

is that every work is a fascinating expression of its creator’s view of the world around them. As creative people, you see the world in unique ways that others may not. We need your voice. So grab your brushes, pens, spatulas, or chisels and

Create Something that Inspires Others to Sustain Our World.

EarthX is proud to announce the 2021 “No Time to Waste. Eco-Art Competition Winners, and Finalists.

A huge THANK YOU to all of the talented Eco-Artists who participated. The judging was very difficult since ALL of the entries were such fine works of art from so many talented artists. Thank you for devoting your creative energies to such a good cause. We invite you to view ALL the entries here, and to please consider entering the contest in 2022.

View Finalists HERE.

2022 Rules and Guidelines