#CreateCOP25 is a contest for young creatives and climate activists to submit artistic responses to the environment and climate emergency. The six most impactful works will be publicized during the United Nation’s COP25 climate conference this December in Chile. These will serve as messages from the creative community that the time is now for governments to end their contribution to climate change.
One (1) winner will receive $10,000 and five (5) runner-ups will receive $2,000 each to fund future projects that respond to climate change. The winner will also have the opportunity to collaborate on an editorial project with Art Partner. All six (6) finalists will receive ongoing mentorship and exposure from Art Partner.
Submissions can be 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. We encourage entrants to submit existing work.
Our jury – designer and entrepreneur Francisco Costa, Eco-Age Founder Livia Firth, fashion designer Gabriela Hearst, artist and writer Wilson Oryema, agent Giovanni Testino, Vogue Italia Creative Director Ferdinando Verderi, and photographer Harley Weir – will select the works.
Why now? Why COP25?
On 2 – 13 December 2019, world leaders will gather in Santiago, Chile for the 2019 United Nations climate change conference, also known as COP25.
The next two COPs (COP25 in Chile this year and COP26 in Glasgow next year) are critical to ensure developed countries end their contribution to climate change and commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Yet, progress is slow and, for many, the conference remains unknown.
The purpose of #CreateCOP25 is two fold: to raise the public profile of COP25 and to advance the call for climate action from the creative communities.
Submissions will be released in the run up to and during COP25 to remind world leaders that the time is now to act on the environment and climate emergency.
All entrants must be between 14 and 30 years old at the time of submission. The contest is open to participants globally. Please read the contest rules and procedures before filling in the application form.
Closing date for applications Friday 8 November 2019, 6pm GMT.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
DESIGNER + ENTREPRENEUR
Throughout his career, Francisco Costa has been an instrumental force in defining the look and feel of modern beauty. During his 13-year tenure as the creative director of the womenswear division for Calvin Klein Collection, Costa introduced strong architectural codes and a tactile sensuality to one of the most iconic American brands of the past century.
In 2016, Costa returned to his homeland of Brazil to explore the natural splendor of the Amazon rainforest. Local healing rituals and the untapped wealth of curative native ingredients instilled in him a new sense of discovery and a deep understanding of the urgent need for conservation. The result is Costa Brazil, an eco-beneficial skincare and fragrance line that combines the raw power of the natural world with Costa’s unparalleled eye for beauty. Costa Brazil’s products are made from potent, enriching ingredients found deep within the Amazon rainforest, and created responsibly with the help of local cooperatives and scientists, in the hopes of nourishing the body, as well as the Earth.
An avid environmentalist, Costa serves on the board of Conservation International. Since its launch in December 2018, Costa Brazil has partnered with CI, and continues to work with them to protect and sustain the Amazon, and support its indigenous population.