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Art on the Horizon: Youth Confronting Climate Change

MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments are now accepting submissions to Art on the Horizon: Youth Confronting Climate Change, the agencies’ first art contest for youth.

A view of San Francisco from Yerba Buena Island, with the West Span of the Bay Bridge slicing across the image diagonally and the sun rising in the background..
Bill Hall
Monday, March 18, 2019

As part of the Horizon initiative, the Art on the Horizon contest asks the question: What can you do to stop climate change? MTC and ABAG are looking for digital art submissions that demonstrate what you, your family, friends and community can do to combat climate change. The submissions deadline has been extended to March 29, 2019.

Submissions Requirements

  • Video or photography only
  • Artwork must address the contest theme (how you can help combat climate change).
  • Artwork cannot include identifiable persons.
  • Artwork must be submitted via this online form by March 29, 2019.

 Contest Rules

  • Participants must be Bay Area residents between the ages of 13 and 23.
  • Submissions will be judged in two categories, based on age group (13-17 years old, and 18-23 years old).
  • If participants are under the age of 18, they must submit a parental consent form. Participants must include this form in order to have a complete entry. If a parental consent form is required and not included, that entry will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified.
  • Winners will be announced at an event at UC Berkeley on April 25, 2019. Participants do not need to be present at the event to win, but in order to receive the prize, participants will need to provide proof of age and residence.

Read the official rules.

Judging Criteria and Prizes

Winners will be selected by a jury representing MTC, ABAG and art professionals. Winners will be announced at an event at UC Berkeley on April 25, 2019, as well as via the MTC social media channels. Winning submissions will be shown at the event and may be used in future promotions.

Judges will be looking for original work as it related to the contest theme: What can you (your family, friends and community) do to stop climate change?

Judging Criteria  
Address the theme 50%
Creativity 25%
Quality and technique 25%


First prize (for each age category) $500
Second prize (for each age category) $250
Third prize (for each age category) $125
Honorable mention(s) (judge's discretion) $100 (each)


Questions? Please email or call Raquel Trinidad, Public Information Officer, at (415) 778-5333.