Land Art Contest for Climate Change Solutions

350.org Global Climate Movement and Messzelato Association announced a land art and climate protection contest for children between the age of 11-18 within non-formal youth groups or school classes in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

The aim of the contest was to raise awareness of the climate change issue among young people/schools and to get them involved in the global climate change movement. The secondary aim was introducing land art in environmental education to explore and express social messages for change and solutions through work with nature.

The entries must have been land art pieced expressing a local social message, and pictures of this art piece must habe been sent in to 350.org and Messzelato.

Land art is an art genre in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked. Land art work is a picture in nature made with also with natural materials (rocks, stones, water, leaves, flowers).

Interested schools received an educational pack with land art lesson plans in their native language to help apply land art in their school environment.

We received more than 70 entries for our contest from 7 countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Russial).

The selected artworks will be exhibited at the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. (See the other set called Winners of the land art contest)

You can download the full contest announcement here: 350.org/landart
All entries must have arrived by: 15th of June, 2009

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