One of the great benefits of being a global movement is watching and learning from our friends and partners around the world as they address global warming in diverse and wonderful ways. Some of you have used your art to get the word out and inspire creative solutions. Now, our friends at the CoolClimate Art Contest are calling on artists worldwide to participate in the first online art contest exploring climate change in its many forms – how it is impacting our lives and what can be done to ensure a sustainable future for all of Earth’s inhabitants.  Go to to learn how to submit a work of art and be eligible to win prizes and to be displayed online and at events nationwide on 10/10/10.

A panel of esteemed judges will select 20 finalists from the submissions on DeviantArt. The finalists will then move to Huffington Post for public voting utilizing the Huffington Post’s innovative online social voting tool.  Judges include;  Mel Chin (artist),  Philippe Cousteau (ecologist), Agnes Gund (collector & philanthropist), Van Jones (environmental activist),  David Ross (curator),  Carrie Mae Weems (artist), Jackson Browne (musician) and Dianna Cohen (artist), Chevy Chase (Comedian) and Jayni Chase (philanthropist).

Submissions are now open and will close on August 23, 2010. Historically the creative community has always helped to create new and expanded visions of possibility during difficult times and we look forward to the artist’s vision for a cool and sustainable future. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Originality, Creative Application, Effectiveness in Communicating Ecological Challenges or Solutions; and Technical Skill. Good luck and have fun making climate art!

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