Young Artists

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Calling on all artists ages 0-18:

Use your creativity to help us create a zero pollution world!
Pollution affects every one of us. However, it is mainly the younger generation that will live tomorrow with the consequences of how we treat our environment today. We want to give that generation a voice about how they view environmental issues in the world in which they live, whether local or global. We want to give them a platform to imagine their better world of tomorrow, a world without pollution, and express it through art.

This is why, ahead of this year’s EU Green Week, we are launching a call for artistic entries under the theme “My World without Pollution”, encouraging young artists to show what a pollution-free world can look like.

This is YOUR chance to make your artistic skills visible at European level and to show us the world you want to live in.

Rules & guidelines

Young European artists, ages 0-18, who want to share their vision of a world without pollution.

The artistic contributions need to address this year's EU Green Week theme "Zero Pollution - for healthier people and planet".

Participants are invited to submit a picture that ilustrates how they imagine a world without pollution, covering various elements of focusing on one specific part, e.g. pollution-free air,water, soil or everyday products we use.

The artistic technique is subject to the authors’ choice. From drawings, paintings and picture collages to photographs and combinations of different techniques – we want you to let your creativity run free!

Be original! By participating, you confirm you are the sole author and owner of the copyright to the artwork submitted.

Contributions must be submitted in digital form (JPG or PNG) and preferably in horizontal format (recommended resolution" 1200x675 pixels). You can share your contribution on Twitter, Facebook or Instragram using the hashtag #ZeroPollution. Don't forget to tag our EU Environment accounts in your post so we can see your artwork and follow-up with you.

Alternatively, you can send your contribution to Please make sure the artist's first name and age are mentioned in the social media post or e-mail.

Artists can submit their contributions until 15 May 2021, 18:00 CET.

Submitted artworks will be displayed during the EU Green Week 2021 on social media, the event website and/or the virtual conference. Moreover, the images will be considered for ilustrating other European Comission communications on zero pollution and beyond.

We reserve the right to consider or not the submitted artworks
Please note that submitting an entry you give your unabiguous consent to the competition's "
Terms and Conditions" and of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Terms of Use, including use of the authors personal data (age and first name) as well as granting the unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual right of use, reproduce, communicate, modify and display the works (in whole or in part) for any purpose without any fee or other form of compensation, and without further notification or permission.