15 creative visions for a greener planet
British Council Netherlands, the British Embassy The Hague and Museon invited students aged 12-15 in the Netherlands to share their creative ideas for a greener, cleaner planet Earth in the Create for Climate Art Competion. In October-November this year, the United Kingdom is hosting COP26, the 2021 edition of the United Nations annual climate change conference. United Nations climate change conferences are among the largest international meetings in the world. More than 190 world leaders will come together to tackle the challenge of climate change. In the run up to this major gathering, we invited students to share their vision for a green and sustainable future of our planet.
Who took take part?
The competition was open to pupils in secondary education in the Netherlands from years 1-3 at VMBO, HAVO and VWO schools and pupils aged 12-15 at international and British schools in the Netherlands. The jury received many beautiful and thought-provoking entries and was impressed by the diversity of ideas and creativity of the students. The 15 winning works included drawings, paintings, a video, poem and a story and were selected because the jury felt that these works shared the students' vision for a greener planet in the most creative ways.
UK Ambassador to the Netherlands, Joanna Roper, opened the online exhibition of the 15 works during a festive event at Museon in The Hague on 28 October. All students were invited to present their work and also had the opportunity to share their ideas, worries and suggestions for the future of our planet with Dutch UN Youth representative Dennis Jansen. The winning works can now be seen in an online exhibition on the Museon website. Each of the works is accompanied by a text from the student about their vision behind the artwork. Many congratulations to everyone who took part!