It isn’t just scientists who can help raise awareness about climate change - we need the power of art to reach hearts and minds! Are you a young artist who wants to make a difference but not sure how to start? In partnership with the Canadian Rockies Youth Network we are proud to launch the Rockies Repeat Youth Climate Challenge.
In this challenge, you will travel via Google Earth to some of our Rockies Repeat painting locations. Then, it is your turn to create. Use a medium of your choice (watercolour, ink, charcoal, etc.) to paint a threatened glacial landscape.
Winners will have a chance to win great prizes from Eddie Bauer and have their work featured at a climate art show at ArtsPlace, Canmore.
HOW IT WORKS
Step 1: Book a classroom or community screening of Rockies Repeat to feel the power of the landscape if you have never been there before.
Step 2: Use Google Street View to visit one of our Rockies Repeat painting sites in the Rocky Mountains or click here for an offline version of the activity.
Step 3: Use a medium of your choice to create your own interpretation of the landscape based on what you see and how it makes you feel.
Step 4: To be entered in the competition, share your completed work on Instagram by March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m MT using the hashtag #rockiesrepeatyouth and tag @cpaws @RockiesRepeat @Canadian_Rockies_Youth_Network
Google Streetview Links
Virtual Location 1: Athabasca Glacier
Virtual Location 2: Lake McArthur
Virtual Location 3: Victoria Lake
Virtual Location 4: Bow Glacier
Virtual Location 5: Wilcox Pass
BONUS links for reference
To be eligible to enter, you must be 21 years old or under.
Up to 5 winners will be chosen by the Rockies Repeat artist team based on creativity, spirit, and educational value.
Art pieces can be of any visual medium including watercolour, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pencil, multimedia, digital art, collage, etc, with the exception of photo/video/multimedia.
To be entered in the competition, share your completed work on Instagram by March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m MT using the hashtag #rockiesrepeatyouth and tag @cpaws @RockiesRepeat @Canadian_Rockies_Youth_Network
The winner(s) will be showcased as part of an upcoming exhibition at artsPlace, Canmore in spring 2022 with some great top secret prizing in the works!
Good luck and happy painting :)