2022 Winners

The Funny Thing About Climate Change

Message from Founder and President Linda Cabot
Humor is not often associated with climate change, and one could argue that it never should be. Except that humor, levity, and amusement bring joy and can often soften a difficult message. Historically, humor, satire, and irony have played important roles in social reform, and using these entertaining devices to express a concern or view can resonate with people in new and unexpected ways. Humor opens a door.
Now, more than ever, we need open doors and new pathways to communicate about the existential climate crisis and to bring more people into the movement.
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Special Recognition


We All Rise Prize

The We All Rise Prize recognizes students in the U.S. who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or Latine and whose entries demonstrate notable artistic achievement in their chosen category.

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Voice of the Sea Award

In partnership with poet, spoken word artist, and activist Tayllor Johnson, the Voice of the Sea Award recognizes an outstanding Spoken Word submission in each age division.

‘Sally’s Seashells’ by Megan Chan (Great Neck, NY)

‘Hopscotch in Heat’ by ZiQing Li (Berlin, Germany)


Brian Skerry's Ocean Soul Award

Selected by National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, the Ocean Soul Award recognizes a visual art submission in each age division whose work captures the “soul” of the ocean.

‘Cultural Heritage of 21st Century’ by Yulia Khaver (Krivoy Rog, Ukraine)

‘A Desert World’ by Chloe Heller (Irvine, CA)

Immersive Winners Art Exhibition