Earth Day 2021 Art Challenge

Create a work of art that celebrates and inspires good neighbors—caretakers of people and the planet—to establish a more unified, equitable, prosperous, and compassionate community.

Envision Athens declared 2021 as The Year of the Good Neighbor with a goal to inspire all Athenians to be Good Neighbors, united under one vision to better the community’s future through its four core values: unity, equity, prosperity, and compassion. In an act of unity, partnering organizations are collectively calling on the UGA and Athens community to reflect, embody, and create artworks in alignment with these values.

Earth Day Art Challenge

How to Participate


  • Submission Deadline: Submission forms must be received by midnight on Thursday April 15, 2021.
  • Eligibility: Any member of the UGA or Athens area community is eligible to submit up to two art works.
  • Exhibition: Selected works will be displayed on this web page, starting on Earth Day April 22, 2021.

Submission Requirements

  • Art works must be submitted using the form linked below.
  • Entries must be able to be experienced online and in social media.
  • Works must be completed while following appropriate social distancing.
  • Any form of expression is accepted—music, dance, poetry, essay, photography, video, other forms of visual arts, etc.—up to 1 GB file size.

Submit Your Art Work!

Use this form to upload your work by midnight on Thursday April 15, 2021.

Submission Form


$125 in local, sustainable food and artisan goods will be awarded to selected winners in three categories:


Convey a sense of personal connection with and appreciation for people or other living creatures in our community


Illuminate a current issue affecting the wellbeing of people or other living creatures in our community


Conduct or inspire meaningful action to protect people or other living creatures, particularly the most vulnerable, within our community

2021 Art Challenge Sponsors

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