The contest closed Jan 4, 2010. The voting closed Jan 5, 2010.



Imprints Art Contest Collection

CONTEST WINNERS Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Imprints Art Contest! Due to the impressive quality of all submissions, the judges had a difficult time selecting the winners. After carefully reviewing all 120 entries, from contestants in over 30 countries, the judges are please to announce the following winners: 1st place – The world is in our hands, by Betty (Taiwan). 2nd place – It's Me the Earth, by Andreea Mironiuc (Romania). 3rd place – Don't think twice, by Hagar S'aed Ezz-El Din (Egypt). 4th place – 350 illustrated, by Andrei Scarlatescu (Romania). 5th place – rapid response to save mother climate, by Ssendagire Paul (Uganda). 6th place – pegadas, by Carla Tennenbaum (Brazil). 7th place – le mur de la honte, by the class of 2BPSA, Gustave Eiffel Secondary School (France). 8th place – Footsteps Towards Green Happiness, by Jessica Zou (Canada). 9th place – Save our only earth, by Sara (Taiwan). 10th place – It's time to stay at 350!, by Bopharath Sry (Cambodia). Thank you to all participants who contributed to the Imprints Art Contest! Based on the quality of artwork we saw for this year's contest, next year's competition promises to be equally amazing. BACKGROUND From the International Day of Climate Action, on October 24, 2009, to January 4, 2010, people of all ages, worldwide, were invited to participate in the Imprints Art Contest. Participants were invited to contribute original pieces of artwork which explore: • Ecological footprints – a measure of the pressure placed by human beings on the planet; and/or • The number 350 – the level in parts per million that UN climate scientists have concluded is the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. These themes are interconnected because ecological footprints represent our current impact upon the planet while 350 represents a target we need to reach to ensure a more stable climate. Imprints is part of TakingITGlobal's climate education initiative, Tread Lightly. In addition to the Imprints contest, Tread Lightly features a secondary school climate change curriculum, a themed virtual classroom, and a 40-day footprint challenge. For more information on Tread Lightly, visit FEATURED VIDEOS