It is paramount that we address the pressing nature of climate change. The consequences of inaction are escalating, and the time for making a change is now. Each of us plays a crucial role to mitigate the impacts of climate change. By adopting sustainable practices, reducing our carbon footprint, and advocating for change, we can collectively make a significant impact. With the strength of modern technology, your aspirations and efforts to combat climate change can transcend geographic boundaries, inspiring others to unite and create a sustainable future for future generations!

Organised by Fingertips Company Limited and sponsored by Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), “Art on Climate” is a worldwide illustration competition designed to bring greater awareness of effective approaches for combating climate change.

The “Art on Climate” International Illustration Competition is now inviting talented illustrators to craft artworks that address the theme of climate change. The competition seeks to act as a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and practical solutions to address climate change, and to inspire the public to proactively make a change in their daily life in response to the global challenge.

Theme: climate change
Eligibility: any person aged 18 or above*, from any location
Submission period: 20 May to 31 July 2024, both days inclusive
Result announcement: by 30 September 2024
Prize: chance to win up to EUR 2,000*
Fee: no submission fee

* Please refer to the terms and conditions for details.

Submission steps
Draw
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Save your Work
Convert your artwork(s) into JPG format, with a resolution of no less than 300 dpi.
Register and Upload Artwork
Fill out the online Entry Form and upload your artwork(s).
Competition details

Initially launched in Spain in 2019, the "Art on Climate" competition expanded its reach to the Asia-Pacific region in 2021 and the global world in 2022. The 2023 campaign has drawn tremendous participation, with over 1,600 illustrators from more than 100 locations submitting over 2,800 remarkable artworks. This year, the competition continues its footprints in the Asia-Pacific region, inviting established illustrators and aspiring students to demonstrate their skills and creativity, with the goal to amplify global awareness and inspire meaningful actions on climate change.

AllianzGI has been a pioneer in sustainable investment for over two decades, sustainability is at the heart of our mission and decision making. As signatories of the UN PRI since 2007, we seek investments that align with our sustainability principles and address global challenges. By championing sustainability, we aim to drive positive change in finance and create lasting value for our clients and society. Echoing with the 2024 competition’s objectives, we invite everyone to join us to shape a better future.

Competition theme

Participants are invited to submit original works on the theme of “climate change”. Participants should draw inspiration from one or more of the following topics as a starting point of their artworks:

  1. Building resilient communities for climate change
    As the impacts of climate change intensify, it is crucial to empower communities to adapt and withstand the associated risks. Building resilient communities not only prepares us for the immediate impacts of climate change but also equips us to navigate the uncertainty ahead.
  2. Defining planetary boundaries
    It is crucial to define the environmental limits within which humanity must operate to ensure the continued stability and health of our planet. By identifying and respecting these boundaries, we can take responsible actions to prevent irreversible damage to ecosystems and the climate.
  3. Fostering inclusive capitalism
    It seeks to create a just and sustainable society by placing equal emphasis on both financial returns and social impact. This approach encourages businesses and investors to prioritise long-term value creation, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility. By embracing inclusive capitalism, we can foster a more inclusive and equal future.
  4. Embracing innovate solutions with technology
    Technological innovation plays a pivotal role in driving sustainability and addressing the urgent challenges posed by climate change. With the help of advanced technology, we can inspire others to proactively make a change in our daily life practices and shape a better future.
  5. Combating climate change with collective action
    Collective action against climate change requires individuals, communities, businesses, governments, and international organisations to unite and work towards a common goal. By changing our lifestyle, sharing knowledge and resources, and embracing sustainable practices, we can drive transformative changes to mitigate climate change and create a sustainable future.
Artwork specifications
  • Must be original works relevant to the theme of the competition and submitted by participants on an individual basis.
  • Each participant may submit up to a maximum of three artworks.
  • The submitted artwork(s) must not have been previously published or used for any other purpose, and must not have been previously awarded or currently participating in other competition selections.
  • No signatures, words, symbols or pictures that identify the participants may be placed on the submitted artwork(s).
  • The artwork(s) must be in a flat image and created in colour.
  • The artwork(s) can be created using any medium, including painting, computer software, and mixed media. However, artworks generated by artificial intelligence are not accepted. The use of photographs and clip art is prohibited.
  • Should be in A3 size (297mm x 420mm), in either horizontal or vertical format.
  • Must be uploaded in JPG format, with a resolution of no less than 300 dpi, and the total size of each entry should be no more than 10MB.
  • Each artwork should be accompanied by a short description (minimum 30 words, maximum 100 words).
Judging panel
Mr. Jeff Jioe
Director
Fingertips Company Limited

Mr. Jeff Jioe is the founder of Fingertips Company Limited and the Organiser of the “Art on Climate” International Illustration Competition.

Mr. Jay Chau
Chairman
Asian Art Association

Jay Chau, a graduate of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, has worked for well-known Internet companies such as NetEase and Tencent. Currently he serves as the chairman of the Asian Art Association Singapore. Combining his diverse background with his love for art, he is committed to promoting the idea that "life is art everywhere". He is convinced that art should not be confined to the gallery and the stage, but should permeate every aspect of our daily lives, become part of life, inspire the perception and pursuit of beauty, and promote social progress.

Mr. Benny Lau
Professional Member
Hong Kong Society of Illustrator

Benny Lau is an award-winning designer with various disciplines. An experienced illustrator, as well as an innovative author of picture books.

Benny is also an active creative educator and social innovator. He is the co-founder of the Macau House of Childhood, and the creator of “The Beautiful Pages” education project through picture books.

Mr. Liu Ray Lung
Chairman
Taiwan Society of Illustrators

Mr. Liu Ray Lung is the Chairman of the Taiwan Society of Illustrators and the Asia Illustration Association. He is a well-known illustrator in Taiwan, dedicated to promoting the art of illustration. He has been the project convenor of the Asia Illustrations Annual Awards since 2015. The Awards are held every year all over Asia, having been hosted in Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Taoyuan, Kobe, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai. The Awards have grown into one of the largest illustration industry events in Asia today.

Ms. Jane Liu
Founder
Z Jane Visual Art Studio

Jane Liu – an illustrator who builds a fantasy world.

Established by Jane in Shanghai, Z Jane Visual Art Studio focuses on illustration design including advertising illustrations, key visual illustrations and conceptual illustrations, as well as brand visual design with a focus on illustrations.

Selection criteria
50 points
Relevance and artistic quality of the work
40 points
Relevance to the theme of the Competition
10 points
Creative language
Awards and exhibition#
x1
Champion
e-certificate and
prize of EUR 2,000
x1
1st runner-up
e-certificate and
prize of EUR 1,500
x1
2nd runner-up
e-certificate and
prize of EUR 1,000
x50
Merit
e-certificate and
prize of EUR 150

Champion, 1st runner-up, 2nd runner-up and Merit winners will receive a customised award certificate by email.

The winning artworks and selected other works will be put on display in a virtual exhibition.

# 53 winning artworks will be selected based on the 100-point scale that judges used for rating. The three artworks that received the highest number of points will be ranked as Champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up accordingly, whereas the other 50 selected winning artworks will be ranked as Merit.

If you have any queries, please contact the Organiser – Fingertips Company Limited: artonclimate@fingertips.hk

Terms and conditions
  1. Participants must provide true and accurate information on the entry form. Fingertips Company Limited (the “Organiser”) reserves the right to disqualify any entries in cases where, in our opinion, any information provided is inaccurate or has been omitted.
  2. To be eligible for participation, participants must be aged 18 or above as of 19 May 2024.
  3. Employees of Allianz Global Investors Asia Pacific Limited (the “Sponsor”) and/ or its affiliates, the Organiser and/ or its affiliates, and all those living in the same households as those employees are not eligible to participate in the competition.
  4. All entries must be original, submitted on an individual basis, and have not been previously published on any occasion. An entry will be disqualified if the participant is considered by the Organiser to have committed plagiarism, infringement of copyrights and/or violation of any laws.
  5. Any entries that the Organiser considers, in its sole and absolute discretion, that it contains material that is dangerous, vulgar, offensive, indecent, obscene, illegal, racist, pornographic, violent, defamatory, disparaging, inappropriate, controversial or that promotes political interests will be disqualified.
  6. Entry into the competition is at the participant’s sole risk. To the extent permitted by law, none of the Organiser and the Sponsor accepts any responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, costs, expenses or claims (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) suffered by participants or any third parties arising out of or in connection with the competition and/or accepting a prize.
  7. No entry fee is required. However, participants are solely responsible for all expenses incurred in preparing and submitting their work(s).
  8. Each participant may submit up to a maximum of three (3) works, but would only be entitled to one of the prizes. Additional or late entries will not be accepted.
  9. No substitution of work will be allowed under any circumstances once the entry has been submitted to the competition.
  10. Incomplete, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery or receipt. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are incomplete, lost due to technical reasons, corrupted, delayed, wrongly delivered, or not received for whatsoever reason.
  11. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using any means to circumvent the above conditions such as, and without limitation, multiple email accounts, multiple reproduced or computer-generated entries, using multiple identities, fraudulently falsifying data, acting fraudulently or dishonestly in the opinion of the Organiser or otherwise acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions, these participants will be disqualified, and any prize entitlement will be void.
  12. The results of the competition are subject to the final decision of the panel of judges. No objections by participants will be entertained. The Organiser retains the right at its sole and absolute discretion to revoke the participants’ or their works’ qualifications and/or withdraw their prizes.
  13. The result of the competition will be announced by 30 September 2024 and the Organiser will notify the winners by email via the email address provided by the participant at the point of entry. Participants must provide a valid email address as this is the sole channel for the Organiser to contact the participants. Participants should check their email inbox (including the junk and spam mail folders).
  14. The prize will be presented in form of cash in Euro by wiring to the winners’ bank account. Once the Organiser has sent out notifications of prize-winners by email, the winners need to provide the following information to the Organiser within one (1) month from the date of the Organiser’s email: a copy of their identification document together with the bank account details of an account where the winners are the sole account holders. If a winner fails to provide the required information within this timeframe, such winner will be deemed to have waived the entitlement to the prize and the Organiser reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement. Once the Organiser has received all the required information, the cash prize will be remitted to the bank account mentioned above within 2 weeks.
  15. It is the responsibility of a winner to provide correct, up-to-date details when providing their information for the acceptance of the prize. None of the Organiser or the Sponsor can be held responsible for any winners failing to supply accurate information which affects prize acceptance or delivery of their prize.
  16. The cash prize will be issued in Euros. Winners should provide details of their bank account denominated in Euro to receive the cash prize. Otherwise, the cash prize in Euros will be converted into the denominating currency of the winners’ bank account at the exchange rate applicable on the date of the remittance and may therefore be subject to exchange rate fluctuations, taxes and other applicable fees and charges.
  17. The Organiser will be responsible for all remittance fees, while the winners will be responsible for, if any, other relevant fees and taxes, derivative costs charged by the account holding bank and other charges arising from the relevant financial procedures in the location of the bank. The Organiser will notify winners when the remittance process has been completed, but the time at which winners receive their cash prize may be subject to the administration process of the account holding bank and the financial procedures operating in their specific locations.
  18. The Organiser reserves the right to verify winners and ask for proof of identity, age, address and other information provided by the participants and to withdraw prize entitlement where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  19. The Organiser, the Sponsor and their affiliates reserve the right to copy, publicise or make use of the submitted works in full or in part and in any form, including but not limited to promotion, exhibition, education purposes, without the consent of the participants or payment of fees of any kind.
  20. Participants agree that their works may be put on display in a virtual exhibition for public viewing, together with their names and the short description provided without any fee being payable.
  21. By entering the competition, each participant grants the Organiser, the Sponsor and their affiliates a world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free and sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish or display (in whole or in part) any intellectual property contained in the content of their works, without royalty, payment or other compensation. Each participant agrees not to assert any moral rights in relation to such use and warrants that they have full authority to grant such rights.
  22. The Organiser reserves the right to interpret and amend the rules, and the Terms and Conditions of the competition, without prior notice.
  23. Upon submission of entries, participants agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of the competition.
  24. All information collected by the Organiser is for the purpose of the competition only, including but not limited to, contacting participants and distributing prizes. The information (including the personal information of participants) will be kept for six (6) months by the Organiser after the end of the competition, after which it will be deleted.
  25. If an act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which are beyond the reasonable control of the Organiser and which prevents the Organiser from complying with these Terms and Conditions, the Organiser will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligation.
  26. The Organiser accepts no responsibility for system errors or other issues that may result in disruption to, delay or failure in receiving entries and/or sending notifications or prizes to winners.
  27. If any clause of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms and Conditions and the remaining clauses shall survive and remain in full force and effect.
  28. The Organiser and the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, amend, withdraw, terminate or temporarily suspend this competition in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or technical reason outside their reasonable control, with no liability to any applicants or third parties.
  29. These Terms and Conditions prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including without limitation, advertising or promotional materials. Participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  30. In the event of any inconsistency between the English and translated versions in these Terms and Conditions, the English version will prevail.
  31. In the event of any dispute in respect of or arising from the Competition (including without limitation, dispute concerning the interpretation and application of these Terms and Conditions), the decision of the Organiser will be final, conclusive, and binding.
  32. The competition and these Terms and Conditions, and any disputes arising therefrom, shall be subject to Hong Kong law and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.

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