As part of the 2020-2021 Midwest Climate Summit, the Climate Stories Contest was a multi-media art competition across four categories: visual arts, film/photography, written word, and performing arts. We received 51 submissions from across 15 Universities.

See below for the details, and click here for more information about the contest.

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Performing Arts

The performing arts category includes music, theater, and dance performances that explores climate change and its impacts.

Written Word

The written word category includes short stories, narratives, poems or short essays.

Visual Arts

The visual art category includes paintings, sculptures, stitchwork, or a combination of techniques creating a physical piece.


The film/photography category includes art using a camera, from short films to photographs.