Climate change photo competition for schools: primary

Photo competition for primary school pupils launched during Climate Week 2019. Closes on 31 January 2020 at midnight.

The Scottish Government wants to hear what climate change means to you.

To enter, submit a photo or picture that shows us what climate change means to you where you live.

The winners will be invited to the Scottish Parliament to discuss their entries with the First Minister.

All shortlisted entries will receive National Book Tokens to purchase books of their choice. 

Climate change is humanity’s biggest challenge. Scotland has made excellent progress and has nearly halved emissions since 1990.

But we must go further, faster. We have committed to net-zero for all greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Everyone in Scotland - government, business and individuals - needs to do their part to help us become a net-zero society.

Please send all entries to and include your name, class and school.

Important information

Any young person in primary school in Scotland can take part.

Your entry must be in a jpeg format and no larger than 5mb.

There will be two stages to the judging. Our climate change team will review all the entries and sort into categories depending on the number and type of entries received. The team will then shortlist the best entries for a panel of judges to choose the winners.

All applicants whose entries are shortlisted will be contacted shortly after the initial selection process has concluded. The timing for this will depend on the number of entries received.

The competition will close on Friday 31 January 2020 at midnight.

It is for schools and teachers to decide whether you can prepare your entry during class time.

Secondary school pupils can also take part by entering our writing competition.

More information on tackling climate change

Everyone has a role to play in tackling climate change and our individual actions make a substantial difference. The UK Committee on Climate Change has made several recommendations for individual action on page 25 of their report on reaching net-zero. If you’re interested in spreading the word about climate change, why not host a Big Climate Conversation with your class, family, or community group?

You could also ask your school if they’ve signed up to Climate Ready Classrooms or Ecoschools. 

You can find out more about climate change by talking to your teachers and by looking at these websites:

Terms and conditions

All entries can be used and reproduced by the Scottish Government. Judges decisions are final.



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