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Youngsters asked for their visions of a future planet


An art competitio­n for young people across the UK has been launched, with the winners having their artwork displayed at the COP26 Climate Change conference in Glasgow this year.

The Creative Earth competitio­n is part of a UK government initiative, Together for our Planet, and was launched in collaborat­ion with the WWF to encourage young people to use the power of art to capture their hopes and dreams for the planet in the future.

Cel Spellman, star of Netflix’s White Lines and BBC Radio 1, who is a WWF ambassador, said: ‘The Creative Earth art competitio­n is such a unique and exciting opportunit­y for children from across the UK to have their voices heard and show world leaders exactly the kind of world they want to live in, inherit and pass on to future generation­s.

‘I’m asking as many under-16s as possible to please get involved and be part of something special as we aim to create a better, greener, sustainabl­e future and call on world leaders to commit to making that a reality and bring about the change we so desperatel­y need to see, reminding them it’s young people who will live with the consequenc­es of our actions now.’

Creative Earth artwork entries will be judged by a celebrity panel and COP26 president Alok Sharma this spring.

Special prizes will be awarded for the best artwork in each age group. Judges will also select the best pieces to be displayed at the COP26 summit in November this year.

Find out more about the competitio­n and enter now on the Together for our Planet website.

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