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NOAA Logo (by Badseed, Public domain, via Wikimedia).
NOAA Logo (by Badseed, Public domain, via Wikimedia).

The competition runs through February 15, 2023. 

How has climate change impacted you? Your family? Your school? Your community? We want to hear and see your climate impact stories through your eyes. In what ways has your landscape, wildlife, or way of life changed due to climate shifts?

To enhance our understanding of the diverse ways climate change impacts people and places around the United States, NOAA is asking students in grades 5 through 12 for photo submissions showcasing what climate change means to you. Check out our last year’s Contest!

Winning photos will be featured next Spring (2023) on the NOAA Regional Collaboration Network website in conjunction with responses developed by NOAA’s climate experts, and will possibly be displayed in various NOAA facilities around the country.

Photo contest categories include Nature, Water, Weather, Society, and Resilience.  Examples are provided below to explain types of issues within a given category, but photo submissions need not be limited to these examples.  Students may submit no more than five entries (five total, regardless of category) in the categories below:

  • Nature: Changes related to organisms and environments
    • Examples may include: wildfires, desertification, crops, gardens, animal habitats and behaviors
  • Water: Changes related to water
    • Examples may include: drought, sea level changes, lake or river water level changes, reservoirs, coastal changes, water quality, wetlands
  • Weather: Changes related to weather events and weather patterns
    • Examples may include: extreme heat or cold, rain, snow, thawing of glaciers, thawing of permafrost, flooding
  • Society: Changes related to people and society, live and recreate
    • Examples may include: air quality, urban design or architecture, transportation, walkability, energy, costs, lifestyle, parks, shade, health
  • Resilience: Actions being taken to increase community resilience to climate change.
    • Examples may include: urban design or architecture, green transportation, clean energy, sustainable practices, restoration efforts, etc.

See all additional information on the contest on NOAA’s website

Check out last year’s Contest!


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