NOAA’s Picture Climate Change Student Photo Contest


NOAA’s Picture Climate Change Student Photo Contest

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.

Each entry must include the following:

  • a photograph showcasing an example of climate change impacts or resilience of climate change in the United States or one of its territories; and
  • a 3–4 sentence description of the climate change or impact, from your perspective. 

Who is eligible to enter the contest?

All students in fifth (5th) through twelfth (12th) grade from all U.S. states, territories and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau) in recognized public, private, and home schools are eligible to participate. Schools, including home schools, must be in compliance with federal and state civil rights and nondiscrimination statutes. 

Students are not required to live in the state the picture they submit was taken in, but all photographs must have been taken in a U.S. state or territory.