Picture This

What does a carbon neutral North Somerset look like to you?

Share your vision of life in a zero carbon future


What does a carbon neutral North Somerset look like to you?

The Picture This art competition is run by North Somerset Council in partnership with Culture Weston. The Picture This campaign invites local people of all ages, but particularly children and young people, to create art that imagines a net zero carbon future for North Somerset. A future where we have adapted to use low carbon technologies and be more resilient to a future climate

In net zero carbon communities, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced as close to zero as possible, with the small amount which remains being removed from the atmosphere, for example by planting trees, to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

We’re looking for artworks in all forms, including drawings, poems, songs and creative writing, which focus on what is possible and achievable to address the challenge of climate change and create a better world for our future.

The Picture This art competition, which is open to all ages, runs until 30 September. Winners will be featured in a public exhibition planned for the Sovereign Centre in Weston-super-Mare this autumn and then go on tour around the area.

Submit your entry


We’re looking for artworks in all forms, including drawings, poems, songs and creative writing.

Who can apply?

Submissions for the Picture This art competition are open to anyone, of any age.

How to apply?

To submit your entry simply email picturethis@superculture.org.uk with your artwork as an attachment.

When you submit your artwork please include your Name, Age, Contact Details and Address. For your privacy, only your first name and age will be made public where the work is credited or referenced.

What happens to entries?

During the competition entries will be shared on this website and social media. So please share digital copies where possible – if it’s a photo of an actual drawing that’s fine too.

Entries we receive will be displayed on an online gallery. In Autumn 2021, artworks will go through to a judging panel where winners will be chosen based on their creativity and ability to engage people in thinking about zero carbon futures. The final artwork and other selected entries will be displayed in public spaces around North Somerset during Autumn and Winter 2021 to raise awareness of COP26 in Glasgow, taking place during November.

Terms and Conditions 

  • By submitting work, you consent to Culture Weston and North Somerset Council using your work (and images or videos of your work) for educational and promotional and publicity purposes including social media, press, in digital and print format, website and in our on-going communications. Such permission shall be without charge and in perpetuity. The artist will be credited wherever the work is used or referenced.
  • Each artist, by entering the Picture This competition confirms that they hold all intellectual property rights in the work.
  • In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 (and all other relevant Data Protection legislation), Culture Weston will hold the personal data of artists supplied on the Entry Form securely. The data will only be used in the process of administering the Picture This competition and will not be transferred to any third party for any reason.

Join a workshop

To help you get creative in your thinking we are running a series creative print making workshops:

Wednesday 25 August from 10.00-11.00am @ Weston Artspace. Recommended for ages 7-11. BOOK HERE

Wednesday 25 August from 1.30-3.00pm @ Weston Artspace. Recommended for ages 12-16. BOOK HERE

Tuesday 31 August, 12pm – 2pm – SWAN Summer Playscheme Session. Recommended for ages 12-16. No booking required.

Monday 27 August – @ YMCA – Worle

More sessions to be added soon.