EOC3 Poster Contest for Teens and Youth

This year set global records for heat. As our climate continues to warm, we need to engage all generations, especially our youth who will be mostly affected by a warming climate over time. Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition (EOC3), in partnership with the Pendleton Center for the Arts, Crossroads Carnegie Arts Center in Baker City, and Art Center East in La Grande invited young people to use art to share their vision. Submissions were open to teens 13-18 as well as youth 12 and under. You can read all about the work of the Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition HERE. 

Congratulations to all the students who entered work!

Teen First – Vivianna Martinez
Teen Second – Jubilee Morrison
Teen Third – Adrienne Rouse
Teen Honorable Mentions: Mollie Waterworth, Shelby Saulman, Chayce Fulfor

Youth awards:
Molly Taylor, Morgan Currin, Geneeva Nein, Riley Williams

Youth (12 and under) Entries

Select any image to begin the slide show and view each image full size. Select icon at top right of image to enlarge. Read details about each piece students had the option to add below.


Teen (13-18) Entries

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Clara McMillen
“I created this poster digitally using the Canva app.”

Elias Martinez
“I made art work by hand using color paper, color pencils, and also color crayons. My title is Four Seasons.”

Geneeva Nein
“My poster was made digitally through Canva.”

Mason Rigney
“By hand with paper, pencil, and crayon.”

Ulises Martinez
“My art work was made by hand for my poster. I used salt, glue, markers, tape and foam paper. My title is “falling into winter”. I chose this title because it went better with my poster since I chose to make it about winter and fall.”

Aurora Castro
“Hand drawn and hand colored. It’s about the global warming and the green house effect. We should recycle, use less plastic. Use public transportation (bus, carpool) more and walk when we can. But mostly plant more trees to help reduce carbon monoxide and gain oxygen. Let’s stop the Global Warming.”

Kenadee Rittenbach
Hand crafted using pencil, alcohol markers, and black pen.

Lainey Lyon
“I used colored pencils, markers, and Sharpies.”

Lucie Weston
Marker on recycled paper

Molly Taylor
“Markers and there are lots of colors like red and blue.”

Riley Williams
World on Fire
“I used alcohol markers and pencil. The only toll besides
an eraser was a compass for the Earth and
surrounding flames.”

Morgan Currin
“My poster that was created today was done by hand. Some of the tools that I used were a Sharpie, Crayola colored pencils, and Crayola markers. One of the techniques that you will see through out my drawing is shading from dark to light, which you can see on multiple things including the half earth. One thing that I would like to share is also winning third place in the Lion’s peace poster contest, so one third was another contest I was thrilled. Lastly the name of this poster is Pick a Side”.

Savana Manning
“This poster was drawn by hand with a pencil. It was colored pencil and paint pens.”



Zoe White
“Created by hand. I used oil pastels and
acrylic paint.”

Ryan McCoy
Paint and Pastel

Nova Ayers
“I did it because it shows around the earth and the climactic change. I used color pencils and it took me two days. My title for it is
The Earth.”

Mollie Waterworth
Watercolor, collage

Logan Hall
“My poster was made by hand and it shows the Earth inside of a microwave and I made it by using a small bowl that I traced to make the Earth. I used a ruler to make all of the straight lines and used a small square piece of paper to make the buttons on the right. When I was done with my outline I colored in the Earth with sharpie and other things like the light above the Earth, the screen to the right, the words” Global Warming”, and the outline of the glass for the microwave.”

Lily Hardcastle
“It was completely freestyle.”

Jubilee Morrison
Painted by hand with tempura paint outlined
in Sharpie

Heriberto Pinto Jr.
“I wanted to do something that represented the ice melting.”

Charlise Mentzer
“I used acrylic paint with brush.”

Aurora Mulvihill
Painting (dots, fine lines)

Adrienne Rouse
“I created this poster by hand with colored pencils and pen. I wanted people to know that we don’t have much time before sea levels rise enough to cover New York, and that even small mistakes and human activity can cause forest fires. “

Viviana Martinez
“I created my poster digitally through an illustration app called Procreate. During the process, I used
digital brushes that mimicked realistic textures and then implemented text over the piece.”

Victoria Estrada
“I created this poster digitally with Adobe

Shelby Saulmon
“ I used the app Magic Media in Canva.”

Paige Erickson
“I wanted to express the changing seasons, from winter to spring to summer. The sun represents too much heat/global warming, to the point where it starts fire below, destroying all of the seasons. I made this piece on my Samsung tablet, using the ibisPaint app.”

Kyliegh Vernon
“My artwork was created digitally using
Procreate. It was originally drafted using paint pens in my sketch book.”

David Waite
“I made this poster with photoshop using a Wacom tablet and pen. I sketched out the dragon and Earth and then blotched colors that I thought would look good. After that I finalized the colors and made sure that the details were figured out. Finally, the background with an airbrush and some spatter brushes.”

Chayce Fulfer
“ I used an AI image generator canva.com. This was the request, ‘There are factories that are producing goods but cause climate change‘.” I think it came out well, it is simple but it gets the point across.”

Astrid Benitez
“Digital art, was experimenting with new brushes and practicing some amount of minimalism.
Program used: Krita
Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
All of the stickers were drawn by hand. The only outside source I used was an image of a city which I palletized for a crunchier look for the background. I feel like the strange colors accentuate a certain feeling that I can’t quite pin.”

Aden Hilderbrand
“I created my poster in photoshop. To start I made the background a dark bluish purple then I put a stock image of Earth. I turned it grey to show a scorched Earth, then I put fire and then added the stars, If you look closely, a tiny bunch of starts. I then wrapped a text around the world to give it a more noticeable impact. Finally I added an aurora/cosmic dust effect to fill up space.”


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