Art for Change: students complete pieces for The Tidal Shift Award

Art students are working on their submissions for The Tidal Shift Award. The contest is available for all students ages 14–22 from states on the East Coast. Students are to create or modify art to bring awareness to climate change.  

“Climate change is a big issue right now,” art teacher Jelena Robbins said. “I really like how the people at Tidal Shift are using art as a medium to fight against climate change and help our planet.”

There are age divisions, with Division 1 for those 14–18 years old and Division 2 for people 19–22 years old. There will be three prizes awarded per division.

“You’re competing for some good money,” digital art teacher James Finch said. “Division 1 gets $2,500, and the second division gives double with $5,000.”

The deadline for all submissions is Jan. 31. 

“I ask my kids what they would do with the winning prize money,” Finch said. “ The money would be nice, but it’s more about just having fun, making art and sending a message. I always want my students to just show off their skill and make some good art.”


By Eric Zhang