The Green We Left Behind is a literary contest that explores the ways human lives are affected by climate change and possible ways to adapt to the changing environment. This time, the project will focus on raising awareness by sharing climate change stories through photographs, paintings, and visual artworks.

The Green we Left Behind Photographs/Visual Arts Storytelling on Climate Change Contest is curated by the Arts Lounge Magazine and sponsored by the French Embassy in Nigeria and Brittle Paper. This online contest is intended to “expand awareness and conversations on climate change.”

The project’s goal is to engage social media users in discussions on climate change. Participants whose works have the highest engagement (likes, comments, retweets) will be selected in the longlist and shortlist, and potentially emerge as winners.

All longlisted entries will be featured in the Green we Left Behind Online Catalogue to be produced at the end of the project.


  • First Prize: 200,000 naira
  • Second Prize: 150,000 naira
  • Third Prize: 100,000 naira
  • Four Honorary Mentions: 25,000 naira each

Participation Guidelines:

  • Interested participants should share photographs, or artworks that tell the stories of people or places in Nigeria that are affected by climate change, or extreme weather events.
  • Only original works of participating artists are accepted. Note, by submitting any work to this project, you claim original rights to the work submitted. participants are advised to mark/engrave their names on their pieces before sharing them online.
  • Images should be accompanied by a short description of where is being represented, the incident represented, and any other description the artist wishes to add.
  • Images should be shared on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #thegreenweleftbehind
  • Tag @LoungeArts, @FranceInNigeria, @brittlepaper

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Good luck to the participants!