In partnership with The Waterline Summit 2020, the Energy and Environment Institute and the Doctoral College at the University of Hull are hosting a virtual exhibition to showcase work highlighting the environmental issues which we will face in the next 30 years. This includes potential threats to the environment/civilisation, changes currently happening and technology which might contribute to shaping our future. 

This is an open call for anyone to submit a photo or work of art (any medium) that meets this theme. 

There will be three age categories for the competition: 14 and younger, 15-17 and 18+

The deadline for submission is the 28th of September, 2020

The top submissions in each age category will be chosen by a panel of judges and exhibited in a virtual gallery from the 30th of September until the 23rd of November. From these submissions an online vote, open to the public, will then choose a winner and a runner up in three different age categories.

The exhibition will also include work from professional artists Dan Lewis and Kelly Stanford who will be showcasing their work along the same theme in the same virtual space. (See Artists page). 

So, show us your vision! What will our planet look like in the near future? Will we have plastic-filled oceans and burning continents? Or will we all be living in green cities in disease-free harmony? In these uncertain times, imagination runs free…


The interdisciplinary Energy and Environment Institute (EEI) at the University of Hull brings together the skills and capabilities of leading researchers to tackle global challenges related to climate change and population growth and their consequences for society and livelihoods. We work within four themes at the interface between sustainable energy and environmental resilience:





Pint of Science

EARTH2050 is grateful for the support and collaboration with Pint of Science

The Pint of Science festival aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars, pubs, cafes and other public spaces.

“We want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out and no prior knowledge of the subject is required. We are a network of thousands of volunteers who are passionate about bringing discoveries to people and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012.”

The Waterline Summit 2020

19th-23rd October 2020

The Waterline Summit 2020 is set to return even bigger and better. The week-long event will be hosted online increasing our reach to new heights.

Aligned with COP26 and the government’s agenda, this year’s event will showcase the Humber’s innovative expertise like no other. Focusing on ‘how to’ develop, finance and scale transformational projects upwards from policy through to operations. The event will bring together all elements of place, demonstrating how we all have a part to play in achieving a net-zero carbon economy for the Humber.

Investors, government representatives and industry leaders across all sectors will be in attendance. Having strengthened our partnership with international funders at HSBC’s Global Sustainable Ventures, the Waterline Summit 2020 is the ideal opportunity to answer their key question – what do your transformational projects look like?