• The exhibition is chosen by a selection panel of independent judges who will select up to 64 works (photos and artwork combined) for the virtual exhibition. All submissions and images will be presented anonymously to the selection panel.
  • Submissions will close on the 28th of September, selection of the longest will take place on the 29th and all artists will be notified of the selector decision by the 1st of October at the latest by email.
  • Winners will be announced on the 19th of October, the first day of The Waterline Summit 2020
  • The exhibition will run from the 30th of September – 23rd of November
  •  No personal data, including name, age, gender or education /experience will be given during the selection process, only the size, media and title along with the image(s) you submit will be used.


Please fill in the Description box on the Submit and Entry page. This description will be displayed alongside your work if it is selected for the exhibition, so it is a good opportunity to let us know the thought processes behind the piece.

If you would like to record a visual or audio description then please let the EARTH2050 competition organisers know when you submit your entry. This will be displayed alongside your work if it is selected for the exhibition.


Due to the large volume of entries, we apologise that it is impossible to give individual feedback or a critique on unselected work. As with any judged ‘open submission’ exhibition, it is possible that your work may not be selected. We understand that this may come as a disappointment, but it is important to realise that this is the competitive nature of this popular exhibition. We only have a finite amount of exhibition space; the number of incredibly talented individuals who apply far outnumbers the amount of work we are able to display. The event organisers are unable to enter into a discussion with individual artists about the reasons their work(s) has not been selected. The decision of the selection panel is final.