Win our Wall Mural Competition

Unceded Territories, a painting by artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Image from Museum of Anthropology in University of British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada.


Our 350 Aotearoa ‘We demand a safe climate and equitable future’ mural competition is a great opportunity for artists to create an artwork that inspires climate action and paints the picture for a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.


On 31 October – 12 November 2021 the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. This is an important time for our climate justice movement. This year we have seen escalating and terrifying climate impacts happening all around the world. We know the cause: the fossil fuel industry and government inaction.  There is no time to lose and together we need to move financial flows away from fossil fuels, and into a timely and equitable Just Transition.

At this COP we will further destabilize the fossil fuel industry by making clear to financial institutions, world leaders and the public that fossil fuels are an increasingly risky investment and are a key cause of the escalating climate impacts we see happening around the world. We will also highlight the urgency of a just transition and make the case that it’s time to invest in justice-based solutions.

Our vision for actions across Aotearoa this COP26 is to be bold and creative! For that reason we have decided to host the ‘We demand a safe and equitable future’ mural competition and select one winner who will get to paint their design in a public location of their choice/or suggested by 350 Aotearoa. As a climate justice grassroots organisation  we hope the mural will inspire many more people to join the movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.

The Three Sisters mural by Chilean artist Paula Tikay in Toronto, Canada as part of the Dundas West Art Museum art exchange program. Photo from Dundas West Art Museum.

How to enter the competition:

  1. Create a design (in the form of a sketch, painting, computer design, etc.)
  2. Attach and send via email to using the subject line: Mural Submission
    When submitting we ask you to enclose:
    – your first and last name, if applicable your artist name

– contact details (phone & email)

– full address

– if applicable a photo, square meter size and description of a wall that you would like to paint the mural on (see terms & conditions for the requirements of a mural space)

– confirmation that the mural could be completed by the 25th of October
– confirmation the Terms & Conditions were fully read and accepted


Artists Terms and Conditions

  1. Information on how to enter and all details on the competition form are a part of these terms and conditions. To the extent of any inconsistency, the terms and conditions below prevail. By entering, participants accept these terms and conditions. 
  2. Entries from across New Zealand will be accepted, multiple entries are welcome.
  3. Anyone employed by 350 Aotearoa and any agencies associated with 350 Aotearoa or with the promotion are ineligible to enter. 
  4. Design entries open on 06 September and close on 26 September 2021, and are required to be submitted to 350 Aotearoa on or before that date. 
  5. Murals must be under 10 metres square.
  6. Designs must be submitted via email to 
  7. All entries are deemed received at the time of receipt by 350 Aotearoa and NOT at time of transmission by the entrant. 350 Aotearoa records are conclusive as to time of receipt. Late, lost, stolen, misdirected, illegal, incomplete, illegible, damaged, reproduced, or altered entries are invalid. 350 Aotearoa is not responsible for such entries or for any error, technical malfunction, loss, omission, communications delay or failure. 
  8. Artists are asked to develop an original idea that communicates the message as outlined in the Mural Competition Information. 
  9. Judging of the most suitable project will be based on the following criteria:
    – Permission to paint on wall granted
    – Messaging
    – Artist’s availability and agreement to complete within given timeframes
    – Originality
    – Creativity 
  10. All entries must be submitted for walls that are part of a public space or at least highly visible to the public and not on a residential property. 
  11. There will be one winning submission selected and the winner will be notified by phone or email on 30 September 2021. 
  12. The winner will receive enough Resene primer, topcoat (2x layers), anti-graffiti final coat to fit the selected wall size. Plus $150 worth of Resene paint accessories,for the creation of the design within their local community 
  13. The winner needs to notify 350 Aotearoa as soon as possible, what the square meter size of their chosen wall is, so that we can provide you with adequate paint supplies for the space selected.
  14. The winning artist will also receive $1,500 (inc. gst) commission once evidence has been received of clause 20 and 21 of these terms and conditions, and on an invoice being sent to 350 Aotearoa.
  15. The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. 
  16. The mural supplies provided cannot be exchanged for cash, credit or service and no exchange communications will be entered into. 
  17. Completed murals must reflect the design, location and subject as submitted in the design entry. 
  18. A proposed completion date before the 25th of October must be agreed to by both parties. 
  19. Health and Safety must be adhered to at all times and the creation of winning designs must be done so legally by winners, or as organised by winners fitting with correct Health and Safety procedures and supervised at all times. 
  20. Murals must be covered with Resene anti-graffiti coat.
  21. No spray paint is to be used in creating any 350 Aotearoa Mural
  22. The Resene and 350 Aotearoa logo must be included in the mural to be eligible to receive the $1,500 commission. 
  23. High-resolution photos and/or videos of the creation of the mural are required to be sent to 350 Aotearoa on completion of the artwork to be eligible to receive the $1,500 commission. 
  24. Neither 350 Aotearoa nor associated Sponsors are liable for any loss, damage or injury (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss) suffered by any person in connection with the promotion or any prize, except for any liability under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or other liability that cannot be excluded by law. 
  25. 350 Aotearoa reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions or to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion. 
  26. 350 Aotearoa reserves the right to verify the validity of any entry.
  27. 350 Aotearoa may disqualify any person(s) who enters the competition with the same email entry as another participant or existing work not created by themselves. 
  28. Entries become the property of 350 Aotearoa. In accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, 350 Aotearoa collects and holds personal information to conduct the promotion, notify prize winners, verify prize winners’ identities and may be used for 350 Aotearoa future promotional activities, including (where consented to) sending the entrant emails and/or text messages. Individuals have rights to access and request correction of their personal information held by 350 Aotearoa by emailing Failure to provide all requested personal information may result in the entry being invalid. 
  29. Each entrant agrees that, if he or she wins a prize, his or her details (including name, suburb/town, and photo and design) may be published by 350 Aotearoa in any form (e.g. press, print, web, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter etc) and used for other publicity purposes.

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A number of NZ based street art murals here: