Be a Break Free Art Activist
Design a poster or placard and join the movement!
Submissions close March 30 at 23:59 CET!

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Your creativity can play a role in the movement that aims at ending the fossil fuel era. Draw, paint, or design a poster showing the resistance against fossil fuels and your vision of a clean renewable world. Your poster will stand alongside others from around the world, portraying the movement’s goals for a sustainable future, built on renewable energy and respect for communities’ rights.

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Break Free is a global movement against fossil fuels. All around the world, people are coming together to protect their environment and demand a future free from dirty energy. We are reaching out to the global community to find awesome ways to visualise this movement and to help spread our message. Fossil fuels include coal, oil and gas, and are causing catastrophic climate change and affecting our health and basic rights.

At times, a work of art can be the most powerful way to demand the world you want to see.

All posters will be used to send our message of keeping fossil fuels in the ground to politicians and decision makers around the world. In addition, the creators of the most popular designs will receive some Break Free prizes in recognition of their inspirational contribution to the movement.


  • You can create your Break Free poster in any format. It could be a painting or drawing, or a graphic design creation, or any other creative medium!
  • The theme is simple: keep fossil fuels in the ground and save our climate.
  • Use your imagination! Your poster can be of landscapes, people, animals, corals, or the unknown mysteries that lie below the sea. If you want to paint a huge mural and take a photo to submit, feel free to do so.
  • Think about whether your poster will be understood by people all around the world. Break Free is a global and culturally diverse movement.
  • When designing your poster, try to think about people power, diversity and the solutions as well as the problems associated with fossil fuels. This peaceful movement is about people, in particular women and Indigenous communities, standing up against fossil fuels to protect their families and everything they love.

Important! In order for your poster to be fully displayed on the website, it should have the dimensions of an A4 or A3 and be oriented in portrait format. If you are taking a photo to upload, take it in portrait format as well.

How to submit your entry

  • Scan and upload it using a JPEG or PNG file. You can also take a photo and upload it. The higher the quality the better. Click here to submit your design.
  • Uploaded to the form!
  • Then, rally your friends and family to vote for your design! There’ll be a link in the email that you can use to promote your poster.

The deadline for submissions is March 30 at 23:59 CET. Public voting will stay open until April 10. The 5 most popular designs will be announced on April 14. If you are among the winners you will be contacted to receive your prize.

If you are a professional artist and would like to be added to our Break Free list of agencies and creatives please contact us at

Please note that by submitting your image to the Break Free poster competition you: 1. Agree that your poster may be used and reproduced by organizations participating in the Break movement against fossil fuels and 2. Proclaim and warrant that a) you are you the copyright owner of the material in your image, b) you have permission to use any and all third-party material in your image from the appropriate copyright owner(s) or c) your use of any and all copyrighted material is covered by fair use, fair dealing, or a similar exception under copyright law.

Submit your image here

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