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APE is a biannual design competition with change at its heart. It is about stimulating a shift in the mindset of creatives to encourage responsible thinking. And allowing you to contribute your creativity toward change.

For this debut edition, we give you a reusable glass bottle as a canvas to unleash your thoughts about global warming, climate change and our responsibility for the world. A design from the heart to motivate others in this critical age.

We are looking for positive, inspirational, thought-provoking and creative bottle packaging designs related to global warming and climate change. To stimulate your vision and ingenuity, we will regularly post inspirational news and stories related to this topic.

To enter the competition you must submit your entries via this website between 30 April and 20 August 2020. All submitted works will be judged by our international jury, and all will appear in a 3D mock-up that will be visible on the Gallery and open for public voting.

The three winning artworks will be printed on eco-friendly reusable glass bottles that will be available in our online webshop for six months. After every bottle is sold, Art for Planet Earth will donate 20% of all proceeds to 350.org, WWF UK and The Climate Coalition and grant the winning graphic artist a commission of 0,5%. Subsequent competitions will support other causes related to a better and brighter tomorrow.


When designing your artwork, be sure that it meets the technical requirements. Register or log in, fill out the entry form and upload your work.

Entry fee is £15 per submitted artwork. Make sure to read and accept the rules and privacy policy. Finally, spread the word, share your design on social media, and try to collect the most votes possible.

Winners will be announced 31 August 2020.

Once you pay the £15 fee and submit your work, you’ll receive a receipt mail and our educational welcome email series which will help you to:

1. Get more voters to help you win the Audience Vote
2. Collaborate with fellow artists to grow your fanbase
3. Master your message so that you can successfully promote your artwork
4. Get commissioned work that’s fun and well paid
5. Live your life and run your business more sustainably

In the 1st mail, you’ll also receive this free guide: How to brand yourself when all you want to do is create art.

After these five initial mails, we’ll send you a 1-2 mails per month to keep you informed about APE news, future voting and contest opportunities and much, much more. You can always unsubscribe.



Our international jury of three will judge the entries, shortlist 17 designs, and choose the three winners through an online judging process based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Emotional impact
  • On-shelf visibility
  • Aesthetics
  • Compliance with the brief
  • Technical feasibility

There is also a further possibility to gain recognition: Each design gets a chance to be the Audience Choice via public voting on our website. You simply have to ask your friends and followers to vote for your bottle design using social media. Spread the word about your submission, get the most votes, triumph in the Audience Choice award.

Winners and Prizes.

1st place 2nd place 3rd place Audience Award Shortlist of 17 Every Entrant
Wacom Intuos Pro L Paper
Wacom Intuos M Bluetooth Pistachio
Bamboo Slate S
Exposure on Creative Boom
Design printed onto the bottles
Glass bottle with your winning design
1 year Communication Arts digital editions and unlimited access to the commarts.com website.
Professional evaluation
Exposure on APE
Your work shared across social media

international jury

Hanna Barczyk



Guilherme Somensato

Head of Art at DDB


John Ball

Principal, Creative Director at MiresBall Brand Design

San Diego, California

Technical details

Each artwork must be 2000 x 1640px, RGB colour mode, PNG file format (recommended for transparency), and a maximum 3MB file size. Use up to four colours.

Good to know

We will require winners to have the print-ready files of their designs, which we will ask to be sent to us when the competition is closed. These materials should be 205 x 168mm in size; prepared for pad printing with up to four direct colours; in vector EPS or AI format.

If you don't have the print-ready files and you are one of the winners, we will help you in preparing these materials. In this case you need to accept that the final product may differ from the original submission to some extent, although we will strive to prepare the designs as accurately as possible within our capabilities.