Last month, the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basic theme: climate. Oceans are in our hands,” they proclaimed, and participants from all around the world put forth their best interpretations (often satyrical) of the current climate situation. You can check their website to see who won, but I won’t spoil that for you. Instead, I’ll share my favorites:

Andrei Popov (Russia)

Aside for the brilliance of these drawings, I think it’s really nice to see how artists from different countries see and depict climate change. Keep an eye out for the artists’ country as you browse the images.

Markus Grolik (Germany)


Bruce Mackinnon (Canada)

Felipe Galindo (USA)


Shahram Rezaei (Iran)


Pawel Kuczynski (Poland)

Alexandru Bartfeld (Israel)


Jesper Sørensen (Denmark)

Marco de Angelis, Italy.

Marco de Angelis (Italy)



Yury Manaev (Russia)


Sedar Kycyclar (Turkey)

Sedar Kycyclar (Turkey)

Viacheslav Shilov (Russia_

Viacheslav Shilov (Russia_

You can enjoy the rest of the submissions HERE.