Deadline: June 15, 2023

The CMCC Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra” aims to showcase and promote the most creative and impactful initiatives that:

  • increase public awareness of climate change and its interactions with society, the economy, the environment, and the policy-making process;
  • disseminate science-based information and data related to climate change through the application of innovative ideas, technologies, and methodologies in the field of media, journalism and communication at large;
  • communicate the threats and opportunities posed by the climate change challenge using multiple languages and innovative mediums, including journalism, art, visuals, and music;
  • trigger action in the audiences addressed, including students, consumers, businesses, and politicians.


  • All eligible projects will be included in the global platform of the best climate change communication projects.
  • The finalists and the winner of the CMCC Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra” – together with any special mentions that the jury may decide to make – will be announced during a high-level event that will be held in autumn 2023. The author(s) of the winning project will have the opportunity to present their project and their work at the event and will receive a cash prize of 5,000 euros.


  • Open to individuals, teams, or organizations, regardless of nationality.
  • Eligible submissions must present projects, initiatives, and tools that communicate climate change through various forms such as arts, theatre, video making, podcasts, music, photography, journalism, gaming, education, data visualization, editorial content, and the use of digital channels and tools. Scientific reports and capacity-building projects are not intended as communication projects, therefore are not eligible.
  • All the projects, initiatives, and tools must already be available to the public. Projects that do not provide evidence of their existence through links, materials, or pictures will not be considered.
  • The applicant can be the author of the project/initiative or the contact person for the author team. The author is the physical person, association, or organization that invented, created, or designed the submitted project. Where an intellectual property owner’s authorization is needed, it is the responsibility of the applicants to obtain such approval before submitting the final materials.

Evaluation Process

Submitted projects will be evaluated by a jury composed of highly qualified members representing the multidisciplinary nature of climate change communication. A pre-selection of the proposals may take place to minimize the burden on the jury.

The international jury performs its assessment according to the following criteria:

  • innovation;
  • expected/observed impact and engagement;
  • ability to reach new and broad audiences (beyond the climate science community);
  • reliability of information and data.


In order to submit an entry, applicants must fill in the online application form by following the instructions given. Each applicant can submit one or more entries.

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