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CC Open Culture Remix Art Contest 2022 – #CCSharesCulture

Calling all artists! Participate in #CCSharesCulture, our new Open Culture Remix Art Contest! The theme this year is “Love Culture? Share Culture!”

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Creative Commons licenses, we are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Open Culture Remix Art Contest #CCSharesCulture to celebrate better sharing of cultural heritage throughout the world. 

Better sharing of cultural heritage can unlock tremendous creative potential, as people remix content in new and inventive ways. Our goal for #CCSharesCulture is to showcase the astonishing creativity that open access to cultural heritage can trigger. Together, we can show how open access positively impacts contemporary culture and creativity outside institutional contexts, and how it is a true engine for cultural and social development. 

Participants can reuse public domain or CC BY-licensed images, paintings, photographs, drawings, etc. digitized in open collections from anywhere in the world to create, submit, and share original artworks.  Here is a list of institutions with public domain/openly licensed collections to get you started.  

Submission deadline: April 30, 2022


Entry is free of charge. Create an original artwork on the theme of “Love Culture? Share Culture!” supported by a brief description telling the story behind the artwork, including how the artwork conveys your emotions and relates to the theme. Add a title and share a personal profile of yourself. Submit your art work here >>

By submitting an entry to the contest, you agree to the Creative Commons Open Culture Remix Art Contest Rules

What can you win?

1st place: cash award of US$1000
2nd place: cash award of US$500
3rd place: cash award of US$250
4th-7th: “honorable mention” – a copy of “Made with Creative Commons” signed by Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons
8th-10th place: “honorable mention” – a copy of “Made with Creative Commons”
Public choice award: Creative Commons merchandise

Term and timeline

The Contest begins on 14 February, 2022, and ends on 30 April, 2022, at 11:59 PM UTC. 

Submissions open: February 14, 2022
Submissions close: April 30, 2022 
Shortlisted entries and winners announced: May 2022
Live event with winners: June 2022

How will the winners be selected?

A panel of five judges, open culture and/or open creativity experts, will judge the entries based on their conformity with the theme, expression of theme, originality, creativity, quality, artistic expression, personal expression, visual appeal, and overall impact. The brief descriptions accompanying the artworks will also be taken into account. 

Public choice award: The public will be invited to vote for the Public’s Choice award. 

How will the artworks be used?

Accepted artworks, along with the participants’ full name and description, will be published on the Creative Commons website, promoted via Creative Commons’ online media channels, and adapted for other possible promotional and editorial purposes, at Creative Commons’ discretion. 

Note that the CC BY license or CC0 Public Domain Dedication applied to the submitted artwork gives the public permission to use the artwork for any purpose, including for commercial purposes. Please familiarize yourself with the terms of the applicable legal tool before you enter the contest, and apply it to your artwork. 


If you have any questions about the contest, please contact us at

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