Show the beauty of winter
We believe there is an important role for people in the arts and the humanities to play too. Winter, after all, sometimes has a "PR problem". Some people still think of cold weather as "bad weather". Some see snow or rain as a nuisance. This is a challenge but also an opportunity — one in which great communicators have made a big difference. We love seeing efforts that explore the inherent beauty and enabling characteristics of winter. From animation contests about winter cycling, to paintings, to blog posts about skiing — it all helps human beings unpack our biases. One image can have a deep impact on how we feel about being outside. After all, connecting with nature is in our bones as human beings. So whether you are a writer, filmmaker or a collage artist, we urge you to recognize that communication and inspiration matter.