A Better Tomorrow Competition 

In November, Glasgow will be hosting COP26, which is one of the biggest and most important meetings that takes place between representatives of all the countries that are members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

At the meeting, heads of state, climate experts, and campaigners will get together to discuss the potential measures that countries can take to address the climate crisis. It is hoped that by the end of COP26, all countries will have agreed to a set of goals and actions they can implement to help tackle the climate emergency.

We know how important this conference is for our City and that's why we want City of Glasgow College students to play a key role by creating solutions, which help to fight climate change by taking part in A Better Tomorrow Competition.

We are launching a competition where we want students to submit their ideas and concepts on how to make the transition towards a greener and cleaner world.

There are two categories - Individual Award and Group Award, with three key themes; Awareness, Community Partnership and Innovation and Originality. Find out about each theme by clicking the icons below. 


.To get involved in the competition, please ensure you read the information below. 

Students currently registered and attending a course during the 2021– 2022 session can enter. All you need to do is submit an environmental or sustainability idea based on one or more of the following categories:

  • Awareness

  • Innovation & Originality

  • Community & Partnership

To help with your submission it may be useful for entrants (and supporting staff) to be aware of the 17 United Nation Sustainable Goals. Applicants can blend these goals into their own submission.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These are explained fully in the link

Each student can submit up to two entries: one individual and one group entry and each entry must be an original piece of work. The piece of work does not need to relate to your course. It can be something that you feel passionate about and want to share with others.


The competition will open in August which gives participants time to prepare their submissions.

Deadline: All entry forms with submissions should reach us no later than Monday 18th October 2021. An alternative printable copy is available.

To submit your entry, please click the link below

Entry Form

An internal judging panel will score each submission based on these areas:

  • Clarity and accessibility of Environmental and Sustainability message

  • Level of effort shown

  • Originality of concept

  • Quality of work

  • Impact on viewer/audience

  • Scope for awareness raising and promotional work

All submissions will be exhibited in the Students’ Association space, Level 2 at City from the 27th October 2021 - until 15th November 2021.

The prizes are:

  • People's Choice Winner - £250 voucher

  • Faculty Winners x4 - £250 voucher per winner

  • Group Winner (Up to 5) - £50 per person


Participants will be invited along to the award ceremony on Friday 29th October, where the winners will be formally announced and prizes presented.  During the event Patrick Harvey leader of the Scottish Greens, will discuss the legacy of COP26.

Food and refreshments will served during the ceremony. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information then please email: robert.scullion@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

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