About Us

Anyone aged 4 – 19 years is invited to put themselves on the map by creating an artwork to celebrate where they live and uploading it onto the It’s Our World Gallery. The aim is to create the UK’s largest online collection of artwork mapping the British Isles, as seen through the eyes of the nation’s future custodians.

Location is not a barrier to participation as the purpose is to provide a vibrant snapshot of how the nation’s children and young people view the urban, rural or coastal environment in which they live.

There are no limitations on medium or size, as artwork can be uploaded onto the Gallery as scanned image or digital photo. You can view a small sample selection here

The entire collection will be handed over to The UK Web Archives in December 2015 to be stored for the nation.

It’s Our World is mostly being driven through schools and colleges and has been developed to support the national primary and secondary curricula.

Find out how to register

Subject matter can be approached in a variety of ways including observation, outdoor learning, multiple perspectives that reflect local neighbourhoods, critical thinking about environmental impact and ways in which to lead more sustainable lives. Click here to find out how by taking simple small steps we can all help to make a difference by reducing waste and saving energy and water. 

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Take part

1. Check your Code

2. Create Artwork

3. Take A Photo

4. Upload it

5. Share it with the World

It's Our World is mostly being driven through schools, colleges and selected project partners for moderation purposes. If you live in the UK and are aged 4 - 19 years, find out if your school or college has registered for a PIN Code to share your view of your world. There are lots of suggestions on how you can create your artwork under the Arts Resources section resources/artresources/how-to-get-started/. Think about where you live and bring your environment to life by painting, drawing, taking a photograph, creating a collage or 3D artwork. Closing date for submissions 20th November 2015.

If you'd like to download our new poster you may do so by clicking here