Jumat, 08 Januari 2010

19th International Children’s Painting Competition


Theme: Biodiversity : connecting with Nature


The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Fondation for Global peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 2.4 million entries from children in over 100 countries. The theme for this years competition is Biodiversity and it will focus on our beautiful earth, full of different life forms and what can we do to protect it.

The children's paintings will focus on concrete actions to preserve biodiversity such as tree planting, marine and animal conservation, restoration of coral reefs etc.

The competition was launched on 20 August 2009. The organizers are inviting children in Asia Pacific to submit their paintings to:

UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

2nd Floor, United Nations Building

Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangok 10200 Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 288-2314, Fax ;(66-2) 280-3829




Entry Rules and Conditions:

Children between the age of 6 and 14 years.

1) Paintings must be done on A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) or A3 (29.7 x 42cm) papers.

2) Full name, age (day, month, and year) and full address including phone and e-mail (in English) must be on the back of the painting.

3) Style of painting is free: crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc

4) Paintings that have been shown or accepted elsewhere will not be accepted in this competition.

5) Paintings that show a particular person, an organization or a brand name will not be accepted.

6) Do not include any words or description in the paintings.

7) Only hard copies of paintings will be accepted. (Email entries will only be accepted after by hard copies is received).

8) You can submit more than one entry.



Prizes:

Global winners:

The 1st Prize:

One entrant-US$1,000- and a full paid trip for winners and chaperones to the Tunza International Children’s Conference (date and venue to be confirmed later). The winner will also receive a plaque and supplementary prizes.


The 2nd Prize:

One entrant-US$2,000- and a fully paid trip for winners and chaperones to the Tunza International Children’s Conference (date and venue to be confirmed later). Each winner will also receive a plaque and supplementary prizes.


The 3nd Prize:

Five entrants-A diploma for each winner (No cash)


The 4th Prize:

Ten entrants-A diploma for each winner (No cash)


The 5th Prize:

Forty five entrants-A diploma for each winner (No cash)



Regional winners:
One winner only from each region: Africa and the Pacific; West Asia; Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean; and North America.


US$ 1,000 and fully paid trip for each winner and chaperones to the Tunza International Children’s Conference (venue and to be confirmed later).

(Note that by entering the competition, you have assigned copyright of your painting(s) to the organizers. The painting (s) wiil not be returned and will be used to raise environmental awareness through exhibition, website, posters, publications etc) and-to raise funds to further promote environmental activies by children.



Selection of winners:
Winners will be selected through a fair and impartial selection by the organizers.


Announcement of winners:

(1) Regional winners will be announced on 30 April 2010

(2) Global winners will be announced at the venue of the next Tunza International Children’s Conference (venue and dates to be confimed later)


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