International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment
Children’s pictures challenge environmental degradation
The painting competition invites children from around the world between the ages of 6 and 14 to illustrate their own personal view of the environment – their wishes, fears and hopes. It is organized every year by UNEP, Bayer, the Japanese Foundation for Global Peace and Environment and Nikon.
The paintings show just how aware children are of the dangers that environmental degradation presents for the Earth and humanity. Due to its paramount importance, climate change was the focus of attention of the painting competition in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2010 the paintings dealt with the global challenges of protecting biodiversity. In 2011 the theme was “Green Communities”. The focus of the running competition 2012 is “Water: Source of Life. Where does it come from?” Closing date for entries is February 28, 2013. For more information click here.
|UNEP boss Achim Steiner (right) and Dirk Frenzel, Bayer Communications, presented the prize certificate to International Childrens’ Painting Competition on the Environment 2011 winner Trisha Co Reyes (13) from the Philippines at the environmental youth summit in Bandung, Indonesia.
The global winner (1st and 2 nd prize) and regional winners from the six world regions Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America & the Caribbean, West Asia and Asia Pacific are chosen by a jury and are honored at an international ceremony. They receive attractive cash and non-cash prizes.
Click here for galleries with the best pictures from the previous seven competitions.