The International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 150 countries.
Theme: Food Waste
Subthemes: Save the Planet – Save Food, Wasting Food is Wasting the Planet To help inspire you, please visit UNEP’s Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint website www.thinkeatsave.org The organizers are inviting children all over the world to submit their paintings to the UNEP office in their regions. Addresses of these offices are indicated on the back page. The children will have until 15 March 2014 to submit their paintings.
Entry rules and conditions
- AGE GROUP: Children between the age of 6 and 14 years.
- SIZE OF PAINTING: Paintings must be done on A4 OR A3 papers.
- NAMES AND CONTACTS (IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY)
Full name, age (day, month, and year), gender and full address including phone and e-mail (in English) must be on the back of the painting, NOT on the painting.
- STYLE OF PAINTING
Free: crayons, coloured pencils, water-colours, etc.
a) Paintings that have been shown or accepted elsewhere will not be accepted in this competition.
(b) Paintings that show a particular person, an organization or a brand name will not be accepted.
(c) Paintings should be received before 15 March 2014.
(d) Painting/s should be posted or sent by courier service before the deadline of 15 March 2014. (e) Contacts (names, telephone, email etc) should be in English language and not another language. These contacts should be written on the back of the painting.
(f) No writing, descriptions, contacts should be written on the painting itself.
- TYPE OF PAINTING ACCEPTABLE
Only hard copies of paintings will be accepted, with no words or descriptions on the painting/s.
- NUMBER OF PAINTINGS ACCEPTED
Participants can submit as many paintings as they like.
PRIZES FOR WINNER(S)
The 1st Prize: One entrant – US$ 2,000 with a fully paid trip for the winner and a chaperone to a UNEP event (date and venue to be confirmed later). The winner will also receive a plaque/ supplementary prizes.
The 2nd Prize: One entrant – US$ 1,000 each and a fully paid trip for winners and chaperones to a UNEP event (date and venue to be confirmed later). Each winner will also receive a plaque/supplementary prizes.
The 3rd Prize: Three entrants – A diploma/certificate for each winner (No cash)
The 4th Prize: Ten entrants – A diploma/certificate for each winner (No cash)
The 5th Prize: Thirty five entrants – A diploma for each winner (No cash)
One winner only from each region: Africa; Asia and the Pacific; WestAsia; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; and North America. US$ 1,000 and fully paid trip for each winner and chaperone to a UNEP event (venue and date to be confirmed later).
TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING
(a) Copyright: Please note that by entering the Competition, you have assigned copyright of your painting(s) to the organizers.
(b) Safe keeping of the painting: The painting(s) will not be returned and will be used to raise environmental awareness through exhibitions, websites, posters, publications etc) and to raise funds to further promote environmental activities by children.
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