Tunza International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment – UNEP

Tunza International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment

The International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment is organized annually 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 over 3 million entries from children in over 100 countries.

The International Children’s Painting Competition has 
been organized every year since 1991 by UNEP and the
Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE).
Bayer and the Nikon Corporation joined as organizers
in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
The Competition has been one of UNEP’s most
inspiring activities receiving submissions from millions
of children from 191 countries over the last 20 years.
The work has inspired people all over the world to
see the environment through the eyes of children. The
Competition encourages children to focus on particular
environmental issues and how these issues affect their
communities. Its goal is to increase environmental
awareness and action among children. The paintings
further articulate the hopes and fears of today’s
children and portray actions by children to reverse the
environmental issues.
The Competition is open to children between the ages
of 6 and 14 to illustrate their own personal view of the
environment – their wishes, hopes and fears.

Entry Rules and Conditions:

Children between the age of 6 and 14 years.

1) Paintings must be done on A4 OR A3 papers.

2) 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.

3) Style of painting is free: crayons, coloured pencils,

watercolours, 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 descriptions in the paintings.

7) Only hard copies of paintings will be accepted.

8) You can submit more than one entry.

THEME

Water: Where does it come from?

PRIZES

Global winners:

The 1st Prize:

One entrant – US$ 2,000 with a fully paid trip for the winner and a

chaperone to the next Tunza Event (date and venue to be confirmed

later). The winner will also receive a plaque and supplementary prizes.

The 2nd Prize:

One entrant – US$ 1,000 and a fully paid trip for the winner and

chaperone to the next Tunza Event (date and venue to be confirmed

later). The winner will also receive a plaque and supplementary prizes.

The 3rd Prize:

Three entrants – A diploma for each winner (No cash)

The 4th Prize:

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

The 5th Prize:

Thirty five entrants – A diploma for each winner (No cash)

Regional winners:

One winner only from each region: Africa; Asia 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 next

Tunza Event (venue and date to be confirmed later).

(Note that by entering the Competition, you have assigned copyright of

your painting(s) to the organizers. The painting(s) will not be returned

and will be used to raise environmental awareness through exhibition,

websites, posters, publications etc) and to raise funds to further promote

environmental activities 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 22 April, 2013.

(2) Global winners will be announced on 5 June 2013 which is also

World Environment Day.