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Event Young Hands Together for Diversity! International Art Competition

Young Hands Together for Diversity is a new learning and activity programme on biodiversity being prepared for participants in The Green Wave and other youth initiatives. And as a first activity we’re running an art contest.

The winning entry will be used for the design of a challenge badge – a special badge to be awarded to young people who complete a number of challenges set out in the programme. Other entries will be used for illustrations in a booklet, posters and other information materials.

The theme of the competition is “biodiversity” – and what it means to young people around the world. Artwork could explore the amazing variety of life on the planet, the richness of ecosystems, the reasons why biodiversity is being lost, or the things people are doing to protect biodiversity.

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Period [28/01/2010 - 15/06/2010]
Event location Wereldwijde tekenwedstrijd 413 Rue St Jacques Suite 800 Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1N9 Canada
Host Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity c/o Green Wave
See the agenda Rules: http://greenwave.cbd.int/files/Biodiversity-Art-Competition-en.pdf
Event URL http://greenwave.cbd.int/en/node/4661
Contact person Dr Reuben Sessa, FAO
Email address: children‐youth@fao.org
Phone: +1.514.288.2220
Fax: +1.514.288.6588
Theme(s)
Target group(s) Childeren, Primary Education , Childeren, Secondary Education

While the big day for The Green Wave is 22 May, the planning for the big day happens throughout the year. It’s a very important component because it ensures you learn about biodiversity AND choose the right tree species, time and place to plant it, and acquire skills to care for the tree. Plus, with the right planning, you could coordinate your activities will those of other schools in your community or on the other side of the world!

Entries are invited from children and young people in three age categories: 6-10 years, 11-15 years and 16-20 years. There’ll be an overall winner, as well as winners and runners-up for each of the age categories. A variety of art materials may be used, for example pens, coloured pencils or paints. The use of bold colours is recommended. Artwork should be prepared on white A4-size paper within a square frame (18cm x 18cm) or a round frame (18cm diameter).

The competition is now open and entries must be received by 15 June 2010. For more information on the contest rules, prizes, templates for artwork and where to send your entries, click here to read or download the official rules in English, French or Spanish.

So, what are you waiting for? Put on your artist’s cap, start creating and send us your best artwork. Have fun!