24th International Children’s Painting Competition

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is inviting children between the ages of 9 and 14 from around the world to participate in the 24th International Children’s Painting Competition. Participants are to submit their paintings on sustainable energy and energy efficiency to the UNEP office in their regions. Join the competition and you could win cash prizes and help save our future. Remember, we all have the power to make our world a better place. Deadline for submission is 31 May 2015.
About the Completion: The International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment is organised every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE). Since 1991, it has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 100 countries.

Theme: We have the power! Sustainable energy is a form of energy that does not run out or cause harm to our environment. We have the power to make the right energy choices and use it efficiently.

For more information on sustainable energy and appropriate examples of what is meant by the terms clean, renewable and energy efficiency, please visit www.unep.org/tunza/children
Prizes: Top three winners will also receive a fully paid trip, including for one chaperone, to the venue of the Award Ceremony.

1st Prize – US$3,000, 2nd Prize – US$2,000, 3rd Prize – US$1,000

Regional winners: One winner, chosen from each of the six regions – Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America will receive US$1,000.
Participants will be notified of dates and venue via the UNEP website, once confirmed.

How to enter: Submit online, post, courier painting(s), or drop off at your UNEP Regional Office and please aim for it to reach them before the deadline – 31 May 2015. (See lists of UNEP Regional Offices: http://unep.org/tunza/tunzachildren/downloads/24th-ICPC-Brochure_2015.pdf.)

You can even scan or take a picture of your artwork and then upload it onto our website – www.unep.org/tunza/children. Ensure you capture the full image of your painting and in good lighting. If you are unable to submit online, don’t worry, just post, courier or drop off the painting to your UNEP Regional Office. The envelope or container of the painting(s) should be marked “24th International Children’s Painting Competition.”

Where to send your paintings
UNEP Regional Office for Southern Africa Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga United Nations Environment Programme Metro Park Building – Room 729 351 Francis Baard Street P.O. Box 6541 Pretoria, South Africa Tel: +27 (12) 354 8092 Email: cecilia.njenga@unep.org

UNEP Regional Office for Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) Monica Morara United Nations Environment Programme NOF Block 2-Ground Level-South Wing P.O. Box 30552-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254-20 762 1396 Fax: +254-20 7623928 Email: monica.morara@unep.org