Youth Biodiversity Art Challenge
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), in partnership with UNESCO, is calling for submissions from young eco-artists for their RCE* Youth Biodiversity Art Challenge.
The worldwide challenge is open to anyone aged 35 or younger, and submissions should consist of creative works of art with a focus on SDG 14 (life below water) or SDG 15 (life on land).
The organisers are looking for creative works that put a spotlight on environmental issues and the species, habitats and ecosystems that need to be protected.
Youth Biodiversity Art Challenge categories
Is your favourite animal or plant species under threat?
- Show one of your favourite animal or plant species which is currently under threat
- Explain how this species can be protected and restored—what actions can people take today in their communities?
How can we protect the habitats and ecosystems within our regions?
- Show one of your favourite places which is being impacted by biodiversity loss
- Explain why it needs to be protected—what actions communities can take to conserve this place?
- Participants must be aged 35 or younger
- Participants must be individuals
- Entries are limited to three entries per participant
- The artwork must not have previously been submitted for another contest
- The artwork must be the participant’s original work
- Entries can utilise any art medium—photos, drawings, paintings, sketches, murals, the list is endless—however all submissions must be static (no animations) and limited to one frame/image of the artwork
- Submissions must include a short statement to explain how it answers the questions
Deadline: 30 September 2022
* RCEs are Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development