Food Waste is the theme of 2013 UNEP painting competition

23rd International Children's Painting CompetitionThe 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

  1. AGE GROUP: Children between the age of 6 and 14 years.
  2. SIZE OF PAINTING: Paintings must be done on A4 OR A3 papers.
  3. 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.
  4. STYLE OF PAINTING
    Free: crayons, coloured pencils, water-colours, etc.
  5. ELIGIBILITY
    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.
  6. TYPE OF PAINTING ACCEPTABLE
    Only hard copies of paintings will be accepted, with no words or descriptions on the painting/s.
  7. NUMBER OF PAINTINGS ACCEPTED
    Participants can submit as many paintings as they like.

PRIZES FOR WINNER(S)
Global Winners:
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)

Regional Winners
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.

Selection of Winners:
Winners will be selected through a fair and impartial selection by the organizers.

Announcement of Winners:
(a) Regional winners – The winners from UNEP’s six regions shown on the regional contacts below will be announced during regional special environment related events in each region after the deadline of the painting competition and regional selection process.
(b) Global winners – Date and venue to announce the global winner to be confirmed later. Deadline for paintings to be received from the participant(s) paintings must reach the relevant UNEP regional office by 15 March 2014. No painting will be considered after the deadline.

Contacts to deliver painting(s):
Paintings should be sent before 15 March 2014 deadline to the postal addresses below regardless. For example, a painting from India (Asia) needs to reach the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Likewise, a painting from Uganda must reach the Unep Regional Office for Africa.

Postal contacts to be used to post the painting will therefore depend on whether the country is from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean or from North America as shown below, and the envelope or container of the painting(s) should be marked 23rd International Children’s Painting Competition and country of origin.

UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR AFRICA (ROA)
Angele Luh, Information Officer
Regional office for Africa-ROA
United Nations Environment Programme
NOF Block 2-Ground Level-South Wing
P.O. Box 30552 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20 762 4292
Website: http://www.unep.org/roa

UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (ROAP)
Tanawan Sarabuddhi (Ms), Staff Assistant
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
2nd Floor
United Building, Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 288 2314

UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE (ROE)
Isabelle Valentiny, Information Officer
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Regional Office for Europe
International Environment House (IEH) A-602
11-13 Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Chatelaine
Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: + 41 22 917 8404

UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ROLAC)
Montserrat Valeiras, Communication Specialist
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC)
Building 103 – Morse Avenue, City of Knowledge
Clayton Panama City, Panama
Tel.: (507) 305-3114 (direct) (507) 305-3100 (Central)
P.O. Box: 0843-03590

UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR NORTH AMERICA (RONA)
Elisabeth Guilbaud-Cox,
United Nations Environment Programme
Regional Office for North America (RONA)
900 17th Street, NW, Suite 506
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: (202) 974-1307
Website: www.rona.unep.org

UNEP REGIONAL OFFICE FOR WEST ASIA (ROWA)
Marie Daher, Information and Outreach Officer
United Nations Environment Programme
Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)
Mob: +973 36 955 988

Source
Competition flyer (PDF)