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 theme of the 21st painting competition is “Green communities" and participants have until 15 February 2012 to submit their entries. 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 page 3 of the pdf brochure.
The winner in each category - the film which receives the most views on tve's Inspiring Change YouTube channel - will receive US$1500!
Entry Rules and Conditions:
Children between the age of 6 and 14 years.
TUNZA is a word in Kiswahili (the common language of most East African countries) that means to "treat with care".
The programme is based on a strategy that aims to provide young people with information and tools on how to "treat Mother Earth with care" and how to Act for a better world.
UNEP works in partnership with Children from all over the world. Children are represented by Junior Board which is elected every 2 years during UNEP's TUNZA International Children's Conference.
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