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22nd International Children’s Painting Competition

Deadline is 28 February, 2013

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22-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 (6 - 14) in over 150 countries. The theme of the 22nd painting competition will be “Water: The Source of Life”.

"Bob the Bunny's Cartoon Competition" - Volvo Adventure (UNEP)

Deadline is 28 February, 2013

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bob newsIf you are too young to enter the Volvo Adventure Competition, 'Bob the Bunny's competition' is aimed at young adventurers aged between 10 to 12 years old (at the competition opening - July 1st 2012).

To enter, you form a team of 1 to 3 members, identify a local environmental issue and create an A4 cartoon strip illustrating the issue and actions that you might take to solve it.

You can view winning entries from past competition on the website.

Forests for People: UN International Short Film Contest

Deadline is 22 February, 2013

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1feb-comps-forestsForests for People is a short film contest that invites everyone, in every part of the world, to create and share a personal film about their own relationship to the forest. How it inspires you. Shelters you. Nurtures you. Contributes to your life, or even makes life possible.

After the contest ends on 1 February 2013, an international jury will select 15 semi-finalist and five finalists. The five finalists will be awarded at the United Nations Forum on Forests meeting in Istanbul.

Slogan Contest: International Year of Water Cooperation and World Water Day 2013

Deadline is 15 November, 2012

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watercoop-2013compCreate a slogan for the UN International Year of Water Cooperation and win an invitation to the kick-off meeting in Paris in January 2013.

Want to contribute towards the campaign for the UN Year of Water Cooperation 2013? Here is your chance. Enter the contest and your proposal could be chosen as the official slogan for the campaign! To enter, simply head over to the website, fill in the form and submit your entry by 15 November 2012!

'60 over 60': A Call for Nominations of Outstanding Older People

Deadline is 31 December, 2012

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60o60Not a competition as such, but an inspirational call to nominate your outstanding over 60's.

To complement the release of a new report, Ageing in the 21st Century: A Celebration and a Challenge, UNFPA and HelpAge International are creating a list of 60 inspiring and influential older people over 60, and need your help.

You can nominate yourself, or an older person you admire, beginning today. Perceptions of the world’s ‘age burden’ are outdated. Their contributions will become increasingly important as the world grows older.

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