International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment

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 and has received over 190,000 entries from children in over 100 countries.

The theme for this years competition is Biodiversity and it will focus on our beautiful earth, full of different life forms and what can we do to protect it.

The children’s paintings will focus on concrete actions to preserve biodiversity such as tree planting, marine and animal conservation, restoration of coral reefs etc.

The organizers are inviting children all over the world to submit their paintings to the UNEP office in their regions

Entry Rules:

  • Paintings must be done on A4 OR A3 papers.
  • Full name, age (day, month, and year) and full address including phone and e-mail (in English) must be on the back of the painting.
  • Style of painting is free: crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc.
  • Paintings that have been shown or accepted elsewhere will not be accepted in this competition.
  • Paintings that show a particular person, an organization or a brand name will not be accepted.
  • Do not include any words or descriptions in the paintings.
  • Only hard copies of paintings will be accepted.

    Deadline: 15th April

    For more information and application, visit: International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment Website
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