Drawing competition 2010

London, Montreal, Rome, 6 October 2010 - How do young people see life on Earth, the richness of ecosystems, the reasons underlying biodiversity loss and the actions required to stop this loss?

Over 3000 children and youth aged 6 to 20 years of age from over 60 countries submitted artwork to a biodiversity art contest launched by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and Bioversity International.  The contest was developed as part of a global youth education initiative on biodiversity in support of the International Year of Biodiversity.

The judges were impressed by the striking images from artists as young as six, and their depictions of the beauty, fragility and unity of biodiversity.  The pictures express young people's awe of the planet's biodiversity and their concern for its future. The team of judges was formed of biodiversity experts, graphic designers and other staff from FAO, CBD and WAGGGS. The process took a long time due the large number of wonderful drawings that were submitted. The pictures will be used to illustrate upcoming educational and outreach publications.

The talented winners of the Young Hands Together for Diversity International Biodiversity Art Competition are:

Overall winner

 
Justino Hernández Gonzalez
aged 20
Mexico

16-20 years old


1st Anjali Chandrashekar
aged 16
India
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2nd Ji Eun Kim
aged 16
Republic of Korea
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3rd Hanna Shumska
aged 17
Ukraine
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4th Tung Gloria IP
aged 16
Hong Kong, China

11 to 15 years old

 
1st Aby Abraham
aged 12
Qatar
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2nd Ryanna Tee
aged 15
Philippines
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3rd  Harsh Hera
aged 15
India
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4th Martyna Gauronskyte
aged 12
Lithuania

6 to 10 years old 


1st Tae Gyeong Hahn
aged 10
Republic of Korea
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2nd Ahmed Ifrah Ibrahim
aged 9
Maldives
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3rd  Denisa Valentina Huma
aged 10
Romania
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4th Nethmini Ashinsana Wattetenna
aged 9
Sri Lanka

last updated:  Monday, October 11, 2010