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Calling all artists! ISA launches two art competitions to celebrate the deep sea on World Ocean Day 2021

World Ocean Day takes place on 8 June each year as a global celebration of the ocean, marine life and all ocean activities. World Ocean Day was first declared at the 1992 Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro, with the aim to bring the ocean to the center of global discussions and policy decision-making processes, and to strengthen the voice of ocean and coastal constituencies worldwide. For the United Nations and its partners, World Ocean Day is a day for scientists, policy-makers and citizens to grow closer and interact around the key and emerging challenges our ocean faces today. 

The theme for 2021 is ‘“The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.” To mark this day, ISA is launching a World Ocean Day art competition to celebrate the deep sea! The competition is directed at two different audiences. First, to any students registered in an elementary school in Jamaica and second, to everybody else around the world.

Jamaica Schools Art Competition

ISA is inviting all students registered in an elementary school in Jamaica to participate by submitting drawings/paintings depicting “Creatures of the deep” (imaginary or real).

Requirements:

  • Eligible participants should be students in an elementary school in Jamaica and between the age of 10 and 15 years old
  • Size: A4 format
  • All artwork should be original and made for the purpose of the competition
  • All artwork should be submitted with a brief description specifying the name and age of the artist (250-300 words max)
  • Please email final designs to wod@isa.org.jm by Friday, 14 May 2021 using the subject: “WOD Local Art Competition” and provide all your contact details, including full name, age, country and email address.

Winners

The winners will be informed by 28 May and will be announced officially during ISA’s virtual celebrations on World Ocean Day on 8 June 2021.

The winning design(s) will be used to develop ISA’s 2021 greeting card which will be sent out to ISA’s stakeholders including its 167 member States and the European Union, observers and partners in December 2021. The greeting card will also be promoted on ISA’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube).

Award

The winning participant(s) will be invited to the headquarters of ISA in Kingston to present their drawing/painting to the participants of the virtual celebrations on World Ocean Day.

The best designs will also be awarded a cash prize of JMD50,000 (winner), JMD30,000 (second best) and JMD20,000 (third best).

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International Art Competition

ISA is also calling for participants worldwide from age 16 up to submit drawings, paintings or digital designs depicting “Creatures of the deep” (imaginary or real).

Requirements:

  • Participants should be 16 years of age or older
  • All designs should be submitted in a digital format of good quality (JPEG or PNG) with a brief description (250-300 words max)
  • Please email final designs to wod@isa.org.jm by Friday, 14 May 2021 using the subject: “WOD International Art Competition” and provide all your contact details, including full name, age, country and email address.

Winners

The winners will be informed by 28 May and will be announced during ISA’s virtual celebrations on World Ocean Day on 8 June 2021.

The artwork will be used to develop ISA’s 2022 Calendar which will be printed and issued to ISA’s 167 member States and the European Union, observers, permanent representatives to ISA and the UN and all partners in December 2021.

Award

The winner(s) will be invited to virtually present their artwork to the participants of ISA’s virtual celebrations on World Ocean Day on 8 June.

The best designs will also be awarded a cash prize of USD1,500 (winner), USD750 (second best) and USD500 (third best).