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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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).