The United Nations World Wildlife Day 2016 (WWD2016) will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”. African and Asian elephants will be the global focus of the Day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”
The theme of WWD2016 is a call to all citizens around the world to play a role in protecting the amazing wild animals and plants who share the planet with us. Habitat loss, climate change and poaching are among the most alarming challenges faced by wildlife today. Poaching and trafficking of ivory is now the most serious immediate threat to African elephants. Around 100,000 African elephants are estimated to be slaughtered in 3 years to feed the demand for ivory. Anyone of any age can enter this contest, and it is open to all people in all countries. Children below the age of 13 will need to have their parents’ permission, and will need to have their parents’ (or a legal guardian’s) help with their submissions. Art work must be original, submitted by the artist. Entries must be two dimensional using either traditional methods (pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolour, etc.) or modern digital illustration process. Digital illustration in vector format will be preferable. As all art work must be fully original, no entries will be accepted or considered if they are deemed to use in whole or part derivative images which could be considered plagiaristic.
Awards:- Three winners will be provided free air tickets to attend the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in South Africa