Global Canvas Children's Art Competition 2019

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Last updated on: 02-Jan-2019
EligibilityChildren aged 16 and below
AwardMultiple awards

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About the Program

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is organizing an art competition for children belonging to the age group of 16 and under and is giving them the opportunity to display their talent at the London's Natural History Museum. It is meant to encourage young people to express their concern for the environment through art.

  • Global Canvas Children's Art Competition 2019 DeadlineClosed

    The competition, based on the theme 'Habitats of the World', is open to all the children aged 16 and under considering the entries are in groups.

    Entries from any art groups, classes, year groups or a whole school are welcomed.


    The successful candidates will receive:

    • A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award  
    • An award for the Best International Entry
    • Personal Choice Awards from the guest speaker and sponsors Michael O’Mara Books
    • A David Shepherd Award
    • Every shortlisted finalist will receive a special certificate and a goody bag

    Each entry submission must comprise a:

    • Completed entry form
    • Photograph
    • Video or PowerPoint presentation of no more than 3 minutes long
    How can you apply?

    To apply, follow the below steps: 

    Step 1:  Make an artwork on the theme "Habitats of the World".
    Step 2: Fill up the entry form for the competition in which the student needs to describe in 200 words how they interpreted the theme.
    Step 3: Complete the application form.
    Step 4: Submit a photograph of the group's entry and a video/powerpoint presentation explaining the entry and how the theme is interpreted by the group.
    Step 5: Upload the presentation or photo via WeTransfer/Dropbox/Google Drive.
    Step 6: Send the entry along with the application form to with the subject as "Entrant Group Name".

Important Dates
  • Application Deadline- 31st January 2019
  • Display by shortlisted finalists- 7th March 2019
Selection Criteria

Entries will be judged on the basis of:

  • The quality of art
  • Interpretation of the theme
  • Level of collaboration
  • Creativity
Terms and Conditions
  • The entry for the competition is free while donations are welcomed but will not affect judging.
  • The decision for the overall and category winners will take place between 12-1 pm, with the guest speaker’s talk and prize giving taking place between 1:30-3 pm.
  • For the overseas participants, if it is hard for a physical presence the foundation may display a photograph of the entry for judging at the museum.
  • Each Group’s entry should fill a wall space 180cm x 180cm with a table 180cm x 60cm in front. Present maximum creativity, using anything from paint, sculpture or sewing to recycled art. For example, see the previous entries here.
  • The challenge is to create an exciting group mini-exhibition/art display interpreting this theme.
  • Overall and category winners will be awarded group prizes. 
  • Please ensure that any student who appears in a video or presentation submitted has appropriate permissions for their photograph/video of their image to be used. Any video or presentation that is submitted may be used for press and publicity purposes.

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