2017 Art Contest

Youth from around the World are invited to submit their artwork to
The 20th Annual Peace Pals International
Art Exhibition and Awards

Deadline to receive artwork is July 30, 2017

2017 Theme and Message: Nature for All ~ Loving the Earth
Inspire Love of Nature by connecting with and sharing your love of nature.

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This year our theme is co-created with #NatureForAll a project of IUCN. #NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire a new generation of thinkers and doers across all sectors of society to connect with nature and take action to support its conservation. At its core is a very simple idea: the more people experience, connect with, and share their love of nature, the more support there will be for its conservation. www.natureforall.global

We are joined by IUCN CEC, IUCN RESPECC, DiversEarth, Bella Gaia, The Fuji Declaration and Goi Peace Foundation in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Peace Pals International Art & Exhibition Awards.

The artwork should be drawn and painted to express your vision and dreams of loving the earth that celebrates and inspires Nature for All.

Questions to inspire your children
What do you do to make the earth more beautiful?
What is your favorite element in Nature?
How do you celebrate Earth Day?

If young people need help understanding more about the theme, “Nature for All ~ Loving the Earth” and what #NatureForAll represents, we invite the adult community members to visit the #NatureForAll website and learn about this very important global project. Adults are asked to explain in ways the young person will understand.

We invite you to visit the following websites for informative resources in helping children to understand the importance of Nature for All ~ Loving the Earth.

#NatureforAll: www.natureforall.global
World Environment Day: www.worldenvironmentday.global
UN Environment: www.un.org/en/events/environmentday
The World’s Largest Lesson: www.worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org
Earth Day Network: www.earthday.org

Rules and Guidelines


Size: Horizontal or Vertical design
5” inches x 7” inches
12.7 cm x 17.7 cm

All art must be hand drawn, sketched or painted on paper or cardboard. You can upload your artwork or send by postal mail when it is finished.

Artwork must follow the theme “Nature for All ~ Loving the Earth”.  Please review the Resources for ideas.

Your artwork MUST include the message, May Peace Prevail On Earth” in English and/or your Native Language. All drawings must be done by children, including the writing of May Peace Prevail On EarthSubmitted Artwork must be done by the artist.  Artwork or writing done by an adult will be excluded.

You must register online to participate.
Please read the rules and follow all directions.
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One Entry Per Child – Four Age Categories

Age Category One: Age 5 – 7
Age Category Two: Age 8 – 10
Age Category Three: Age 11 – 13
Age Category Four: Age 14 – 16

Prizes to be Awarded
First Place Winners ~ Classic White Peace Pole
Second Place Winners ~ 17” Desktop Peace Pole
Third Place Winners ~ 8” Desktop Peace Pole
Finalists ~ Certificates and Assorted Prizes

Deadline to receive artwork is July 30, 2017

Upload or send your artwork through the mail.
After you register, you will be given a link to your personal dashboard where you can upload your artwork.  All artwork must be scanned in high resolution (300 DPI) and saved as a JPG and follow the rules and guidelines.

Mail Artwork to:
Peace Pals International
26 Benton Road
Wasaic, NY 12592

Certificate of Participation
All participants will receive certificates.  Please login to your dashboard to download your certificate.

2017 Peace Pals International Art Contest PDF Flyer

We invite you to learn about The Goi Peace Foundation ~ 2017 International Essay Contest for Young People, with the theme “Learning from Nature” ~ The Goi Peace Foundation is the sister organization to The World Peace Prayer Society.

For more information, please contact Jules Lamore at Peace Pals International.

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