We’re glad you’re here to be part of the Pacific Arts Virtual Exhibition.This exhibition will be a result of The Reimagining Pacific Futures - Youth Art Competition that you can be a part of. If you are interested in painting, drawing, poetry, photography, videography, or any other form of art, you could be well on your way to winning one of our amazing prizes.
Theme of the Art competition is: Climate Change and Human Rights
You will be required to make an artwork that speaks to this theme and resembles it best. Climate change is undoubtedly the number one challenge of our generation because of the numerous risks that come with a lack of climate action. Most importantly, climate change is having an impact on our human rights. This competition aims to empower children and youth, as well as in the long-term as human rights defenders. Now more than ever, this link between climate change and human rights is evident and it is important for all children and youth to know this and take stand for their rights.
We wish you all the best!
You can participate if you are:
Between the ages of 5-29 and;
A citizen of any of the Pacific Islands Forum Member states: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Includes paintings, drawings, placards, poetry,
photographs and the like.
Children's division: Open to ages 5 to 17
Youth division: Open to ages 18 to 29
2. Digital Art
This includes videos, music videos or short films.
Both divisions: Children and Youth
3. Award Criteria
Your artwork will be judged by a panel of 3 independent
judges on the following criteria:
Creative expression of the them
Originality of the idea
Originality in representing children and youth rights with climate change.
What climate change cannot take
But for me, my story is what I leave behind for my children and their children may they won’t be scared to retell our story so that others know about who we are and where we come from this is what climate change cannot take from us the Pacific warriors of change
- Tolu Muliaina, Samoa
Eurochild Sketch My Rights 2016 Winner - Bujac Vlada, 11 years old from Moldova.
How to participate
Fill in the form found below and submit your details along with high-resolution photos (or videos if you are making videos) of your artwork in the dropbox below .
Note: Your art might not be accepted if instructions are not followed. Please read carefully.
Deadline for submission: is 17th July 2020
The winners will be announced on this website on the 27th of July 2020.
How to Submit
A picture of the artwork showing the whole art in good lighting and good position.
Artwork done in crayon, ink, acrylics, oil paint, pastels, water color, colored pencils, scratch-board, color marker, chalk, pastels, charcoal, or paper collage.
Must take a picture of the art showing the whole art, in good lighting.
To ensure the image best represents your artwork, avoid including distracting backgrounds such as your hand (holding the art) or a frame/mat that reduces the overall image. Also, please position the artwork in the correct direction before submitting.
Placards will need to be original in design. Artists can use local language as well in these placards.
For photographs, only original photographs will be accepted
Load all photographs in the best quality possible in either jpg or png format
Ensure there are no watermarks or logos on the photos
For literary work such as poems, ensure your artwork is submitted in pdf format.
Digital art category (Videos)
Ensure videos are in 720p or 1080p quality (the higher the better)
Ensure videos are maximum 5 minutes in length.
All video entries must be original and based on the theme.
For both the children’s and youth divisions prizes will be award to the first, second, and third place winners
Winners will receive a prize most related to their artwork from the following prize pool
Subscriptions to professional video and photo editing software
High-end DSLR and Action Cameras
Professional art sets
Tablets & Kindle Readers
Online course subscriptions
Back to school set
Your artwork will be judged by a panel of 3 independent judges on the following criteria:
Creative expression of the theme
Originality of the idea
Originality in representing children and youth rights with climate change
Terms & Conditions
Thank you very much for reading carefully the details of the competition. If you are ready to enter the competition please click the submit now button to begin.
Note: Please do not discard your physical/hardcopy Artwork after your submitted there will be future opportunities to showcase your Artwork