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UNEP’s Children’s Painting Competition

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched the 24th edition of the annual children’s painting contest under the theme “We have the power” to highlight renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions globally.

Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.

Energy is at the heart of critical economic, environmental and development issues facing the world today. Clean, efficient, affordable and reliable energy services are indispensable for global prosperity and can lead to a sustainable future for all with multiple co-benefits for development, human health and the environment

Artwork should illustrate themes of energy efficiency and energy conservation and must be submitted by 31 May 2015.

Participants also stand a chance to win up to US $3,000 in prize money and other supplementary awards, including:

The 1st Prize: US $3,000

The 2nd Prize: US $2,000

The 3rd Prize: US $1,000

Top three winners will also receive and a fully paid trip, including for one chaperone, to the venue of the award ceremony.

Regional winners

One winner from each region – Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America – will receive US $1,000.

Coordinated by UNEP and organizing partners each year, the flagship art and environment event has, since 1991, received more than 3 million entries from children in over 190 countries globally.

Full details on how to participate are available at

All entries should be sent to the appropriate regional UNEP office below.

UNEP Regional Office for Africa

Monica Morara (Ms.)

United Nations Environment Programme

NOF Block 2-Ground Level-South Wing

P.O. Box 30552-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-20 762 1396

Fax: +254-20 7623928

Email: [email protected]

UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Satwant Kaur (Ms.)

United Nations Environment Programme

2nd Floor, United Building, Rajdamnern Avenue

Bangok 10200, Thailand

Tel: +66 2 288 2127

Fax: +66 2 280 3829/ 288 1029

Email: [email protected]

UNEP Regional Office for Europe

Kristina Gandl (Ms.)

United Nations Environment Programme

International Environment House (IEH) A-602

11-13 Chemin des AnÈmones, 1219 Chatelaine

Geneva, Switzerland

Tel.: + 41 22 917 8404

Mobile:+ 41 79 251 8236

e-mail: [email protected]

UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Montserrat Valeiras (Ms.)

Nations Environment Programme

Building 103 – Morse Avenue, City of Knowledge

Clayton Panama City


Tel.: (507) 305-3114 (direct) (507) 305-3100 (Central)

Fax: (507) 305-3105

P.O. Box: 0843-03590

Email: [email protected]

UNEP Regional Office for North America

Ahdi Mohammed (Ms.)

United Nations Environment Programme

900 17th Street, NW, Suite 506

Washington, D.C. 20006

202-785-0465 Office

202-785-2096 Fax

Email: [email protected]

UNEP Regional Office for West Asia

Marie Daher Corthay (Ms.)

United Nations Environment Programme

Chamber of Commerce 11 Floor,

Road 1010, Block 410, BLDG 519

Seef area, Manama, Bahrain

Mob: +973 36 955 988

Office: +973 178 12 795

Email: [email protected]

For more information on the competition, contact:

Joyce Sang: Email:[email protected],

Enock Chinyenze: Email: [email protected]; or

UNEP News Desk: Email:[email protected]

About UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

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