As part of the Year for Cranes – 2020, WWF Russia Amur branch held the International Children's Drawing Contest “Crane – bird of the World”.
About 1669 art works of children aged 5 to 18 years old from Russia, China and Mongolia have been submitted for the Contest during 3 months starting from February 2 to April 30, 2020. The jury represented by the national organizations of three countries Russia, China and Mongolia as well as professional artists selected three winners in each age category. Moreover, a “popular vote” nomination was created, and each visitor to the AmurInfoCenter could vote for the most adorable work.
All participants received the Contest Certificates and the winners were awarded with WWF diplomas and souvenirs.
Visit this page to view the art works of the winners in the main nomination and the “popular vote” nomination.
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Terms and conditions of participation in the contest of children’s drawings
“Crane — Bird of the World” as part of the campaign “Year of Crane — 2020”
The international contest of children's drawings “Crane — Bird of the World” is held as part of the Year of Crane — 2020 and is organized to draw the attention of children and teachers to the value of the species, its biology and the problems of conservation of cranes on a global scale.
Drawings depicting any cranes species living in Eurasia during any period of their life cycle can be submitted to the contest.
1. General info
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) and the Crane Working Group of Eurasia by the initiative of WWF Russia Amur branch have declared 2020 - the Year of Crane, which aims to draw people's attention to the problems of crane conservation, to propose solutions to these problems and engage the population in practical work to preserve rare birds on a global scale.
The Amur basin is the most “crane” region in the world. 6 crane species out of 15 living in the world breed here or stopover during seasonal migration. Cranes are indicators of pure wetlands, valuable natural complexes, sensitive to all changes caused by human activities and climate factors. Fires, drainage and plowing of wetlands, changes in river hydraulic regimes as a result of dam construction, pollution of rivers and lakes as a result of placer gold mining, agricultural production and urbanization all negatively affect cranes and other animals living nearby.
The drawing contest is held in countries with crane breeding or wintering sites such as Russia, China, Mongolia, South Korea and Japan.
2.1. To intensify the activities of institutions and organizations of education and culture in attracting students to study and preserve cranes;
2.2. To increase students' knowledge about the importance of preserving cranes and their habitats;
2.3. Create conditions for students to express themselves creatively.
3.1. Students, pupils of educational institutions, organizations of extracurricular education, art schools and art studios.
3.2. Drawings will be selected and scored in three age categories: 5-8, 9-13 and 14-18 years old.
4. Terms of conduct
4.1. The contest is held from February 2 to April 30, 2020.
4.2. The contest is held on a special section of the Amur Information Center website (www.amurinfocenter.org) created for the public campaign “Crane — Bird of the World”.
4.3. To participate in the contest, participants upload scanned works through a form available on the website www.amurinfocenter.org, filling out the necessary information about the participant and agree to the processing of personal data.
4.4. The winners are selected by a jury formed of representatives of national organizations of WWF Russia, China and Mongolia and invited experts in fine art.
4.5. A “popular vote” is provided on the page of the contest by marking the art works that you like. The first three art works with the largest number of votes are awarded with individual prizes. In case of simultaneous win of the art work in the “popular vote” and by the jury's assessment, the work is awarded only in the main nomination.
4.6. The works of participants can be submitted by organizations that ensure the participation of students in the contest. In this case, the name of the organization must be indicated in the registration form.
4.7. The organizations that presented the work participate in a separate nomination, the assessment of which is made according to the number of works submitted by the organization and the overall rating of the works in the “popular vote”. Three winner organizations in this category are awarded WWF prizes.
5. Requirements for the art work
5.1. Contest art works may include images of cranes at different stages of the life cycle, during flights, mating, nesting, hatching chicks, as well as images depicting threats and challenges to crane populations.
5.2. The works are selected according to the following criteria: compliance with the theme of the contest, expressiveness, originality, independence of performance, possession of equipment and material.
5.3. The size of the drawing sheet is not less than 210x297 mm (A4 format) and not more than 297 * 420 mm (A3 format)
5.4. The drawing must be original (not a copy from someone else's work);
5.5. Only individual art works are accepted.
6. Summing up and rewarding
6.1. The results of the contest will be announced in June 2020. The awarding ceremony will be held in September 2020 as part of the celebration of the Crane Days.
6.2. Winners of the Contest are awarded with WWF diplomas and gifts.
6.3. The winning works will be printed out and included into an exhibition, which will be held in the Amur ecoregion in Russia, China and Mongolia.
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