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21st International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment

21st International Children Painting CompetitionOn 4 May 2012, IETC, as a representative of UNEP, was a member of the jury at the 21st International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment, which took place in Tokyo.

This competition is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 100 countries.

This year's theme was “Green communities", and the members of the jury had a though time going through the 980 high-quality drawings that had been submitted by children from the 5 continents. In the end, fifty prizes were awarded, including the first price: US$ 2,000 with a fully paid trip for the winner and a chaperone to the Tunza International Children’s Conference. The winner will also receive a plaque and supplementary prizes.

The winners will be announced on 5 June 2012, which is also World Environment Day, during the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.