International art work shortlisted
for the preliminary round of the 2021 Nature and Art Global Biodiversity Conservation Art Competition
The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) will be held in Kunming, China, from October 11-24, 2021, as arranged by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and International Department of the China Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development, on March 19, 2021. The meeting will cover the progress global biodiversity conservation has made in the last decade, layout a blueprint for the next ten years, and look more broadly at the future direction and goals of conservation, the concerns and hopes of the international community in 2030 and beyond. The conference is a significant opportunity for China to showcase its achievements in environmental projects and deep commitment to participating in global environmental restoration.
In support of CBD COP15, the 2021 Nature and Art - Global Art Competition for the Protection of Biodiversity is a collaborative event organized by UNESCO World Youth Academy of Art, the Beijing Institute for Visual Arts (Yunnan Research Institute), the Art Exchange Committee of the Yunnan Artists Association, the Yunnan Ecological and Environmental Cooperation Center, and the Nature and Art Institute. The competition’s theme is biodiversity conservation, encouraging people to express through their art both their support and show practical action.
The completion has a strong leadership team directing the event. Mr. Luo Jiang, Chairman of Yunnan Artists Association, is the general consultant of the Global Public Art Competition for the Protection of Biodiversity. Ms. Diana Carolina Saldaña, director of the UNESCO World Youth Academy of Arts, is the director of the organizing committee. Dr. Sophia Xinman Wang, an internationally renowned environmental artist, serves as the general planning and executive director of the competition. Other organizing committee members include members of the Yunnan Artists Association.
The competition received nearly 10,000 submissions from China and abroad, with enthusiastic participation from the United States, France, Britain, Italy and Canada. The organizing committee invited members of the Yunnan Artists Association, experts from the Arts Committee, as well as famous artists and scholars to serve as judges. After two weeks of intense deliberation, the judges narrowed down the submissions to 6,000 works. It was chosen to announce the news to the public, and over the next week each selected artist will be sent notification of selection, and the winning organizations will be formally announced. The organizing committee has also prepared a limited edition commemorative gift for participants. The winning art works are to be collected and published.
The 2021 Nature & Art - Protecting Biodiversity Global Art Competition builds on President Xi Jinping's compelling speech at the United Nations Biodiversity Summit which called on all nations to work together in creating a beautiful, harmonious world. The contest aims to encourage participants to use their artistic expression to show their love of life, through aesthetic beauty connect with the value of the living, natural world. This aim is to foster an awareness of our need to protect biodiversity, take action in improving and protecting the environment, and establish a green, sustainable civilization.
A number of institutions enthusiastically participated in the organization of the 2021 Nature and Art - Biodiversity Conservation Global Art Competition. Their invaluable assistance ensured the competition's success and great impact on both the cause of environmental protection and art in China.
“2021 Nature and Art - Global Art Competition for the Conservation of Biodiversity” Selected for the shorstlisted international
(in no particular order)
The following pictures are a selection of the most outstanding art submitted to the competition:
Anna Mező-Debreceni Kazinczy Ferenc School-Student-A-Life in a forest
Zakharenko Anna, 8 years, Odesa Kostandi Children`s Art school №1-student group-painting- Hummingbird world
Shpitko Ludmila, 10 years,Odesa Kostandi Children`s Art school №1-student group-painting- Children of the ocean
Maria Bukowiec, 7 years old, Studio ACM, Gliwice, Poland
Yeung Jett Asher_VKIDS Creative_Student Group_A_My Dream Fairy Horse
Wong Zi Yi_VKIDS Creative_Student Group_A_Wild Animals under the Big Sun
Law Tsz Yan Fannie, VKIDS Creative,Student Group A, “Our Planet Full of Love”
Vasilieva Anna, 12 years old, Odesa KostandiChildren’s Art School, No.1 Student Group Painting, “Beautiful Sea”
Kutcheryavenko Ekaterina, 14 years old, Odesa Kostandi Children’s Art School, No.1 Student Group, “Foxes”
Charkina Alisa, 11 years old, Odesa Kostandi Children’s Art School, No. 1 Student Group, “Delicate Balance”
Jázmin Révész_Debreceni Kazinczy Ferenc Általános Iskola és AMI，11 years，The tigers have no more time! Let's save the big cats together!