World Wildlife Day Art Competition

World Wildlife Day Art Competition

Forests cover nearly a third of Earth’s surface and are vital to ensuring the sustenance of all life on Earth. They provide a home to various animals and plants, which are utilised in some way or the other to provide for the needs of humans. The interactions of the various species within forests ensure that humans have access to clean water and air, and also contributes to climate regulation. Trees in themselves store carbon dioxide which helps in the fight against climate change. Forests are home to many Indigenous communities, many of whom gain their livelihoods from the forests, e.g., loggers, miners, trappers, exporters. Additionally, resources that are used in various sectors are obtained from forests, e.g., construction, medicine.

Recognising the importance of forests, this year’s World Wildlife Day will focus on how humans benefit from forests and the role forests play in maintaining all life on Earth. As such, the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission (GWCMC) is coordinating an Art Competition which would allow school-aged children to creatively display their interpretation of the World Wildlife Day theme.

Please see guidelines for the Art Competition below:


  1. The Competition is open only to Primary and Secondary school students across Guyana.
  2. All artwork must represent the theme: “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet”
  3. Entries must be submitted on paper or cardboard size
  4. Artwork should be in colour (wax and pencil crayons or other art supplies may be used).
  5. No computer generated graphics are allowed.
  6. Entries will be judged on: originality, creativity and relevance to the specific theme.
  7. Each participant must submit ONLY ONE piece of artwork
  8. Participants must put the following information at the top right-hand corner on the back of your artwork: Name, Gender, Age, Grade, School, Email (if available) and contact number/s.
  9. A brief description of no more than 50 words on a separate sheet MUST be submitted along with each entry.
  10. Entries must be submitted to the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission, Ganges Street, Sophia.

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 5, 2021 at 15:00 h.

Entries not adhering to the guidelines will not be judged. Winners will be announced on Friday, March 12, 2021. 


What you can WIN!

1st Prize winner – 1 Samsung tablet

2nd Prize winner – Book voucher worth $20,000

3rd Prize winner – Book voucher worth $15,000