Mangrove Action Project (MAP), sebuah LSM Mangrove International yang bergerak dalam bidang mangrove mengadakan lagi lomba melukis untuk anak-anak. Di awal tahun ini telah diumumkan pemenang kompetisi untuk tahun 2008, salah satu diantaranya dari Indonesia yaitu Rudi Setiawan (12 tahun) dari SD Trimulyo II yang berhasil menjadi juara pertama. Lukisannya bisa dilihat disini:
Pada tahun 2009 ini lomba sudah dibuka dengan batas waktu pengiriman adalah 31 Juli 2009, atau lengkapnya bisa dilihat dibawah:
Call for Submissions: 2009 MAP Children’s Art Calendar Contest.
MAP is sponsoring our 9th international children’s art competition and would like to invite children in your country to enter this contest and learn more about the important role that mangrove forests play in the lives of coastal communities, in particular, and for marine life in general. (3 Feb 2008) MAP
3 February 2008
Dear Friends of the Mangroves,
MAP is sponsoring our 9th international children’s art competition and would like to invite children in your country to enter this contest and learn more about the important role that mangrove forests play in the lives of coastal communities, in particular, and for marine life in general.
Specifically, we would like you to contact schools and teachers in your area and provide them with information regarding this contest, and also to act as a liaison between MAP and the local schools as a resource person regarding mangrove and ecological information. In addition, we would ask you to collect the winners from each school participating within your country, and send the three best entries on to MAP for final judging, and possible inclusion in the calendar.
We must receive the art work by July 31, 2008 for the 2009 Art Calendar.
This provides an opportunity for participating NGOs to build relationships with teachers and to provide school children with environmental information. Educating children on the importance of mangrove and coastal ecosystems is critical to effecting long term change. Without this information, current generations will grow up placing little value on the environment (as modeled by their parents) unless they are given new eyes with which to see coastal ecosystems and mangrove forests.
More information and downloadable documents are available here.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in helping you implement this exciting educational project in your country. We will send all student winners, participating NGOs, and schools copies of our calendar as well. And, the winning students will receive a signed official certificate announcing their great achievement in the 2009 MAP Children’s Art Contest.
Calendar Project Coordinator
Mangrove Action Project
PO Box 1854
Port Angeles, WA 98362-0279, USA
tel. ++ 1 (360) 452-5866