The theme of WWD2016 poster competition is a call to all citizens around the world to play a role in protecting the amazing wild animals and plants who share the planet with us. Habitat loss, climate change and poaching are among the most alarming challenges faced by wildlife today.
Poaching and trafficking of ivory is now the most serious immediate threat to African elephants. Around 100,000 African elephants are estimated to be slaughtered in 3 years to feed the demand for ivory.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is inviting all people in all countries to focus on and communicate the “In Our Hands” segment of the theme and help in raising awareness that we as mankind in a collective sense, or as an individual, all have a role to play in protecting wildlife.
Art work must be original, submitted by the artist. As all art work must be fully original, no entries will be accepted or considered if they are deemed to use in whole or part derivative images which could be considered plagiaristic.
Entries must be two dimensional using either traditional methods (pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, oil paint, acrylic paint, watercolor, etc.) or modern digital illustration process. Digital illustration in vector format are preferable.
All entries will be judged using the same criteria: creativity, composition, theme and technique.
There is no entry fee for this poster competition!
It's free to enter!
Anyone of any age can enter this competition, and it is open to all people in all countries.
Children below the age of 13 will need to have their parents’ permission, and will need to have their parents’ (or a legal guardian’s) help with their submissions.
Three winners will be provided free air tickets to attend the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17) to be held from 24 September to 5 October 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa.