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Organised by Fingertips Company Limited and sponsored by Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), the "Art on Climate" Illustration Competition (Asia Pacific) is an illustration competition for illustrators across the Asia-Pacific region, aiming to bring greater visibility to the fight against climate change.

Theme: Climate Change

Eligibility: any person aged 16 or above*, from any location, is eligible to participate.
* aged 16 or above on 30 April 2021

Competition Entry Steps
Draw
Think of something you want to say about climate change? Draw it now!
Save your Work
Convert your artwork(s) into JPG format, with a resolution of no less than 300 dpi.
Register and Upload Artwork
Fill out the online Entry Form and upload your artwork(s).
Competition Details

The "Art on Climate" Illustration Competition was first launched in Spain in 2019, which attracted more than 900 artworks from over 400 participants from across Spain, Latin America and North Asia. This year the competition is extending its footprint to Asia Pacific, providing a platform for illustrators and students in this region to showcase their talents and skills. Selected artworks will be showcased in a virtual exhibition.

AllianzGI, a leading asset manager in the development of sustainable investment, is committed to fighting climate change and promoting a successful transition to the use of clean energy. Global warming is one of the greatest threats to sustainable development, and it is vital to reduce our CO2 emissions and to promote more efficient and responsible consumption. The "Art on Climate" Illustration Competition (Asia Pacific) aims to bring greater visibility to the fight against climate change, thereby contributing to achieving the objectives set out in the Paris Agreement.

The initiative responds to eight United Nations Sustainable Development Goals^:

Goal 2 Zero Hunger:
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3 Good Health and Well-Being:
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation:
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities:
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production:
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13 Climate Action:
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14 Life Below Water:
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Goal 15 Life on Land:
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

^ Source: United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals; 2021.



The following three corresponding principles of the UN Global Compact# are also relevant to the goals of the competition:

Principle 7
Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Principle 8
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

# Source: United Nations, Global Compact; 2021.

Theme of the Competition

Participants are invited to submit original works on the theme of “Climate Change”. The aim is to bring visibility to potential solutions, rather than to create catastrophic representations of the issue. Participants should use one or several of the sentences below as a starting point for their work:

Sentences:

  1. Hundreds of millions of people around the world are still suffering from starvation today. Act now to end hunger through achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture.
  2. Great effort has been made to improve people’s life expectancy and reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in countries around the world. Improved sanitation has also reduced the spread of infectious diseases and enhanced the health and well-being of people at all ages.
  3. Water scarcity, poor water quality and insufficient sanitation facilities are threatening food security, the natural ecosystem and livelihood of the poor and contributing to rising hunger and malnutrition.
  4. Urban planning that comes with pleasant and affordable housing, safe, economical and convenient transport system together with inclusive and green public spaces can help to improve the urban carrying capacity.
  5. Better air quality and solid waste management in densely populated cities help to mitigate the adverse effects caused by population growth.
  6. We can help to reduce the social cost arising from economic activities and enhance competitiveness with effort in every step of the supply chain by reducing waste generation and resource consumption, increasing production and improving product quality.
  7. Contribute to food security by reducing food waste during production and along the supply chain with the help of retailers and consumers.
  8. Economic and population growth are drivers for climate change leading to increasing temperature, melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Global temperature is on track to rise by more than 3 degree Celsius by the end of this century. Act before it is too late to avoid devastating consequences.
  9. The ocean covers 70% of Earth’s surface. It is supporting a variety of life and providing us with food and raw materials. Sustainable use of ocean resources, reducing pollution and preservation of marine life and biodiversity can help to promote sustainable development.
  10. Human activities and climate change are posing significant threats to the forests on Earth. Protecting the forests and preventing desertification are crucial to ensure food security and combat climate change.
Eligibility
  1. Any person aged 16 or above on 30 April 2021, from any location, is eligible to participate.
Important Dates
  1. Register and upload artwork: from 17 May 2021 to 31 July 2021 inclusive
  2. Results announcement: winners will be notified by email, and results will be announced on this page by 31 August 2021
Artwork Specifications
  1. Must be original works relevant to the theme of the competition (should use one or several sentences listed above), submitted by participants on an individual basis
  2. Each participant may submit up to a maximum of three artworks
  3. The submitted artwork(s) must not have been previously published or previously used for any other purpose
  4. Can be in any medium (e.g. painting, computer software, mixed media), but the result must be a flat image and created in colour. Clip art is not allowed
  5. Should be in A3 size (297mm x 420mm), in either horizontal or vertical format
  6. Must be uploaded in JPG format, with a resolution of no less than 300 dpi, and the total size of each entry should be no more than 10MB
  7. Each artwork should be accompanied by a short description, either in Chinese or English (minimum 30 words, maximum 100 words)
Judging Panel
Mr. Jeff Jioe
Director
Fingertips Company Limited

Mr. Jeff Jioe is the founder of Fingertips Company Limited and the Organiser of the “Art on Climate” Illustration Competition (Asia Pacific).

Mr. Jay Chau
Chairman
Asian Art Association

Mr. Jay Chau has worked for Netease News and Tencent. In 2018, he founded the Asian Art Association (AAA). Since its establishment, the AAA has held many influential art activities, including the World Heritage Live Painting Competition, the Asia Festival Singapore Dance Competition, and the World Charity Painting Competition. Between them, these events have attracted more than 1,000 participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Mainland China, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Mr. Benny Lau
Hong Kong graphic and product designer
Children's book author and illustrator
Community project innovator

Mr. Benny Lau is an award-winning graphic artist, illustrator and product designer. He started his journey of picture-book making back in 2004. In 2009, he won the silver award at the first Greater China Illustration Awards.

As well as practising as a multi-disciplinary designer and entrepreneur, Benny has taught or facilitated creative workshops in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and India.

In 2017, Benny co-founded the Macau House of Childhood project, which involved running a series of creative workshops and designing picture books for kids, all with an emphasis on playful learning.

Ms. Qiuzhen Zhu
Executive President and Secretary-General
Shenzhen Illustration Association

Ms. Qiuzhen Zhu is the Executive President and Secretary-General of the Shenzhen Illustration Association, director of ALILI art gallery, curator of the China Illustration Biennial, and founder of Global Illustration Industry Conference and YANGYANG culture co., ltd.

Mr. Liu Ray Lung
Chairman
Taiwan Society of Illustrators

Mr. Liu Ray Lung is the Chairman of the Taiwan Society of Illustrators and the Asia Illustration Association. He is a well-known illustrator in Taiwan, dedicated to promoting the art of illustration. He has been the project convenor of the Asia Illustrations Annual Awards since 2015. The Awards are held every year all over Asia, having been hosted in Huashan Creative Park in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Taoyuan, Kobe, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai. The Awards have grown into one of the largest illustration industry events in Asia today.

Selection Criteria
Awards and Exhibition
Champion
e-Certificate and
prize of €1,500
1st Runner-up
e-Certificate and
prize of €1,000
2nd Runner-up
e-Certificate and
prize of €500
Merit
e-Certificate and
prize of €100

Each eligible participant will be awarded an e-certificate of Participation

The winning pieces and selected other works will be put on display in a virtual exhibition