Art Competition for Children and Youth
The Secretariat organized its first art competition for children and youth, under the theme “Biodiversity and Climate Change.” A pilot project, the competition was launched in Montreal by inviting schools from both the English and French sectors to participate. Over 250 entries were received depicting this year’s theme. In view of the positive response to this initiative, the Secretariat intends to hold similar painting competitions in the years to come at the international level. The entire staff of the Secretariat was invited to assist in the judging of the art works, and three winners per category were selected. The prizes, generously offered by the Montreal Nature Museums, were awarded to the winners during a special ceremony at the IBD High-Level Event at the Montreal Botanical Garden.