World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day takes place on 8 June each year as a global celebration of the ocean, marine life and all ocean activities. World Oceans Day was first declared at the 1992 Global Forum in Rio de Janeiro, with the aim to bring the ocean to the center of global discussions and policy decision-making processes, and to strengthen the voice of ocean and coastal constituencies worldwide. For the United Nations and its partners, World Oceans Day is a day for scientists, policy-makers and citizens to grow closer and interact around the key and emerging challenges our ocean faces today. 

The theme of the World Oceans Day in 2022 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.” To mark this day, ISA is launching its second World Oceans Day art competition on the theme “Deep-sea exploration”, including a local competition for elementary school students under age 16 in Jamaica and a global competition for participants worldwide from age 16 up.


Jamaican schools’ art competition

WOD2022 Local Art

 

ISA is inviting all elementary school students in Jamaica to participate by submitting drawings/paintings depicting “Deep-sea exploration”.

Requirements

  • Eligible participants should be students in an elementary school and between the ages of 10 and 15 years old
  • Dimensions: from A4 format to A1

Paper Size

Inches

Millimetres

A1

23-3/8 x 33-1/8 in

594 x 841 mm

A2

16-1/2 x 23-3/8 in

420 x 594 mm

A3

11-3/4 x 16-1/2 in

297 x 420 mm

A4

8-1/4 x 11-3/4 in

210 x 297 mm

 

  • All artworks should be submitted in a digital format (photograph of the drawing / painting) with a brief description (250-300 words max)
  • All artworks should be original and made for the purpose of the competition
  • Local artworks may be submitted via email or post:
    • Email final artwork to wod@isa.org.jm by Monday, 16 May 2022 using the subject: WOD Art Competition Jamaica and specifying the name and age of the artist and the school
    • Post to the International Seabed Authority, 14 – 20 Port Royal Street, Kingston, Attention: WOD Art Competition

Winner

The winner and winning school will be informed by 30 May and will be announced officially during ISA’s World Oceans Day celebrations on 8 June 2022.

The selected design will be used to develop ISA’s 2022 greeting card which will be issued to ISA’s 167 member States and the European Union in December 2022. The greeting card will also be promoted on ISA’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube).

Award

The winning participants will be invited to the headquarters of ISA in Kingston to present their drawing/painting to the participants of the ISA World Oceans Day celebrations.

The best designs will also be awarded a cash prize of JMD50,000 (winner), or JMD30,000 (second best) and JMD20,000 (third best).


International art competition

WOD2022 Art Global

 

ISA is also calling for participants worldwide from age 16 up to submit drawings, paintings or digital designs depicting “Deep-sea exploration”.

Requirements

  • Participants should be 16 years of age or older
  • Size: 24 inches high x 36 inches wide (minimum)
  • All designs should be submitted in a digital format (high resolution) with a brief description (250-300 words max)
  • Email final designs to wod@isa.org.jm by Monday, 16 May 2022 using the subject: WOD International Art Competition and providing all your contact details, including full name, age, country and email address.

Winner

The winner will be informed by 30 May and will be announced during ISA’s World Oceans Day celebrations on 8 June 2022.

The artwork will be used to develop ISA’s 2022 greeting cards and 2023 calendar which will be issued to ISA’s 167 Member States and the European Union in December 2022.

Award

The winner will be invited to virtually present their artwork to the participants of ISA’s World Oceans Day celebrations on 8 June.

The best designs will also be awarded by a cash prize of USD1,500 (winner), or USD750 (second best) and USD500 (third best).