The 22nd World Habitat Day Children’s Drawing Contest

1. Theme

The CITY where I live; the SDGs for me

2. Specifications

a. Content

You have learned at school and in the media that countries around the world want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are goals to create a world which is good place to live for all people, even though challenges such disasters, conflict, poverty and climate change make these goals hard to reach in many places. As so many people live close to each in cities, can they not take action together? Can you think about things that are important in cities and for cities? Which SDGs do you support? How do you want to change the world?

How do you imagine “cities” becoming better places for all people through your SDG initiatives? Feel free to express your ideas through your drawings.

*This is a drawing contest, not a poster contest. Please do not include titles, slogans, explanations, etc.

b.  Qualification:  4th through 6th grade pupils of public/private schools (mainly in Asia and the Pacific)

c.  Deadline for Submission:      Tuesday, 19 September 2023

d. Please send drawings to the following address:

UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific – Fukuoka

Attn: Children’s Drawing Contest

ACROS Fukuoka 8F

1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku Fukuoka City 810-0001 JAPAN

We would appreciate it if you submit the drawings by school as a unit.

e.  Drawing Materials:        No restrictions

f.  Other Remarks

① Make sure to paste a label on the back of the drawing with your name, grade and the name of the school/city/town/village. (Use Attachment 1)

② Make a separate name list by school. (Use Attachment 2)

③ Staple introduction paragraphs (Use Attachment 3) together with the name list (Attachment 2).

④ We do not return the original drawings to applicants.

⑤ Submitted drawings will belong to UN-Habitat ROAP – Fukuoka and may be used for its promotional materials.

Note:  Please make sure that Application Form is TYPED in BLOCK LETTERS.  Any submission with illegible handwriting will not be considered for the contest.

3. Judging

(1) First Judging

The first judging will take place at UN-Habitat ROAP – Fukuoka and a certain number of drawings will be selected as excellent drawings. 

(2) Final Judging

Awards will be determined from the selected drawings by members of the Judging Committee.

4. Awards

The final judging will determine the following awards:

– UN-Habitat ROAP Award (Gold, Silver, and Bronze)

– Children’s Future Award

– Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in FUKUOKA Award

– Special Award

5. Exhibition

The awarded drawings will be introduced / exhibited on UN-Habitat ROAP- Fukuoka website. 

6. Habitat Calendar

Using the selected drawings, the Organisers will produce the 2024 Habitat Original Calendar and distribute it to all the participating individuals and schools.  Also, we will initiate a donation campaign in Japan using the Calendar.  Donation will be used to support “Water for Life” projects of UN-Habitat in Asia and the Pacific.。

Organised by UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) – Fukuoka; Executive Committee of World Habitat Day 2023 in Fukuoka

Supported by: Fukuoka Prefecture Educational Board; Saga Prefecture Educational Board; Nagasaki Prefecture Educational Board; Kumamoto Prefecture Educational Board; Oita Prefecture Educational Board; Miyazaki Prefecture Educational Board; Kagoshima Prefecture Educational Board; Okinawa Prefecture Educational Board; Fukuoka City Educational Board; Kitakyushu City Educational Board; Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation; Fukuoka City International Foundation; NPO Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in FUKUOKA; Soroptimist International of the Americas – Japan Minami Region

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