There are many ways to interpret this year’s competition theme: Valuing Water.
When speaking about this year’s theme in your classroom or among your school group a good place to begin the discussion is around the two water-focused Global Goals: numbers 6 and 14, Clean Water and Sanitation and Life Below Water.
The Global Goals website’s Resources section has further information on each goal, along with videos, materials, campaign information and images that could all be used as inspiration to begin working on posters or videos: https://www.globalgoals.org/resources
The World’s Largest Lesson website is a great resource for schools to help teach about the Global Goals. Their page on Goal 6 is: http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/global-goals/clean-water-sanitation/ and their page on Goal 14 is: http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org/global-goals/life-below-water/.
- The posters should inspire actions in others and carry a message linked to the competition’s theme – keep any lettering clear while also showcasing your artistic skills!
- Don’t forget the theme! Keep this year’s theme in mind when creating your poster (or video); we love seeing how our themes are interpreted each year and can’t wait to see what this year’s entries will do with the theme.
- Don’t attach anything to the posters. Each poster will be reproduced for display at our awards and online so any items like sand, plastic, shells, collage materials, will not reprint easily and your message and work will be lost
- Please reconsider the use of glitter on posters – as glitter is usually made from aluminium bonded to polyethylene terephthalate; it is a microplastic and pollutant. We love seeing the colourful and vibrant posters sent in and will love them all the same without glitter, we promise!
- Have fun! Use lots of colour and have fun with your poster.
If you have any questions about this year’s competition, your entries or your school’s eligibility please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
View last year’s winning poster designs on our Flickr page.