On 30 July 2013, 13-year-old Chiratchaya Kaeokamkong’s painting of a child playing with fish, turtles and unicorns in a world awash with water and vegetation won first place in the 22nd International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment, run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Further Resources UNEP Children & Youth Initiative (TUNZA)Gallery of the winning paintings by Ms. Kaeokamkong, who is from Thailand, edged out almost 700,000 entries-a ten per cent increase on the number of entrants in 2012-by giftedchildren from 110 countries. All of the young artists painted under the theme of Water: Where Does it Come From? in support of the 2013 UN International Year of Water Co-operation.