International Children’s Art Contest to raise awareness of forests

In celebration of the International Year of Forests 2011, the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFFS) is partnering with the Gabarron Foundation to organize the 2011 International Children’s Art Contest

This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Forests,” challenges children to use the power of imagery to raise awareness on the multifaceted values of forests and the role of youth in safeguarding natural resources.

The Gabarron Foundation, along with the Queen Sofia Children’s Art Museum in Spain, has been developing programs aimed at promoting diversity of arts and culture for 20 years. To date, it has collected more than 50,000 works expressing the creative spirit of children internationally.

Children between the ages of 5 and 14 are invited to submit their work through 30 December 2011. An awards ceremony for the winners will be held at the Gabarron Carriage House Center for the Arts in New York sometime in January 2012. Entries can be submitted to the Gabarron Foundation in the US, The Queen Sofia Children’s Art Museum in Spain, or by e-mail to

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