Calling on New Zealand residents, 5 to 21 years of age.

Design a poster and be in to win one of four $1000 prizes, and have your poster put up around the country.

Young people will be most affected by the environmental breakdown caused by ongoing climate change. We want you to help us move forwards with finding solutions to make Aotearoa (NZ) a better place for us and our children to live. 

We Can Do Better! – Kia Pai Ake Tatou
 

The winners have been announced

The Popular Vote has also been announced!

See the Winner's Page for our fourth and final winner!

Go There!

 

 

 

Competition Categories

There are three judged categories and a popular public vote category where ten highly commended posters are put up on the website for people to vote for their favourite.

Each category winner and the winner of the popular vote will receive $1000 and have their poster put up all over New Zealand!

Junior

Ages 5 to 10

Intermediate

Ages 11 to 14

Senior

Ages 15 to 21

 

What are we looking for in a winning poster?

Your poster must include the words ‘We Can Do Better! – Kia Pai Ake Tatou’ in both English and Te Reo. The winning poster should also contain references to some but not all of the following.

Clean water and clear skies

Wild places and native forests

A vibrant ecosystem

A caring multi-cultural society

Sustainable energy projects

People as part of nature

 

 

How will we be selecting the winners?

The judges will be looking for the following in your artwork

Relevance to the theme

Originality of concept

Creativity

Technical execution

Impact and engagement

 

Aims of the Competition

We want to give our young people a voice

They’re the ones who will most be affected by the environmental breakdown caused by ongoing climate change. We want them to help us move forwards with finding solutions to make Aotearoa (NZ) a better place for them and their children to live.

  • Spread hope and positivity that there are other ways of doing things and its not too late to fix the broken systems and move forwards together as part of nature, rather than seeing ourselves as somehow separate.

  • Promote the idea of ‘re-wilding’ – meaning planting large areas in native trees etc and trying to leave around a third of the land as a place for nature to flourish without human interference.

  • Encourage both personal responsibility to produce less pollution and emissions but also encourage the idea that major system changes are necessary above and beyond individual sacrifices.

  • Support the visual arts in New Zealand with winning artists being profiled nationally. At least one previous winner (from the first competition) has gone on to become a successful professional artist.

  • Promote and celebrate the posters and the craft of poster-making as a viable and persuasive way of presenting important information and ideas in the 21rst Century.

  • Celebrate the ideas of globalism, multiculturalism and kaitiakitanga (natural stewardship).

Entries are now closed!