WWF announced the winners of the International Contest of Children Paintings “Wetlands for Life”
The Contest was launched in the countries of the Amur ecoregion - Russia, China, Mongolia, and became one of the events of the Year for Wetlands - 2021 in the Amur River basin, which was announced by WWF to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands of international importance. For three months children from 5 to 18 years old were sharing their drawings online on the Amurinfocenter portal https://amurinfocenter.org/en/konkurs-bolota-dla-jizni/
The contest united kids from China, Mongolia and 77 constituent entities of Russia. The winners were selected by the jury represented by the national organizations of WWF Russia, WWF Mongolia and WWF China and invited experts in the field of fine arts.
Despite the fact that the competition was announced in the countries of the Amur Basin - Russia, China, Mongolia - the interest in the topic “Wetlands for Life” turned out to be huge, including outside the ecoregion. Children from Belarus, Greece, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Estonia expressed a desire to draw the inhabitants of rivers, lakes and swamps of the Amur basin.
According to the results of the jury work, 14 children were recognized as winners in different age categories:
5-8 years old:
1st prize - LI Chenfei, Heishan city, Heilongjiang province
2nd prize - Fan Yinuo, Heishan city, Heilongjiang province
3rd prize - Andrey Zolotov, Roshchino town, Leninngradsky region
3rd prize - Alina Boriskina, Novosibirsk, Novosibirsky region
9-13 years old:
1st prize - Elizaveta Putilina, Trudovik village, Saratov region
2nd prize - Veronika Solovyova, Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan
2nd prize - Irina Gabdrakipova, Dyurtyuli, Republic of Bashkortostan
3rd prize - Anastasia Tarasova, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Territory
3rd prize - Chai Yiman, Heishan city, Heilongjiang province
14-18 years old:
1st prize - Arina Kultasheva, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan
1st prize - Munkh-Erdene Tserennyam, Khentii province, Mongolia
2nd prize - Severyan Kochetkov, Arkhara village, Amurskaya province
2nd prize - Mandakhbayar Lkhagvasuren, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
3rd prize - Anna Kurdyukova, Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic
“Popular vote” nomination determined 9 more winners (three works in each age
The whole list of the winners is published on WWF web portal Amurinfocenter.
Congratulations to the winners!