Contest Rules of Asia-Pacific Regional
Ozone2Climate Art Contest
Any people in the South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Island Countries Networks are eligible to participate. Parental consent is required for participants aged under 15 years.
Youth category: For an individual or group of participants with the age 15 years or younger as of 16 September 2021 (the World Ozone Day). Parental consent is required in this category when submitting application and artwork.
General category: For an individual or group of participants with the age older than 15 years as of 16 September 2021 (the World Ozone Day)
The contests are open to an individual or group of participants ) with nationality of or residing in the South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Island Countries Networks of the Compliance Assistance Programme )
Eligibility of applicants and youth category will be proven through national ID/passport when selected as the winners at the national level for entry to the regional level contest. Organizing Committee, judges, and their respective family members are not eligible to participate. Female applicants are especially encouraged to participate in the contest.
 For group of participants, the category (youth or general) will be determined based on the highest age of the group members. If selected as winner/runner up at the regional contest, a certificate & plaque/trophy will be given to each member of the group.
 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kiribati, Korea DPR, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.
Photography contest: including original photographs that is taken from camera without heavy digital manipulation (such as adding additional objects or removing any objects from originally taken photo). Slight photo adjustments such as lighting, brightness, contrast, etc. can be used.
Drawing contest: including hand-drawing, hand-painting, or other hand-made art.
Graphic design contest: including digital drawings/computer assisted designs and graphic program/applications from computer or mobile phone application.
01 Achievements, actions, benefits related to ozone layer protection and climate change mitigation attributed to the Vienna Convention, the Montreal Protocol including the Kigali Amendment. Artwork could deliver key message on, but not limited to, the following ideas:
02 Theme of World Ozone Day 2021
The online contest platform for uploading artwork will be opened from 12:00 PM of 16 September 2021 to 24:00 AM of 31 March 2022 Bangkok time. Submission deadlines have been extended for some countries. Please find the updated deadlines
This platform will also provide the following information/service to all applicants and the public: background information of the Montreal Protocol, description and rules of the contest, including the evaluation criteria; area for the public to vote on the artwork from the nominations sent in by the NOUs; Help desk and any disclaimers necessary.
A participant is eligible for only one award at the regional level however multiple artworks entries (no more than 6 pieces regardless of art category) are permitted to be uploaded for each participant
The digital image file must be at least 2,000 pixels in dimension and the file cannot be more than 1 megabyte (MB). If your submission is selected as a finalist or winner, the high-resolution images for printing and display will be requested from applicants.
The artwork must be submitted as digital image files in the following file format(s) JPEG/GIF/PNG.
Each artwork must be submitted with the following information: Title, date created, caption explaining the artwork (maximum 100 words in English or in national language). However, for the nomination at the regional level, the national language must be translated into English.
Any artwork with images of commercial trademarks and/or company names etc. will be disqualified.
1. General - Photography category
2. General - Drawing category
3. General - Graphic Design category
1. Youth - Photography category
2. Youth - Drawing category
3. Youth - Graphic Design category
At the National Level
NOUs (with support from UNEP and supporting partner, if needed) will conduct an evaluation at the national level for all entries according to the categories below. Each country will determine its award structure but will observe the same evaluation criteria that is to be developed by the Organizing Committee. Under each category, only the first-place winner of each category at the national level will be submitted to enter the regional contest.
Each participant will be awarded an e-certificate for participating in the event by NOU and UNEP jointly.
For those participants who may not have access to online platforms, the NOU of each country or the website Administrator could make flexible arrangement for these participants to submit their art works (e.g. address of NOU and/or website administrator to mail in their entries).
The evaluation team at the country level is recommended to include youth representative and balanced female/male members.
At the Regional Level
The winners’ artwork from the national contest under each category will be uploaded to a digital platform for the online public voting. The final evaluation for award will be based on the following factors:
30% from the public voting
35% from the National Ozone Unit in the region
35% from Judging Committee comprising of UNEP, UNESCO, and specialists
One winner and 5 runners-up of each category will be awarded with a certificate and plaque/trophy from UNEP. There will also be an ‘honorable mention’ award section that will include the national finalists from each country that have not been selected as the regional winners.
The artwork of the finalists and honorable mentions will be prominently displayed on UNEP and partners’ websites, publications, social media and other media. The countries are encouraged to promote the winner from your country at the World Ozone Day 2022.
Terms and Conditions of Asia-Pacific Regional Ozone2Climate Art Contest
Terms and Conditions of Asia-Pacific Regional Ozone2Climate Art Contest
Copyrights and legal matters: Participants must be the sole author of the artwork entries and hold all intellectual property rights to them. The artwork entries must be original, not infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any other third party, regardless of country of residence, have not won any previous contests, have not been published elsewhere (whether print or electronic), and have not been submitted as entries to any other contests during this event. Plagiarism is not allowed in any case. It is the participant’s responsibility to clear all aspects of copyright prior to submission. UNEP reserves the right to disqualify from the contest any entry that infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights of third parties and will not be responsible or in any way be liable for any violations of copyright or any other unauthorized use of entries.
The participants grant UNEP and other persons or entities authorized by UNEP, without cost/obligation/restriction, non-exclusive, irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, worldwide license to use the copyright, related rights or any other intellectual property rights that have arisen by law or will arise by law in the prepared and submitted artwork entries. The UNEP, on its side, commit to indicate and properly credit the author/creator of the artwork when using them. UNEP reserves the right to publish all entries, in whole or part, on the UNEP website/publication or other relevant websites/publications, during and after the competition, including edited versions of the originals.
The artwork entries with human subject e.g. photo of person, participant must have received permission and agreement from the subject(s) in the submitted entries to the contest and that may be used or published by the UNEP. The artwork entries must not contain rude, unlawful, discriminatory, sexually explicit, or libelous material or material that violates any applicable law in the country where it was made and edited, otherwise will not be accepted. Entries must not contain any third-party advertising, slogan, logo, or trademark or otherwise indicate a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party or commercial entity.
UNEP will not be liable in case aspects of the competition or the competition itself is changed or cancelled. UNEP will not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury, or disappointment suffered by any participant to the competition or as a result of accepting or not receiving any prize.
No participant in the contest shall be authorized to use or allow third parties to use UNEP name and/or logo/emblem for any purpose, without UNEP's prior written permission.
The organizer is not responsible for any delayed, lost, wrong, or unrecognizable answer, entry or submission due to technical disruption or error, network congestions or for any other reason. In the event of a dispute over any answer, entry or submission, the organizer’s decision shall be final.
The Award is non-exchangeable, non-refundable, non-transferable and not exchangeable for cash or cash equivalent or any other benefits in kind.