The Wild Postcard Project

Sharing the awesomeness of local biodiversity

The wild things are here. Welcome.

Our Ireland 2018 competition is open for entries! Artworks must be submitted (postmarked or sent via email) by 20 July 2018. We can’t wait to see them!

For more information, please check out the Ireland (2018) page available under ‘Competition Details’ above. And read below to learn more about us!

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Founded in 2016, the Wild Postcard Project aims to increase awareness of biodiversity through artwork competitions for kids & teens in locations across the world. The winning artworks are converted into postcards, allowing local biodiversity – as depicted by artistically inclined youth – to be shared to all corners of the globe.

We are keen to use what might be considered ‘old-fashioned’ medium: postcards. We feel like there’s so much shared online nowadays that it can be overwhelming. So, we are delighted to offer an initiative that allows us to revert to the days of pen pals in providing a much-needed digital detox!

We’ve had a fantastic response to our first two competitions, held in Ireland (2016) and the Philippines (2017). Each of these received well over 1,300 entries, with judges having a very difficult time selecting the best artworks to be converted to postcards.

As for 2018 – we have a lot planned, with several competitions taking place around the world. In December we announced that Dublin Bus selected us to receive a Community Spirit Award, making a competition in Ireland in 2018 possible. We’ve a few more exciting announcements forthcoming, so keep an eye out here and on our social media for updates.

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If you’d like to purchase the postcards, please check out our Etsy shop here:

http://bit.ly/WildPostcardProject

100% of funds from sales go directly towards the initiative.

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A final congratulations to the winners of our competitions, and thank you to everyone who has taken part… we have been blown away not only be everyone’s artistic talents, but also in the care taken to depict the beauty, magnificence, and wonder of biodiversity.

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Partners:

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Our ‘pack’ of supporters:

British Columbia 2018

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GCA logo                 NatureKids BC logo transparent

Sierra Club BC logo transparent  CCIRA logo transparent

Madagascar 2018

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Philippines 2017

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Ireland 2016

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We are also very thankful for the generous financial support provided by I’m A Scientist who provided the initial funding to get this project up and running, and UTown@UBC Community Grants for making the BC competition possible.

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