The Wild Postcard Project

Sharing the awesomeness of local biodiversity

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Sharing the awesomeness of our world’s biodiversity, one postcard at a time.

We coordinate nature-themed artwork competitions for kids & teens (and occasionally older humans!) at locations around the world. Winning artworks are converted into postcards, so that local biodiversity can be shared to every corner of the globe. Since we launched in 2016, we have held eight of these competitions on four continents around the world.

We are a 100% volunteer run initiative, you can help fund our competitions by supporting us on Etsy…just select your favourite postcards and we’ll send them to you. All funds from sales go directly back into the initiative to help fund our future endeavours & initiatives.

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Our story

Founded in 2016, we started this journey in a Dublin pub, while brainstorming over hot chocolates on a cold and wet January evening. 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 competitions held in: British Columbia, Canada (2018); Ireland (2016, 2019, 2020); Netherlands (2020); Philippines (2017); Madagascar (2018), and Alaska (2021). Across these, we have received thousands upon thousands of entries and our judges (a mixture of artists & scientists) always have a difficult time selecting only 12 winning artworks to be converted into postcards.

In 2020 we introduced our band new Junior Ambassador programme to honour our most enthusiastic participants.

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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 your local biodiversity.

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Partners:

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Our ‘pack’ of supporters:

The Netherlands

British Columbia, Canada

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Madagascar 2018

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Philippines

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Ireland

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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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