The winners of our second ever @Ireland (2019) artwork competition have been announced, in what was quite possibly our most difficult judging process yet! See below for the artworks & more importantly – the talented artists names.
We’ll be sharing more details about these in the coming days, featuring them on our website so you can see them in closer detail.
In the mean time you can check out the sneak peak of their artworks below, and welcome them as they join the ever-growing network of WPP winners from across the world…4 continents to date, and set to expand once again this year!
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 competitions held in: Ireland (2016, 2019); Philippines (2017); British Columbia, Canada (2018); and Madagascar (2018). Each of these received well over 1,300 entries – reaching over 6,500 kids since its inception. Our judges (a mixture of artists & scientists) have a very difficult time selecting only 12 winning artworks to be converted to postcards.
As for 2020 – we have a lot planned, with a competition taking place along the Amazon Margin in collaboration with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)! We’ve a few more exciting announcements forthcoming, so keep an eye out here and on our social media (Instagram: @WildPostcardProject; Twitter: @WildPostcard; Facebook) for updates.
If you’d like to purchase the postcards, please check out our Etsy shop here:
100% of funds from sales go directly towards the initiative.
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.
Our ‘pack’ of supporters:
British Columbia 2018
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.