Voices for the Planet Challenge 2024

Theme: Magic Wings

Competition: Feb 14 - May 12, 2024

we protect
what we love

Educating and inspiring the young through music and the arts are at the core of our strategy for making an impact. Our Voices for the Planet (V4TP) education programs inspire young people to love and protect wildlife and biodiversity by creating their own wildlife artworks in different art forms including drawing, writing, photography, videography, and music (vocal & instrumental).

 

2024 timeline

announcement
Announcing competition registration
challenge
Open for artwork submissions from:
February 14 (Valentines' Day) to May 12, 2024 (World Biodiversity Day)
workshops
Wide ranges of arts for biodiversity focused workshops and talks are provided to schools and students. Contact chloe@lumivoce.org for more information!
judging
A panel of judges from different artistic and conservation backgrounds will review students' wildlife artwork
announcement
Winners will be announced on our website. A dedicated page will showcase the children's artwork.
award ceremony
This year we're hosting the ceremony at the City University of Hong Kong for winners and families. Winners will receive a physical certificate at the ceremony and a digital certificate will be available to download on our website for all participants.
interviews
We will interview participants, teachers, and parents on their thoughts and feedback of this year's challenge.
January
Februray 14
February to May
May
May 22
June 22
May to July

our 2024 judges

Martin lever

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Artur Tomaszek

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Agnes Pang

Agnes Pang

Frank Liu

Frank Liu

Sally Law

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how does
the challenge work

Voices for the Planet is an annual online wildlife art competition developed by LumiVoce to engage students from kindergarten, primary, and secondary schools so they can learn about biodiversity and develop compassion and love for wildlife and nature through the arts.

We provide artistic workshops and biodiversity talks, and step-by-step guidelines for different challenges that children, educators, and parents to utilize. Students can choose to participate in drawing, writing, photography, videography, and music (vocal & instrumental) with different themes each year to highlight an important ecosystem or animal group.

how to participate?

5 art forms & challenges

Choose from 1 or more challenges below (individual guideline included)

draw

draw

Draw a poster about winged animals or insects and bugs with wings
Guideline

write

write

Create original story about winged animals or insects and bugs with wings
Guideline

photograph

photograph

Take a photograph of winged animals or insects and bugs with wings
Guideline

videograph

videograph

Create a video about winged animals or insects and bugs with wings
Guideline

music

vocal or
instrument

Sing a song or play an instrument about winged animals or insects and bugs with wings
Guideline

special category

ocean

Create a digital art piece about an endangered sea creature
Guideline

articles of winged animals

Were birds in the Pittsburgh area impacted by the solar eclipse?

Event photos -4

New flying reptile species was one of largest ever flying animals

Event photos -3

How forest fragmentation affects birds depends on their wings

Event photos -2

By fluttering its wings, this bird uses body language to tell its mate ‘after you’

Event photos

‘Rare’ winged creature — with ‘magical red’ body — discovered as new species in China

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Human-driven extinction of bird species twice as high as thought, study says

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past challenge winners

Voices for the Planet Challenge (competition) focuses on creativity and biodiversity through the arts and developing compassion towards wild animals and nature. We encourage all to rethink the relationship we have with wild animals and the natural world.

support or submit artwork for
voices for the planet

participating schools

Since 2020, we’ve worked with 128 schools and education institutes from Hong Kong, Mainland China, the United Kingdom, and Australia

supporting organizations

A Plastic Ocean Foundation (APO) is a charitable organization registered in Hong Kong, dedicated to creating a wave of change to stop plastic pollution and to be part of the solution through science, education, and policy advocacy. APO is a group of dedicated scientists, educators, social entrepreneurs, scholars, and journalists who are concerned about the fragile state of our ocean and are working together with other NGOs and the community to change attitudes towards plastic in one generation.

Chatteris Educational Foundation was established in 1990 as a registered non-profit charitable organization. Join Chatteris on its mission to enhance the English proficiency of young people, empowering them for success and promoting cultural understanding.

Located in the heart of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has a well-earned reputation as an innovative hub for research and professional education and for addressing global issues and empowering positive change.

Encompass HK is a social enterprise that offers training and consultancy services to educate and support organizations to be more diversified and inclusive, including meeting global standards e.g. sustainable development goals (SDGs). Encompass HK serves the community by supporting different social causes and NGOs financially as well as through a collaborative model while delivering our SDG programs.

Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) is a registered charity dedicated exclusively to shark conservation. We aim to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to reduce consumption of shark products in Hong Kong.

Lingnan University (LU) is a liberal arts university in Hong Kong with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. The University’s history dates back to 1888. LU is a global leader in quality education. It ranks first for “International Faculty”, “Inbound Exchange Students” and “Outbound Exchange Students” in QS Asia University Rankings 2021; ranks third for “Quality Education” in THE University Impact Rankings 2021, and ranks 33rd for “International Faculty” in QS World University Rankings 2022.

Bringing education equity requires long term and sustainable solutions from all sectors. Teach for Hong Kong‘s program aims to bring systemic changes over the long run while in the short run directly impacting underprivileged students.

The Zubin Foundation is a registered charity in Hong Kong dedicated to improve the lives of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities by reducing suffering and providing opportunities.

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How would you like to support us?

If you are an expert we would love to host workshops and have you share your knowledge with our team

If you would like to support us financially with our Voices for the Planet challenge please click here