Learning from today’s disasters for tomorrow’s hazards
2004 World Disaster Reduction Campaign
International art contest for young
people aged 16 and under

Download International art contest entry form 

UN/ISDR* is launching an international art contest – aimed at both schools and communities – for young people aged 16 and under in the lead up to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held 18-22 January 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo (Japan). The best 12 pictures that illustrate what measures can be taken to reduce risk and vulnerability to disasters will be selected for publication in a UN/ISDR 2005 calendar that will be disseminated to over 5,000 participants of the World Conference and all around the world. In addition, the pictures will be framed and exhibited on-site at the World Conference.

How to participate:

All pictures should be submitted by 20 October 2004 to:

Attention : Nicole Rencoret
Office A.579
Palais des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva 10

* The international art contest and 2005 calendar is a collaborative efforts between UN/ISDR, the global multimedia organization Entico Corporation Ltd in addition to sponsors.

Note: Employees and their immediate family members of these organizations are not eligible to participate in the art contest.

Contest rules

  1. Submissions size: between 21 x 30 cm and 30 x 42 cm (horizontal).
  2. Submissions electronic format: scanned images in PDF, TIF or JPG format (300 dpi or higher resolution) on a CD, clearly marked outside with name and country.
  3. Submissions must be accompanied by the entry form (linkto entry form in MS Word).
  4. Entrants may submit as many pictures as they like.
  5. Entrants whose work is selected for the calendar will be notified in late 2004, and will receive 10 calendars free of charge in early 2005.
  6. The best 12 pictures for the calendar will be decided upon by UN/ISDR and Entico. Decisions made by the judges are final.
  7. UN/ISDR is not liable for any late, misrouted, lost or damaged entries.
  8. The entrant holds the copyright to the pictures submitted, but UN/ISDR retains the unlimited right to use submitted pictures for non-profit public information purposes at no cost, for which the entrant will be credited.
  9. Pictures submitted to the contest are not returnable.