Twelve year old Charlie Sullivan of the United Kingdom won the 16th International Children’s’ Painting Competition on the Environment. The theme for the year was “Melting Ice-A Hot Topic?”
Here’s how she describes her work.. “The silhouette of a figure in my painting represents government and global businesses idle hold over the world. In the background the reds, oranges and yellows represents the fossil fuel power plants and warming of the planet while those that could act use the umbrella to shelter behind. The umbrella pictures the world being turned inside out and upside down by the wind. Therefore we must all act to save the world from being polluted. Global warming is an issue that we can all do something about by the 3Rs; reduce, reuse and recycle.”
More comments from the regional winners of the prize can be found here (they’re very smart kids!) and the global warming art can be found here.
The prize was awarded earlier this year, but I only just noticed it published on one of my favorite green blogs here.