- Every one of the 2,629 drawings are now part of a GIANT (7m by 4.2 m) banner – here’s how we made it! [And here is the banner from the 2018 contest filmed in Antarctica !!]
- MAKING THE GIANT BANNER:
- We created a mosaic of the drawings
- We printed it in 5 sections TWICE at UniPrint thanks to major sponsor Dattner Group! My husband sewed the panels together to create two 7m high, 4 m wide banners – it took him 10 hours each time. Watch how it was made !
- THE BANNER IS TOURING AUSTRALIA!
- Western Australia
- Beaumaris Primary School (Perth) – world premiere – Sept 2021
- Mullaloo Beach Primary School (Perth) – Sept / Oct 2021
- Eurekamp Oz school holiday camp at the University of Western Australia (Perth) – Sept 2021
- St Mary’s Anglican Girls School (Perth) – Sept 2021
- Kerry St Community School (Perth) – Dec 2021
- Parry Beach campground (Denmark) – Jan 2022
- On the beach at the launch of Lisa Blair’s world record sail around Antarctica (Albany) – Feb 2022
- At Spencer Park Primary School (Albany) – May 2022
- COMING SOON: World Environment Day: Alinjarra Primary School – June 2022
- Throughout Davies National Park (Atherton Tablelands)- Oct 2021
- All over Magnetic Island (including Magnetic Island State School) – Oct 2021
- At 3 schools in Cairns (Whitfield State School, Redlynch State College, Trinity Anglican School) – Oct 2021
- 40 metres above the Daintree Rainforest via a giant crane thanks to James Cook University – Oct 2021
- In a mangrove forest at Kewarra Beach– (Cairns) – Oct 2021
- Tasmania COMING SOON for National Tree Day:
- Mt Stuart Primary School (Hobart)
- Lauderdale Primary School (Hobart)
- Peregrine Primary School (Hobart)
- Up in a tall tree with The Tree Projects
- South Australia COMING SOON
- Blackwood Primary School (Adelaide)
- Western Australia
- THE BANNER IS TOURING THE WORLD!
- The banner travelled to Glasgow, UK for the United Nations COP26 climate meeting. It was presented at an event Tues 9 Nov along with a video about its travels!! WATCH THE VIDEO. It was also on display in the ‘Green Zone’ at COP26 for the rest of that week.
- For Earth Day 2022, the banner travelled to the NPS International School (more, more) in Singapore! It will soon be filmed hanging from a ranger tower in a tropical mangrove forest there!
- In July 2022, the banner will be filmed at The Habitat Penang Hill rainforest discovery centre tree top walk in Malaysia!!!
- In July 2022, the banner will be displayed at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Germany.
- In Aug 2022, the banner will visit the Australian Marine Science Association conference in Cairns.
- All the travel associated with the giant banner will be 100% carbon offset by planting even more trees.
Your drawing tours the world!
Learn more about Hearts in the Ice
- What are the grand prizes and who won them?
- Ever wondered what it’s like to have a close encounter with a polar bear? Or walk to the South Pole? One lucky winner will get a 30 minute private Zoom call with the inspirational and fearless polar explorers and climate champions from Hearts in the Ice!! You can ask Hilde and Sunniva whatever you like!!
- Would you like to see your drawing as a custom skin in Fortnite???? I am signing up to the Fortnite ‘Support a Creator’ program and will create 2 skins, each one inspired by a grand prize winning drawing.
- WINNERS ARE: Archit of Singapore and Pankajee of Sri Lanka
- Can you imagine flying an airplane through a hurricane (typhoon, tropical cyclone)?? 2 winners each get a 30 minute private Zoom call with a pilot who does just that! You can ask Hurricane Hunter, Commander Rebecca Waddington all about it!
- WINNERS ARE: Abhyarthna of Singapore and Sunandita of Singapore.
- Imagine your drawing printed on a small flag sailing with Lisa Blair as she races around Antarctica in her yacht to break the world speed record!! This grand prize winner will have their drawing photographed along the journey and the signed flag will be returned for display at their school!
- WINNER IS R.A.Ranumi of Sri Lanka
- Keen to tell the story behind your drawing to kids around Australia? Three grand prize winning drawings will be featured in an article in the Australian Geographic Kids Magazine!!
- The 3 WINNERS ARE: Saachi of Singapore, Trisha of India, and BD Methuki of Sri Lanka
- We aim to make all prizes as close to carbon neutral as possible.
- Who were the judges?
A team of seven artists / scientists / authors from around the world decided the winners. These are:
Anna Cabre (Spain), Tracy Edwards (UK), Marlo Garnsworthy (USA), Inae Guion (Brazil), Sue Pillans (Australia), Angela Rossen (Australia) and Catherine Sarah Young (Philippines)
- How did the judges decide the grand prize winners?
Keeping in mind the age of the entrant:
- Together, the drawing, title, and associated description tells a compelling story relevant to the theme of the contest (trees as a way to slow climate heating and its impacts on penguins, coral reefs and people). This is your chance to make your voice heard to adults around the world about climate change!
- The drawing is imaginative and original in how it tells the story the kid wants to communicate. It can’t just be a copy of someone else’s idea. And there is no ‘right answer’. Surprise us and make us think. For example, ask yourself what a penguin would say to a forest if it knew that forest was helping to cool the Earth and how that could be shown in a drawing.
- The drawing is well executed art-wise as appropriate for the age of the artist. For example, effective drawings make good use of colour, use shading to add depth and perspective, and use light and shadow to set a mood for the drawing.
People's Choice Prizes
- Everyone around the world was invited to vote for additional winners by ‘liking’ their favorite drawings. We got 117,003 likes!!!!!
- I selected the top liked drawings from each of the age categories, drawing the most winners from the age categories with the most entries.
- These 11 winners will get a private, 30 minute Zoom video session where they can ask whatever questions they like of an artist / author / scientist / explorer.
- We aim to make all prizes as close to carbon neutral as possible!
- People’s Choice prizes include:
- Anna Cabre (Spain) Climate scientist, author
- Dyan deNapoli (USA) “The Penguin Lady”
- Tracy Edwards (UK) Sailor, author, activist
- Marlo Garnsworthy (USA) Artist, author, Antarctic explorer
- Lungi Mchunu (South Africa) Sailor, polar explorer, climate change activist
- Sue Pillans (Australia) “Dr. Suzie Starfish” Ocean scientist, artist, author
- Angela Rossen (Australia) Ocean scientist, artist, author
- Catherine Sarah Young (Philippines) Environmental scientist, artist
- The 11 winners are: