Your drawing tours the world!

  • 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 !!]
    1. We created a mosaic of the drawings
    2. 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 has been seen by 1000s of kids in most Australian states (WA, QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, with SA coming soon).
    • The banner has been to 7 nations (Australia, Egypt, Germany, Malaysia, Scotland, Singapore, Sri Lanka) so far, with trips being planned for Europe (UK, France, Spain, Switzerland) and the Americas (Mexico City, Pacific NW).
    • A flag of a prize winning drawing from the banner has circumnavigated Antarctica.

Grand Prizes

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. Daniel the dinosaur (my son Daniel) is busy learning Blender so we can make these skins very soon!
      • 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!
      • 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!
      • 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!!
      • 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:

    1. 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!
    2. 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.
    3. 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:
  • The 11 winners are: