Digital Poster Making Competition

UNEP, UNESCO and Samsung Engineering are teaming up to start a visual conversation in Asia and the Pacific around sustainable development – to engage young people in sustainable actions that results in positive environmental benefits in their local communities ==through art.

The purpose of the contest is to engage youth to share their story of how, in their own capacity, to address environmental issues in their communities or countries.

This is a digital poster-making competition that captures environmental issues and/or encourages sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water.

Themes: Sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water


Inertia: A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged (the problem)

UNertia: A tendency to act upon existing awareness (the solution)

The two sub-themes may be combined.

We are looking for captivating, inspiring and effective posters that speak to youth and the general public.


This competition is open to anyone aged 6-24 years old and resident in any Asia-Pacific country.

Eligible countries are: Afghanistan, American Samoa, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Georgia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Democratic People?s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People?s Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.


Poster Requirements:

Posters created by students must be their own original artwork. Copyrighted characters (such as Mickey Mouse, etc) or copyrighted clip art will not be accepted.

Dimensions: A2 size 420mm x 594mm in 300 dpi

Posters can be in the form of graphic designs, digital illustrations, or photographs. Feel free to use any available design applications/programs.

For initial submission, prepare a design of no larger than 1MB (we will be asking you for a hi-resolution copy and original AI/PDF/PDS file once your work is selected as one of the winners).

You can add a quote or a line on your poster (no more than 20 words). Make sure to quote the author if you wish to copy existing messages.

We will be sharing your art work to our websites: (UNertia website to be confirmed) and By submitting your work to us, you agree that we can use your work for advocacy/awareness-raising campaigns. We will credit your work accordingly.

Judging Procedure:

We only allow ONE entry per participant.

Judging Criteria:

1. Clear message conveyed by the text and artwork

2. Creativity, originality and artistic quality

3. No copyrighted artwork, characters, or brand names are used in the poster.

4. Number of ‘likes’ of the entry





1st Prize


Samsung ATIV Smart PC

2nd Prize


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 wifi

3rd Prize


Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8

Honorary mention


Samsung portable memory station 500 GB

Samsung Thai Engineering Prize


Invitation to 2014 Global Youth for the Environment Forum to be held in Seoul, Korea

*Samsung Thai Engineering Prize for Thailand: Among students aged 13-15 in Thailand, TWO winners will be invited to 2014 Global Youth for the Environment Forum to be held in Seoul, Korea in February 2014. English phone interview shall be given to candidates who listed on the finalists.

 * Since UN official from Bangkok shall accompany, parents cannot join the trip to Korea. The flight will be from Bangkok to Incheon. Details will be informed later.

 * Some countries do not allow to pay customs duties from the senders in advance. In that case, winners shall be responsible for the duties to receive the winning gifts.


Submission: Please post your poster at Gallery of ( with detailed de!==!==!==!==!–script–========ion of the work and send then at application form at the application form page above with the same content.

Deadline: All submissions must be received by 22 May 2013 with ‘My sustainable action’ in the subject.

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