SDG Art Competition
Sustainable Development Council

SDG Art Competition


2nd Edition of SDG Art Competition

Transforming Visions into Action: SDGs Art Competition Unleashes Creative Power for Global Impact

The SDG Art Competition promotes social responsibility among the children and youth at a very young age and mobilize our youth to volunteer, become part of the team to achieve the SDGS, promote social values, and educate the participants from all economic backgrounds on different social issues through their creativity.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Art Competition, where the brush strokes of creativity meet the canvas of sustainability! This groundbreaking online event is a testament to the belief that art has the power to inspire change, fostering a global dialogue on the 17 SDGs set by the United Nations.

The SDG Art Competition is not merely a contest; it is a catalyst for fostering social responsibility among children and young people. By engaging the youth in this creative exploration, we aim to mobilize them into action, encouraging volunteering and active participation in teams working towards achieving the SDGs. This initiative seeks to instill social values early on, transcending economic backgrounds, and educates participants on a spectrum of social issues through their imaginative expressions.


SDG Art Competition "Theme"



Artists, creators, and visionaries, this is your call to action! Translate your passion for a better world into art that speaks volumes. Use your unique perspective to illuminate the path towards sustainable development.



Your art has the potential to transcend borders and cultures. By participating, you contribute to a collective effort to raise awareness about the urgent challenges addressed by the SDGs, igniting conversations that resonate worldwide.



Art has the power to evoke emotions, challenge perceptions, and spark ideas. Your creation could be the catalyst for positive change, inspiring individuals and communities to take action towards a more sustainable future.

Steps to follow

  1. Register: Sign up for the SDG Art Competition by completing the registration process on our website.
  2. Make the Payment: Upon registration, proceed to make the payment for your entry fee through the provided payment methods.
  3. Receive Unique Number: After payment confirmation, you will receive a unique registration number via email or WhatsApp.
  4. Know the Important Dates: Stay updated on the competition timeline by checking the important dates provided on our website or communicated through email/WhatsApp notifications.
  5. Create Your Artwork: Draw your artwork according to the specified theme and guidelines within the given time frame.
  6. Submit Your Artwork: Upload your artwork through our designated submission portal on the website before the submission deadline.
  7. Wait for Preliminary Results: Await the announcement of preliminary results to see if your artwork has been shortlisted for the final round.
  8. Final Round Invitation: If your artwork is among the top 50 shortlisted entries, you will receive an invitation to participate in the final round.
  9. Draw Same Artwork: During the final round, the shortlisted participants must redraw the exact same artwork they submitted preliminarily via the organization’s allotted online meeting platform.
  10. Send Original Artwork: Top 50 participants must send their original artwork to the provided address within the specified time period for further evaluation.
  11. Winner Selection: Winners and the top 25 participants will be selected from among the top 50 based on the successful completion of the final round and the assessment of their original artwork.
  12. Cash Prize: Cash prizes for the winners will be directly deposited into their bank accounts.
  13. Winning Materials: Winners will receive their winning materials through courier delivery to their provided addresses.

Following these steps will ensure a smooth and successful participation process in the SDG Art Competition.

Individual Registration

200Rs + *GST

Group Registration

School / Institution

150Rs + *GST

SDC proudly celebrate the achievement of over 500+ winners, each contributing a unique perspective and creative expression to the shared vision of sustainability.

  1. Theme Adherence: All entries must adhere to the competition theme Sustainable Development Council without exception.
  2. Drawing Sheet Requirements: Each drawing sheet must prominently display the participant’s Registration Number, Participant Name, Registered Mobile Number, and Category.
  3. Paper Size and Coloring Materials: Participants are required to use either A4 or A3 sheets for their artwork, and any coloring materials are permissible.
  4. Acceptable Formats: Only physical drawings on paper will be accepted; digital drawings will not be considered for the competition.
  5. Drawing Caption: Each artwork must be accompanied by a drawing caption, written in English and not exceeding 30 words.
  6. Preliminary Submission Deadline: Preliminary submissions will be accepted from 10:00 AM on August 5, 2022, until 6:00 PM on February 6, 2024.
  7. File Size and Format: Uploaded files must not exceed 1MB in size and must be in JPEG or JPG format. Files in any other format will be disregarded.
  8. Judging Criteria: Artwork will be evaluated based on creativity, technique, adherence to the theme, and overall artistic expression. The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  9. Multiple Entries: Participants is not allowed to submit multiple entries.
  10. Code of Conduct: Participants are expected to behave in a respectful and sportsmanlike manner throughout the competition. Any form of disruptive behavior or misconduct will result in disqualification.
  11. Rights and Permissions: By submitting their artwork, participants grant the organizers the right to display, reproduce, and distribute the artwork for promotional and educational purposes, with appropriate credit given to the artist.
  12. Prizes: Prizes may be awarded to winners based on predefined categories (e.g., age group, skill level). The nature and value of the prizes will be determined by the organizers and communicated to the participants in advance.
  13. Disqualification: The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant who violates the rules and regulations of the competition or engages in unethical behavior, as determined at their discretion.
  14. Legal Compliance: Participants are responsible for ensuring that their artwork complies with all applicable laws and regulations, including copyright and intellectual property rights.
  15. Modification of Rules: The organizers reserve the right to modify, amend, or cancel any rules or regulations of the competition at their discretion, with prior notice to the participants.

Preliminary Submission:

Upon completion of registration, all participants are required to digitally upload their artwork. The selection committee will meticulously review submissions from all categories, ultimately handpicking the top 50 drawing sheets based on creativity, adherence to the theme, and artistic merit. Selected participants must send their physical artwork to our address.

Final Submission:

The chosen top 50 participants will advance to the Grand Finale, where they will engage in a thrilling artistic showdown. Each participant must faithfully reproduce the exact drawing sheet submitted during the preliminary round within a tight 60-minute timeframe. This reproduction will take place via the organization’s designated online meeting platform. Following completion, participants must promptly submit their recreated artwork through our website within the specified timeframe.

Winner Selection Process:

From the pool of top 50 participants, the selection committee will meticulously assess each artwork to ensure it maintains at least a 90% resemblance to the original submission from the preliminary round. Based on this stringent criterion, the top 25 participants will be distinguished as winners, their skill and dedication to artistic consistency duly recognized.

Celebrate your success on a global stage!

The top three winners from each category will have their winning images showcased at the prestigious United Nations headquarters and presented to UN officials.

Winning is rewarded:

  • 1st Place: Winner Certificate, Gold Medal, and Trophy.
  • 2nd Place: Winner Certificate, Silver Medal, and Trophy.
  • 3rd Place: Winner Certificate, Bronze Medal, and Trophy.

But that’s not all:

  • Every registered participant will receive a Participation E-Certificate.
  • The top 50 participants of each category will be honored with a Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Stand out even more as the top 25 participants of each category with a Certificate of Merit.
  • Elevate your impact as the winners will be recognized as “Student Ambassadors” for the SDC – SDG2030 Campaign.
  • Participating schools will receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement from a UN-accredited organization.
  • And for those institutions and schools that go above and beyond, there’s the prestigious “Outstanding Support Award.”

Join us and make your mark on the global stage with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Campaign!

Participating in the SDG Art Competition offers numerous benefits to institutions, empowering them to contribute meaningfully to global sustainability efforts. Here’s why institutions should get involved:

  1. Recognition and Prestige: Institutions that participate in the SDG Art Competition gain recognition for their commitment to promoting sustainable development through art. Being part of such a prestigious initiative elevates their profile and reputation both locally and internationally.
  2. Outstanding Support Award: Exceptional institutions that demonstrate outstanding dedication and support to the SDG Art Competition can earn the prestigious Outstanding Support Award. This accolade not only acknowledges their efforts but also highlights their leadership in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. Certificate of Acknowledgement from a UN-Accredited Organization: Institutions receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement from a UN-accredited organization for their participation in the SDG Art Competition. This certificate serves as tangible proof of their engagement in activities aligned with the UN’s sustainable development agenda, enhancing their credibility and standing in the global community.
  4. Networking and Collaboration Opportunities: Participation in the SDG Art Competition provides institutions with opportunities to network and collaborate with other like-minded organizations, artists, and stakeholders passionate about sustainable development. These connections can lead to valuable partnerships, knowledge sharing, and collective action towards common goals.
  5. Membership of Sustainable Development Council: By participating in the SDG Art Competition, institutions may become eligible for membership in the Sustainable Development Council. This membership opens doors to further engagement in sustainable development initiatives, access to resources, and participation in decision-making processes that shape global sustainability agendas.
  6. Educational and Awareness Benefits: Engaging in the SDG Art Competition offers educational benefits for institutions and their stakeholders. Through the creation and appreciation of art focused on sustainable development themes, participants gain deeper insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving the SDGs. Moreover, their involvement helps raise awareness among students, staff, and the wider community about the importance of sustainability and the role of art in driving positive change.

Overall, participation in the SDG Art Competition empowers institutions to make a tangible impact on global sustainability while reaping a range of benefits that enhance their reputation, connections, and capacity for positive change.

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