International Children’s Art/Poetry Contest 2022

Congratulations to our contest winners and thank you to all the participants for the hard work.

POEMS

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Poem By: Krishti Khandelwal 12yrs- INDIA

Poem By Kitinisa Atim Foska Joy 10yrs- UGANDA

Poem By: Eshu Jain 13 yrs- INDIAN

Poem By: Kajaza Joella 6yrs- UGANDA

Aditeya Goyal - 14- Outdoor Fun
Aditeya Goyal - 14- Outdoor Fun
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- INDIA , Outdoor Fun is the need of an hour. Every family member is required to adopt healthy lifestyle.
P Rudraksh Rao - 7- Love
P Rudraksh Rao - 7- Love
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- INDIA , I love animals very much and pass my time with animals. I have shown the love affection of the animal in this painting.
Krishti khandelwal - 12- The mind of a child
Krishti khandelwal - 12- The mind of a child
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- INDIA , My art is of a child with colors coming out of their hands, (which refers too the talent they have that they use) ,and also covering their head, which refers to the fact that all these magical elements exists within them. The colors are all being their wonderful chaotic self within a circle, (the circle signifies self) which is releasing stars in the dark abyss they exist in, meaning how they share the beauty they have to the world.
Yang Chengxun - 9- Candyland
Yang Chengxun - 9- Candyland
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- USA, I believe that kids in America dream of having a land made of candy. I've grown up with animations and fairy tales where there are lands made of candy. This inspired me to do my art. A candy land themed painting is an image I've been wanting to draw for a while, because I think dreaming of the impossible is important.
Joanna Sun - 6- The Kitty
Joanna Sun - 6- The Kitty
6
- USA, I love cats so I always want to draw them. I think everyone in America should have a cat.
Eylül Çelikkıran - 10- Birthday party
Eylül Çelikkıran - 10- Birthday party
8
- TURKEY , I think the children in my country need to have fun. Birthday parties are really fun and we all enjoy having fun.
Emma Flores - 6- Ice Cream Cat
Emma Flores - 6- Ice Cream Cat
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- USA, I believe that kids in my country need imagination and fun.
THANUMI SANULYA DE SILVA - 7- MY DREAM COUNTRY
THANUMI SANULYA DE SILVA - 7- MY DREAM COUNTRY
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- SRI LANKA , I wish to see my country with full of happy people. Farmers doing organic cultivation , children studying their favorite subjects, kids playing in big amusement parks , scientists doing experiments to explore new things and astronauts place my county flag on space. So I ask everyone's help to get these dreams come through.
ALANKARAGE ALOKA NIPUNA KUMARA WIJESINGHE - 15- What the children of my country want and their dream.
ALANKARAGE ALOKA NIPUNA KUMARA WIJESINGHE - 15- What the children of my country want and their dream.
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- SRI LANKA , What is essential for the children of my country is to create a self-sufficient country without any racial discrimination by educating the poor and the children equally.Therefore, together is to create a self-sufficient country as well as an obedient country. That's what I guess from my drawing.
P.M. Yohani Mandina Paliskara - 5- What kids in my country really need? They need happiness and they need need nature.
P.M. Yohani Mandina Paliskara - 5- What kids in my country really need? They need happiness and they need need nature.
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- SRI LANKA , What kids my country really need. Actually my country's children need the happieness. They want to play, they always will. And also they want the nature, animals, birds. So Children in my country need to practice planting. We need to teach to protect the beauty of nature. We need to protect wildlife. The children of my country want a life where they can play happily with their friends and not be limited to education.
Mohammed - 13- Human head
Mohammed - 13- Human head
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- GHANA, The human self is very important to our existence, and no less can be said about the head. Several parts of the body are on the head which place an important in our respiratory system, such as the mouth and the nose. With the advent of the deadly corona virus which killed over one million poeple around the world caused us to protect ourselves against the virus by wearing nose masks.
Jazmin Bejke Gyimesi - 7- Hug of a Mother
Jazmin Bejke Gyimesi - 7- Hug of a Mother
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- HUNGARY , It is very difficult now that you have to learn a lot and wear a mask because of the covid. I think kids in my country really need their mom to always hug them. I always ask my mom to hug me. Being in her arms is the best place ever.
Mara Felicity Tejada - 10- Food: 1 Scoop of Love, I Glass of Protection, 1 Teaspoon of Respect and 1 Plate of Recognition"
Mara Felicity Tejada - 10- Food: 1 Scoop of Love, I Glass of Protection, 1 Teaspoon of Respect and 1 Plate of Recognition"
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- PHILIPPINES , Philippines belong to what we called 3RD WORLD COUNTRY, where the poorest of the poor mostly can be found. In my young mind, I have raised and taught on the value of every single drop of rice and even a single drop of water is the same as the value of a meal each day. In our house, we were instructed to always finish and be accountable for our actions especially if we are in front of our meal. In my country, one of the problems is Malnutrition, due to some lack of food to eat due to poverty.
Aahana Bansal - 12- Visual art mandala my india
Aahana Bansal - 12- Visual art mandala my india
10
- INDIA (PUNJAB), my INDIA is best.
kinnu - 10- Visual Arts - ANIMALS LIFE
kinnu - 10- Visual Arts - ANIMALS LIFE
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- INDIA PUNJAB, Animals are useful to the country
Tripti Singh - 11- What kids in my country really need is
Tripti Singh - 11- What kids in my country really need is
9
- INDIA , What a normal Indian child and his parents really want and need.
Remmy Franklyn - 9- Parents love is always important
Remmy Franklyn - 9- Parents love is always important
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- SWEDEN , No matter the skin colour and where we children come from. Parents love is always important. Parents need to know that we need to play with them, spend good time but not every time daycare and school because they work everyday. I feel happy and loved from mamma and pappa. All children need that love from their parents too.
Gitanjali - 14- Wings to their Dreams
Gitanjali - 14- Wings to their Dreams
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- INDIA , My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas I have about the world I live in. The presence of ‘golden wings’, is expressive of what in the ways of a wealthy child had come to desire- quality education. Whereas, the child in the center knows well about the importance of education and wishes to fly for his dreams, still there is something stopping him but he will not leave the grip before he falls . This shows his determination towards education and fulfilling his dreams.
Kuhu Kacher - 7- Give wings to imagination
Kuhu Kacher - 7- Give wings to imagination
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- INDIA , I am painting my dream, hoping to get wings. Like me others should also get an opportunity to hone their skills and get wings to fly from the nest.
Isali Rathnaweera - 6- What kids in my Country need is
Isali Rathnaweera - 6- What kids in my Country need is
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- SRI LANKA , I am Isali Rathnaweera in SriLanka. I am a Buddhist. I am a good girl. I THINK EVERY CHILD WILL BE LIKE ME WE CAN DEVELOP AND BRING A VALUE TO OUR LITTLE COUNTY. I am obedient to my parents. I love them so much.I usually worship my mother every day before going bed..I know that they are the gods that we seen.we must treat our grand parents kindly. Not only that for animals..We can give them water food also.We can give food cothes to poor people.Child should be kind and obedient and lovely.
Isali Rathnaweera - 6- What kids in my Country need is
Isali Rathnaweera - 6- What kids in my Country need is
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- SRI LANKA , I think Children should be creative like me like Malaika..We should learn every thing..Read books..plant trees for our future.
Elizaveta Kozyura - 8- Smiles and Communication
Elizaveta Kozyura - 8- Smiles and Communication
10
- RUSSIA, I think that children in my country need more smiles and communication. Because some kids are taught to bully, be mean to each other, not to show positive emotions, smile, laugh or understand jokes. There are children in my school that lie to each other and fight a lot. Often parents are busy with work, feel too tired to spend time with their children and prefer to spend time on their phones. Maybe if they communicated more as a family, children in my country would be happier.
Miss Chacriya Puttawong - 10- Nature heal
Miss Chacriya Puttawong - 10- Nature heal
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- THAILAND , I need the country going green toward a better place. Let's nurture the nature so that I need have a better future.
Chavanakorn Puttawong - 8- Want to school
Chavanakorn Puttawong - 8- Want to school
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- THAILAND , I need go to school with out virus. Don't wear mask every wear. I need to see my friends.
Miss Achiraya Uttasatr - 12- Back to the happiness world
Miss Achiraya Uttasatr - 12- Back to the happiness world
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- THAILAND , I want everyone to be happy and be able to play outside again.
Zara Murungi - 9- Rewilding-Beauty of Birds
Zara Murungi - 9- Rewilding-Beauty of Birds
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- UGANDA , Kinds want to learn more about birds and how birds should be protected. Painting with my favorite color blue to paint the brighter blue sky around the equator,with more colours of birds. I use yellow in painting because of the beauty of the sun. Thats what we want.
Zoe Mkwazi - 10- God's Creation Nature
Zoe Mkwazi - 10- God's Creation Nature
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- UGANDA , Plants give oxygen human breath,kinds want plants like tree to be planted, more plants where the birds nest. So the children want to see of the Gods creation. Let green our environment with trees for these birds.
Liam katamba Ssemakula - 8- Eat Me fish
Liam katamba Ssemakula - 8- Eat Me fish
15
- UGANDA , There so much fish on the fresh water largest water body, lake Victoria in uganda. Want the children to eat alot fish. It's healthy. That's what we want..
Ariana Abasa - 5-More Colours
Ariana Abasa - 5-More Colours
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- KENYA , Children want more Colours to tell stories in the Covid season. I want more Colours..to paint and so we want to share.
Nathan Dawit - 15- House
Nathan Dawit - 15- House
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- ERITREA , Desires to more specific need children taken care of. Giving them a chance for nice things.
Ziza Cohen - 5- We recycle
Ziza Cohen - 5- We recycle
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- UGANDA, Children in Ugandas need to read books. And learn to recycle. Mum read me the book of Man and his environment of Margret Mukuru, and so I was able to paint bottles and recycle them. We need more books, more bottles to create art and protect the environment.
Ariadne Agadez Emralino - 8- A Book Is Our Friend
Ariadne Agadez Emralino - 8- A Book Is Our Friend
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- PHILIPPINES , A book is like a friend to me. It shows me pictures of different places. And a book looks like it is telling stories to me. It can tell you all about surprises in nature and the environment where we live. A book teaches me new lessons everyday. A book helps me to be smart, kind, and friendly. A book, a friend, is what children in my country needs.
Malcolm Ariho Kakonge - 8- Opportunity
Malcolm Ariho Kakonge - 8- Opportunity
8
- UGANDA, Every child needs a space where they put their name. Opportunity to display and share their talent in art, music. A frame means names of champions that want children to be.
Ivana Atukunda - 8- Love the trees
Ivana Atukunda - 8- Love the trees
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- UGANDA, The children need love .. because they are like trees. All we need is love. The colour mean love .love love .
Blais Nyquist Emralino - 10- Boat for the Future
Blais Nyquist Emralino - 10- Boat for the Future
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- PHILIPPINES , Disaster preparedness is all about getting ready for disasters like floods like in the Philippines like in my drawing. The boat is the key to keep us safe. The boat is the knowledge we need to survive disasters. The boat saves the family which is the symbol for our families. The baby in the boat is the symbol for the children and the future of our country. We need to help each other to survive from disasters. What kids in my country need is the knowledge about disaster preparedness.
Angel favor - 10-Flowers
Angel favor - 10-Flowers
23
- UGANDA , Girls need to be made beautiful like me Angel and all other children. That's why I painted this today to tell the world, girls like me are flowers. Want all to know and need to be seen in schools.
Manzi Isaac - 7- Finish it big cat
Manzi Isaac - 7- Finish it big cat
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- UGANDA , I was drawing an animal, I could be a big cat or grass eater. So if a cheater painting let finish it together. Children need visit wild to see animals. Use Yellow and black .
Skai Anna .N - 6- Big artist
Skai Anna .N - 6- Big artist
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- UGANDA , Doing this to see more big Artists. This way, children learn more, forexample my teacher's paintings are big boards which makes children want to learn.
Francis Emralino Jr. - 12- Veggie and Fruit Kid Champion
Francis Emralino Jr. - 12- Veggie and Fruit Kid Champion
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- PHILIPPINES , What is the most important thing that children in my country need? It's a global answer: nutritious food like vegetables and fruits. If they always eat them, they will be stronger and smarter. The vines, plants, and fruits that cover the child in my drawing makes the child stronger and safe from illness. The star is for being smarter and I want us children to be smarter to prepare for our future.
Suubi Yasmine - 5- Hope
Suubi Yasmine - 5- Hope
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- UGANDA, Children need to be hopefull. I have painted my special toot bag. With my name and my hands . Let children have things they can do with art every day. Suubi is my name meaning hope so children will enjoy my art and be happy.
Adrian Mwesigwa. - 10- Picasso Lesson
Adrian Mwesigwa. - 10- Picasso Lesson
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- UGANDA, When children learn art and travel places, shade art very well and use thick colours they can also be happy. Forexample I need materials like art book, paint.
Saliana Dawit - 5- Friends
Saliana Dawit - 5- Friends
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- UGANDA, Children need friends. That's all.
Hollie Charlotte - 6- Parent's Love
Hollie Charlotte - 6- Parent's Love
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- UGANDA , Children need their mommy and daddy's love.
Maria Angelica Tejada - 15\"A Place of Where You And Me, Are Safe and Protected\"
Maria Angelica Tejada - 15"A Place of Where You And Me, Are Safe and Protected"
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- Philippines, My name is Angelica, who grew up having not that too much but fortunately able to have enough. My artwork is all about children as same as mine, who are wanting just to be at peace and have calm surroundings where we can walk and do our things accordingly. My artwork is an open book that tells stories of children who wish to have a safe space to learn and play. I just wanted to say that we, children doesn't need anything expensive and glamorous however we just only need a space of protection.

THEME:”What Kids in My Country Really Need Is…”

  • Often times, parents, leaders of our communities and basically all grown think they know what children need and want. However, not all kids agree with this. What if you were given an opportunity meet with the president of your country and you were appointed as an advisor to the President on Children’s Affairs, use your art/poetry to tell us how and what you would advocate for for the children in your country.
  • Easier version for the young participants; Tell your country’s president what the children in your country need.

ABOUT

This contest is an online art/poetry contest organised by Mamai Art Gallery, Inc. a USA based 501c3 non-profit organisation whose mission is to teach and empower children to realize the value of their creative talents and learn the business aspects of creating, marketing and selling their work.

GUIDELINES

Eligibility

Children 5-15 years, worldwide.

Choose One: Either visual art or poetry.

Visual Art:  Draw, paint, illustrate, mixed media.  Take photo of your work, Join Contest and Win !

Photo of the artwork should be very clear with a plain background. Poorly taken photos of the artwork will not be considered.

Artwork will be judged by originality, artistic composition, interpretation of the theme, execution.

Include “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your process and or what the theme means to you in the submission form. Only one entry per person. Click upload on menu bar to submit artwork.

Poetry: Must be original work, entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website or made public on social media, broadcast or featured among the winners in another contest. Poem should be no longer than 50 lines, PG in content and in line with the theme. One poem per entrant. Email written poem and audible audio recording to mamaiartgallery@gmail.com 

Timeline

November 30th: Deadline for submission

November 30th- December 26th: Online voting

December 15th– December 30th: Judging by panel

January 1st, 2022 – Winners of 2022 International Children’s Art Contest announced

Prizes :  A grand prize winner $150, trophy and a $50 donation will be made in their name to a non-profit working with children in their country.

Visual Arts Winners, $50 and medal for one winner from each age group: 5-10 yrs , 11-15 yrs

Poetry Winners, $50 and a medal for one winner from each age group: 5-10 yrs , 11-15 yrs

People’s Choice Award: $25 this will go to the participant whose art work will be shared most on social media by different people.

All participants get e-certificates, please provide a valid email address.

RULES 

The copyright of each artwork or poem remains with the author. However, artists and authors entering the contest, grant Mamai Art Gallery, Inc. the right in perpetuity to publish and/or broadcast their artwork or poem.

Use of artwork or poem elsewhere for one year from October 2021 is subject to permission from Mamai Art Gallery, Inc.

The contestants are invited to encourage friends, family and others to support their entry by clicking on the Website Link to vote on their entry and sharing it on their social media.