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One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) is happy to collaborate with One Health Lessons (OHL), University of Alaska – Fairbanks (UAF),  and on the second annual Global Art and Music Competition!

Interested applicants are invited to showcase their artistic abilities by creating an original piece of art or music that reflects their impression and appreciation of biodiversity through the Contest! Some examples of submissions could be paintings, photographs, poems, songs, chamber music, creative writing, short films, musical theatre, drama and more. The only limitation is your imagination. It is time to get creative!


Biodiversity is a term used to describe the enormous variety of life on Earth. It can be used more specifically to refer to all of the species in one region or ecosystem. Biodiversity refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. A good question to ask yourself specifically for this contest is: why is biodiversity important for human and ecosystem health?

This contest is open to all ages and people of all backgrounds! Submissions from age 4 and below will not be judged, but you are still welcome to submit them to potentially be showcased on our social media platforms!

The submissions will be judged in the following age groups:
• 5-8 (parent submission is required)
• 9-12 (parent submission is required)
• 13-17 (parent submission is required)
• 18+

You may submit artwork for these two categories:
• Performing arts: music, poetry, drama, dance, opera, (musical) theatre, magic, illusion, mime, spoken word, puppetry, circus arts, etc.
• Visual arts: short film/video, drawing, painting, illustration, photography, digital art, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, design, crafts, architecture, mural, graffiti, etc.

Note: At this time, we can only consider English entries for both the artwork and description of the artwork. If you would like to submit literary artwork (poem, short story, etc.) in another language, please attach an additional file with the English translation. If your artwork is a poem/song, please attach an additional file with the English translation. If your artwork is a video, please add English captions directly on the video.

You may enter the contest as an individual or a group (unlimited group members). Each individual or group can only enter ONE submission. If more than one submission is made, only the first submission will be considered.

For group submissions, please nominate only ONE person in the group to complete this submission form. There will be a section to enter each of your group members’ names.

The final deadline to submit your artwork is April 16th, 2021 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.


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