The proposed visual art competition encourages students to explore and better understand their natural surroundings through artistic expression. It is geared towards creating and raising awareness of the tsunami hazard and promoting an improved understanding of geologic phenomena and emergency response systems in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago and as an activity contributing to the recognition of World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) 2019.
Students must create an art piece that focuses on and reflects one (1) of the following Caribe Wave scenarios. Reflection questions in italics may be used as a guide:
- A tsunami generated at a tele-seismic source off the coast of Portugal (i.e. event of 1755). What was the impact of this event? How would your community respond to an official tsunami warning with time to prepare and evacuate? How would such a warning make you feel? How do you think this kind of tsunami could impact your community? What are the threats caused by tsunamis? What can be done as a country, a community or personally to prepare?
- A tsunami generated due to an earthquake near the Virgin Islands (i.e. event of 1867). What was the impact of this event? How would your community respond to an emergency warning with little to no time to prepare and evacuate? How would such a warning make you feel? How do you think this kind of tsunami could impact your community? What are the threats caused by tsunamis? What can be done as a country, a community or personally to prepare?
Candidates are expected to do some research on the actual events which took place and be inspired from their research.
Only the first 100 registrants per country will be accepted
- Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each country.
- The top 10 entries will also be chosen to be exhibited at an awards ceremony.
- Secondary school students between the ages of 14 – 16
- All entrants must be nationals of the participating countries
- Students must pre-register online via the links posted on the respective partner webpages, to ensure their spot amongst the 100 eligible entries. The registration receipt must be printed, filled out, signed and submitted along with hardcopy of artwork.
- Hardcopies of artwork with confirmation slip signed by teacher/parent/guardian, must be delivered to the National Commission for UNESCO offices in the respective select DIPECHO-CTIC Project country by January 10, 2020 by 4:00pm. No submissions will be accepted after this deadline. The directory of National Commissions for UNESCO can be accessed via https://en.unesco.org/countries/national-commissions
Application Deadline: November 5, 2019Application ClosedOfficial link