Children’s Art Calendar

2020 MAP Children’s Art Calendar

We are now taking entries for the 19th annual Mangrove Art Contest 

We invite all school children aged 6 -16 years from tropical and sub-tropical nations, to create art telling us “why mangroves are important to my community and me?”

Selected winners will be published in the 2020 calendar to be distributed internationally to raise awareness of mangrove forest ecology. This colorful calendar has increased in popularity since its first publication in 2002. The 2020 calendar is our 19th edition. We would like to invite children from your country to join in this fantastic creative and educational competition. It is an opportunity for the younger generation to learn about the vital role Mangroves play in the lives of coastal communities and marine life around the world whilst letting them explore their imagination and have fun when creating their pieces of art.

This contest aims to promote appreciation and awareness of mangrove forests and communities, while encouraging and listening to creative voices of children living in mangrove regions.

View 2014 calendar art
View 2015 calendar art
View 2016 Calendar
View 2017 Calendar
View 2018 Calendar


This year we reached nearly 2500 students, aged between 6 and 16, in 30 schools across 12 countries. The artworks entered were incredibly stunning and expressive and have resulted in one of our most beautiful calendars to date. This year we’ve gone that little bit further with the calendar. Using soy-based inks, the calendars were printed on FSC-certified 100% recycled paper to produce an earth-friendly product.

Many thanks to all those who took part in this year’s activities! Join us in our mission to educate, enlighten and empower the youth of today across the globe so that mangroves, and our planet, have a sustainable future!



Download the rules in other languages:
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, BurmeseVietnamese, Malagasy, Indonesian

Join the Contest!

image_previewJoin us for the 2020 MAP Children’s Art Calendar Competition!
Help us make this next calendar contest more successful than ever! Non-profit organizations, NGOs, schools, teachers, and other groups are invited to help organize local calendar contests and help MAP to get students involved. For any questions, contact Monica Gutierrez-Quarto, the international art competition organizer.

View contest information and rules.

Participe au Concours!

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Venez nous joindre pour le concours d’art 2020 de MAP!!!
Aidez nous à faire de ce concours un succès plus que jamais! Les ONG, les écoles, les enseignants, et d’autres groupes sont tous invités à aider MAP et à organiser des concours locaux et faire participer les élèves. Veuillez contacter Monica Gutierrez-Quarto, coordinatrice de ce concours, pour toutes les questions.
Télécharger les détails du concours et les règlements.
Vous pouvez aussi acheter le calendrier 2019, ou sponsoriser le calendrier 2020.

Participa en el Concurso!

Participa en el Concurso

¡Participa en la competición de arte 2020 del calendario de manglares de MAP!
¡Ayúdanos a hacer del concurso de 2020 un gran éxito! Organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro, ONGs, escuelas, profesores y otros colectivos están invitados a ayudar MAP en la organización de concursos locales, y animar a los alumnos a participar. Para cualquier duda ponte en contacto con Mónica Guitierrez-Quarto, coordinadora del concurso.
Descargar las bases del concurso
Aun estás a tiempo de pedir el calendario de 2019.
Seguimos buscando un sponsor para el calendario de 2020.


Gain visibility and show your support of mangrove conservation and education through sponsoring the 2020 calendar. Click here for more details.

ARTWORKS FEATURED IN 2018 CALENDAR – View the full Youth Gallery to see all those shortlisted

Name: Ma Su Myat Phyo
Country: Myanmar
Age: 11
School: State Middle School. Kyaukphyu Township
Sandara Marakkala Sethini Dilanya
Country: Sri Lanka
Age: 8
School: G/sri Devananda school. Ambalangoda
Yaris Troch
Country: Cameroon
Age: 9
School: American School of Douala
Yingzhe Ye
Country: China
Age: 10
School: Haikou City No. 25 Primary School
Doelahmarsidi Kelly
Country: Suriname
Age: 10
School: Mulo Tata Colin
Harshika Turlapaty
Country: USA
Age: 8
School: Willow Springs Elementary School
Surendar Mutharasan
Country: India
Age: 15
School: Chennai Higher Secondary School
Siri Neela
Country: Singapore
Age: 9
School: Global Indian International School
Maryam Mohamed Rashed Al Mansoori
Country: United Arab Emirates
Age: 10
School: Bayaat Al Radwan
Tipnatee Saimanee
Country: Thailand
Age: 11
School: Banthuadthong School
Massud Hassan
Country: Kenya
Age: 12
School: Gasi Primary School
Kashaf Imran
Country: Pakistan
Age: 16
School: HITEC School & College for Girls
Geerthikah D/O Karthigasu
Country: Malaysia
Age: 15
School: Bandar Puteri Jasya High School