MAP Children’s Art Calendar

2021 MAP Children’s Art Calendar

We are now taking entries for the 20th 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 2021 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 2021 calendar is our 20th 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!



DEADLINE JULY 15th, 2020
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English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, BurmeseVietnamese, Malagasy, Indonesian

Join the Contest!

image_previewJoin us for the 2021 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.