World Oceans Day Through Art 2021

The art competition and exhibition celebrating World Oceans Day intends to seek the beauty of our oceans and to highlight the challenges of the marine environment through the eyes of creativity and art. The global call for this years celebrations has been ’30X30′ which is a call to action to safeguard at least 30% of the worlds ocean by 2030.
36 winners have been announced under both categories

World Oceans Day Through Art 2021 is hosted by The Pearl Protectors in partnership with Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA), Blue Resources Trust, Dilmah Conservation, EU Delegation to Sri Lanka & Maldives and World Ocean Day International.

The exhibition received over 1000 art submissions during a span of 1 month effectively making ‘World Oceans Day Through Art 2021’ the largest virtual art competition and exhibition to be conducted in Sri Lanka.

All art submissions are exhibited on Behance art gallery and Facebook public exhibition album. Selected artwork will be aimed at creating a larger awareness towards inspiring a new generation of ocean lovers and towards protecting our beautiful marine environment.  

 

Winners

Open Category

Rohan Lasantha
Sachindra Karunaarachchi
Thithali Tharushika
Anodi Malsirini
Daan Van Bommel
Amasha Wilamune
Ginushmal Wikumjith
Pumudi Gardiyawasam
Maheshi Akalanka
Hasini Bandaranayake
Madushi Kawshalya
Natali Goonetilleke
Navodya Ekanayake
Nayoma Abeyrathne
Nimsis Jayaweera
Pathum Sudarshana
Samantha Nugegoda
Waruni Gallella

School Category

Mohamed Riswan Fathima Hashmath
Alosha Samarachchi
Ravindi Jayathilaka
Saviru Surinda
Rayyan Salik
Vosandhi Aradhya Vidanapathirana
Dasange Kulathunga
Sanuga Perera
Sanaya Liyanagama
Danuth Abeyratne
Dulanya Gunasekara
Sesath Silva
Tanuli Kannangara
Praneetha Nagarajah
Sadew Nimsara
Safiya Niyas
Sinali Senadheera
Theertha Weeraratne

If any errors or mismatches are noticed within exhibition galleries, please let us know by emailing at wave@pearlprotectors.org

We have received over 1000 amazing artwork submissions!

700 qualified through the initial screening and 220 to the final screening. The judging panel consists of some of the best experts in field which includes;

  • Prasanna Weerakkody
  • Awantha Artigala
  • Rena Ortega
  • Kasun Pradeepa

World Oceans Day through Art exhibition and competition has now become Sri Lanka’s largest virtual artwork competition. Dilmah Conservation was the official partner of the World Oceans Day through Art.

Exhibition will be open to the public starting 11th June 2021 through pearlprotectors.org

Winners of the competition will be announced on 8th June at 5.30 p.m at the end of World Oceans Day Summit Broadcasted Live on Facebook and YouTube.

Category Details:

World Oceans Day Art Competition categories are loosely defined below. Our very experienced judging panel will use their common sense when choosing winners in a category. 

School Category

All submissions which we receive where the participating artists age is below 19 will be considered under this category. Due to logistical challenges of handing over prizes, winners of this category will only be selected from Sri Lankan submissions, where else all submissions will be exhibited online.

Open Category

All submission which we receive where the participating artists age is above 19 will be considered under this category. Due to logistical challenges of handing over prizes, winners of this category will only be selected from Sri Lankan submissions, where else all submissions will be exhibited online.

How Prizes are Awarded:

The judges will decide on the winners based on various artistic traits, depiction of the artwork, creativity, quality and the overall message conveyed through the art.

Winners will receive a valuable hamper as prize. The prizes will not be revealed till the deadline to avoid over-incentivizing the prize where else as to the genuine commitment made towards painting the artwork.  Best 30 of submissions will be awarded their prizes. Each category will have top 3 winners where 1st place winners will receive the largest prize followed by the 2nd place winner followed by the 3rd place winner, etc. Winners can only receive one prize.

The exact ranking of the category point systems, which determines who gets awarded their first prize picks, will be determined by the judges based upon the number of entries and level of competitiveness of each category.

Winners will learn of their placement and awarded prize when contest results are announced on 4th June 2021. All prizes will be awarded to the relevant winners.

Patrons and Supporters

Dilmah Conservation
European Union

World Oceans Day Art Exhibition 2020