Get creative and join in: Chumbe Island Coral Park’s Zanzibar art competition
featuring coral diversity in Zanzibar!

Chumbe Island Coral Park is an internationally acclaimed conservation area, hosting a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve. As a not-for-profit enterprise, the revenue generated by eco-tourism on the island funds all conservation management and supports Chumbe’s extensive environmental education programmes with local schools and communities in Zanzibar. Operational for more than 20 years, Chumbe is the world’s first financially self-sustaining marine protected area.

Chumbe Island is organizing this competition as part of a wider community engagement initiative
to highlight endangered marine animals relevant for Zanzibar.

Competition theme:  Corals

Corals are alive and very fragile animals which are related to jellyfish and anemones. They are naturally colorful because of tiny plants (algae), which live inside of the coral and provide them with food. A coral colony is made up of hundreds or thousands tiny polyps that can build large coral reefs which are home to many fish and other marine creatures. Unfortunately, corals are being threatened by human activities and climate change, that’s why many are listed endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Competition Guidelines

  • Important dates
    Competition lauching date: 23rd April 2021

Submission date: 17th May 2021

  • All drawings should be originals, captured on A4 paper and are not allowed to have any words in them. Please state name, age and contact details at the backside of the drawing.
  • Entries will be judged based on two competition age groups:
    (1) youth: 15 to 25 years old
    (2) adults: 26 years and older
  • Submission of drawings either by soft copy via, or delivered toChumbe’s Head Office before submission date:
    Chumbe Island Coral Park, PO Box 3203
    Kiembe Samaki, Zanzibar

Winners and prizes
The five  most creative drawings from each age group will be selected by a panel of five independent judges and awarded with an education trip to Chumbe Island and art supplies. The 1st price drawings will be used for information leaflets and associated collaterals for the wider advocacy campaign and showcased via our social media.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your entries and remain at your disposal for any further questions.

Asanteni sana, The Chumbe Team

Terms and conditions 

Competition entries will be judged anonymously where possible and winners cannot be contested. 

Any submissions entered may be used by Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd for marketing, communication and reporting. 

Delivery costs must be covered by the applicant. Artwork submission deadline is 16:00 local time on 17th May 2021, entries past this point will automatically be rejected. 

Original copy entries submitted will be made available to the applicants once the judging process has been completed and will only be available to be picked up from the Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd head office in Kiembe Samaki. 


Art work by Thara Vagic