World Oceans Day competition organised by Chumbe Island

Guidelines for World Oceans Day Art and Video Competition for School Children in Zanzibar 

On the occasion of World Oceans Day 2020, Chumbe Island Coral Park is launching a creative art and video competition for local school children. 

World Oceans Day 2020 is about growing the global movement to call on world leaders to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030, called 30×30. By safeguarding at least 30% of our ocean through a network of highly protected areas, like Chumbe Island, we can help ensure a healthy home for all! 

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 organising this competition to celebrate World Oceans Day and to keep students thinking about the ocean during this time of COVID-19. 


1. Art competition for 7-15 years old: “Why do we need to protect the ocean?”

For students aged 7- 15 years old. We ask you to produce drawings and paintings to answer the question “why do we need to protect the ocean?” (note: the drawings are not allowed to have any words in them). 

Entries will be judged based on these three competition age groups: 

  • up to 7 years old 
  • 8-11 years old 
  • 12 to 15 years old

2. Video competition for 18-18 years old: “How can we protect 30% of our Blue Planet by 2030?” 

For students aged 16-18 years old. We want you to do a short video (30-60 seconds) answering the following question “how can we protect 30% of our oceans by 2030?” 

Videos should be shot using a mobile phone and can be in Swahili or English. To answer the question, in the video you can sing, read a poem, make a speech, or record a sketch. 


Submission date for the art and video competitions is June 30th 2020 

1. Art competition

entries should be submitted either by soft copy by email to, or delivered to: 

Chumbe Island Coral Park,

PO Box 3203


Kiembe Samaki


alongside with the following information: Name, age, school and contact details 

2. Video competition

entries should be sent either via email to or submitted via USB stick to the Chumbe head office address found in the section above (social distancing measures in place),

alongside with the following information: Name, age, school and contact details 

Videos can also be submitted via social media by tagging Chumbe Island (on Facebook or Instagram). 

Winners and prizes 

The three most creative ideas from each age group will be selected by a panel of Chumbe staff members from different departments. 

Prizes for each age category are: 

  1. One day visit to Chumbe Island for the winner together with one adult (incl. guided snorkel, forest walk and lunch and boat transfers) 
  2. Marine conservation books and drawing material 
  3. A locally made coconut fish 

The winners will be announced by July 31st. 

All winning drawings, paintings and videos will be showcased via our social media. 

We look forward to receiving the 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 June 30th 2020, 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.