MoEFCC Calls for Ideas, Designs, Paintings and Posters to Combat Desertification


The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year since 1994. It is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled through strengthened community participation and co-operation at all levels.

The World Day to Combat Desertification this year is being celebrated with the theme, “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India invites entries on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification to be celebrated on June 17, 2015 in New Delhi. The entries are invited in the form of:

  1. Innovative ideas for making India Land Degradation Neutral by 2030 (max 1000 words)
  2. Concept along with painting/ designs/ posters and captions etc.

Entries will be judged on the basis of:

1. Innovative Ideas for making India Land Degradation Neutral by 2030
  • Originality of Concept

2. Concept along with painting/designs/posters and captions etc.

  • Originality of Concept
  • Relevance to the Theme of WDCD
  • Slogan/Caption
  • Other text / data if used
  • Layout and Design
  • Size of the poster should be 21.5”x15” (or half of the cartridge sheet)

The best entry/ entries will be displayed and used to develop communication products like advertisement/ banner etc. The three most innovative ideas and the best creative entries will be suitably awarded.

Interested individuals/ agencies may send their entries by 10 June, 2015. The MoEF&CC reserves the right to make changes as deemed fit in the original concept/design for development of the final communication product.

Entries can be sent to:

Smt. Naaz Rizvi
National Museum of Natural History
Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110001
Image by M. Day via Flickr over CC

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