Art for Animals!

Welcome to the Animal Action Art & Writing Contest gallery.

Thank you to all who participated in this year's contest. From the students who put their vision to paper and the educators and parents who encouraged them to do so, we appreciate the collective effort it took to make this contest happen. We find opening each envelop of art very rewarding.

This was a record year for the contest! More than 2,500 students entered the IFAW World of Animals Art Contest for 2017! That is 3 times the number of entries we received last year. Art poured in from all around the U.S. and covered a rich variety of subjects from every corner of the planet—big cats, marine mammals, birds of prey, songbirds, domestic pets and many other wonderful animals. Our education team labored over the artwork to narrow the field to a manageable number for IFAW staff to select the thirteen “Winners” and the fifteen “Honorable Mention” honors. Voting IFAW staff looks forward to this contest each year and the contest helps inspire the conservation work they do each day.

While the 28 works below represent a very small portion of the total entered, in our eyes all who participated showed they care about the planet and the animals that call it home and that makes everyone a winner to us!

Enjoy viewing the images below.

 

US Art Contest Winners 2016-17

  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Avery, Kindergarten
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Adyson, Grade 1
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | JoAnne, Grade 2
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Megan, Grade 3
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Sasha, Grade 4
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Thanushri, Grade 5
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Teresa, Grade 6
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Kenneth, Grade 7
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Alyssa, Grade 7
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Briseida, Grade 8
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Anna, Grade 9
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Barnabas, Grade 11
  • US Art Contest Winner 2016-17 | Emily, Grade 11

 

US Art Contest Honorable Mentions 2016-17

  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Alayna, pre-Kindergarten
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Alistair, pre-Kindergarten
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Nathan, pre-Kindergarten
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Katherine, Kindergarten
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | David, Grade 1
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Kira, Grade 2
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Amy, Grade 4
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Ilene, Grade 4
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Breanna, Grade 5
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Eve, Grade 6
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Xiaolu, Grade 7
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Erica, Grade 8
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Clara, Grade 9
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Raul, Grade 10
  • US Art Contest Honorable Mention 2016-17 | Emily, Grade 11

 

2017 IFAW World of Animals Art Contest

Enjoy the 2017 Art Contest Winning Entries!