One for the young: the Albatross Colouring-in Competition
Earlier this year ACAP collaborated with Artists and Biologists Unite for Nature (ABUN) to produce a series of posters and individual artworks depicting the 22 species of the world’s albatrosses to mark and help support the inaugural World Albatross Day (‘WAD2020’) on the 19th of this month. ABUN artists were also requested to try their hand at line drawings, suitable to be coloured in by children (or young-at-heart adults). One drawing for each species has been selected for the competition, listed by species’ name below as downloadable PDFs.
To enter the competition, simply download the pdf by clicking on the drawing or caption below each drawing, colour in as many as wished, write the name and age of the child in the available blank space on each one, then scan or photograph the finished drawings and e-mail them to
It is not essential-to colour in the albatrosses with realistic colours. In fact, artistic license is encouraged, so hoping to see at least one COVID-19 rainbow albatross.
Entries will be assigned to age classes depending on the numbers received. Four judges of international standing (meet the judges: Dana Hargrove, Kitty Harvill, Caren Loebel-Fried and Laurie Smaglick Johnson) will then decide on the winners and runners-up for each age category. All entrants will receive a specially designed electronic certificate illustrated with an ABUN albatross painting for printing and prize-winners will in addition receive a high-quality albatross poster suitable for framing by mail.
The competition will close at the end of June, allowing time for drawings coloured in on World Albatross Day itself time to be submitted. Judging will take place in July with the expectation prizes can be posted shortly thereafter.
Get out your crayons!