#ProtectThePlanet picture competition for kids

BITC is asking your little ones to get creative and draw, paint or make a picture that shows us ways that everyone can step up to protect the planet. Deadline for entries 4 June.

The Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey is now open for submissions and widely recognised as NI’s principle environmental benchmarking exercise.

The Survey helps organisations identify their environmental impacts to drive improvement and demonstrate their commitment to better environmental practice.

To help us spread the word that the Survey is open and to remind everyone to take care of our planet, we’re asking your little ones that are home-schooling to get creative and draw, paint or make a picture that shows us ways that everyone can step up to protect the planet – with the chance for the winner to receive a £20 voucher for themselves and a £100 voucher for their school, to be used at a local garden centre of your choice.

There are two categories, P1 to P3 and P4 to P7, and a winner will be chosen from each.

Need some ideas?

Creations could encourage others to re-use and recycle waste, take their bike to the supermarket instead of the car, or plant some wildflowers to encourage bees and insects into the garden.

How to enter

Adults should submit a picture on behalf of children, on twitter or via email.

Please note: The original deadline of 5pm 1 June has been extended due to an issue with our environment@bitcni.org.uk email inbox. Entries submitted before Thursday 28 May might not have been received. Please re-send your entry to environment@bitcni.org.uk before 5pm on Thursday 4 June.

By submitting an entry, you acknowledge that entries may be shared on the Business in the Community NI website or social media channels. Children do not need to feature in the photograph, but if you choose to include a picture of a child please ensure there is permission from a parent or guardian.

Please provide the:

  • First name of the entrant (email only)
  • Class of the entrant eg P4 (email & Twitter)
  • School of the entrant (email only)

Enter via Twitter:

Post the picture on Twitter, tagging @bitcni and using the sentence and hashtag: Let’s #ProtectThePlanet

The full tweet could be “My vegetable garden. Let’s #ProtectThePlanet @bitcni

Enter via email:

Email a photo of the picture and entrant details outlined above, to environment@bitcni.org.uk

Winners will be announced the week commencing 8 June 2020.


Visit www.bitcni.org.uk/niebs for more information on the 2020 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey.