The Giraffe Centre National Environmental Competition
The Giraffe Centre holds a national annual competition to provide a platform for the youth to speak about sustainable wildlife conservation. The competitions take a different conservation theme every year, where students of all ages from all over the country submit original work under various categories.
Category 1: Art Work
Any art media such as collages, pencil work, crayon, water colour or oil paintings and paper maché on a minimum dimension of A3 size paper.
1A: Group Projects
Open to groups of not more than four pupils from Kindergarten/ Nursery and Lower Primary School students. (Standard 1-4)
1B: Individual Artwork
Open to students in Primary School (Standard 1-8), High School and Tertiary Institutions.
Category 2: Essay Writing
This category is open to Upper Primary School (Standard 5-8), High School and Tertiary Level students.
Essay topics are provided according to the different levels of education; Upper Primary, High School and College Essays.
Category 3: Digital Nature Photography
This category is open to High School and Tertiary Level Students.
The Marking Process
The competition receives over four thousand entries which are judged in two rounds. The first is done by external markers from the Kenya Wildlife Services and the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, while the final round is done by the Educational Department.
First prize winners get a fully sponsored Safari to Ol Pejeta, Lewa Conservancy, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Other prizes to be won include trophies, gift vouchers, branded t-shirts, caps, bags, pens, books among many others.