The Eco Picture Diary Global Contest is a competition in which children from all over the world make picture diaries about eco activities they have carried out at schools or at home. The Eco Picture Diary Contest in China has been held annually for the past five years. Each year the quality of the entries becomes higher, giving rise to more works of a high level filled with creativity through the contestants' own ideas on what environmental awareness and protection is.
This year there were over 120,000 entrants for the contest. The judging panel carefully screened the submitted works, to choose ten children for the top prize, another 800 winners of merit awards, and six merit awards for organizations.
The award ceremony was held in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, and over a hundred award winners attended. In the ceremony, the president of Panasonic China, the regional headquarters, gave awards to representative winners. The ceremony was also attended by external experts, who highly recognized the activities which the winners experienced.
After the ceremony, participants talked about each other's pictures and environmental protection. They also listened to a lecture about the Eco Picture Diary contest by the head of the judging panel.
From the next day the children visited a Miao village designated as a world cultural heritage site, where they saw traditional art in the form of paintings made by farmers, Miao embroidery, and dyeing technique for cloths. They also visited Yuntai Mountain in Shibing County, Guizhou Province, a world heritage site, to learn about how the forest's plants should be protected and the natural environment preserved.