Thursday, 09 September 2021 to Monday, 25 October 2021

*** The competition is now closed and we have announced the winners***

The British Council and the British Embassy in Jordan are excited to be jointly sponsoring the UK-Jordan Centenary Competition for Young Learners and Young Adults.

The competition

The theme for the competition is ‘Climate change – Jordan and the next one hundred years.’ 

Children and Young Adults can submit a painting, drawing, photograph or other visual art and they are free to be as creative and interpretive with the theme as they wish.

The entries should be between A4 and A3 size and art materials should be used that give strong colours and lines, such as paint, pastels, collage or wax crayons. Anything bright and strong – coloured pencils are too faint.     

The painting, drawing, photograph or other visual art should be accompanied by a short text (maximum 100 words) on why this image captures the importance of climate change for Jordanians.

The three categories for the competition are:

  • 6-12 year-olds
  • 13-17 year-olds
  • 18-30 year-olds     

The selection process

A panel of judges will select the top three winners from each category. These winners will have their work framed and exhibited at the British Council on Rainbow Street and will each receive a prize. Additionally, the ten best runners up in each age group will receive a certificate of excellence.

The entries will be judged in October by a panel in Jordan, and the winners will be announced in the first week of November 2021. All decisions of the British Council will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.


Young adults category (18-30 year-olds)

  • The first and second place winners will enjoy full accommodation for one night with one adult family member at Feynan Eco-lodge presented and sponsored by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN). 
  • The third place winner will receive a free face-to-face or online course from the British Council (equivalent to 20 hours worth of credits).

Older children category (13-17 year-olds)

The first two winners will receive a 100 JOD voucher each from (Virgin Mega Stores or DNA) presented by the British Embassy in Jordan.

The third place winner will be offered a free face-to-face Young Learner course at the British Council Jordan (equivalent to one term).

Younger children category (6-12 year-olds)

All three winners of this category will receive a 100 JOD voucher each from (Virgin Mega Stores or DNA) presented by the British Embassy in Jordan.

Please read the competition's Terms and Conditions (available for download, below) for full information on the prizes.

How to enter

To participate in the competition, participants (parents or guardians for Young Learners) need to:

  1. Complete the participation consent form (download the form below)
  2. Scan or photograph the artwork (Size: A4- A3; Format: JPG, PNG, GIF, or PDF; Data size: Less than 10MB)
  3. Send the scanned artwork, the accompanying text in English (maximum 100 words) AND the signed participation consent form to by 25 October 2021 (23:59 Amman time).
  4. Please include the following information in the subject line of the email: the title of the entry (do NOT use Jordan and the next one hundred years as a title), participant's name, and participant's age.

Competition rules

  • The competition is open to children and young people in Jordan.
  • Participants must create an original picture based on the topic. 
  • Only one entry per person is allowed. 
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a completed and signed consent form by parent/guardian (under 18 years old)
  • Entry to the competition is free of charge. Please note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in creating and submitting the original picture (e.g. art materials, etc.). 

Please note that by participating in the competition, you accept all terms and conditions mentioned above and in the downloadable Terms and Conditions document below.