The standard of entries for the Antarctica Flag Day competition run by the British Antarctic Survey was incredibly high this year. Mrs Carnell and Mrs Barker found it really difficult to choose, but in the end chose 5 designs, which are already winging their way towards Antarctica. There they will be given to a real scientist, who will photograph the flags in Antarctica, and send us back photos of this.
The British Antarctic Survey say that:
“Antarctica Day was inaugurated in 2010 to celebrate the 1st December 1959 signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which was adopted “with the interests of science and the progress of all mankind.” Antarctica Day was initiated by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces (www.ourspaces.org.uk) as an annual event to build global awareness of this landmark institution, celebrating this milestone of peace in our civilization with hope and inspiration for future generations.”
We think that is important for us to celebrate this collaboration between different nations to help safeguard such an important piece of our planet, as well as encouraging children to learn about Antarctica and to consider scientific careers.
The winners of our competition were:
Congratulations to our winners, and a big thank you to everyone who took part and put so much effort into their beautiful artwork.