2024 First Lady Mazingira Awards Theme:

Restore our Land, Secure our Future

Turejeshe Ardhi Yetu, Tuhakikishe Mustakabali Wetu

This theme highlights the importance of land restoration, addressing desertification and building drought resilience in Kenya in securing a sustainable future. Learners are encouraged to explore the concept of ecosystem restoration, climate action and sustainable practices in their submissions. The best art, essays and spoken word with practical ideas will be selected as winners.​

2024 First Lady Mazingira Awards Theme:

Restore our Land, Secure our Future

Turejeshe Ardhi Yetu, Tuhakikishe Mustakabali Wetu

This theme highlights the importance of land restoration, addressing desertification and building drought resilience in Kenya in securing a sustainable future. Learners are encouraged to explore the concept of ecosystem restoration, climate action and sustainable practices in their submissions. The best art, essays and spoken word with practical ideas will be selected as winners.​

Eligibility

  • Only learners from Grade 1 – 8 from Public and Private Primary and Junior Schools including schools for learners and trainees with disabilities are eligible to participate
  • Each learner is allowed to submit ONLY ONE entry per artist classification
  • All artwork, essays and spoken word entries shall be the original creation of the learner

Unacceptable Submissions

  • Submissions that infringe on a third party’s copyrights
  • Collaborative work done by more than one individual unless otherwise stated.
  • Entries created by a person other than a registered learner

Submission Formats

Artwork

  • Medium: Participants can choose between painting OR drawing
  • Size and Format: Artwork should be on A4 paper.
  • Originality: The artwork must be original and created specifically for this challenge.
  • Captions: Each artwork should have a title and a short caption explaining the inspiration or message (maximum 30 words). This will be filled in on the online registration form NOT on the artwork

Essay Writing

  • Length: Grade 1 – 3 (250 – 300 words) Grade 4 – 6 (500 – 700 words) Grade 7 – 8 (700 – 1000 words)
  • Format: The essay should be on A4 size paper and should be handwritten, signed or brailed (for special needs learners)
  • Content: The essay should be in English or Swahili and express the learner’s thoughts, perceptions, ideas, personal experiences and solutions that speak to the 2024 FLAMA theme
  • Originality: Essays must be original, written by the learners themselves, and not copied from any external sources.

Spoken Word

  • Length: Not more than 3 minutes long
  • Language: In either English, Swahili or Kenya Sign Language
  • Format: High resolution video in mp4

N.B. The audio visual for hearing impaired learners shall incorporate an audio of a sign language interpreter along with the performance of the learner

Submission Formats

Artwork

  • Medium: Participants can choose between painting OR drawing
  • Size and Format: Artwork should be on A4 paper.
  • Originality: The artwork must be original and created specifically for this challenge.
  • Captions: Each artwork should have a title and a short caption explaining the inspiration or message (maximum 30 words). This will be filled in on the online registration form NOT on the artwork

Essay Writing

  • Length: Grade 1 – 3 (250 – 300 words) Grade 4 – 6 (500 – 700 words) Grade 7 – 8 (700 – 1000 words)
  • Format: The essay should be on A4 size paper and should be handwritten, signed or brailed (for special needs learners)
  • Content: The essay should be in English or Swahili and express the learner’s thoughts, perceptions, ideas, personal experiences and solutions that speak to the 2024 FLAMA theme
  • Originality: Essays must be original, written by the learners themselves, and not copied from any external sources.

Spoken Word

  • Length: Not more than 3 minutes long
  • Language: In either English, Swahili or Kenya Sign Language
  • Format: High resolution video in mp4

N.B. The audio visual for hearing impaired learners shall incorporate an audio of a sign language interpreter along with the performance of the learner

Submission Categories

Category 1: Lower Primary (Grade 1-3)
Category 2: Upper Primary (Grade 4-6)
Category 3: Junior School (Grade 7-8)
Category 4: Special Needs Education
4.1 Lower Primary (Grade 1-3)
4.2 Upper Primary (Grade 4-6)
4.2 Junior School (Grade 7-8)

Artistic Classifications

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Essay writing (English)
  • Essay writing (Swahili)
  • Spoken word
N.B Level 4 Learners; must be in a special school, special unit or an integrated school. (Those who follow the stage based curriculum pathway in foundation, intermediate, pre vocational and vocational levels)

Submission Process

  1. Schools are encouraged/advised to have an internal selection process to identify their best entries.
  2. Each school will be allowed only ONE entry per artistic classification and ONE entry per submission category.
  3. All schools interested in participating in FLAMA 2024 MUST be registered on the FLAMA online portal before submitting their entries
  4. All entries MUST be submitted through the online FLAMA portal www.flama.go.ke by 30th June 2024.
  5. Learners cannot submit entries unless their school is registered on the FLAMA online portal
  6. The completed entries should be scanned and submitted on the FLAMA portal in PDF or high-resolution JPEG format and audiovisual clips in MP4.
  7. Where direct online submission is not possible by the school, hard copy entries should be submitted to the respective County Director of Education Office for online submission
  8. All original entries should be stored for verifiability

Submission Process

  1. Schools are encouraged/advised to have an internal selection process to identify their best entries.
  2. Each school will be allowed only ONE entry per artistic classification and ONE entry each per submission category.
  3. All schools interested in participating in FLAMA 2024 MUST be registered on the FLAMA online portal before submitting their entries
  4. All entries MUST be submitted through the online FLAMA portal www.flama.go.ke by 30th June 2024
  5. Learners cannot submit entries unless their school is registered on the FLAMA online portal
  6. The completed entries should be scanned and submitted on the FLAMA portal in PDF or high-resolution JPEG format and audiovisual clips in MP4
  7. Where direct online submission is not possible by the school, hard copy entries should be submitted to the respective County Director of Education Office for online submission
  8. All original entries should be stored for verifiability