I am very pleased to be supporting and running a couple of workshops for this great initiative:
LumiVoce's “Voices for the Planet Challenge 2022”. I will be doing two workshops in line with the theme small is beautiful. WORKSHOP 1. will be about the Small animals in Hong Kong. With a focus on bugs. Everything you wanted to know about creepy crawlies.....and WORKSHOP 2. Photographing small animals and bugs. Using your phone/tablet and getting the best pictures with review of concepts and storytelling and some basic lighting/framing and backgrounds skills.
Get your school to join up...or you can do it as an individual; all welcome...
Hong Kong schools and individuals are invited to join student biodiversity arts competition
The Hong Kong-registered, educational wildlife
conservation charity lumivoce.org is excited to announce the Voices for the Planet
Challenge 2022 (the “Challenge”), a student online competition which, through creativity
and the arts, develops young people’s interest in biodiversity and a passion for nature and
The Challenge features five challenges (drawing, writing, video, photography, and music)
from which students may choose. The deadline for submission is May 22, 2022, World
Biodiversity Day. Challenge winners will be celebrated at the Voices for the Planet Festival
(the “Festival”) in October/November 2022 in Hong Kong (TBA). This year’s theme will be
“Small & Beautiful” (insects). An animal group that’s often forgotten, but vital to the
survival of our planet.
Building on the success of Voices for the Planet Challenge 2021, LumiVoce invites all
interested schools to participate in 2022. This fun, creative competition, and festival will lift
spirits and help young people, schools, teachers, and parents focus their positive energies
in a time of extraordinary difficulty for our planet and society. Through this program, we
encourage all to rethink the relationship we have with wildlife and the
natural world. We promote the idea that we can and must live in harmony with other
species for a sustainable planet.
From March to May 2022, a diverse lineup of artists will provide workshops to support
participants in developing their creative skills in each art form. They include classical
soprano and pianist Dr. Ying Ying Liu (founder and director of LumiVoce), American
composer and producer Robert Copeland, Hong Kong pop singer-songwriter Jocelyn
Chan, Canadian writer Cheryl Rosebush, Chinese illustrator Ying Chi, American
conservation photographer and writer Kyle Obermann, internationally acclaimed
photographers and filmmaker Robert Ferguson and Joseph Anthony, and eurythmic
expert Suiming Chu. Special speakers on biodiversity and conservation include CEO and
founder of Encompass HK Benita Chick and director of HK Shark Foundation Andrea
Other featured artists and judges include American composer Cary Ratcliff, Brazilian
pianist and composer Catarina Domenici, Spanish pianist and choirmaster Paco Alvarez
Diaz, and American pianist and choir director Ines Draskovic.
Participants will develop compassion, empathy, and mindfulness towards wildlife and
nature through the creative process. Winning artworks selected by international artists will
be exhibited at the 2022 Festival and published on LumiVoce’s platform. Winners will be
invited to interact with professional artists and keynote speakers to learn how to make a
social impact through the arts, and every participant will receive an e-certificate.
Voices for the Planet Challenge 2022 is supported by well-known NGOs including Chatteris
Educational Foundation, Hong Kong Shark Foundation, A Plastic Ocean, HK Lingnan
University, Jao Tsung-I Academy, The Nature Conservancy HK, Teach for Hong Kong, and
the social enterprise Encompass HK. We welcome all schools to take part in the Challenge
and invite corporations to support this impactful, community-based creative educational
project that focuses on the environment, sustainability, and biodiversity through the arts.
For more details on how to join in please see: