Last Polar Bears Arctic Animal Competition


From The Last of the Polar Bears website: Create a Comic for Conservation – Help the Polar Bears Through Creativity

In her new role as global wildlife guardian, Lindsay Cibos, creator of The Last of the Polar Bears has teamed up with Wildlife Warriors to host an international comic competition for kids and teens in support of Polar Bears International and the Arctic Documentary Project.

Entrants are invited to submit a one-page comic inspired by Arctic wildlife! The winner will receive a character cameo in The Last of the Polar Bears side-story, an original illustration by Lindsay, The Last of the Polar Bears Pre-Dawn book, and a PBI polar bear adoption kit!

The competition encourages participants to ‘Explore the Arctic’, discovering the beauty and fragility of this endangered ecosystem and develop an understanding and appreciation for the amazing diversity of animals it supports. Comprised of three parts (inspiration, research and creation) the competition includes a tutorial by Lindsay (featured in the May/June 2012 issue of Bare Essentials – free to access and download), supportive resources that link to our conservation partners and the creation of a comic character based on Arctic wildlife.


Open to contestants internationally within three age categories:

* 8 and under

* 9-13

* 14-18

Entrants must submit ‘original work only’ as a one-page comic about their own arctic animal character.

Comic can be funny or serious, so long as it’s about an animal from the Arctic.


Submissions to be sent via email, addressed ‘My Arctic Animal’ for judging by Lindsay at: Include entrant’s name and age with the submission.

Competition closes August 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in October 2012.


Overall winner will receive:

*Cameo appearance of their character in The Last of the Polar Bears Side-Story.

*Illustration based on the overall winner’s entry (signed original pencil art, plus signed color print).

*Feature profile in Bare Essentials and a $100 PBI polar bear adoption kit (sponsored by ‘Wildlife Warriors’ Initiative). Winners from each age group will receive:

*Signed copy of the limited edition The Last of the Polar Bears “Pre-Dawn” book.

*A $30 PBI polar bear adoption kit for each (sponsored by ‘Wildlife Warriors’ Initiative).

For more information and links to resources for inspiration, visit The Last of the Polar Bears website.