By Kyunghee Kim, News Digm

Updated: 2020-10-08 at 11:15 pm (GMT+9)

(Original article: http://www.newsdigm.com/21498#)

National Institute of Biological Resources to hold an online exhibition from the 30th to December 31th

The National Institute of Biological Resources announced 54 winners of the 15th Annual Wildlife Illustration Contest.

The winners of this year were judged on how artistically they portrayed the lifecycle of wildlife, according to the annual theme of ‘Illustrations; artistic documentation of wildlife’.

The winners include ‘Shaggy mane’, ‘Ilex wandoensis’ and 13 other works from the adult division, ‘ribbit ribbit the Golden Pond Frog sings’ and 12 other works from the high school division, ‘Leaf Rolling Weevils; architects on grass’ and 12 other works from the middle school division, and ‘Rosa multiflora’ and 12 other works from the Elementary division.

The Grand Prize winner from the adult division, ‘Shaggy Mane(Artist: Yeo In-Kyung)’, was reviewed highly for its detailed illustration of the organism, down to its surface and wrinkles, throughout the entirety of its lifecycle.

The Grand prize winner for the high school division was not selected due to the absence of suitable candidates. The 2nd prize went to ‘ribbit ribbit the Golden Pond Frog sings’, which effectively portrayed the form, skin, and lifecycle of the amphibian.

This year’s exhibition is to be held online via HD images from the 30th to December 31st, due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.

Bae Yeon-Jae, the chairman of the National Institute of Biological Resources, hopes that “the online attendees will take solace in the beautiful illustrations of wildlife that live beside us.”

English translation by Hyunwoo Wang