In times of COVID19, the “Progetto Lince Italia” organized a lynx-art contest. Anyone enthusiastic about dedicating their time to producing artwork about the lynx were invited to participate. Children, retirees, amateur, and professional painters attended the contest. The goal of the contest is to bring people through art to the beauty of nature and one of its most beautiful animals in our forests, the lynx. The response was overwhelming: so far more than 60 paintings have been published, from 10 different countries. Although the contest ended on May 10, we have more artworks still waiting to be published.
A special contribution was provided through the collaboration of the Artists for Nature Foundation. Thanks to this partnership, we were able to obtain more contributions from professional artists. Great was also the feedback on social media where we published the artworks. A Jury will select 12 paintings, which will be included in the Progetto Lince Italia’s 2021 calendar.