LONDON, United Kingdom., 1st June 2017.- Mexico´s Secretariat of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) invites children between 6 and 14 years old to participate in the XXI Children’s Drawing Contest “This is My Mexico (Este es mi México): “The Monarch Butterfly and its lifecycle in North America”.

This year’s edition of the contest invites children to learn about the Monarch Butterfly, its habitat, stages of its life and migration through Canada, the United States of America and Mexico. More importantly, it seeks to raise awareness of all the challenges that they face during their path and destination.

Each year thousands of children from around the world participate in “This is my Mexico”. 12 winning drawings and 50 honourable mentions will be awarded and will take part in the itinerant exposition to be inaugurated in Mexico City.

To participate, interested children need to create a drawing (with brush, pencil, acrylics, watercolours, crayons or other materials), complete the Registration Form, enclose it with all the requested information on the back of their drawings (cardboard 30cm x 30cm or 12” x 12”) and deliver it to the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico (16ª Saint George Street, London, W1S 1FD) from 9 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday to Friday, before the closing date on 13th October, 2017.



The 12 winners will receive a piece of art from Mexican Artist Nicole A.S Pellegrino, acting as patroness of the contest, a package of Mexican literature books and a diploma. The 50 drawings recognised with an honourable mention will receive a package of Mexican literature books and a diploma.

The results will be published on the IME´s websites: or on 13th November 2017.