World Tuna Day quest begins

Ever heard the story about the wonders of tuna and tuna fishing?

Or might you have a story along this line?

You can share this through the PNA WORLD TUNA DAY ART AND TALENT QUEST.

Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) controls the world's largest sustainable tuna purse seine fishery with members including the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

The PNA WORLD TUNA DAY ART AND TALENT QUEST is in line with the celebration of the World Tuna Day which falls on May 2.

The quest calls for art, music, dance, film or creative writing about tuna with the price money of $3000 USD for the winning entry.

The winning entry will also be featured on the PNA’s websites and promoted in international media on World Tuna Day, May 2.

For this year 2017, PNA is also offering a Student Prize to the best entry by a secondary (high school) student. 

How to enter:

1) Create an artwork, performance or film on one or all these themes: 

•       Pacific Tuna in the wild

•       Tuna and local cultures and lifestyles

•       Pacific ways of fishing for Tuna

•       Islanders working together to conserve and manage tuna

2) Prepare your entries to send – if you are entering artwork please take photos or scans of the work, if you are entering dance or drama please film the performances and submit as a video file. Music may be submitted as audio or video files. Short films must be 20 minutes or less and uploaded to a secure site or low res versions can be emailed.

3) Label your entry with the following details:


4) Email PNA your writing (poetry or short story max 5000 words), pictures of your artwork, short films (20 minutes or less) or filmed music, dance and drama performances. 

Send your work to email by 5pm (Majuro time) MONDAY 17 APRIL 2017.

Entry is free. No late entries accepted. Entrants with winning artwork and films will be required to submit these to the PNA office. Proof of nationality will be required for the winning entry before prize is awarded.

Gloria Bauai