Danube Art Master

Jointly organised by the GWP CEE and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, this ambitious contest encourages children to visit their local rivers and create artworks reflecting what the Danube means to them.

Danube Art Master is opened to children aged 6 to 16 from a school, NGO, day care centre or association in the Danube Basin to create their own 'environmental art' inspired by the mighty Danube and its tributaries.

Every year, this ambitious 11-country competition jointly organized by the GWP Central and Eastern Europe and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) unites thousands of children from across the Danube River Basin.

Eligible countries are Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The competition comprises two levels: national and international. The former is carried out in each country and national winners selected to receive prizes.

By entering the competition, the children not only had a great time making their artwork but were also motivated to consider the future of the rivers and the people and wildife that rely on them.

If you need some ideas to get you started, view some of last year's entries on Danube Art Master 2012, Danube Art Master 2013 and Danube Art Master 2014.