Participants should be between 6 and 18 years old, from a country in the Danube basin (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, and Ukraine). The competition will have two levels: national and international. After being selected at national level, the national winner(s) will then compete at international level. The submission deadline is 20 July 2017.
How to take part
To enter the competition, children should go to a river bank, ideally the Danube or a Danube tributary and create environmental art using the materials found by the river. This year’s theme is "Get active for a cleaner Danube!”. After creating the artwork, the children or the teacher should take a colour photo of the art and send it to national organiser. The minimum size of the digital photos is 150 DPI. Drawings and paintings will not be accepted.
This year we are introducing a special subcategory, which is video. The contestants are asked to create a 1-minute video, which should carry a strong message in the frame of the competition theme. The videos should be no longer than 1 minute, recorded by phone or camera, and should not be animation.
At national level, the artworks will be judged by the national organisers. National prizes vary from country to country, and participants are encouraged to contact their country’s organiser for details. At international level, the national winners’ artworks will be judged by an international jury, which is composed of the national representatives of all ICPDR countries (one per country). For the judging, text or other hints on the national origin of the artwork will be blanked out to allow a neutral assessment. The judges’ decision is final.
The creator(s) of the best international artwork will be crowned ‘Danube Art Master’ and will be rewarded with a motivating prize such as a professional camera and other water-related treats. The international winner(s) will be notified by e-mail. The prizes can neither be exchanged nor their value paid out in cash.
Employees and officers of GWP CEE and ICPDR, as well as the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings and grandparents) and household members of each such employee and officer are not eligible to take part in the competition. Participation in the competition constitutes the winner’s consent for their name and contribution picture to be made public in publications of GWP CEE and the ICPDR. GWP CEE and ICPDR reserve the right to use the photographs/videos taken without the expressed written permission of those included within the photographs/videos.
For more information, see www.danubeday.org or contact Gergana Majercakova, GWP CEE Secretariat, at email@example.com