Danube Art Master 2013

Croatian children won the "International Danube Art Master 2013" competition, the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River and Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe announced today at the Budapest Water Summit.

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 14-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, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, 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. National prizes vary from country to country, so please contact your country's organizer for details.

The national winners will be invited to take part in the international competition. The creators of the best piece of work will be crowned 'Danube Art Master' and will be rewarded with prizes – such as underwater camera and other water-related treats. In addition, national winners will be invited to a trip in Budapest, Hungary in October 2013.

To take part, arrange your school to reflect on rivers and water bodies and ideally make an outing to the Danube River or one of its tributaries before the end of June 2013.

The idea is for students to be inspired by what they see and use materials found by the river to create works of art, preferably directly along its banks. This could mean sculptures, pictures, mosaics or collages made from material such as driftwood, stones or even rubbish dumped by the river.

To enter, take a color photograph of your art and send it to the competition organisers in your country by post (prints) or e-mail (digital). See Fact Sheet (PDF, 0.19 MB) for full contact information to the national organizers.

For more information visit http://www.danubeday.org or contact Richard Müller, GWP CEE Secretariat, at gwpcee[at]shmu.sk