Competition for environmental art in the Danube river basin

Jointly organised by the Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the competition encourages children to have a closer look at their local rivers and reflect on what the environment means to them. Children from all schools, NGOs, day care centres or associations for children in the Danube Basin are invited to create a piece of art and take part in the Danube Art Master competition, which has united thousands of children from across the Danube River Basin since 2004.

Jointly organised by theGWP CEE and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), 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 18 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. Eligible countries are Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Every year, this ambitious 14-country competition unites thousands of children from across the Danube River Basin. There are two categories: artwork and a short video, which should reflect this year’s theme "Get active for a healthier Danube!”. Children gather and go to a river bank, ideally the Danube or a Danube tributary, where they create environmental art using the materials found by the river.  For the video category, the contestants are asked to create a 1-minute video, which should carry a strong message in the frame of the competition theme.

After the round at national level, the top national artworks and videos compete in the international round, where they are judged by an international jury.  The creator(s) of the best international artwork are crowned ‘Danube Art Master’ and are rewarded with a motivating prize such as a professional camera and other water-related treats. 

More information about Danube Art Master 2018.