Danube Art Master

 

Video showcasing the Danube Art Master at the 2016 ICPDR Ministerial Meeting.

The 14-country Danube Art Master contest challenges children living in the Danube Basin to create sustainable works of art dedicated to their rivers. Running for 13 years, organisers of the international competition took a break in 2016 to focus efforts on relaunching the contest in 2017. Nonetheless, Slovenia, Serbia and Moldova ran national rounds: see Review 2016.

2015 saw Iman Maljić from Bosnia-Herzegovina scoop the International Danube Art Master crown: see the competition review for more details. Over 1300 children from 11 countries rose to the 2015 challenge to design gowns fit for a Grand Danube Masquerade, made only from materials found by their rivers. To browse more of the 600 marvellous creations, see Flickr and Facebook.

2015 was the 12th year of this international art extravaganza that has resulted in tens of thousands of artworks lining rivers across 14 countries. Jointly overseen by the Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) and the ICPDR, this ambitious contest encourages children to visit their local rivers and create art reflecting what the Danube means to them. By entering the competition, the children not only have a great time making their creations but are also motivated to consider the future of the rivers and the people and wildife that rely on them. The result is a visual representation of young people's vision for the Danube Basin.

Browse the gallery below to get a taste of how the Danube rivers have inspired the region's children. For further information on the competition see Facebook and view previous years' entries on Flickr 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Gallery

  • Slovenia's 2016 national Danube Art Master winner: Crayfish by pupils from Bistrica pri Primary
  • Prize-giving at Slovenia's 2016 national Danube Art Master contest.
  • Overall winner of the 2015 International Danube Art Master contest: Black Swan from Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Ukraine's 2015 Danube Art Master winner from Zakarpattya Oblast
  • Moldova's 2015 Danube Art Master winner
  • Bulgaria's 2015 Danube Art Master winner
  • Croatia's 2015 Danube Art Master winner
  • Slovenia's 2015 Danube Art Master winner
  • Hungary's 2015 Danube Art Master winner
  • Slovakia's 2015 Danube Art Master winner
  • Austria's 2015 Danube Art Master winner
  • Moldova wins the 2014 International Danube Art Masters competition:  'Friends of the water' by Elena Gorobeț from Elizaveta, Moldova.
  • Slovakia's 2014 Danube Art Master winner: Danube: Living by the water
  • Hungary's 2014 Danube Art Master: Water footprint or What should I chose
  • Slovenia's 2014 Danube Art Master winner: The knot of friendship and cooperation
  • Bosnia-Herzegivinia's 2014 Danube Art Master winner: Cap collecting robot
  • Bulgaria's 2014 Danube Art Master winner: Future inhabitants of the Earth
  • Romania's 2014 Danube Art Master winner: Happiness is in small things
  • Ukraine's 2014 joint Danube Art Master winner: Its in our hands
  • Croatia wins the 2013 International Danube Art Masters competition: Lora Petak and Vinko Kovacic collect their prize from Hungary's President, János Áder, at the Global Water Summit
  • Overall 2013 international winner: 'Danube People' by Lora Petak and Vinko Kovacic from Croatia
  • 'The Danube Waltz' placed 1st in Bosnia-Herzegovina's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'From Coast to Coast', placed 1st in Bulgaria's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'Fish', placed 1st in the Czech Republic's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • Winning artwork in Germany's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'If my water is clean, my sturgeon can swim', placed 1st in Hungary's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'River harbour', placed 1st in Moldova's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'Heart for the Danube' placed 1st in Slovakia's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • Oberwaltersdorf students were placed 3rd in Austria's 2013 Danube Art Master contest
  • Steinbergdorfl students creating their 2013 masterpiece for Austria's Danube Art Master contest
  • 'Fish from Waste' placed 5th in Bosnia-Herzegovina's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'Get active for the rivers: they are part of our world' entered in Bulgaria's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'High Five for the Danube and all its life', placed 2nd in Croatia's 2013 Danube Art Master
  • Brno students were placed 7th in the 2013 Czech Danube Art Master competition
  • Entry into Germany's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • Winners of Hungary's 2013 Danube Art Master competition take the helm during their prize-winning cruise © Danube Art Master Hungary
  • 'Waterlife', placed 9th in Moldova's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'Too soon defeated', placed 3rd in Romania's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • 'The Fish', placed second in Serbia's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • Winning 2013 Slovak Danube Art Masters from Komarno
  • Proud boat builders in Slovenia's 2013 Danube Art Master competition
  • United for the Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Czech Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Serbian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Serbian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Serbian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Romanian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Serbian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Moldovan Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Serbian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Slovakian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Slovakian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Slovakian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Slovenian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Slovenian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Slovakian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Slovakian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Czech Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Ukrainian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Ukrainian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Ukrainian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Ukrainian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Danube Art Master contest in Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Entry in the 2012 Bulgarian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Czech Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Czech Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 German Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Croatian Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Czech Danube Art Master contest
  • Entry in the 2012 Bulgarian Danube Art Master contest

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