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International Danube Art Master Competition challenges young talents from Bulgaria and 13 other countries

Monday, 26 June 2023

Bulgarian students between the ages of 6 and 18 can take part in the traditional international Danube Art Master competition. It is organized as part of the initiatives to celebrate the Danube Day - June 29, and this year's motto of the campaign is "Keep the Danube Blue".

The initiators of the competition are the Global Water Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR). The aim is to motivate children to take a closer look at the local river, to reflect on what the environment means to them and to create original works of art, as well as to encourage those living in the Danube basin to be active in getting to know the river and its tributaries in order to protect them more effectively.
Participants can submit their creations in three categories - artwork, photography and video. They are further divided into subcategories for juniors (6 - 11 years) and teens (12 - 18 years). In terms of style, there are no restrictions within the three categories.

Those interested in participating in the competition must be from a country in the Danube Basin (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine). They can join individually, as a class or as a group.

The competition is held at two levels - national and international. The deadline for submission to the national coordinator - GPW-Bulgaria, is 31 October at galiabardarska@gmail. com. Once selected at national level, the winners will compete at international level.
In 2004, at the suggestion of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube, the Danube Day campaign was organised for the first time on 29 June. A variety of initiatives demonstrate the vital role of the river and its tributaries. The events inspire people, communities and countries to join forces to protect the Danube.

More details about the competition here.

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