Become a Danube Art Master 2015.- 11th anniversary of the international academic competition

Be active for living Danube!

Join the celebration of  Danube Day, help ensure it’s future and win prizes in this international school competition. After the great response to last year’s “Danube Art Master” competition, you have the opportunity to creatively express at the competition we’ve all been waiting for!

We invite every child that lives along the Danube river basin, to create their own work of art that celebrates this famous river and its natural resources. Take a chance and maybe you become a  “Danube Art Master 2015”!

This ambitious competition unites children from 14 countries across the region. In the past 10 years this contest has united thousands of children from the Danube region.


The art competition „Danube Art Master“ each year bring a number of artists betwen the ages 6 and 16. Mighty Danube and his tributaries are the inspiration for the contest..

International contest “Danube Art Master” is organize by the Global Water Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR). The national competition organized by the Association for the Protection of Nature and Green Osijek with the aim of encouraging children to learn about their local rivers, personally visit them and think about what they mean for them.

In accordance with the objectives of the Danube, the competition motivates children to think about the vision of the Danube as a multinational environment rich in culture and tradition, as well as the diversity of flora and fauna.

There are also great prizes!

The event will take place at two levels: national and international.

Deadline for the national competition is 12.06.2015. The winners will win prizes and participate in the international competition, where they will be able to win a professional camera and other prizes.

How to apply?

The only requirement for this competition are creativity and inspiration. To participate, organize a visit to Danube or one of its tributaries with your school, association or institution. Be inspired by the river and use the materials that you find along the river to create three-dimensional (3D) work of art inspired by the Danube (sculptures, paintings, mosaics and collages) made of materials such as driftwood, stones, mud, discarded garbage and everything else you find at river banks. This year’s theme of the competition is “The biggest Danube carnival”, we invite you to from the collected materials create a unique outfit for the biggest Danube costume party. Record a short film about the making of artwork and send it to us with a photo of the work.

Drawings and paintings on paper, walls, sidewalks, sand or any other surface will not be accepted.

To apply, you need to make a color photograph (in digital or printed form) of your artwork and send it to the organizer by mail (Association for nature and environment protection Green Osijek, for the “Danube Art Master 2015”, Opatija 26f, 31000 Osijek) or by e-mail (

The minimum size of digital photos is 150 DPI. Print should be at least 15×20 cm on a standard matte or glossy paper. It is necessary with the work of art to write the autor’s name, the name of work, mentor , date of birth and artist’s school class and contact telephone number and e-mail address.

The deadline for sending photos is 12.06.2015.
The best work will be crowned with the title “Danube Art Master” – the work may be in a pair of (max. 2 persons) or individual.
The contest is open to children and young people 6-16 years of age (children and young people who are turning 6-16 years in 2015). Papers must be made exclusively in 3D (drawing or image will not be taken into consideration).

The decision of the judges is final. The winner will be notified by e-mail.

Here are some details about the Danube basin and the Danube Day

Danube basin has historically played a key role in political, socio – economic and cultural development of Central and Eastern Europe. This international river with its tributaries covers 817,000 km2 or about 10% of continental Europe. From the Schwarzwald to the Black Sea, this river is longer than 2,850 kilometers and connects more than 80 million people from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatian, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.

Rivers are crucial for life, food, water and recreation. The Danube wetlands filter contaminated water and provide shelter for more than 320 species of birds, as well as many species of fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Therefore the Danube is very important for the survival of wild animals. Nevertheless, the Danube and the surrounding areas are facing serious losses in the last century.Only 20% of the Danube floodplains are saved and only half of them are in very good condition.

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Let your creativity flow! Have fun, create artwork and win!