Over 2000 children from 30 different countries participated in the project: Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Belorussia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Mexico, Moldavia, Philippine, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan.
51 winners were selected by the competent jury in four categories: from 4 to 7 years, 8 to 12 years, from 13 to 16 years and handicapped children from 8 to 12 years old.
The second edition of the Competition in 2016 was attended by children from 16 countries around the world: Armenia, Belarus, China, Georgia, Estonia, France, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan! Even more drawings came from countries « in conflict ». This time the awards ceremony took place at the Palais de Luxembourg, (Senate) in Paris, which proves the importance of the project in the eyes of the authorities. The itinerant exhibition took place again in different cities and countries. An almanac of the 50 best drawings was created at the end of the contest and distributed to all participating schools around the world.
We decided to continue the concept of international competitions and wish to involve more children from more countries, attracting the attention of the international community to the voice of children.
the NGO « Club de Chance » launched the international competition for children’s drawings for peace with the participation of 4 countries: France, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova. The award ceremony was held in Paris in May 2015 to commemorate the end of the Second World War. The final exhibition of 50 winning designs circulated in different cities.
The organizers noted that among the participants there were many children from countries in conflict. They realized that this competition encourages people to think, both adults and children, on the current world situation, when « parents make war, while children draw peace. »