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Gender drawing competition 2011

For the fifth year in a row, the European Commission is organising an international drawing competition on gender equality, which is launched on the International Women's Day – March 8, 2011. This year's theme proposes to reflect on how girls and boys, women and men, together can make the world a better place.

Author: Suthipat Suwanrathpum, 9 years old from Thailand

Official launch of the Exhibition of the 2011 International Drawing Competition on Gender Equality

On the 10th November 2011, the exhibition of the 2011 International Drawing Competition on Gender Equality was officially launched in presence of Kristian Schmidt, Director at EuropeAid, the six winners of the competition and pupils from the European School of Brussels (Ixelles). The exhibition of the best drawings is taking place at the Musée des Enfants in Brussels until the 15 January 2012. Come and visit it!

Europe Aid Director Kristian Schmidt visiting the exhibition
Europe Aid Director Kristian Schmidt visiting the exhibition
The winners Abigail from Eritrea, Sagi from israel, Idrin from Kosovo and Alejandra from Columbia (top down)
The winners Abigail from Eritrea, Sagi from israel, Idrin from Kosovo and Alejandra from Columbia (top down)
Speech of Suthipat from Thailand, one of the winners of the competition
Speech of Suthipat from Thailand, one of the winners of the competition
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Winners 2011

The competition promoted the participation of more than 40.000 children aged between eight to ten.

60 countries from seven regions of the world have participated and more than 600 drawings were selected and sent to Brussels for final selection.

The 14 overall winners have been selected by a jury of 50 children from European School of Brussels III(Belgium).

The winners will be showcased in an exhibition the 10th November 2010 at the Musée des Enfants in Brussels(Belgium).

The winners will also be awarded a prize of €1,000 each, which will be used to buy books, computers, pay for school or library fees or other education materials.

This year's overall winners per region are: See the photo gallery

Africa 1
Tapuwa Kabaira, 9 years old from Zimbabwe
Abigail Alem, 10 years old from Eritrea

Africa 2
Nestor Bassou, 9 years old from Central Afr. Repub.
Fardeen Jumun, 10 years old from Mauritius

Latin America
Alejandra Bermudez Torres, 8 years old from Colombia
Mitzi Yazmin Cancino Huerta, 9 years old from Mexico

EU Neighbourhood Countries
Polina Rubtsova, 9 years old from Russia
Idrin Hajrullahu, 9 years old from Kosovo

Mediterranean & Middle East
Sagi Knafai, 9 years old from Israel
Imene Moulakikmin, 8 years old from Algeria

Caribbean & Pacific
Emily E. Bhola, 9 years old from Trinidad and Tobago
Deleth Charles, 9 years old from Trinidad and Tobago

Asia
Song Sothy, 10 years old from Cambodia
Suthipat Suwanrathpum, 9 years old from Thailand

Background

The International Drawing Competition on gender equality has been run by the European Commission since 2007 with great success. The competition aims to mobilise and raise the awareness of both children and adults around the issue of gender equality.

Eight to ten year old children in seven regions that span the globe are invited to express in a drawing their vision on the theme of gender equality.

Children from Africa, Asia, Caribbean and the Pacific, Latin America, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and European Neighbouring Countries of the EU can send their drawings to EU Delegations, for a first pre-selection.

The final selection will then be made by a jury of European children of the same age range, in one of the European schools in Brussels.

Competition documents 2011

Last update: 17/02/2012 | Top