Youth with Refugees Art Contest

Why a youth art competition?

An image is worth a thousand words. This art contest is your chance to use your creativity for a good cause. Worldwide, 79,5 million people have fled their homes to escape conflict and persecution. You can use your talents to help UNHCR share the message that everyone deserves to be treated with compassion and kindness.

Who won the 2020 edition?

The specific theme of the 2020 edition was “everyone counts in the fight against COVID-19, including refugees.” We received 2,000 drawings from 100 countries. We awarded seven global winners - whose drawings were animated by Japanese Studio Speed Inc, five regional prizes, five prizes for cartoons and 20 special mentions. All winners received boxes of pencils from Caran d’Ache, our partner for the art contest.

When will the next edition take place?

The next edition will be launched in the Spring of 2021. You can already register your interest here!

Who is it for?

Anyone aged from 12 to 25 can participate. You do not need to be a professional artist at all. You can be creative in your own way. You can either draw by hand or use a computer.

Register your interest

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]