Danube Art Master 2012 Fact Sheet

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Danube Art Master 2012 Fact Sheet

  1. 1. In ternational CompetitionD anubeArt Master 2012
  2. 2. Get active for the rivers!Get involved in Danube Day, help secure a positive future for the Danube and win great prizes in thisDanube-wide competition! Following the huge response to last year’s ‘Danube Art Master’ competition,you now have the opportunity to join the creative extravaganza for 2012. Children from a school, NGO,day care centre or association for children in the Danube Basin are invited to create a piece of art ce-lebrating the Danube environment and enter it into this international contest. Every year, this ambitious14-country competition unites thousands of children from across the Danube River Basin. Competition Details The challenge for every participant aged 6 rivers and water bodies, ideally experience to 16 is to create their own ‘environmental them hands-on and reflect on what “the art’ inspired by the mighty Danube and its environment” means to them. The competi- tributaries. Jointly organised by the Global tion motivates young people to think about Water Partnership Central and Eastern Euro- a vision for the Danube that would meet the pe (GWP CEE) and the International Com- needs of its diverse multi-national people mission for the Protection of the Danube and wildlife. By entering, participants will River (ICPDR), the competition encourages learn about the basin and can play a role in children to have a closer look at their local its protection. ! Win fantastic prizes The competition will comprise two levels: The creators of the best piece of work will national and international. The former will be crowned ‘Danube Art Master’ and will be carried out in each country and national be rewarded with prizes for themselves and winners selected to receive prizes. Natio- more prizes for the school, day centre or nal prizes vary from country to country, so other group that they are part of – such as please contact your country’s organizer for laboratory test kits for their school, un- details. The national winners will be invited derwater cameras and other water-related to take part in the international competition. treats. How to Enter To take part, arrange your school, associati- and paintings are not the works we are on, day centre, etc. to reflect on rivers and looking for and can not be accepted. water bodies and ideally make an outing To enter, take a colour photograph of your to the Danube river or one of its tributaries art and send it to the competition orga- before the end of June 2012. The idea is nisers in your country by post (prints) or for students to be inspired by what they see e-mail (digital). See contact information and use materials found by the river to below. Closing dates vary from country to create works of art, preferably directly country; details are available from national organisers. A minimum size of a digital pho- along its banks. This could mean sculp- to is 1 MB in JPEG format. Prints should be tures, pictures, mosaics or collages made at least 15 x 20 cm on a standard matte or from material such as driftwood, stones or glossy paper. even rubbish dumped by the river. Drawings
  3. 3. Winner selectionThe jury will be composed of national repre- spouse, children, siblings and grandparents)sentatives of all IPCDR countries (one per and household members of each such em-country). For the judging, text or other hints ployee and officer are not eligible.on the national origin of the artwork will beblanked out to allow a neutral assessment. The competition is open to children whoThe judges’ decision is final. have reached an age between 6 and 16 ye- ars in 2012. Participation in the competiti-The winner shall be notified by e-mail. The on constitutes the winner’s consent for theirprizes can neither be exchanged nor their name and contribution picture to be madevalue paid out in cash. Employees and public in publications of GWP CEE and theofficers of GWP CEE and ICPDR, as well as ICPDR. The submission deadline isthe immediate family (defined as parents, 30 June 2012. Background Information on the Danube Basin & Danube DayThe Danube and its tributaries form one mercial link across Europe and a unifyingof Europe’s most important river systems. force for communities with different cultu-Throughout history, the Danube Basin has res, languages and histories. The Danube isplayed a crucial role in the political, socio- of utmost importance to Europe’s wildlife.economic and cultural development of Cen- A staggering 320 bird species have beentral and South East Europe. It is the most found at the Delta alone.international basin in the world, covering817,000 km² or approximately 10% of However, over the last century, the Danubecontinental Europe. From the Black Forest to and its wildlife have suffered considerablethe Black Sea, the river flows over more than losses. The basin is now left with only 20%2,850 km, connecting more than 80 million of its former floodplain area, only half ofpeople in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, which is in near-natural condition; pollutionSlovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia blights some areas; many stretches haveand Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Ro- been severely altered. On the 29th Junemania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine. 1994, the Danube River Protection Conven- tion was signed in order to address theseRivers are the basis for life, power, food, problems, establishing the ICPDR. Thewater, transport and recreation. Danube work that followed has been successful andwetlands control pollution and clean up made the ICPDR a model for many othertoxins in the water. The rivers are a com- river basins. , see or more information F www.danubeday.org or contact Richard Müller, GWP CEE Secretariat, at gwpcee@shmu.sk
  4. 4. MOLDOVA NATIONAL ORGANISERS Ecological Movement of Moldova 2012 Serghei Lazo St. no. 13, 2004 MD Chisinau, Republic of Moldova Tel/fax: +373 22 232 408 E-mail: alecu.renita@yahoo.com; ioana@mem.md Website: www.mem.md Contact person: Alecu Renita MONTENEGRO Friends of Tara River Society Ul.Svetog Save 37. Post Box 31, 84 220 Zabljak, MontenegroAUSTRIA Tel/fax: +382 52 361 115 mobile: +382 69 311 032Umweltdachverband E-mail: tarafriends@t-com.meStrozzigasse 10/7-9, 1080 Vienna, Austria Contact person: Miroslav SljivancaninTel: +43 1 4011 330 fax: +43 1 4011 350Mobile: +43 664 2469 028 ROMANIAEmail: cornelia.maier@umweltdachverband.at Eco Counselling Centre Galati (ECCG)Website: www.umweltdachverband.at Str. Basarabiei nr. 2, 800201 Galati, RomaniaContact person: Cornelia Maier Tel: +40 236 499 957; +40 236 419 120; +40 236 325 585 fax: +40 236 312 331BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA E-mail: eco@cceg.ro website: www.cceg.ro“Ekotim”– Society for the Protection and Contact person: Iulia LeonteAdvancement of Environment, Nature and HealthGrbavicka 50, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina SERBIATel/fax: +387 33 523 628 mobile: +387 62 381 701 Young Researchers of SerbiaE-mail: ekotim@bih.net.ba; rijad@ekotim.net; Bulevar umetnosti 27, 11070 Novi Beograd,dam@ekotim.net website: www.ekotim.net Republic of SerbiaContact person: Rijad Tikvesa Tel: +381 11 311 66 63 fax: +381 11 311 66 53 Mobile: +381 65 5 185 296BULGARIA E-mail: tanja@mis.org.rs website: www.mis.org.rsCentre for Environmental Information and Education Contact person: Tanja Petrovic67 Tsanko Tserkovski Str./3, fl. 2, apt. 3; 1421 Sofia,Bulgaria SLOVAKIATel/fax: +359 2 866 90 47 mobile: +359 884 651 121 BROZ – Regional Association for NatureE-mail: d.tsingileva@email.bg website: www.ceie.org Conservation and Sustainable DevelopmentContact person: Dilyana Tsingileva Godrova 3/b, 811 06 Bratislava, Slovakia Mobile: +421 907 300 425CROATIA E-mail: ruda@broz.sk website: www.broz.skAssociation for Nature and Environmental Contact person: Miroslava RudaProtection Green OsijekOpatijska 26f, 31000 Osijek, Croatia Global Water Partnership Central and EasternTel: +385 31 565 181 mobile: +385 91 1603 104 Europe, Regional SecretariatE-mail: zeleniosijek@zeleni-osijek.hr; SHMU, Jeseniova 17, 833 15 Bratislava, Slovakiadinko@zeleni-osijek.hr website: www.zeleni-osijek.hr Tel: +421 2 5941 5294 fax: +421 2 5941 5273Contact person: Dinko Pesic Mobile: +421 915 130 958 E-mail: gwpcee@shmu.sk website: www.gwpceeforum.orgCZECH REPUBLIC Contact person: Richard MüllerUnion for the Morava RiverHrubá Voda 10, 783 61 Hlubočky, Czech Republic SLOVENIATel: +420 530 332 376 mobile: +420 777 853 298 GWP SloveniaE-mail: krejcilukas@atlas.cz website: www.uprm.cz Limnos, Podlimbarskega 31, 1000 Ljubljana, SloveniaContact person: Lukas Krejci Tel: +386 1 4273 245 fax: +386 1 5057 386 Mobile: +386 40 316 064GERMANY E-mail: martina.zupan@siol.netBavarian Ministry for Environment and Health Contact person: Martina ZupanDivision E 3 “Danube Strategy, Alpine Region”Rosenkavalierplatz 2, 81925 Munich, Germany UKRAINETel: +49 89 9214 4307 The Western Center of the Ukrainian Branch of theEmail: Joachim.Schuetter@stmug.bayern.de World LaboratoryWebsite: www.stmug.bayern.de 4 Mateyko St., 79000, Lviv, UkraineContact person: Dr. Joachim Schütter Tel/fax: +38 032 245 94 21 E-mail: networld@lviv.farlep.netHUNGARY Contact person: Petro HrytsyshynGWP Hungary1119 Budapest, Etele út 59-61, Hungary Zakarpattya Oblast Branch of All-Ukrainian leagueTel/fax: +36 1 3711 333 Tel: +380 67 9 062 061E-mail: gwpmo@gwpmo.hu E-mail: bluerivers@ukrpost.uaContact person: Attila Kozák Contact person: Olena Marushevska

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