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28 Mar 2018
EurOcean International Children’s Art Contest
EurOcean is inviting you to take part in the International Children’s Art Contest and have the works displayed at the “Your Ocean, Your Future” event to be held in Brussels, June 6th 2018.

The International Children’s Art Contest contributing to the event “Your Ocean, Your Future” is inspired by the Portuguese marine scientist, politician and visionary Prof. Mário Ruivo, to whom this event is dedicated.

Prof. Mário Ruivo was a biologist who dedicated his life to studying and defending the ocean. He was one of the first to dive to significant depths off the coast of Portugal in a submersible in 1957. He worked for many Portuguese and International organizations in the area of marine science and is the founding father of EurOcean. He has also given his name to a competition organized by EurOcean every few years to raise awareness of ocean issues.


The contest is open to children from all around the world from age 0 to 17 years.


  • How do you see the Ocean in the Future?
  • What does the Ocean mean to you?
  • Be inspired by or incorporate Prof. Ruivo´s statements:

“O bicho homem, no meio marinho, sem conhecimento científico e sem tecnologia de apoio, é cego, surdo e mudo.”

“The human being, in the marine environment, without scientific knowledge and without supporting technology, is blind, deaf and dumb.”

“contra ventos e mares, é preciso pelo menos manter a jangada a flutuar”

“against wind and seas, it is important to at least keep the raft afloat”

How to enter:

Download the art contest form and submit, before the 21st of May, your completed entry to:

Av. D. Carlos 1, 126 2º
1249-074 Lisboa

Terms and Conditions of Submissions to the EurOcean International Children’s Art Contest



  • Illustrations, painting or artwork on paper of size A3 (420 x297mm)
  • Originals should be sent to EurOcean at the above address.
  • High quality digital scans will also be accepted.


  • artwork should not be framed
  • for individual submissions: artwork should be signed on the backside (in PRINT characters): original work title; author’s first/last name; age; sex; mailing address; country; email; phone or fax
  • for classes, clubs, groups, educational institutions: artwork should have on the backside: name and address of the school, first/last name of the teacher
  • the parcel with artwork(s) should bear the inscription: “WITHOUT COMMERCIAL VALUE”.

Selection Procedure:

  • A selection committee setup by EurOcean will choose the best works to be displayed at the event “Your Ocean, Your Future” to be held in Brussels on June 6th 2018.
  • The three best works, in the opinion of the selection committee, will be awarded a certificate of merit and these works will be guaranteed to be displayed at the event.
  • The decision of the selection committee is final.
  • Submission of an artwork is not a guarantee that it will be displayed during the event.


  • Original artwork submitted with contest entry becomes the property of the contest organizers and cannot be returned.
  • Participants assign all copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in their submitted artwork to contest organizers.
  • Submitted artworks may be used by EurOcean in various programs aimed at raising awareness of the ocean.
  • Submitted artworks may be scanned by EurOcean and used in its electronic communications.
  • By submitting an entry, each contestant and his/her parent/legal guardian agree: they have read, understand and will comply with these official rules; and, or to the extent permitted by law, consent to the use of the Contestant’s name, likeness and/or biographical data for purposes of advertising and promotion by the organization committee, without further consent, compensation or approval.

Deadlines for submissions:

All entries must be received by EurOcean on or before May 21, 2018.

Notification of the art contest results:

The authors of the three best works will be notified before June 6, 2018.