The contest extended from 9 to 25 of May 2015. More than 300 drawings were sent to the initiative by Donbas children (both, who are living in ATO area and IDP’s children). The winners were defined in 3 aged groups (5-8 y.o., 9-12 y.o., 13-16 y.o.) and “Audience Award” (according to the number of «like» on the official page in «V Kontakte»).
The focus of the competition – is the perception of Donbas children of their problems, worries and hopes for the future. Their emotions, which are expressed in drawings, will give all parties of the conflict, and people, who can influence on its resolution, the opportunity to muse upon fall to thinking about real price of the war and the necessity of its ending.
Andriy Romaniy – a member of the jury, director, People’s Artist of Ukraine, noted: «”Children’s paintings etched in my memory. When a child is drawing a war and peace, he/she usually draws a stray dog or a soldier, who is planting flowers. How much words would it to describe such a thing? Let’s hear our children and we will succeed”»
At the moment, the collection is available for online preview and for download.
According to the results of the contest, Galina Demchenko – the head of children’s health center “Emerald City” in Sviatohirsk (Donetsk region) – received certificate for material assistance to institution from the heads of the head of the initiative. During the hostilities, this center sheltered plethora children from uncontrolled territories of Donbas. It has sent the greatest number of the drawings.
The age group of 5-8 years
Julia Udovyk, 6 years old, Makeyevka.
Elizaveta Toporkova, 6 years old, Donetsk.
The age group of 9-12 years
Rostislav Slavskiy, 11 years old, Gorlivka.
Andriy Malyutin, 12 years old, Svyatogorye.
The age group of 13-16 years
Sofiya Sbytneva, 14 years old, Slavyansk.
Maksim Sergeev, 16 years old, Snezhnoe.
The drawing of 11-year-old Alina Bova from Makeyevka obtained People’s Choice Award on the page “Restoring Donbas” in the social network “VKontakte”. It collected the largest number of “likes” by the September 1, 2015.
After the concert in Kiev and congratulations of winners in Donetsk community initiative “Restoring Donbas” continued the exhibitions “Peace and war through the eyes of Donbas children” in regions. October 20, 2015 – Zhitomir