Drawing Contest 2022 for children, for the International Day of Light by UNESCO

Drawing Contest

Topic to be announced soon

OCTOBER 1, 2021 – APRI 30, 2022

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. The broad theme of light will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace. Source: www.lightday.org

Dr Penny Hatziefstratiou Michelinaki wiil be organizing events that are addressed to children, in an effort to promote education which is one of the main goals of UNESCO.  One of the events is related to a Drawing Contest, the title of which will be announced soon.

Penny organized her first Drawing Competition in 2021. You can find this event together with two other of Penny’s events at www.lightday.org/events (select Greece). You can find all information here.


The drawing competition is international and is addressed to children 4-12 years old.

Step 1

Think about the importance and role of light in your life. Make a drawing using a white A4 paper.

Step 2

Take a photo of your drawing. Make sure it is well lit, without dark points or shadows. You must only include your drawing in the photo and no surroundings. Save as the photo with your surname- name.

Step 3

Send your photo together with the requested information through the submission form that you can find here. Submissions are allowed between October 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022.


A committee will decide on the best drawing. The winner will be contacted by email in order to receive the award, which is a copy of the book “Lucian’s first dream. A journey to light”.

More information about the book can be found here.

Book Summary

Lucian wondered what it’s like to have a dream. When he decides to look for his own dream, he sets out on a journey full of adventure! On this journey, Lucian discovers truths full of light, which in the end will help him find the way to his own dream…


To be announced.

Digital exhibition

A digital exhibition will follow with the drawings. The relevant link will be available in www.pennymichelinaki.com

Terms & Conditions

By submitting the drawing of your child, you automatically accept the terms & conditions in this competition. You consent to the use of your personal data and that of your child, for the purposes of this competition. Personal data will not be forwarded or used by third parties. You also consent to the presentation of your child’s drawing in websites, social media, newsletters for the purposes of this event and through the online exhibition. A committee will decide on the winner. The decision cannot be doubted or not accepted. The winner will receive Penny’s book as an award, without any further expectations, whatsoever. Every child is allowed to submit one drawing only, as a photo (.png, .jpg) max 2MB. Drawings must be individual, and not collective work.

About the events

The events are organised by Penny Hatziefstratiou Michelinaki. For any clarification, please contact pennymichelinaki@gmail.com

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