WATER SUM project drawing competition

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Sep 1 – Apr 13, 2017




The WATER SUM project team is pleased to announce the drawing competition “Water, Growth and Stability”, which will be held in Jordan and Tunisia from the start of the school year in autumn 2016. This awareness-raising drawing competition, officially launched during World Water Week in Stockholm on August 30, 2016, focuses on the relationship between water and people, highlights local actions to preserve water resources, and also gives children the opportunity to become more aware of the importance of water.

This competition is organised within the project “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM), which is funded by the Government of Sweden. In order to maximise the campaign’s awareness-raising potential, the drawing competition has been organized at national level in both Jordan and Tunisia.

Complete information on WATER SUM project drawing competition in Arabic could be found here.



The Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation have been invited to provide patronage and assistance in co-organising this drawing competition in the respective countries. Both ministries have also been invited to contact and involve their respective education ministries.

The REC is organising the drawing competition in close cooperation with the following regional and national partners:

  • SONEDE International, Tunisia (drawing competition partner in Tunisia); and
  • IUCN Regional Office for West Asia — IUCN ROWA (drawing competition partner in Jordan).



Suggested themes for submission are:

  • Water for people
  • The relationship between water and people
  • Save water!
  • What does water mean to you?
  • Water is life!


WATER SUM Drawing Competition rules

Terms and conditions

Who can enter?
The competition is open to all children who are residents of Tunisia and Jordan, aged between 7 and 15 years old.

The winner of the drawing competition will be awarded a smartphone.

If the award ceremony takes place outside the prize winner’s country of residence, the REC will cover his or her travel and accommodation expenses. The REC will also cover travel and accommodation expenses of an accompanying person (parent or legal guardian).

How to enter
Original drawings should be sent to the address of the relevant country coordinator (see below), along with the completed Application Form (Arabic version here), including a brief description, the name and age of the child, contact details of the teacher and parents, address, phone number, and date of application. Each participant may submit one drawing only. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2017.


APPLICANTS FROM JORDAN – please submit your application to:

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia

Eng. Sameeh Al Nuimat, Project Manager

IUCN-Regional Office for West Asia

Sweifiyeh, Hasan Baker Al Azazi St. no 20 - Amman, Jordan

Tel:      +962 6 554 6912 / 3 / 4, Mob:   +962 7 77888162

E-mail: Sameeh.NUIMAT@iucn.org


APPLICANTS FROM TUNISIA – please submit your application to:

SONEDE International

Mongi KARRIT, Project Manager

SONEDE International

Colisée Soula, Escalier B, 3ème étage El Manar II -Tunis 2092, Tunisie

Tel:   +216 71 875 860, Mob: +216 95 90 11 90

E-mail: d.general@sonede-inter.com



Paper: Any type of paper, size A4 (210 x 297 millimetres)

Drawing tools: Free-hand drawing using any type of paint, pastels etc.

Important notes:
(a) Please enter the required information on the provided application form and attach it to the back of the drawing.

(b) Please be sure that the drawing has been drawn personally and has not been published in other newspapers or magazines.

(c) All materials received will not be returned as a general rule. No responsibility is taken for lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete applications. Proof of delivery of the application is not proof of receipt.

(d) All materials received will become the property of the REC and may be used in publications or on the project web pages for publicity and promotional purposes. The REC shall mention the name and the nationality of the prize winner on his/her drawing every time it is published. The REC will also indicate the name and the country of the school.

(e) Applications sent in groups, such as a school, should be sent in a single packet.

(f) Please note that drawings with text (such as posters) are not eligible for the contest.

(g) Participation in the competition is free of charge. REC employees, partners and subcontractors and all members of their immediate family are not eligible to enter the competition.


Geographical coverage

The competition is open to contestants from Jordan and Tunisia.


The drawing competition is open from September 2016 to January 31, 2017. Winners will be announced at the Third Water, Growth and Stability Initiative Conference and Final WATER SUM Conference, to be held in Jordan in April 2017. All applications must be received by January 31, 2017.


Selection of winners

The selection of each national winner of the drawing competition will be made by the WaSe/WATER SUM project team and representatives of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation in Jordan/ Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries and the Ministry of Education in Tunisia. The selection committee will look for a creative, engaging and inspiring submission, informed by the criteria listed below:

  • relevance to the competition topic;
  • creativity expressed and originality; and
  • composition.

Each individual can win only one prize. The winners will be notified by provided postal address, email, and/or phone. The winner’s teacher/head teacher of the school will also be notified by phone. Therefore, it is crucial to provide correct contact information. It is expected that the winners will be announced one month after that competition deadline. A list of winning applications will be available on the WATER SUM project website (www.watersum.rec.org), and prizes will be awarded at the final WATER SUM conference in Jordan in April 2017.

Proof of citizenship and age will be required from all winners. The REC and co-organisers will contact the winners with prize arrangements within one month after announcing the competition winners. In the event that the organisers are unable to contact the winner during this notification period, the REC reserves the right to reallocate the prize.


Data privacy

Applicants agree that their personal data provided in their competition application may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes of and in connection with the competition, subject to the following terms.

  • Pursuant to Section 20 of Hungarian Act CXII of 2011 on the right to informational self-determination and the freedom of information (the "Data Protection Act"), applicants are informed that
  • the legal basis of the data collection and processing is the express consent of the Applicant,
  • the person entitled to collect, store and process the personal data submitted by the applicants is the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (“REC”) (seat: Ady Endre út 9‑11; H-2000 Szentendre, Hungary),
  • the personal data collected by the REC in respect to this competition will be stored for the purpose of supporting the organisation of this competition and will be deleted after the competition is closed and the prizes duly received, but in any event not longer than one year as of the closing of the competition;
  • the personal data will not be disclosed to any third party, with the exception of the following cases: (i) the publication of the drawings and the applicants name, (ii) the delivery of the prizes to the winners of this competition and (iii) the publishing of the list of the names of the winners of this competition;
  • the applicant may request information from REC regarding the processing of his/her personal data, require the correction of his/her personal data, and request the deletion or blocking of his/her personal data;
  • in case of any misuse of the collected personal data, applicants may request legal remedies from (i) the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (address: H41125 Budapest, Szilágyi Erzsébetfasor 22/C.) or (ii) the Hungarian ordinary courts having competence and jurisdiction to adjudicate such claim.

The compulsory fields of the application concern the child’s name, age, and the signature of the parent/guardian (as the competition is limited to those aged under 18 years), nationality (as only nationals of countries mentioned in the Terms and Conditions are eligible to participate), postal address, and email address.


Governing law

The terms and conditions of the competition rules are governed by the laws of Hungary.


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