What do you think a “peaceful town” looks like? – Show us your ideas in an international art competition


The international peace initiative Mayors for Peace is calling for entries in an international art competition.

As a member of Mayors for Peace, the Governing Mayor is inviting children and young people from all over Berlin to give their creativity free rein and to put their ideas about “peaceful towns” on paper.

Who can participate?
Children and young people from Berlin who will be between 6 and 15 years old as of 1 November 2021.

How can I participate?
Paint or draw your picture on the subject of “peaceful towns” on a B4-sized piece of white paper (257 millimeters x 364 millimeters).

What you need to know:
  • Themes, colors, materials, and design are your choice.
  • Photo collages and digital art are not allowed.
  • The picture has to be flat so that it can be scanned.
  • Artworks done by a group are not eligible.
  • Each contestant can submit only one work. The work cannot have been submitted previously to another competition.
  • Your artwork must not infringe the rights of third parties, such as copyrights or trademarks.
  • The application form must be submitted with your picture.
  • Mayors for Peace is permitted to publish, reproduce, and exhibit the works that have been submitted.

The winning entries will be printed on Mayors for Peace plastic folders.

Where and when can I submit my picture?
Please send your picture and the application form to the following address by 30 September 2021:

Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin
Referat Internationales / IV B 5
Jüdenstraße 1
10178 Berlin

Application form in English for the art competition:

  • Bewerbungsformular

    PDF-Document (1023.0 kB)

What happens then?
Five of the most expressive artworks in each age category (age 6-10 and age 11-15) will be chosen in a preliminary round and then sent to the head office of Mayors for Peace. These applicants will be entered into the final round and are eligible to receive one first, two second, or three third prizes in each age category.

Application guidelines
You can find the application guidelines in English on the website of Mayors for Peace – www.mayorsforpeace.org.

Mayors for Peace
The Mayors for Peace initiative was founded in 1982 by the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the conviction that atomic bombs should never be dropped on another city. The aim of the initiative is to get national governments to live up to their obligation to negotiate an end to nuclear weapons, thereby underscoring their commitment to a peaceful world. More than 8,000 cities, regions, and communities in 165 countries worldwide are now members of Mayors for Peace. Berlin joined Mayors for Peace in 1989.