Joy of Europe 2023 – Art Competition


The Belgrade City Administration – Secretariate for Culture And Children’s Cultural Centre Belgrade Open call for



This year marks exactly 25 years since the exhibition of the awarded and praised works of art of children from all over the world has become an inseparable part of the traditional children’s festival “Joy of Europe”. Traditionally this year’s international art competition invites children and young artists (4 to 18 years of age) from all over the world to confirm that the children’s opulent pallet of artistic creations is recognised as a true creative value in terms of deep psychology and modern understanding of art.


The essence of international art competitions and the following exhibitions is primarily-Art Gathering, which supports the natural and creative way of living since it represents the only way that enables intellectual, sensory and emotional unity. It also represents a form of establishing dialogue due to the fact that artistic expression is mainly a communicational process.


The exhibition of awarded and praised works will be held at the gallery of the Children’s Cultural Centre Belgrade. The jury will select the works to be exhibited and present the awards to the individual and group competitions in five age groups. Guests of the International Art gathering will participate in the urban art colony.


Eligibility criteria for the International Art Competition -Joy of Europe


Eligible to apply to the competition are: individuals, preschool institutions, schools, art studios for children, children’s cultural centres and similar institutions and associations for children.


  • Participation right have children between 4 and 18 years of age from all over the world
  • Topic of the work is free.
  • We accept works on paper using different techniques (pencil, tempera, gouache, aquarelle, pastel, ink, collage, combined techniques on paper, and graphics).
  • The largest format is A3 (297 x 420 mm).
  • The works have to be original and independently created in 2022 or 2023, not previously exhibited in other international competitions or exhibitions.
  • Each work has to be submitted with an attached application form.
  • Individual participants can send up to three separate works in different art techniques, and institutions or associations up to 20 works of art by different authors.
  • Received works are not returned to the sender.
  • Deadline for the application is 17th July 2023.
  • All works should be sent to the following address:

Artwork for the International Art Competition – Joy of Europe

Dečji kulturni centar Beograd, Takovska 8, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Non-commercial mail


The first prize winners of the individual competition in all five categories will be hosted by the City of Belgrade at the expense of the organizer, and they will be awarded at the exhibition opening on 1st October. Travel expenses are not covered by the organizer.


General manager

Children’s Cultural Centre, Belgrade

Dragan Marić, MA


Additional information:

Lidija Seničar, Art competition editor

Children’s Cultural Centre, Belgrade

Takovska 8, Belgrade

Telephone: +381 11 3242011,3237360

Mobile: +381601673345

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—> download propositions and application form (25th INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION “JOY OF EUROPE”)