• May 17, 2022

While the war is going on in Ukraine, we do not have the usual ways to interact with the sea, study it and protect it.

But despite all the troubles, the sea remains important to us. That is why we do not miss the opportunity to draw attention to the sea again and again.

This time we decided not only to attract attention, but also to lift the spirits of our participants. Now everyone needs it more than ever.

We are launching a new drawing contest on Facebook. In this competition, children and adults from all over Ukraine will be able to express their thoughts and feelings about the sea, ideas for its saving through a creative method – drawing.

You can read the text of the contest by the link in Ukrainian or below in English:


The war brought adjustments to our lives, changed its usual course, and took away our sea. But we are sure – only temporarily. In addition, it is not able to take away from us the main thing – the ability to believe and dream.

Therefore, we invite you to take part in the contest and dream with us about how we will meet our sea after end of the war, how we will help it recover, how we will walk its shores free of mines and shells, learn its secrets again, enjoy its endless blue spaces!

Or maybe you want to express sincere love or sadness for it, or imagine how the sea is closely bound to us. Any expression of imagination is welcome!

So let’s share our thoughts, feelings and dreams about the sea:

1) Create a picture in a format convenient for you. You can choose any materials or way to create your drawing.
2) Post a picture on Facebook with the hashtag #МріїЧорногоМоря and send in a personal message @Kate Surai until 31.05 inclusive.
3) Fill out a short form at:
4) Receive confirmation of receipt of your work

From June 1 to 7 , we will publish all the works on our page and select the 5 best works. The winners will receive a keychain made of recycled plastic and a portable radio to be on the news wave at any time.

All participants will receive an electronic diploma.

Join us! Let’s dream of our Black Sea together!

P.S .: Some of the best works will form the basis of a special collection of leaflets that will be distributed in the countries of the Black Sea region and the EU.

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The contest is supported by the EU / UNDP project “European Union for Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea” (EU4EMBLAS) 🔗