My space dream: drawing contest for Ukrainian children 

04 Mar 2024
Noosphere Space Art Challenge

March 4 was the start of the Noosphere Space Art Challenge, a national children’s drawing contest. This year’s theme is children’s dreams.

This is the fifth installment of the Noosphere Space Art Challenge, run every year by Association Noosphere. This year’s contest is dedicated to children’s dreams. No matter what is happening in the world around them, no one can take away children’s fantasies and dreams for a brighter future. We can do anything we dream to do, and one day, the young dreamers of today will be able to bring the things they imagine to life.

The Noosphere Space Art Challenge invites children and teenagers from 3 to 17 years old to participate. We are accepting submissions from March 4 to April 28, 2024. In order to participate in the art initiative, children should create a drawing based around the theme “My Space Dream,” and fill out an electronic application on our official website. The work can be done in any technique and format. The main criterion for evaluation is the originality of the picture and the author’s unique vision.

The best works will be chosen in three age categories: 3-7, 8-12, and 13-17. Nine winners will be announced in May. Winners will receive prizes, and active schools, teachers, and educators will receive certificates.

More information about the Noosphere Space Art Challenge can be found on the official website:

This is our fifth time holding this contest. More than 30,000 children from all over Ukraine have taken part since its inception.  Unfortunately, the start of the full-scale invasion in 2022 prevented us from completing the competition that year. Instead, the organizers worked with Australian writer Jade Maitre to create the book  Ukraine Space Hotel  for Ukrainian children using submissions from the Noosphere Space Art Challenge participants. Association Noosphere also worked with French artist Julien Malland (known as Seth Globepainter) to create a mosaic from children’s submissions using his famous  mural depicting a little girl carrying the Ukrainian flag and marching over Russian tanks.