Art & Culture without Borders announce winners of painting and photography competition for young

Art & Culture without Borders and ECOALF organized a worldwide art and photography contest for children and adolescents during confinement.

The Art & Culture without Borders Foundation  is pleased to announce the great success of the art and photography for youngsters contest, with nearly 1000 entries from 25 countries.

Art & Culture without Borders Foundation and Spain's top ecological fashion brand, ECOALF organized a worldwide art and photography contest for children and adolescents during the time of confinement. Art is a universal language. Creating artwork is a non-threatening activity that allows children to tackle difficult problems in a creative way.

ACWB received paintings, drawings and photography from Spain, Mexico, Peru, UAE, Qatar, Chile, India, Turkey, Morocco, China, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, Pakistan, the Republic of Oman, USA, New Zealand and Syria. The jury previously selected 150 finalists and from these 150 works they will choose 30 from each category.The contest was divided into three age groups: 5 to 10, 10-15 and 15-18 years.

The works were photographed and sent by email before May 15, 2020. The finalist works were selected by our jury made up of our collaborating artists and originals sent by post to the address of our Foundation. The winners of each age group will receive an award from our sponsor ECOALF and all works will be exhibited and sold to raise funds for Covid -19 affected families worldwide through other NGOs with whom we will be collaborating.

Due to COVID-19, the awards ceremony has been cancelled.

A special prizes was awarded to three year old Tiago Lotito, from Venezuela


Winner: Daniel Martínez Fernández, ESPAÑA

Second: Mawala Abdala Sabt, OMAN


Winner: Ulias Supup, TURQUÍA

Second: Yourik Tariz Azadi, SIRIA

Third: Nihal Kausik, INDIA


Winner: Laura Sophia Rojas Muñoz, COLOMBIA

Second: Lucas Horta, UNITED KINGDOM


Winner: Hanan Naser, QATAR

Second: Hauying Zhang, CHINA

Third: Kiley Joseph, USA


Winner: Reya McEvoy, NEW ZEALAND

Second: Yaku Mandalengoitia, PERÚ

Third ex-aequo: Alexia Bellido PERÚ y Pau Pujol Morera, SPAIN


Winner: Sara Garcia, SPAIN

Second: Omer Ahmed Ghazi, QATAR

Third: Hamid Amar Shabry, QATAR


Winner: Yaku Mandalengoitia, PERU

Second: Ella Veisid, ISRAEL

Third: Esther Ferriols, SPAIN

Our Sponsor: ECOALF

ECOALF is a fashion brand that is truly sustainable. Created by Javier Goyeneche in 2009:

"After the birth of my sons, Alfredo and Alvaro - ECOALF is named after them - , I was reflecting upon the world we would leave to the next generation and my frustration with the excessive use of the world’s natural resources.

By integrating breakthrough technology ECOALF create clothing and accessories made entirely from recycled materials…without actually looking like it.” ECOALF represents the fabrics for the future generations.

The History of the ECOALF Foundation is the story of Upcycling the Oceans, an unprecedented global adventure born in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015. The aim is to clean the oceans of marine waste with the help of the fishing industry and to give a second life to plastic waste through recycling and closing the loop. Currently, the ECOALF Foundation together with ECOEMBES and Upcycling the Oceans Thailand, with the support of PTT Global Chemical and the Thai government, is coordinating the Upcycling the Oceans project in Spain and is working on its implementation in other parts of the world. It also collaborates on other projects in the fields of waste management, environmental awareness or research and development with institutions with which it shares common values and objectives. Today we are present in 42 ports collaborating with over 3000 fishermen and taking out more than 500 tons of waste from the bottom of the ocean. Our mission is to continue to replicate this across the rest of the Mediterranean Sea starting in Greece, Italy…

It is not only about upcycling the oceans, but also about fighting on other fronts, especially in the field of prevention through environmental education. The foundation works to increase awareness on the opportunity that the recycling industry represents through presentations to various target groups.


Drawings and paintings:

Kico Camacho

Paulina Parra

Francesca Marti

Blanca Cuesta


Anamaria Chediak

Maricruz Sanz de Aja

Alice Kandell

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Video de Pakistan ACWB
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Soumaya Akhib, President ACWB
Ver Javier Goyeneche, Presidente Fundación ECOALF
Javier Goyeneche, Presidente Fundación ECOALF
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About the Art & Culture without Borders Foundation

Art & Culture without Borders,

Art & Culture without Borders, whose founder and president, Soumaya Akbib and Princess Beatrice of Orleans​​, mission is the celebration of our common humanity through art and culture as a link between people of different ethnic backgrounds and religions, through cooperate with other civil society organizations and government intitutions

  • The preservation of indigenous traditions and cultures.
  • Promote the cultural heritage as a fundamental right because every human being should be able to enjoy, have access to and participate in their cultural heritage.
  • Promote cultural freedom and its diversity.
  • Organize inter-cultural projects to strengthen the bonds of trust and reconciliation between peoples.
  • Defense of culture in a social context with the aim of creating a more harmonious and happy world by collaborating with official institutions and non-governmental organizations.

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