Peace Gallery Challenge

Deadline: 10 April 2013
Open to: People older than 18 years of an age
Prize: The 5 winners will have their artwork displayed in a large exhibition in The Hague from August until September


To celebrate 100 years of the Peace Palace, The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), with the support of the Municipality of The Hague is running an online art contest: Peace Gallery Challenge for artists from around the world to share their work, telling a story of peace.


  1. Artwork: The subject of the artwork submitted must tell a story of peace, inspiring and promoting peace. The artwork must follow the guidelines. All entries must be original; no stock photography may be used. Artwork may not be inflammatory or needlessly offensive towards third parties.
  2. Participation: Artists, graphic designers, art students, design enthusiasts and the general public are welcome to submit an artwork.
  3. Eligibility: All contest participants must have a valid name , address and email address in order to be eligible. Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  4. Technical specifications: The artwork must be submitted in JPG format and needs to have a high resolution of minimum 200 dpi and maximum 300 dpi. The size for uploading must not exceed 3 MB. If the artwork contains text this must be in English. The word limit for this text is 10 words. The artwork must have a title.
  5. Contest period: It must be uploaded within the timeframe of the contest (February 1st, 2013-April 10th , 2013). The exact deadline is 00.00AM (CET/GMT +1) on Thursday, April 11th 2013.

General Terms

  1. A panel of expert jury will select the best 5 artwork. Judging will be based on creativity, style, expression and message conveyed. A total of 5 winners will receive the prize: the artwork of the winners will be displayed in the 100 years Peace Palace exhibition. The decision of the jury is not subject to appeal.
  2. All artwork submissions become the property of the Municipality of The Hague and may (or may not) be used by the Municipality of The Hague. By submitting artwork, entrant (i) certifies that he or she has created the submission and has the right to provide it to Municipality of The Hague ; and (ii) agrees to indemnify Municipality of The Hague from and against any claims, actions, suits and related liabilities, damage s and expenses incurred by Municipality of The Hague arising out of or relation to any alleged infringement of any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any third party. The artwork may be used for publications, brochures, websites, and promotional materials by the Municipality of The Hague. The artwork will be displayed in the Peace Portal.
  3. In order to have the artwork published online, the participant and the artwork must comply with the preconditions. The Peace Portal Team will perform this check and notify all participants whether these have been met.


  1.  Five winners will be chosen from the participants of the “Peace Challenge Gallery.” The artwork of the 5 winners will be displayed in the 100 years Peace Palace exhibition, in the Atrium of the Hague City Council. The exhibition will take place between 28 August 2013 until 21 September 2013. There will be one winner out of these 5 winners who will be invited to come to The Hague and be present at the opening of the exhibition.
  2. Winning artwork is selected by the jury on the basis of criteria that were communicated to the participants (as stated in the guidelines). The jury will write a report to document its decision.
  3. All participants, including those who did not win, will be informed on April 18th 2013 of the outcome via the contest via email.
  4. The winners of the “Peace Gallery Challenge” will be announced on 18th of April 2013.

How to apply

You can upload your work online here. The deadline for submissions is 10 April 2013.

The official website.

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