The AP|PCU Student Drawing Contest is a yearly international contest where all university students worldwide are invited to create a drawing related to fair play in university sport. The aim of the contest is to develop a synergy between the worlds of student art and student sport, implementing the first fundamental principle of the Olympic Charter which states, inter alia, that Olympism blends sport with culture and education. The winning artists are honored with Contest Awards. Registration for the Drawing Contest 2023 – 2024 is simple by filling in the form below before 1 April 2024.

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§1. Eligibility

The participant has to be a student in a university or any other institution of higher education according national law.

§2. Materials

The drawing can be made on paper or computer by using any drawing methods and techniques. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, conté, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, various metals (such as silverpoint) and digital painting. Other art forms such as painting and printmaking are also allowed by the Selection Commission.

§3. Theme

The drawing illustrates the vision of the Olympic Movement towards Ethics in University Sport and especially Fair Play and Universal Friendship.

§4. Size

The size of the drawing is – 30 cm x 40 cm – or – 40 cm x 50 cm – or  – 50 cm x 70 cm.

§5. Application

A photo with resolution not less than 3264×2448 pixels (8.0 M Camera) or a file of the drawing is to be uploaded with your registration.

§6. Entry Deadline

The final entry deadline is 1 April 2024.

§7. Sending us your drawing

If your drawing is selected, you are requested to post the drawing at own charges to the PCU Committee in Antwerp (Belgium).

§8. Property Rights

The 15 best drawings become property of the PCU Committee with all ownership rights included. The PCU Committee reserves all reproduction rights for all drawings entering the contest.

§9. Agreement

By entering the contest, the artist agrees with the regulations mentioned above and the decisions of the Selection Commission. Their decision shall be final and is not subject to appeal. By entering the contest, the artist also represents his/her University or Institute of Higher Education in the PCU Committee Network without any obligation. No work that already belongs to a museum or a private collection can be entered in this contest. The works entered in this contest must be free of any third-party rights. The Contest organizer shall not be liable in relation to any such third-party rights.


The PCU Committee selects the best 15 drawings which are exhibited online. The Drawing Contest Selection Commission appoints within these 15 drawings the best, second best and third best drawing. Decisions within the Selection Commission are taken by majority. In case no decision can be taken, the vote of the President of the Selection Commission is decisive.


The winner is honored with the Alain Verschoren Award, named after Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, the first Chairman of the PCU Contest Selection Commission. He initiated the idea of the contest as Rector of the University of Antwerp. The 3 best artists are rewarded financially:

  • 1st place, € 1.000,00 (Alain Verschoren Award)
  • 2nd place, € 300,00
  • 3rd place, € 150,00
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Drawing Contest 2022

The 15 finalists of the 2022 Drawing Contest are exhibited during the 2023 expositions.

1st place (Alain Verschoren Award for Drawing), “Fair Play Handshake”, by Mariia Lazarchuk (Art College of Artistic Modeling and Design, Ukraine) | 2nd place, “University Sport Equilibrium”, by Oleksandr Ivanenko (Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Ukraine) | 3rd place, “Be free together and change life”, by Nur Karaayvaz (Cyprus International University, Turkey)

Download 7th PCU Contest Catalog PDF


The 2023 expositions exhibit the 15 finalists of the 2022 Drawing Contest.

3D virtual exhibition

1 July 2023 – 31 December 2023 | KUNSTMATRIX

| Start Virtual Tour

Antwerp (Belgium)
15 May 2023 | Selection Commission | UAntwerpen Campus Middelheim
24-26 November 2023 | PCU Chess Cup | AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Campus “Lange Nieuwstraat”

Rome (Italy)
11 October 2023 | Panathlon Rome Award | CUFA, Via XX Settembre 2
12 October 2023 | Erasmus+ Days | University of Rome Tor Vergata, CX Rome Student Place


Submit your drawing through the registration form below. You will receive an automatic email as confirmation. The registration deadline is 1 April 2024.

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    AP University of Applied Sciences and Art | Student Center
    Ellermanstraat 81 – B-2060 Antwerp
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    Official Host Organisation

    As a University of Applied Sciences and Arts, AP is more than a higher education institution. AP is a learning metropolis, an enricher of talent, an amplifier of commitment and an expander of students’ world view. By way of enthusiastic teachers, progressive content, direct honest orientation and maximum interaction with expertise, AP ensures that all students can realise their full potential. The hosting of the AP | PCU Student Drawing Contest incorporates a unique opportunity to expand the world view of our institution to ensure all of our students to realise their full potential.