The PCU 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 will be honored with PCU Drawing Contest Awards. Registration for the Drawing Contest 2023 is simple by filling in the form below before 1 November 2023.

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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 November 2023.

§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 University of Antwerp 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 2022 expositions exhibit the 15 finalists of the 2021 Drawing Contest.

3D virtual exhibition

1 April 2022 – 1 March 2023 | KUNSTMATRIX

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Antwerp (Belgium)
21 March 2022 | Selection Commission | University of Antwerp Campus Middelheim
22-24 April & 27-29 April 2022 | University of Antwerp City Campus

Lausanne (Switzerland)
10-11 June 2022 | 50th General Ordinary Meeting Panathlon International

Rome (Italy)
28-30 October 2022 | CUS Roma Tor Vergata, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Antwerp (Belgium)
25-27 November 2022 | University of Antwerp Hof van Liere




Submit your drawing through the registration form below. You will receive an automatic email as confirmation. The registration deadline is 1 November 2023.

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