2016 Peace and Cooperation
“Don Quixote or the power of Utopia:
preparing the future”
Drawing (Up to 6 years of age).
“Each person is the author of their own adventure”. Don Quixote.
“Once upon a time, two children were skating on a frozen lake. It was a
cold and cloudy afternoon, but the children were playing happily.
Suddenly, the ice broke and one of the children fell into the water,
where he was trapped. The other child, seeing his friend drowning under
the ice, took a stone and started to hit the ice with all his strength
until he managed to break the surface, grab his friend and save him.
When the firefighters arrived and saw what had happened, they wondered
how the child had managed to break the ice, because it was very thick.
It is impossible that he managed to break it with that stone and his
small hands, they said. Then, an old man appeared and said:
- I know how he did it. There was no one around to tell him it was impossible”. (Folk tale).
Draw on a sheet of paper (maximum size DIN-A3 (29,7x42cm) an adventure
that you have lived where you demonstrated that anything is possible,
that all that is necessary is hope. We would like to know about
something you feel really proud of and would like to share with the
world. You can use any material or technique. There are endless
Materials can include: colour pencils, crayons, felt-tip pens, gouache,
paper, chalk, collage, finger paint, watercolours, natural materials,
Message Poster (From 7 to 12 years of age).
Who do the children admire? “Believe deeds and not words”, Don Quixote.
For the 2016 P&C School Awards we have chosen a well-known
character who represents the image of the crazy dreamer for whom Utopia
is an attainable reality. Don Quixote represents the values of
gratitude, friendship, love, kindness, chivalry, comradeship,
compassion, courage and bravery, courtesy, creativity, curiosity, duty,
fraternity, generosity, honour and loyalty, humility, justice,
patience, tenacity and perseverance, patriotism, respect, sincerity and
truthfulness, solidarity, tolerance to frustration and determination.
Who do you admire and what does this person (real or fictional)
represent for you?
Express your response individually, through a poster with a slogan. Minimum size DIN-A3 (29,7x42cm) and 50x70cm. Free technique.
Mural or collective work (From 12 to 16 years old).
“Oh, jealousy, root of endless evil and woodworm of virtues!” Don Quixote.
Our character fought windmills, which, according to critics,
represented his fears. Human beings in the 21st century face poverty,
conflict, resource scarcity, lack of education, violence, economic
crisis, religious conflict, xenophobia, epidemics, etc. Among all the
crisis that we face, both individually or as a society, which one do
you think is the most important for you? Express it individually or in
a group, on a mural (free size and technique).
4. Photojournalism prize (from the age of 16 and faculty)
“As you are not worldly-wise, everything that is slightly difficult seems impossible to you” Don Quixote.
Human beings are capable of unimaginable things. The United Nations is
an example of this, and the UN Charter
(http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/index.shtml) estates: “We, the
peoples of the United Nations determined... to reaffirm faith in
fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person,
in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.”
We ask you to send us a photo showing an example of self-improvement.
We want you to share actions, scenes, situations, people who strengthen
our faith in the fundamental human rights.
Send us your photo and participate in the P&C 2016 Photojournalism
Awards. Not only the winning images, but also a shortlist, will be
published on Peace and Cooperation's website.
Note: students aged 16 and above and teachers will be competing in 2
separate categories. Please, indicate whether the photo has been taken
by a student or a teacher.
5. Social networks.
you believe Utopia can become real? Share your positive vision for the
world in the social networks. “Those who fall today can get up
tomorrow". Don Quixote.
We have created a Facebook page called "<<Smile, Please, by
Peace&Cooperation Foundation>>” with the objective of
bringing hope to those who need it. We want the world to realise that
“fighting for your dreams is worthwhile, even when it's difficult.”
Upload a photo of yourself smiling, with your message of hope.
You can also share it via Twitter (#smilepleasePyC) or record a video
and post it on Youtube. With your help, we will bring happiness, hope
and positivity to all those who still think that utopia is “for the
Note: Please, send Youtube video links to firstname.lastname@example.org
Works can be submitted in any of the 6 official languages of the UN
(Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, English or Russian).
ntries must be submitted by the 4th July 2016 preferably by mail to the following address:
Fundación Paz y Cooperación
C/ Meléndez Valdés, Nº 68, 4 izq.
28015 Madrid (España)
Tel: (34) 91 549 61 56
Fax: (34) 91 543 52 82
entries submitted by mail will have to include name, surname, age at
the time of doing the work, school address, phone number and/or email
of all the participants in an enclosed sealed envelope.
Email entries will also be accepted:
For the videos, we recommend uploading them on Youtube and sending us the link at email@example.com
It will gather in Madrid on the 24th October 2016, Day of the United Nations, at the Egyptian institute.
• 6 diplomas in every category.
• 5 prizes of 500 Euros.
• 1 extraordinary prize of 500 euros “III International School Award for Universal Education 2016”.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2016 in commemoration of the School Day for Understanding and Peace.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART, and above all, THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING THAT,
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A BETTER WORLD. Special THANKS TO THE TEACHERS
who help us to educate the children of the world and instill in them
the desire to improve that this society needs.