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The 6th of May is World Kids Colouring Day –
children draw for other children in need.

Get out your pencils, get set, go. Imagination and creativity inspire us even in the stormiest times. Once again this year, STAEDTLER is inviting all children between the ages of three and twelve to participate in the World Kids Colouring Day.

STAEDTLER launched the annual World Kids Colouring Day already in 2008. During the competition period, children between the ages of three and twelve can choose to colour in a picture alone or in a group, and thus get involved socially. For every creative drawing STAEDTLER receives under the motto “Let's discover nature – in the water", one euro goes to an aid project in Ghana, run by Plan International Germany. The ultimate focus of the project is on the secure supply of drinking water and access to sanitation facilities in 20 municipalities.

This year, the theme of the big colouring and charity campaign is “Let's discover nature – in the water”.  
Paint a picture and do good. Submit your painted picture by post.

Participation period: 01.03.2023 - 31.05.2023

New record for World Kids Colouring Day!
The total amount to support Ghana is € 65.132.

This year’s World Kids Colouring Day took place on 6 May 2023 with the motto “Let's discover nature – in the water!”. 
Thank you very much for sending us so many creative submissions.
With every picture, you helped to do something good for other children in need. A total of 65.132 pictures were drawn worldwide in 12 countries.
The sum of  65.132 will support the children’s aid organisation Plan International Germany for the project “Clean water for Ghana”.

We have personally contacted all winners of the drawing competition. Congratulations to all the winners and we hope to see many more great pictures next year!

Susanne Schmidt-Britting, project manager for World Kids Colouring Day, hands over EUR 65,132 to Michelle Sager, Corporate Cooperation Officer, from Plan International Germany. The money will support the project “Clean Water for Ghana”.

Here is a selection of the winning pictures 2023

Individual competition 3 - 6 years

Alexander, 6 Jahre
Balthasar, 5 Jahre
Bui Cat Tien, 6 Jahre
Emilia, 4 Jahre
Frida, 3 Jahre
Luna, 6 Jahre
Marianne, 6 Jahre
Max, 6 Jahre
Romy, 4 Jahre
Sofia, 5 Jahre

Individual competition 7 - 12 years

Antonia, 11 Jahre
Hailey, 12 Jahre
Isabelle, 7 Jahre
Jiaxnan-William, 9 Jahre
Lana, 11 Jahre
Louisa, 8 Jahre
Lucia, 12 Jahre
Marian, 11 Jahre
Yaron, 9 Jahre
Zhimiao, 12 Jahre

Group competition 3 - 6 years

ASB Altstadt Kita, Dinogruppe
Bachtalschule Elm, Klasse 1.2
Kath. Kiga Arche Noah, Regenbogen Einhorngruppe
Kath. Kita St. Peter und Paul
Kath. Kita St. Severin
Kath. St. Marin
Kita Arche Noah, Frösche
Kita Hooge Riege
Kita Kunterbunt, Singemäuse
Kita Spielkiste, Gruppe 1

Group competition 7 - 12 years

ESB Freiligrathschule Frankfurt-am-Main
Förderschule des Päd. Zentrums Putbus
Gorch-Fock-Schule Bremerhaven, Koalaklasse
Grundschule Amtsberg, GTA-Kunst
Grundschule Berngau, Klasse 4
Grundschule Helene von Forster, Mittagsbetreuung
Grundschule Mosbach, Kernzeit an der Lohrtalschule
Hort Grimmsteinstrolche
Realschule im Rupertiwinkel Freilassing, Klasse 5a_4
Stadtverwaltung Kirchheim, Ferienbetreuung

*General explanatory video for World Kids Colouring Day. Please be aware that project and project region change regularly.

Get out your pencils and help others!

The motto: "Let's discover nature – in the water"

Turtles and dolphins in the ocean, goldfish in the garden pond or perhaps even sunken treasures on the seabed... What do deep-sea creatures look like? What colour are corals? How many spikes does a starfish have and do seahorses actually have fins? The mystical and sometimes magical underwater world is fascinating. Whether in the world's oceans, in ponds across the countryside or in the raging rivers coursing deeply through the mountains, life waxes and wanes in every country, climate and water depth. While spawning fish hover calmly in the water and corals gently stretch out their antennae on the reef, a large school of fish fights for food and zigzags in their hunt elsewhere. Explore the underwater world and put pen to paper in colourful paintings to show what you can discover underwater.

"With this year’s motto, we invite children all over the world to explore watery habitats. We look forward to receiving numerous entries and hope to break the participation record in World Kids Colouring Day again next year", says Britta Ender, Head of Brand & Communication at STAEDTLER. This year’s motto follows the previous two, which have dedicated themselves to habitats on land and in the air. In both prior years, more than 30,000 images were submitted to STAEDTLER, thus supporting a nutrition project in Peru.

Colouring & doing good

The money will be used for the project “Clean Water for Ghana” from Plan International Germany. The aim of this project is to improve the drinking water and sanitation supply in the Oti and North East regions by building wells and school toilets. Hygiene and health education in schools and communities is also important. Equal access to education and gender-sensitive early childhood development are also promoted as part of this project.

©Plan International_Picture of a similar Plan project in Ghana

Creative craft ideas and colouring templates on the theme of "water"

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