#ArtAgainstTeenDatingViolence – Congratulations to the winners of the contest!

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On 29 June 2021, the Children First project’s consortium held the Final Conference and Award Ceremony of the #ArtAgainstTeenDatingViolence contest.

The #ArtAgainstTeenDatingViolence contest was organised and opened, from March to June 2021, to adolescents 12-18y from all over the world, in order to reflect their understanding of relationships free from stereotypes and gender-based violence.

We were looking for creative and thought-provoking artworks, capable of representing youngsters’ interpretation of such a delicate and under-researched theme, being teen dating violence, under various forms: images, videos, texts.

We received 39 incredible artworks, from 7 different countries including the UK, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, North Macedonia and India, which reflect adolescents’ creativity, critical thinking and commitment to this topic which affects them directly and is unfortunately part of their daily life.

We had the chance to cooperate with an fabolous international jury, made up of prominent experts on gender issues as well as artists coming from all the partners’ countries:

We are proud of sharing with you the 3 winners:


“It hurts – What hurts during dating” – Akvilė V., 18 years old – Lithuania


“Giò’s story” – collective video made by Milena B., Andrea C., Lucia D., Emma F., Paris G., Alessia G., Aurora M., Asia M., Eduardo M., Giorgia M., Chiara P., Iolanda P., Ciro S., Giulia S., Mattia T., Diego T., Andrea Z., Nicolo G., Beatrice F., Andrea C., Linda B., Biancia A., Eduardo B. – Italy


“You” – Mason Turbard, 17 years old – United Kingdom

Available here: https://childrenfirst.info/media/You.pdf

We invite you to have a look to our Virtual Online Gallery: all artworks submitted to “Art against teen dating violence” can be found here on our website.

We have also asked to some jury members to share some words about their experience within the contest:

About the project

Children First is an EU-funded project aiming at preventing and contrasting school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) among children, with a focus on dating violence.


For further information

Read more about Children First.

Visit the website childrenfirst.info and follow us on Facebook.

Contact Francesca Barbino: francesca.barbino@cesie.org.

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