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The Pastoral Project

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Youth Art Competition for children 6-16

Beethoven loved nature! So do we!

The great composer found in nature a place of relaxation, solitude and inspiration. His 6th Symphony, the “Pastoral”, depicts the harmonious unity between mankind and nature.

The close relationship between the composer and nature was the starting point for the creation of the Beethoven Pastoral Project, conceived by the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Beethoven Jubilee, the UN Secretariat for Climate Change and the Earth Day network with the aim to increase awareness on the risks from climate changes and the need to preserve the natural equilibrium.

Inspired by this project, Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall, as part of its educational program, invites its young audience to participate in a drawing competition themed after Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony no.6 .

Deadline for submission of entries: Friday 16th October 2020, 17.00 



An original visual creation inspired by parts of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral” 

Ι. Allegro ma non troppo: Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside
ΙΙ. Andante molto mosso: Scene by the brook
ΙΙΙ. Allegro: Merry gathering of country folk
IV. Allegro: Thunder, Storm
V. Allegretto: Shepherd’s song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm

After you listen to the music, think about what’s happening today to Nature and the Environment.

Then, create your own work of art, choosing among a collage, a drawing or painting or a digital visual design, using the music as your source of inspiration.

Conditions of Entry

To enter the competition you must be between 6 and 16 years old.

You can submit one work only, choosing among a drawing or painting, a collage or a digital visual design. The subject of the work must be inspired by the musical parts of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

The work of ar must be submitted in digital format (drawings,m paintings or collages must be photographed or scanned in 300dpi resolution).

Entries should be submitted individually and not as part of a class or a course.

Each entry should be named after the name of the creator, with his name in Latin characters. Along with the visual record of the entry, the entry form should also be submitted and co-signed by the parent or guardian of the participant. The file name should be the entrant’s name in Latin as well.

You can download the entry form here (please request a version in English if you need it on the email address below).

Both files should be send via to  (both together). If the entry is not submitted as described here, it will not be considered valid.

Deadline for submission of entries: Friday 16th October 2020, 17.00 

The wetransfer download confirmation sent automatically by wetransfer is the proof of receipt of the entry.

Please note that entries sent directly to the mailbox will not be received because of size limits.



Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will be appointed by Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall. The names of its members will be announced after the selection process is complete.

Winner Announcement
The Selection Committee will select 6 works of art. The names of their creators will be announced at the end of the concert to be performed at the Christos Lambrakis Hall of Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, on 29th November 2020 at 11:30.

The winners will receive an award certificate. In the event they cannot be present at the concert, the certificate will be sent to the address on the entry form by mail.



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