About the Contest

About the Contest


Sadly, 70 years after the outbreak of the Korean War, North and South Korea are still divided.

Let us imagine a world where there is peace between the two Koreas, and express that hope through the power of art!

Color My Heart with Peace is a project to encourage self-expression and foster the hope of peace among our children through cultivating their talents in the field of visual arts.

In 2004, Color My Heart with Peace was created in Thailand through WFWP Thailand. Since then, between 500 and 1,000 children have been able to participate in the contest each year. Over the years there have even been themes surrounding the contest such as, “My Smile is Thai Smile,” “World Peace is My Happiness,” and “Water for Peace.” At Women’s Federation for World Peace, we’re dedicated to spreading the message of sustainable peace and the empowerment of women as well as the future generation. It is essential that we support the development of children so that they are able to reach their full potential. We believe that through art, they can discover another source of self-expression where they can channel their creativity and perhaps find a talent in it too.


Color My Heart with Peace relays WFWP’s mission of aiming for sustainable peace and introduces the organization’s message to the hearts of the future generation to carry forward with them by encouraging them to express what it means to them using art as their voice.


To raise awareness about the two Koreas
To foster the idea of peace and harmony
To provide young students a platform to artistically express themselves


Under the title “Reunification of the Korean Peninsula,” the contestants will be asked to draw an original picture about what they know about the Korean Peninsula, or why the reunification of North and South Korea is important.


  • Group A: Children and students aged 7-9 (born in 2013-2015) as of February 1st, 2022
  • Group B: Children and students aged 10-12 (born 2010-2012) as of February 1st, 2022


  • Artworks must be done on 100-pound paper or equivalent, A3 (297X420mm / 11.7X16.5 inches) in size.
  • Artworks should not have been previously used for other contests or been published elsewhere.
  • One entry should be applied per person.


  • Creativity  30%
  • Interpretation of the theme  30%
  • Overall impression of the artwork 20%
  • Facebook likes 20%

IMPORTANT DATES (All times are in Korean standard time)

  • Briefing session to introduce project: March 7, 2022 (Mon) at 9 PM KST
  • The contest begins: April 1, 2022 (Fri)
  • The deadline to submit artworks: July 10, 2022 (Sun)KST
  • Announcement of Winners: July 25, 2022 (Mon)
  • Online Award Ceremony & Online Exhibition: TBC


  1. Contestants must upload artwork on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/2020dmz/) along with the hash-tagged nationality, name, age of the artist, title of the artwork, and #CMHWP 
    (Example) #Argentina #HannaTayler #OurPeace #8 #CMHWP
  2. All contestants’ artworks will be reviewed by the judges at the evaluation period, the winners will be selected, and they will be announced on the CMHWP’s website and Facebook and will be notified individually via FB Messenger on June 17.
  3. The winners, their family and friends will be invited to the award ceremony, and the zoom link will be E-mailed.
  4. The winners’ artworks will be presented on the CMHWP’s website and Facebook.


Each submitted work will be under proprietary rights of the Women’s Federation for World Peace, International.


AWARDS (Winning artworks will be exhibited in an online exhibition)

  • 2 Gold Award winners (Ipad Mini 6)
  • 2 Silver Award winners (Ipad)
  • 2 Bronze Award winners (Apple Watch SE or Airpods)
  • 10 Merit Awards winners (Art & Craft Supplies Set)
  • 30 Achievement Award (Certificate)


  • Develop a better understanding of the two Koreas
  • Develop confidence in one’s artistic abilities
  • Develop deeper insight into peace and harmony


  • Develop a relationship with local schools
  • Strengthen WFWPI’s relationship with the UN
  • Continue to conduct Color My Heart with Peace events in growing numbers of chapters