01 / 06 / 2020
Congratulations to the winners and participants of the children's drawing contest "Elderly people and coronavirus"!

The results of the competition of young painters held within the framework of the "50+" project have been summed up. An independent jury determined the winners in various age categories and special nominations.

The competition of children's drawings "Elderly people and coronavirus" was announced within the project "50+", which is implemented by the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy since 2018 and aims to study the impact of socially hazardous diseases on people over 50, identify difficulties in working with this group of patients and ways to overcome these difficulties.

In the frames of the competition, we invited the younger generation to support, express wishes or even make recommendations to the elderly people in connection with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Considering the set of factors (technique, idea, elaboration of the topic, use of color, etc.) the first places are taken according to age categories:

2-6 years:

  • Agapov Nikita, 5 years old
  • Homik Darina, 5 years old

7-9 years:

  • Pogorelova Victoria, 8 years old
  • Khomik Alina, 9 years old

10-12 years:

  • Dovgal Roman, 12 years old
  • Zablocka Victoria, 11 years old
  • ЗавірюхаZaviriukha Arina, 12 years old

Also, special incentive prizes are recommended by the jury for the following pictures:

The youngest participant:

  • Samoilenko Daniil, 2.9 years old

The most dramatic drawings:

  • Nastya Len, 11 years old
  • Vladislav Semchyshyn, 7 years old
  • Karpyk Maria, 9 years old

The most terrible coronavirus (this is how one of the members of the jury imagines coronavirus):

  • Sumkin Mikhail, 4 years old

All participants and winners of the competition will receive awards from the organizers until June 15.


“These drawings are fascinating to look at. A mixture of sweet, sad, hopeful, fearful, but all beautiful in their own way.” - Nicholas Barberis, New Haven, USA

“They’re very poignant pictures. My children too have found the separation from their grandparents very difficult. We are lucky to live near my parents so are able to wave at them through the window, but there are often tears (from both sides) as they can’t have their usual hugs.” - Barbara Barrett, London, UK

“It isn't easy for children right now. I know mine have found it hard. It's so unnatural for kids not to have that close contact with their peers.” – Mark Pennington, London, UK

“I just took a quick look at these drawings and I have tears in my eyes. Especially knowing how young these children are. They are all so well done, and I can almost feel their emotion they must have been feeling while creating these little masterpieces.” – Lynn Gambardella, New Haven, USA

“The drawings were so touching, especially the ones that depicted loved ones. A lot of effort, care, and thought went into them.” – Mary Tate, Whangamata, New Zealand