Art for peace and security: NATO launches anniversary mural competition

Are you an artist under 35? Do you have a creative mind and want your artwork to be displayed at a permanent location in Washington D.C. where NATO will mark the 75th anniversary of the Alliance? Submit your work to the NATO mural competition – an opportunity to showcase your talent and artistic vision of the future.

NATO mural unveiled after Summit in Vilnius

In January 2024, NATO unveiled its public mural, created by street artists in Vilnius, Lithuania to celebrate the summit held in the city in 2023 and symbolise NATO’s collective defence mission. Now, NATO is calling on young artists from across the Alliance to submit artwork featuring their interpretation of peace, security, unity and freedom for the celebration of the Alliance’s 75th anniversary. Top entries will be displayed at an exhibition at the 2024 NATO Summit venue in Washington D.C. and the winner will get to work with a local street artist to feature their mural permanently on a wall in the city.

The NATO mural competition will give young talents a chance to produce a signature image for NATO’s anniversary as part of its “Protect the Future” campaign.


If you meet the eligibility criteria, apply to the competition using the form below, where you will be able to submit your artwork (JPEG, PNG or PDF format) together with a brief description.

Following the deadline, all submissions will be evaluated by a panel of NATO officials. Top-rated entries will be contacted with further details.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 1 May 2024, 23:59 CEST.

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