IV International Drawing Contest


International Drawing Contest expochess

On September 5, 2019, in the Municipality of Guatemala, the fourth edition of the International Drawing Competition EXPOCHESS was convened in which children from all over the world taken part again. Prizes and awards were delivered on November 23rd at the Gran Hotel Lakua in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2020 edition

Awards list:

Winners category 6 to 9 years: 1-“El gran ajedrez y sus beneficios” - Juan Javier Saavedra Trujillo (MEXICO) / 2-"La Partida Soñada" - Dylan Alba (ARGENTINA) / 3-"Todos los niños pueden jugar" - Federico Perello (URUGUAY).

Winners category 10 to 14 years: 1-“La batalla infinita” - Pablo Maldonado (SPAIN) / 2-Valeria Boggino (PARAGUAY) / 3-"Encuentro de Culturas" - Leticia Méndez Baridón (URUGUAY).

Winners category +14 years: 1-“El Ajedrez como la música y el amor” - Gabriel Augusto Guzmán Alvarado (MEXICO) / 2-Mariela Fernández (PARAGUAY) / 3-Oliver Bóveda Portela (PARAGUAY).

Special mentions category 10 to 14 years: -Isabella Riveros Morales (COLOMBIA) / -Juan David Bernal (COLOMBIA) / -Luana Vera (PARAGUAY) / -Emiel Vásquez (PERU).

Winners of Vitoria-Gasteiz: 6 a 9 años: ”Guerra de Ajedrez” -Izaro Varera / 10 a 14 años: ”El perro que nunca se aburre” -Daniel Prieto / +14 años: The only place for war” -Eider Velasco.

Drawing from all the countries:

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Unique World Art Network

Children from 6 to 14 years old participate (two age ranges, from 6 to 9 and from 10 to 14 years old) and people over 14 years old; divided into three categories. In this edition we launch a new theme, our slogan: THE TRANSVERSAL CULTURE OF CHESS with which we want to illustrate the transversality of Chess as social, pedagogical, cultural, sports...

The contest is "2.0", because it merges new and traditional technologies; a section will be opened on the event website where you can see both the 24 works selected by each country and category as well as all the participants (from each country) creating a huge and very rich art network with touches of different cultures.

international drawing contest expochess

In the previous edition, the contest numbers spoke for themselves of the great success and scope of this event: fifteen countries, three continents participated and thousands of drawings were received, in Uruguay alone the organizers exceeded one thousand drawings received. The selected works were exhibited at the Gran Hotel Lakua (Vitoria-Gasteiz) in the final phase of the project (December 22).


Sponsors, collaborators and organizers:

  • expochess xake elkartea
  • ahsi consulting
  • euskadi basque country
  • Danobat Group
  • Vaillant
  • Ajedrez Integral Educativo
  • gran hotel lakua
  • colectivo cuarto de luna
  • sarukaku estudio
  • Municipalidad Guatemala
  • EXPOCHESS Guatemala
  • Universidad de la Punta
  • Ajedrez ULP
  • Francistown School of Chess
  • Defensa de la Paz
  • Alcaldía Álvaro Obregón
  • colegio emilio valenzuela
  • Martintxo Xake Taldea
  • Nepal Chess Club Dolakha