Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), invites all children around the world to participate in the XXIII “This is my Mexico” Children’s Drawing Contest.

Mexico is a unique country, full of vibrant colors, beautiful sounds and delicious flavors. It is also the native country of many important persons who have made valuable contributions to the world and have made it a better place throughout history.

In Mexico there are great figures of History, Art, Science, Sports, Technology, Politics, Business, etc. Because of this, the theme we have chosen for this year’s contest is: Mexico’s Idols and Personalities.

There are many men and women who have made a difference and have had a positive influence on the new generations. Who has inspired you the most?


  1. You must be between 6 and 14 years of age. Draw or Paint on an A3 paperboard or cardboard (297 x 420 mm/ 11,7lx 16,5”). Please take note that these are new measurements.
  2. Use pencil, paintbrush, acrylic, watercolors, crayons or any other material of your choice.
  3. Fill in the form (provided by the Consulate) with all the requested information and paste it on the back of your art piece.
  4. Send or hand in your drawing at the Mexican Embassy, Consulate or S.R.E. Delegation office nearest to you. Visit the directory at:

A total of 40 art pieces will be chosen to form an itinerating exhibit, which will be inaugurated in Mexico City. Afterwards, it will travel to many countries around the world so that many children everywhere may enjoy the best works of art we receive this year.

From all the drawings we receive, we will select 12 winning drawings and 4 honorific mentions for each of the following regions:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Africa and the Middle East
  • Asia and Oceania
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • United States, (West)
  • United States, (East) and Canada

The 12 winners will receive a diploma and will be featured in IME’s 2020 calendar.

Voting will take place on the IME Facebook page from August 12 to 16. @IMEsremx

More information can be provided at the following webs pages:

Submit your drawing before June 28, 2019.