The National Railway Museum is the promoter of the third edition of the National Drawing Contest on Railway Transport, this year under the theme “My Train Journey”.
Intended for students at the third grade of all schools in Portugal, aims to publicize and promote rail transport, sensitizing the younger public to the railway evolution in history, as well as to the importance of increasing the use of rail transport for people and goods, stimulating creativity and rewarding those who present the best artistic quality.
Since 2021, this competition has been running around the country, bringing together younger people and railway heritage. All participants receive a family ticket to visit the National Railway Museum free, and there are three prizes for the best-scoring works, as well as several honorable mentions.
This competition culminates in an event that brings together schools, parents, guardians and students, in which the winners of the competition are announced, and an exhibition is inaugurated with the 45 best-scoring designs.
Over the course of previous editions, more than 1000 drawings were received, demonstrating the schools’ interest in participating and bringing students closer to arts and culture, seeking to make them more critical of the world around them.