Winners of the KM3NeT ‘Draw me a Neutrino’ drawing contest announced

3 December 2020  – The winners of the KM3NeT drawing contest ‘Draw me a Neutrino’  are published.  The drawings are now part of an online exhibition in our Virtual Neutrino Art Centre (

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Winners of the KM3NeT ‘Draw me a neutrino’ drawing contest


KM3NeT is a neutrino telescope under construction at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The telescope is built and operated by an international consortium of a few hundred engineers, scientists and students.


Seeking to familiarise the broad public with the science carried out by this new European facility KM3NeT organised the international drawing contest ‘Draw me a neutrino’. The participants were charged to imagine and draw the three different flavours of the neutrino particle. The website of the contest provided background information about the science of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope.


More than 500 drawings were submitted from 16 different countries. Ecuador, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Morocco, and Spain formed one contest group. The second group comprised India, Switzerland, Russian Federation, The Netherlands, and UK. Of the participants 68% learnt about neutrinos for the first time, and 86% of them discovered the existence of the KM3NeT project.


The winners were announced during an online ceremony attended by more than 150 people. The winners in each age category, as well as the drawings selected for the various contests, are now part of an online exhibition in our Virtual Neutrino Art Centre (


While the completion of the telescope at two locations in the abysses of the Mediterranean Sea, off-shore Toulon in France and Sicily in Italy, is expected for 2025, the Collaboration already found amazing illustrations of the neutrinos it will detect!


KM3NeT Collaboration, 03/12/2020

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Note to editors

Leaders of the contest :                                                        

Gwenhaël de Wasseige,

Marco Circella,

Paschal Coyle,


Contest rules and winners:

Drawings of the winners:

This contest is a KM3NeT outreach program supported by the Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, l’Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the grant agreement No 739560, under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 844138, and the European Union’s Erasmus+ FRONTIERS program.