The water element and the way it is depicted in paintings, collages, photographs and comic stories by elementary and secondary school students will be on display in an exhibition entitled "Water stories" that will be on display for the public at Athens’ Syntagma Metro Station on March 17-20.

The exhibition, held on the occasion of the annual World Water Day celebrated on March 22, features 2,060 paintings that participated in a student competition hosted by the non-governmental organization Mediterranean SOS Network.

A Mediterranean SOS Network spokesperson told ANA-MPA that participation in this year's artistic creation student competition was unprecedented, stressing that a total of 3,432 pupils from 221 schools nationwide sent in their works.