UN Art for Peace 2012

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PRESS RELEASE


The Art for Peace disarmament education contest has been launched.

Contestants are encouraged to watch a short video film online, then to imagine a world free of nuclear weapons. Based on their musings, young people are asked to create and upload online original artwork. Youth from ages 5 through 17 are urged to tap their imaginations and draw, paint, sketch (using pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, oil, acrylic paint or watercolours) to illustrate a world free of nuclear weapons, without wars, without fear.

All work will be judged on creativity, composition, theme and technique. Four winners from each age category (5-8, 9-12 and 13-17) will have their artwork reproduced in a United Nations calendar. The two younger age groups will receive art supplies, and cash prizes will be awarded to the four winners in the 13-17 year old group in sums of of $500, $300, $200 and $100.

Once the artwork is posted, family and friends can vote on the UN Peace Day Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/unpeaceday

The videos, rules and uploading form are available at the contest website: http://www.unartforpeace.org

The contest deadline is 30 April 2012.