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United Nations 'Art for Peace' 2012 - Competition

artforpeace feb1The Office for Disarmament Affairs has launched a disarmament education contest for young people, to run until 30 April. Entitled “Art for Peace 2012”, 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 being urged to be creative and tap into their imaginations to draw, paint, sketch, use pens, pencils, crayons, charcoal, oil, acrylic paint or watercolours to illustrate a world free of nuclear weapons, without wars, without fear — no photography or computer-generated images.

All the works will be judged based on the criteria of creativity, composition, theme and technique.

When your art is ready, you may upload a photo or scanned .jpg file of your artwork to the site's submissions page. Your art will be posted on the website, for you to share your dream of peace with friends, family, and the world.

Once the artwork is posted, family and friends can vote on the UN Peace Day Facebook page:

The videos, rules and uploading form are available on the website:

Four winners from each age category (5-8, 9-12 and 13-17) will have their artwork reproduced in a UN 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.

Complete list of Competitions organized by the United Nations System and partners.

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