International Children's Art Competition

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International Children's Art Competition


To commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17th) and the first United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Public Information and the United Nations Postal Administration, is pleased to announce

AN ART COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN TO DESIGN A UN STAMP ON THE THEME "WE CAN END POVERTY"

As part of the activities to celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the end of the first Decade for the Eradication of Poverty, the Division for Social Policy and Development at the United Nations invites children from all over the world to participate in an art competition on the theme "We can end poverty."

* The best 6 designs selected by the Panel of Judges will be presented during the commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October 2007, and will be issued as stamps of the United Nations Postal Administration.

* In addition to the best 6 designs, another 20 designs will receive special commendation. The total of 26 winning entries will be displayed in a special exhibition at United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2007.

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

Who can participate? Children from all around the world from age 5 to 15 years.

Requirements for entry. The entry should be made on paper or canvas A4 size or comparable. You may use ink, pencil charcoal, crayon, water color, marker, or any material that you might have available in your environment. …

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