22 year old Indian Artist Anjali Chandrashekar won award at UN poster contest on N-Disarmament and appreciated by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.
The competition was structured to remember the anniversary of the first UN General Assembly resolution adopted in 1946 establishing a Commission to deal with problems related to the discovery of atomic energy.
Title of the Competition: ‘Cutting Barriers through Peace’
First Prize: Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani
38-year-old artist from Peru for his ‘Spinning Peace’
Features a nuclear weapon being unraveled into string which is then used to fly kites and balloons and to jump rope
Second Prize: Michelle Li
15-year-old, named her poster as ‘Peace in our Hands’
Features a shadow puppet of a peace dove above a broken nuclear weapon
Third Prize: Anjali Chandrashekar
New York-based designer
Won for poster of a peace dove slicing through a nuclear weapon
Nine honorable mentions were chosen from among more than 4,100 entries representing 123 countries including ‘Break free’ by the Chennai girl shows doves flying out of a bird cage at the top of a nuclear weapon
Award presented by: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The youngest artist in the competition was 10 years old.
Aims of the competition:
- Raise awareness and funds for various health, humanitarian and environmental causes
- UN General Secretary stated that talents you have displayed and for using those talents to highlight such an essential cause.
- Actor Michael Douglas, a UN Messenger of Peace, expressed that “creativity is essential” to creating momentum for nuclear disarmament.