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Indian artist, Anjali Chandrashekar wins award at UN poster contest on N-disarmament

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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’UN'poster-award


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

Honourable mentions:

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.