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Tuesday, 20 March 2007
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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 for 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 colour, marker, or any material that you might have available in your environment. Each design should be accompanied by a brief description of its meaning on the back of the entry. Please do not frame the art work.

Personal information On the back of each entry please provide the following information:

1. Your full name
2. Age
3. Gender
4. Full address
5. Country
6. Telephone number, fax number and e-mail address (if available)
7. Any other useful contact information.

Selection of designs The 6 best designs will be announced by the United Nations during the commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in October 17, 2007. These 6 best designs will be issues as stamps by the United Nations Postal Administration. In addition, 20 other designs will be awarded special commendations. All 26 designs will be displayed in a special exhibition at the United Nations in 2007.

Judging A Panel of Judges composed of members from the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development, the United Nations Department of Public Information and the United Nations Postal Administration will decide on the selection of winning entries.

Criteria for evaluation of entries Artistic expression, how well the design expresses the theme of the competition.

Deadline Please send the design, with information requested, as soon as possible, but no later than 30 June 2007 to the following address:

2 United Nations Plaza,
Room DC2-1328
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
 
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