The Exhibit ceremony for the winners of the International Art Competition, UN headquarters, New York from left Mariam Marukian (Armenia), Grace Tsang (China), Rufaro Duri (Zimbabwe) and Elisabeth Chun Ning Au (China).
Winners of the International Children's Art Competition to design a UN stamp on the theme "We can end poverty" were honoured on Wednesday as part of the UNHQ events marking the 20th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
In attendence were young artists from Armenia, China, Indonesia and Zimbabwe who designed five of the six winning entries.
Mr. Robert Gray, Chief of the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) and one of the competition judges, met with the children and said that selecting the winners was "certainly a challenge" and that all the submissions "truly demonstrate the artistic talents of our youth and their motivation to end poverty." Full Text of his statement.
Besides being evaluated for their creativity, winners were chosen for their potential to be printed in a miniature format, meeting the high quality reproduction required for postage stamps.
All winners were interviewed by the United Nations radio.