Volgograd schoolgirls became prize winners of a contest in Japan

December 25 is the day when the official results of the Children's Art Competition “Peaceful Towns” were made public. According to them, the contest’s competent judges awarded two of the prizes to Volgograd students.

A competition with such a meaningful name was organized by the “Mayors for Peace” international organization, the Secretariat of which is located in Hiroshima – Volgograd’s twin-city.

This worldwide association of cities dedicated to the idea of building a world without nuclear weapons, has made one of its primary goals the promotion of peace and peace education among young generations. As a result, the competition was organized between the children living in “Mayors for Peace” member cities and aged 6 to 10 (Category I) and 11 to 15 (Category II).

All in all, 2 829 works from 70 cities in 21 countries had been submitted to the contest – out of which, after preliminary selection, 168 were left in Category I and 173 in Category II.

Polina Martynova (Lyceum №6 of Voroshilovsky district) and Uliana Lebedeva (Gymnasium №2 of Krasnoarmeisky district) were awarded a Third Prize each – please, see their works attached below. Already in the beginning of 2020, souvenirs and certificates for both artists will arrive to Volgograd from Japan.

The absolute winner was Kiana Borbdar from Shiraz, Iran: her work (that you can see next to the headline) won the “Mayors for Peace” President Award and will be printed on “Mayors for Peace” plastic folders, which will be distributed at various events to raise awareness of the importance of peace education.

A more detailed survey of the competition’s results can be found at:


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