Art For Peace 2012 Competition

Congratulations to our twelve winners!

The judging of this contest was certainly very difficult.  We had a global panel of jurors made up of a large group of art professionals. The jury spent four weeks undergoing an ardurous process of judging over 6600 entries. All the artwork submitted had a variety of powerful messages of hope for world peace and a nuclear-free world. They are truly inspiring, creative and showcased many unique expressions. On behalf of all the jurors and everyone who joined us in working for this contest, we had a remarkable experience in witnessing an outpouring of positivity and a collection of beautiful artwork.


We thank all of the contestants for their artwork submissions and their parents and teachers who helped them. The following winners were chosen according to the criteria described in the rules of the contest; theme, creativity, technique and composition.  Here are the results of the contest:

92 Countries, 6623 Works of Art, 1 Message of Peace

You can browse the gallery of all the entries at
October 23, 2012
Haruka Shoji, First Prize Winner

(13-17 Age Category)

Thank you to all Children & Teens who entered the contest! 

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Harmony for Peace Foundation

jointly launched the 2012 Art for Peace Contest.


We called on all young artists to use their creative talents to imagine

 a “World Free of Nuclear Weapons.”

Whether you paint or draw, use watercolors or acrylics, pencils or crayons,

the Art for Peace Contest wanted you to use your imagination to express

your vision for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.

This contest was open to children and teens, ages 5 – 17, across the globe.

Art is the universal language.  Art speaks to our hearts and minds.

Art can make a difference.

And so can you.

Mr. Michael Douglas, UN Peace Messenger, supported the effort and called for the entries for "Art for Peace 2012"
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