World Refugee Day 2013
One Family Torn Apart by War is too Many
Each year the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) marks World Refugee Day on 20 June.
This year we are holding our second annual art contest to mark World Refugee Day, with the aim of drawing attention to refugee issues and promoting a culture of respect and tolerance toward the refugee population. We are inviting Australian and New Zealand school children to create works of art illustrating the individual refugee story.
Winning entries will be selected and used by UNHCR in its World Refugee promotional materials and posters, as well as being printed in UNHCR’s 2014 desk calendar.
The closing date for entries has been extended to 30 April 2013.
This art contest will be part of UNHCR’s global “1 Campaign”, which is based around the simple statement, “1 family torn apart by war is too many.” We hope people will reflect on this statement and think about what they can do to help refugees and their families to rebuild their lives.
Be inspired by some of the wonderful entries we recieved for the UNHCR 2012 Art Contest.
- Coby, Holly & Fjord Coby, Holly & Fjord
- Cutie Kannampuzha Cutie Kannampuzha
- Griffin Upchurch Griffin Upchurch
- Makenzie McFarlane Makenzie McFarlane
- Maya Welsch Maya Welsch
- Mirela Kadric Mirela Kadric
- Emma Carmosin Emma Carmosin
- Gala Daniell-Cook Gala Daniell-Cook
- Charlotte Gillman Charlotte Gillman
- Alec Hall Alec Hall
- Sophie Ellen Newman Sophie Ellen Newman
- Grace O'Donohue Grace O'Donohue