Indian artist Anjali Chandrashekar wins award at UN Poster for Peace Contest

May 18, 2016 16:09 IST

anjaliIndian artist Anjali Chandrashekar on 3 May 2016 won the third prize in UN Poster for Peace contest presented by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament.

Her poster titled ‘Cutting Barriers through Peace’ featured a peace dove slicing through a nuclear weapon.

Winners of UN poster contest on N-disarmament
• The first prize was won by Ivan Ciro Palomino Huamani from Peru for his poster titled ‘Spinning Peace’.
• Second prize was won by Michelle Li for her poster titled ‘Peace in our Hands’, which had  featured a shadow puppet of a peace dove above a broken nuclear weapon.
• Apart from the three winners, nine honourable mentions were chosen from among more than 4100 entries representing 123 countries.

About Anjali Chandrashekar

• She is a New York-based designer and activist.
• At the age of 10, She founded Picture It, a non-governmental organisation.
• Her NGO uses imagery to raise awareness and funds for various health, humanitarian and environmental causes.

Background
The UN Poster for Peace contest was organised to commemorate the anniversary of the very first UN General Assembly resolution adopted in 1946 establishing a Commission to deal with problems related to the discovery of atomic energy.

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