Nansen Dialogue Centre Serbia and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) announced the winners of the Regional Arts Competition Peace is IN, Violence is OUT whose artworks illustrated the GPPAC Peace Calendar for 2016.
International selection committee members were: Sharon Bhagwan Rolls (Femlink Pacific and chair of GPPAC Board), Svetlana Čabarkapa (Ministry of Education of Montenegro), Antonije Pušić (musician), Bente Knagenhjelm (Nansen Dialogue Network, Norway), Sonja Tomović Šundić (Faculty of Political Sciences, Podgorica, Montenegro), Tatjana Popović (NDC Serbia) and Ana Mandić (academic painter and MA in digital arts, Serbia) selected 13 artworks. This year, the Facebook audience selected a drawing by Marta Mijušković, Primary School "Živko Ljujić", Nova Varoš, which was awarded the highest number of points by the committee as well.
Daria Tošić, Arts High School „Petar Lubarda", Cetinje
Edin Ćeranić, Arts High School „Petar Lubarda", Cetinje
Lejla Ramić, Construction Geodetic School, Tuzla
Đorđe Rajić, Primary School „Filip Filipović", Čačak
Lazar Simeunović, Primary and Secondary School „Ivo Lola Ribar", Kraljevo
Marta Mijušković, Primary School „Živko Ljujić", Nova Varoš
Emina Numanović, Construction Geodetic School, Tuzla
Sanja Tomašević, Primary School „Živko Ljujić", Nova Varoš
Anastasija Janićijević, Primary School „Sveti Sava", Kosovska Gračanica
Jelena Nilović, Primary School „Meksiko", Bar
Mina Petrović, Primary School „Nikola Tesla", Novi Sad
Tatjana Popadić, Primary School „Svetozar Marković", Kraljevo
Bogdana Tijanić, Economic and Hospitality school, Bar
The Regional Arts Competition Peace is IN, Violence is OUT was launched on the occasion of 21 September, the International Day of Peace. There were over 2000 artwork submissions from primary and secondary schools in the region. The goals of the competition were: to introduce students to the idea of the International Day of Peace; to encourage students to find creative ways in which they as individuals can contribute to peace; contribution to sustainable peace, tolerance and reconciliation in the Western Balkan region.
The Arts competition that lasted until 31 October 2015 was supported by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Education of Montenegro.
The Peace Calendar 2016 was promoted in Belgrade on December 17th and in Podgorica on December 25th.