Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – GPPAC in the Western Balkans, Nansen Dialogue Centre Serbia and Nansen Dialogue Centre Montenegro are announcing the winners of the Regional Arts Competition I Cheer for Peace. The international selection jury members were: Vesna Vučurović, Ministry of Education of Montenegro,Bogoljub Lazarević, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Andor Deli, Provincial Secretariat for Education, Administration and National Communities of AP Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia, Ana Mandić, academic painter and an MA in digital arts, Gesa Bent, GPPAC Foundation, Ivana Vujović, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE office in Montenegro). Together they selected 13 artworks to illustrate the 2014 GPPAC Peace Calendar. The winners are:
Marija Gezović, PS Olga Golović, Nikšić
Aleksandra Španjević, PS Ratko Žarić, Nikšić
Anđela Dugalić, PS Svetozar Marković, Kraljevo
Danijela Majstorović, PS Nikola Tesla, Novi Banovci
Dušan Krivokapić, PS Ratko Žarić, Nikšić
Eldina Efendija, MHS Bratstvo i jedinstvo, Ulcinj
Iris Jovanović, PS Nikola Tesla, Novi Banovci
Jelena Ojdanić, Grammar School Cetinje
Lisina Dulaj, PS Naim Frašeri, Bujanovac
Marija Marković, PS Svetozar Marković, Kraljevo
Petar Vukčević, PS Oktoih, Podgorica
Rialda Resulbegović, SMS Bratstvo i jedinstvo, Ulcinj
Sofija Stamatovski, PS Svetozar Marković, Kraljevo
The Regional Arts Competition I Cheer for Peace was launched on the occasion of 21 September, the International Day of Peace. There were over 600 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 and promote fair play in sports and positive and peaceful cheering; to encourage students to find out creative ways in which they as individuals could contribute to peace, as well as contribution to the security of people, tolerance and reconciliation in the Western Balkan region.
The promotion of the Peace Calendar will be held during December in Belgrade and Podgorica.