Nansen Dialogue Centre Serbia and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) are announcing the winners of the Regional Arts Competition I Like Peace – Peace is my Choice, whose artworks will illustrate the GPPAC Peace Calendar for 2015. Artworks were selected according to the principle 12+1, where the international selection committee selected 12 artworks, while an additional artwork was selected by the Facebook voting.
International selection committee members: Biljana Lajović (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia), Pavle Goranović (Education Institute, Montenegro), Zahid Movlazadeh (Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict - GPPAC, The Netherlands & Azerbaijan), Ljuljjeta Goranci Brkić (NDC Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ivana Gajović (NDC Montenegro) and Ana Mandić (academic painter and MA in digital arts, Serbia) selected 12 artworks.
The authors of the winning artworks are:
Daria Tošić, "Petar Lubarda" Arts High School, Cetinje
Slađana Vlatković, "Veljko Petrović" Grammar School, Sombor
Edin Ćeranić, "Petar Lubarda" Arts High School, Cetinje
Andrea Šarac, "Vuk Karadžić" Primary School, Podgorica
Amina Alomerovic, Prijepolje Grammar School
David Čenuša IV, "2.oktobar" Primary School, Nikolinci
Milica Pavlović, "Dr Jovan Cvijić" Primary School, Smederevo
Marija Perović, "Oktoih" Primary School, Podgorica
Sandra Milanović, "Vuk Karadžić" Primary School, Glogovac
Dženeta Bašković, Prijepolje Grammar School
Tijana Solarov, "Nikola Tesla", Novi Sad
Tijana Rakić, "Oktoih" Primary School, Podgorica
According to the number of Facebook likes, Andrea Lešević from "Svetozar Marković" Primary School, Kraljevo, is the author of the additional winning artwork.
The Regional Arts Competition I Like Peace – Peace is my Choice 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 discuss digital violence and to encourage its prevention; to encourage students to find creative ways in which they as individuals can contribute to peace; contribution to the security of people, tolerance and reconciliation in the Western Balkan region.
The Arts competition that lasted from 15 September until 31 October 2014 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 2015 was promoted in Belgrade on December 17th and in Podgorica on December 26th.