An Invitation to Youth Around the World!-March-2008

2001-2010 has been designated by the United Nations as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.” In its honor, youth have two unique opportunities to present their personal expressions of peace to a worldwide audience.

The 11th Annual International Peace Pals™ Art Exhibition and Awards Program invites youth ages 5 to 19 to submit original works of art depicting their idea of “Friendship.” Each design must include the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” and be received by June 30, 2008. First, second and third prize winners in four age categories will be selected by a panel of international judges on September 21, 2008 and become part of a world tour exhibit. For more information including submission details and to view last year’s winners, visit or email

2007 1st Place Winner: Age 12 – Indonesia

The 2008 International Essay Contest for Young People, hosted by the Goi Peace Foundation, is accepting type written essays of 800 words or less by youth up to 25 years old. This year’s theme is “My project to create positive change in my environment. How can I foster sustainable development in my community?” All entries must be received by June 30, 2008 for full consideration. First prize winners will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan (travel expenses covered by sponsor). To obtain complete entry guidelines and submission information, visit or email