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UN Peace flag project

Kia ora, for young artists - if you are not one yourself, please pass on to someone who is ! It looks as though they are are only accepting entries via organisations or schools.

We have received two deadlines for this - all entries must be received by 24 November / 10 December 1999... probably wise to go for the first one.


The UN CyberSchoolBus, in cooperation with the UN Postal Administration, is pleased to announce the Peace Flag Project in celebration of the International Day of Peace.

Submit your drawing for a world peace flag and your winning entry could be an official UN Stamp, complimented with a trip to the Olympics Stamp Show in Sydney in year 2000!

For more info check out or read the text below .

The UN CyberSchoolBus is the on-line component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project and provides educational materials and activities to schools around the world on international issues. To reaffirm the ideal of peace among young people and in celebration of the International Day of Peace, the UN CyberSchoolBus, in cooperation with the United Nation Postal Administration, is sponsoring the Peace Flag Project. Students from all around the world are invited to send their vision of what a world peace flag would look like. Each entry should induce a short description of what their drawing presents. As a special bonus, one flag will be chosen by the judging panel for consideration by the United Nation Postal Administration for use as an official UN Stamp.

Submission: Schools or organizations may submit a maximum of THREE ENTRIES.

We suggest submissions from various grade levels, if appropriate. There must be a brief description (no more than 250 words) of the drawing. There are no restrictions on the use of color, but no text is permitted on the drawing itself.

Submissions may be mailed or sent in electronically in any of the following graphical file formats: PDF, PSD, EPS, TIF, GIF or JPEG

Personal Information: Each entry must include name, age, school, country and all relevant contact information on the back of the entry. And please tell us how you heard about this project!

Eligibility: Students aged 6-18.

Size: Flag designs must be no larger than 10 inches by 15 inches or 25.4 cm by 38.1 cm.

The UN CyberSchoolBus judging panel will select a winning entry in February 2000. In the event that the winning design is used for a United Nations postage stamp, it is anticipated that the stamp will be issued in September 2000 to coincide with the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

We will be unable to acknowledge receipt of your submission. All materials submitted for the Peace Flag Project become the property of the United Nations and will not be returned. Prior to the reproduction of the winning design as a United Nations stamp, the designer will be contacted by the United Nations Postal Administration in regard to related ownership and copyright details.

Entries can be submitted in the following ways:

1.Online submission,

2.Email to

3.Mail to the local organizing office or directly to: United Nations CyberSchoolBus, Peace Flag Project, One United Nations Plaza, Room DC1-552, New York, NY 10017, United States of America.

The International Day of Peace is observed each year on the third Tuesday of September. Its observance coincides with the opening of the regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In 1981, the General Assembly proclaimed the International Day of Peace and invited all Member States, non-governmental organizations and individuals to observe the Day in a manner that reflects the United Nations' commitment to keeping peace among peoples and nations.

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