Friday, October 19, 2007

6-year-old wins UN stamp design contest

The Jakarta Post reports a 6-year-old Indonesian boy was presented with the United Nations stamp design award at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday.

Bryan Jevoncia was one of six children whose designs were selected for a 2008 series of UN stamps in a design contest titled "We Can Overcome Poverty", which was held in conjunction with International Poverty Eradication Day. Around 12,000 children aged 6 to 15 from 124 countries took part in the contest.

Bryan's design shows children returning from school to help their mothers earn enough money to support the family.

The awards were presented during a ceremony in a park near the UN building and was attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Indonesian special representative to the UN Marty Natalegawa and several other foreign representatives.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM