Lap of Peace

Winner 2021: Aadhyaa Aravind Shankar, India

"Freunde sind für einen da" (Friends are there for each other)

Winner 2017: Lina Momsen / photo group LIRALE, Germany


Winner 2018: Kaja Tasevska, Macedonia

Slow Stream

Winner 2019: Dune Laboile, France


Marcella Athayde

Flight of the soul

Winner 2020: Anastasiya Bolshakova, Russia

The Children’s Peace Image of the Year 2021 went to…

7-year-old Aadhyaa Aravind Shankar from India won the prize for the best Children’s Peace Image of the Year. The prize, worth 1000 Euros, is sponsored by the Vienna Insurance Group and was awarded for her image Lap of Peace – „Aadhyaa took the picture in colour, but transferred it into black-and-white and cropped it to concentrate on her message. Which she expresses with a global claim: Irrespective of country borders, languages, cultures, she writes, “the children of Mother Earth” have the same needs.“

The prize was presented by Gerhard Lahner, COO Vienna Insurance Group and Barbara Grötschnig, Head of Sponsoring Vienna Insurance Group.

Aadhyaa was clearly the star of the show. She received the prize with great aplomb, and the audience loved it! I warmly congratulate her” said Eric Falt, the Director of UNESCO New Delhi, who had presided the Jury of this year’s prize.

This is her acceptance speech:

Aadhyaa Aravind Shankar
Lap of Peace – Aadhyaa Aravind Shankar, India

Click here to view the top entries of the Global Peace Photo Award 2021 and the Children’s Peace Image of the Year 2021.

Thank you all who entered pictures for 2021. The next competition starts in March 2022. We will send you a reminder if you subscribe to our Newsletter or simply follow us on Instagram.

What does peace look like?

Show us your pictures of peace – your views on happy life. There is an award for the best pictures, which will be shown worldwide.

Your age

You can take part if you are 14 years or younger.

You are 15 years or older? Then enter your pictures to the main section of the Global Peace Photo Award.

Your ideas

What does peace look like? This is a very special question. Everybody has their own ideas about it. Make your positive attitude visible in your pictures. We would love to see how you imagine peaceful life. Share with us your views on a mindful way of living with your friends and family, show us how you connect emotionally with nature.

The prize

The best peace photo of the year – The Children’s Peace Image of the Year – wins 1000 euros. The winner and his or her parents are invited to the award ceremony in Vienna. If a photo group wins, one member of the group and his or her parents are invited to the ceremony. But all photos in the top 20 will be shown.

Image rights

By taking part in the photo competition, I/we confirm that my/our child is the author of the submitted photographs and that the individuals shown in the photos have agreed to a public presentation.

By taking part the participant and/or its legal representative grant the organizer the right to publicly present the submitted photos in connection with the photo competition. In using the photo(s) the organizer will name the participant and the competition. The right of use is unlimited in terms of time, space and medium. If chosen, the participant will supply the image files in top quality.

The use of the photos by the organizer is non-exclusive and non-commercial. This means that the participant may continue to use the photos and that the organizer does not pursue any commercial aims with the submitted photos.

See Terms and conditions / FAQ for all the details.

The organizer of The Children’s Peace Image of the Year is the Global Peace Photo Award. The award is supported in Germany by Deutsches Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum and its German Youth Photo Award (Deutscher Jugendfotopreis).

The honorary chair for The Children’s Peace Image of the Year is human rights activist Waris Dirie.

The Children’s Peace Image of the Year is sponsored by Vienna Insurance Group

The Global Peace Photo Award for the best picture on the theme of Peace
is organized by Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG), UNESCO, Austrian Parliament, Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association, International Press Institute (IPI), German Youth Photography Award, the World Press Photo Foundation and POY LATAM.

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