Lap of Peace
"Freunde sind für einen da" (Friends are there for each other)
Flight of the soul
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:
Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Children’s Peace Image of the Year 2021. Click here to view the top entries of the Global Peace Photo Award 2021 and the Children’s Peace Image of the Year 2021.
What does peace look like?
The Children’s Peace Image of the Year is an international photo competition for young people. Honorary chair: human rights activist Waris Dirie
Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Children’s Peace Image of the Year 2021. The call for enties will be open again on March 2022.
You can take part if you are 14 years or younger.
You are over 14 years old?
Then submit your photos to the Alfred Fried Photography Award.
What does peace look like? This is a very special question and everybody has very own ideas about it. All the more so today, when we see so much of violence and unrest.
We say: Give your imagination free reign. Make your positive attitude visible in a photo. We want to see how you imagine peace. The best pictures will be exhibited. Across the world.
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.
The honorary chair for the photo competition The Children’s Peace Image of the Year is Waris Dirie, a committed human rights activist. The competition is part of the Global Peace Photo Award.
The photo competition The Children’s Peace Image of the Year is supported by the Deutscher Jugendfotopreis. The organizer of the international competition is the Global Peace Photo Award supported by the „Deutsches Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum (KJF)“
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.
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 and the World Press Photo Foundation.