Sunday, February 12, 2023

"Peaceful Towns" Art Competition a winner for the participants and Mayor Tim who selected them - 2022.

International Mayors for Peace children's art competition

Artwork by Aria Robertson

Artwork by Lucy Gauntlett

Two young Tasman artists have taken out top placings in the international Mayors for Peace children's art competition "Peaceful Towns" 2022.

More than 4,300 artworks were whittled down to 239 finalists, and Tasman’s Lucy Gauntlett and Aria Robertson won second and third place respectively in the six to 10-year-old category. 

The competition, run by the office of the Mayor of Hiroshima in Japan, began in 1982 and this year attracted entries from 66 cities across 14 countries.

Lucy Gauntlett from Ranzau School drew inspiration while reading under a tree in a park where she saw two friends walking a dog and could hear peaceful music.

Lucy says there was also a peaceful fishpond, and she could see someone practicing yoga. “It was a peaceful park setting and I felt happy in the fresh air.”

Aria Robertson from Brightwater’s artwork shares a vision for more acceptance, love and peace for all people in all communities around the world.

Lucy and Aria’s pictures were selected by Mayor Tim King and were included in the nine top entries from a record 77 works submitted by students from across Tasman District, that were sent to Japan for the competition.

Tasman District Council

Pigeon Post News Richmond, Tasman.

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