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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 What About Peace? contest.

After months of going through the hundreds of entries that came in from youth all over the world, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 What About Peace? contest.

A very special congratulations go to our 2014 Grand Prize winner, 15 year old Ikeora Ebuka from the Imo State of Nigeria, with the written essay about child soldiers called “They Learned to Kill.”

What struck our Grand Prize judge, Global Exchange's Executive Director, Carleen Pickard, the most about the winning piece was “the thought and consideration that Ikeora put into the essay; it encourages us all to take action daily in our community to make peace at home.”

More congratulations go to our First and Second Prize winners for the Visual Arts and Written categories:

First Prize Visual Arts: The Story of Peace by Afshin Valani of Chatanooga, Tennessee
Second Prize Visual Arts: Everything Peace by Jackeline Recinas Lopez of San Diego, California

First Prize Written: A Peace Anthem by Mac R. Whaley of Rollingstone, Minnesota
Second Prize Written: What about peace by Scott Ward of Omaha, Nebraska

Check out our website for the runner-up winners in each category as well a listing of our Honorable Mentions and the recipients of the Jurors Awards.

Congratulations once again to the winners and thank you to all for sharing your beautiful work letting us all know that peace is possible.

Kirsten Moller

Global Exchange
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