Nork Children’s Center Art Student Wins UN Stamp Competition

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Mariam Marukyan, Age 13, from the AGBU Nork Children’s Center in Armenia has become one of six children to win the International Children’s Art Competition organized by the United Nations (UN).

The International Children’s Art Competition was organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Public Information and the United Nations Postal Administration to commemorate the INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY and the first UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY. The children were to design a United Nations stamp on the theme “WE CAN END POVERTY.”

Over 12,000 children from around the world participated in the competition and 10 entries were from Armenia (to see all Armenian entries, click here).

In addition to Mariam’s great achievement, it is worth noting that two other Armenian artists, Anahit Martirosian, age 11, and Lusine Nersisyan, age 14, were each awarded one of 20 Merit Certificates for their work, and Ellada Khachatryan, age 11, was awarded one of 24 Certificates of Recognition.

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Mariam Marukyan explains the meaning of her winning design (pictured at top):

“To my mind, work will help people live fairly. That is why in my picture I depict people working in the garden. They have worked hard and their harvest is rich.”

2 responses to “Nork Children’s Center Art Student Wins UN Stamp Competition

  1. Thank you for showing us the beautiful artwork of these talented young people. The winning artist, Mariam, shows great skill, and also great depth of feeling about her subject, and a caring heart. Regards, K Tafejian

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