6 December 2012

Kenya: International Poster Contest Launches On World Aids Day 2012

press release

Youth Encouraged to Join Fight against HIV/AIDS

Nairobi, Kenya - Today, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Kenya launched a World AIDS Day Poster Contest that solicits artwork from youth reflecting the theme "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation." The United States is proud to be supporting the people of Kenya as they take a leadership role in their fight against HIV/AIDS. Working together, with science guiding our efforts, we can build on our successes to save even more lives.

The Poster Contest is open to youth and will be divided into three age groups:

Age Group 1 - Ages 5 to 9

Age Group 2 - Ages 10 to 15

Age Group 3 - Ages 16 to 20

The top entries from each country will be highlighted through poster shows, press releases, website features, exhibits and other venues. These artists will receive a certificate signed by U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby. Additionally, top entries from each country will be judged as part of a global contest. Of those entries, the top global entry in each category (Age Groups 1 - 3) will receive a backpack of art supplies.

For more information on how to participate in the competition, please visit the Nairobi US Embassy website at http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum. PEPFAR is driven by a shared responsibility among donor and partner nations and others to make smart investments to save lives.

For more information, please visit www.PEPFAR.gov, http://twitter.com/pepfar, or www.facebook.com/PEPFAR.

International Poster Contest Forms:

Poster Contest Consent Form (Below 18)

Poster Contest Consent Form (18 and above)

Poster Contest Application Form

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