PGG Wrightson


Art for Peace Competition

Event Management

As the president and organizer of Art for Peace, I meticulously planned and executed the competition, engaging schools, universities, and local businesses. Over 500 students showcased diverse artwork on the theme of World Peace. The event’s success was evident in the vibrant awards ceremony at the University of Otago, sparking community conversations on peace and the role of art in society. I’m honored to have played a part in this impactful event that inspired creative expression and fostered a sense of unity among young minds.

As the organizer of the event, I had been planning and preparing for months leading up to the competition. I reached out to schools and universities across Dunedin, spreading the word about the competition and inviting students to participate. I contacted local businesses and organizations, asking them to sponsor the event by donating prizes for the winners. I worked with a team of volunteers from The Peace Club to create a comprehensive set of rules and guidelines for the competition.

On the day of the event, I was excited to see over 500 students from across Dunedin arriving with their artwork. I was amazed by the incredible talent on display and by the diversity of the artwork. There were paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even mixed media pieces. The students had taken the theme of World Peace and interpreted it in their own unique ways, creating a rich tapestry of perspectives on the topic.

As the judges made their decisions, I felt a sense of pride and satisfaction knowing that I had helped to create an event that had brought together so many young people from the community. The winners were announced, and the prizes were presented at the awards ceremony at the University of Otago. The atmosphere was electric as the students celebrated each other’s achievements and enjoyed the entertainment and refreshments provided by the event sponsors.

In the end, the Art for Peace Competition 2022 was a huge success, not just in terms of the number of participants and the quality of the artwork but also in terms of the impact it had on the community. The event sparked conversations about peace, conflict resolution, and the role of art in society. It inspired young people to think critically about the world around them and to express their ideas and feelings in creative ways. I was honored to have played a part in making it all happen.