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Please find some photos of the exhibition organised on 7 May 2013 at the United Nations in Geneva, where the winners’ drawings of the contests 2011-2012 and 2013 were exhibited. The exhibition had a great success! Thanks again to you, your parents and your teachers.

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The voting process for the drawings competing in the 3rd UIC/ILCAD international drawing contest for children on the occasion of ILCAD to be held on 7 May is now closed. We have received about 2000 votes within 2 weeks!!! Read article http://uic.org/com/uic-e-news/341 Read also what Operation Lifesaver Canada published on two Canadian Winners, Allen and Mia: http://www.operationlifesaver.ca/general/2013/04/canadian-children-win-prizes-in-ilcad-rail-safety-drawing-contest/

The competition was open to children everywhere (including those of UIC HQ colleagues and UIC members’ staff) and were divided into two categories: from 4 to 7 years old and from 8 to 12 years old.

Here are the results of the contest below:

In the category 4 to 7 years old

The winners are:

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Wiktoria Lukowiak 7 years Poland - 1°
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Mia Cinquino 4 years Canada - 2°
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Vennela Sreenivasa Mukunda 4 years India - 3°
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Kuba Halberda 5 years Poland - 4°
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Sergey Sergeyev 7 years Russia - 5°
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Viktor Rusov 6 years Bulgaria 6°
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Nikodem Baltaza 5 years Poland - 7°
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Fabian Purkot 6 years Poland - 8°
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Weronika Rostkowska 5 years Poland - 9°
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Adam Losiewicz 4 years Poland - 10°

In the category 8 to 12 years old

The winners are:

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Rajashree Choudhury 11 years India - 1°
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Zofa Porado 9 years Poland - 2°
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Ella Christina Feketeova 8 years Slovakia - 3°
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Jennifer Sanchez 10 years USA - 4°
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Oliwia Kakol 12 years Poland - 5°
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Anna Nabzdyk 12 years Poland - 6°
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Matilde Lagido 11 years Portugal - 7°
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Iza Maliszewska 12 years Poland - 8°
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Sviatoslav Mareev 11 years Russia - 9°
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Ana Tiric 11 years Croatia - 10° a
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Allen Zhou 8 years Canada - 10° b

This third edition has met again a great success with more than 500 drawings (+25% compared to 2011):

  • 272 drawings in the 4-5 years category
  • 245 drawings in the 8-12 years category

from different countries mainly Poland but also India, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and U.S.A.

I take this opportunity to thank all the participants, teachers, parents and railway colleagues for their excellent response and their contribution to the success of this contest.

The winning drawings will be uploaded on www.ilcad.org, on our facebook page and will be visible in an exhibition dedicated to ILCAD taking place a whole week from 6 -12 May 2013 at the United Nations in Geneva during the 2nd UN Global Road Safety Week taking place in all UN regions.

For organisational reasons all the winners will receive their prize as soon as possible after the International Level Crossing Awareness Day campaign.

Save the date of ILCAD on 7 May 2013 at the UN in Geneva

You are all kindly invited to take part in the ILCAD 2013 international press conference organized together with a round table with experts from different countries and sectors (road, rail, institutions and specialists in human factors, in education…) to take place at the UN in Geneva on 7 May 2013 (see programme using the links hereafter). Among others Mrs. Eva Molnar, Director, UNECE Transport Division will open the event.

For more information and registration click on http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe...