Chargé d’Affaires Kurt Donnelly hosted elementary and high school students from across Serbia who participated in an art competition called “Youth for a corruption-free society.” The project encouraged students to develop public awareness campaigns advocating for the rejection of corruption. Students designed posters (grade school), created videos (high school), and competed for national and international recognition and prizes (iPad, Kindle, and GoPro).
The competition was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Serbia, U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training. Similar competitions were coordinated by U.S. Embassies throughout the region.
The competition promoted shared values of young people in the U.S. and the region, namely, to fight corruption in all its forms. The competition also empowered citizens of all ages to envision better societies based on zero tolerance for corruption. Over 70 students from across Serbia participated.
The artwork and videos will be on display at Dom Omladine on December 10 and 11, 2018. The exhibition is open to the public.
Please join us in congratulating all those who participated in the competition and helped to engage, educate, and inspire others in the fight against corruption.