Giselle Blümke and Nele Hoffmann Win the M.Y. Peace Message Competition
Posted 04/10/2017 10:30AM
In celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, Metropolitan YMCA invited young people to unleash their creativity and share their innermost thoughts on what peace means to them. Participation was open to all local and international youths between 6-35 years of age and the competition was divided into three age categories. Participants could either choose to create a visual artwork or a written piece. Two of the six winning entries were from GESS students. Giselle Blümke created a beautiful painting and Nele Hoffmann wrote a lovely recipe for peace. The winning peace messages were personally handed over to 37 embassies. Giselle and Nele were also invited to the Charity Gala Dinner in the Shangri-La Hotel Tower Ballroom where Giselle’s artwork was exhibited as part of a silent charity auction and where Nele had the chance to share her peace message directly with the audience consisting of representatives from more than 70 countries.