The 18th of April has worldwide been designated as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. International organizations such as ICOMOS and UNESCO have established this special day so as to promote people's awareness about the diversity and significance of planet's monuments, but also to evoke individual's sensibility for those which are in danger. Within this context, on the 18th of April each year, states around the world organize different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, poster drawing, article writing etc. School students are playing a leading role to these activities. Each year a different theme is selected in order to celebrate this special day. The theme agreed for this year is associated with the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, a text of a great significance and especially with the particular topic: "World Heritage and Viable Development. The Role of Local Communities".
Given the above, MOnuMENTA, a non profit civil company for the protection of the natural and architectural heritage of Greece and Cyprus (www.monumenta.org), along with the collaboration of different organizations around the country, organize the activity: "Drawing a Poster". The activity addresses to children and teenagers. It's main theme is: "The 18th of April. International Day for Monuments".
Monuments are all around us and so they can provide with many ideas to draw a poster. Each region has a great number of monuments belonging to different periods of time (ancient, byzantine, modern) which could possibly become the theme of the poster. The posters send will be presented in MOnuMENTA'S web page.
Instructions for poster drawing:
· The poster could be a sketch, a picture or a collage. All different kinds of color could be used (pastel, crayons, watercolors etc).
· Size of the drawing A4
· The title of the drawing: "The 18th of April. International Day for Monuments" should play an important role.
· The participants should mention their personal data at the rear of their drawing (name, surname, age, address) and optionally at the right bottom of the front side could place their name or signature.
· The drawing must be sent to MOnuMENTA (firstname.lastname@example.org), (Ελ. Βενιζέλου 25-27, 14343 Ν. Χαλκηδόνα), up to the 10th of May 2012.