On Thursday, December 17, Deputy Chief of Mission David K. Young hosted a poster exhibition on environmental protection and climate change. The posters were created by Burkinabe students who responded to a competition announcement. In total, more than 49 hand-drawn works were submitted.
The posters were evaluated on the basis of three criteria: their capacity to raise awareness about an environmental issue, their effectiveness in inspiring action and evoking emotion, and their artistry. In the end, the judges named three winners who received special awards, including books and a free lesson at the American Language Center.
The first prize was awarded to the work of 27-year-old art student, Julius Caesar Bambara. The second prize was awarded to high school students Derra Ismael (21) and Adolphe Sawadogo (18) who jointly submitted a poster. Finally, the third prize went to Phineas Pitroipa, 19, a student in International Relations and Diplomacy. In all, 20 works were recognized with prizes. In appreciation for their contributions to the conversation on climate change, all participants received an embroidered bag, a flask, an 8GB flash drive, and a certificate.