Graphic artist Stefán Einarsson achieved first place in an international competition initiated by the United Nations, the goal of which was to create a newspaper advertisement that could raise awareness of global poverty.
Stefán’s ad featured above got him the first place position, but he also had entries that landed in third and fifth place. In total, RÚV reports, there were 2,034 entries from 34 countries. 22 participants were from Iceland.
Queen Sofia of Spain will present Stefán with the award on 10 September.
The competition itself was created by the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), and was open to 48 European countries. Launched last May, the submitted adverts had to “remind” world leaders of the eight promises they made 10 years ago, i.e., the Millennium Development Goals.
We at the Grapevine congratulate Stefán on his achievement.