Drawing competition “Let’s Guard Latvia Together”
To mark the 18th anniversary of Latvia’s accession to NATO, the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and the 5th anniversary of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, in cooperation with the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education and Science, is organising children’s drawing competition “Let’s Guard Latvia Together”.
The aim of the competition was to encourage children to take an interest in Latvia’s NATO membership and to promote their sense of security. The students’ task was to present their ideas and feelings on the topic of the competition in free technique, preferably illustrasing their vision of Latvia’s security and defence.
A total of 530 drawings were submitted. The highest turnout was in the 1st-2nd and 3rd-4th grade groups, where 192 and 166 entries were submitted.
The awards ceremony took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. After the awards ceremony, all the winners went on a trip to the Ādaži Military base of the National Armed Forces.
Nearly 100 drawings can be viewed at an exhibition “Let’s Guard Latvia Together” at the Children’s Literature Centre of the National Library of Latvia until May 9, 2022.
Photo: Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia