Primary School Poster Competition
Meet Ahmad - he was a farmer in Syria, but civil war forced him and his family to leave in 2012. The civil war in Syria has forced almost 12 million people to flee their homes and left over 2 million children out of school.
When Ahmad saw none of the children in his community could read or write, he decided to be their teacher. He teaches more than 40 Syrian children, ranging from 5 to 13 in Mafraq, Jordan. The school children meet at 8am to noon, six days a week and the walls of the classroom are covered in posters teaching English, Arabic, science and maths.
Who can enter?
Any primary school student.
What should I draw my poster on?
An A4 piece of paper.
What colours can I use?
Any! You can use as many as you like. You can use felt-tips, paints, crayons and pencils.
When is the competition?
The closing date is 25th May 2020 and the winner will be announced in June.
Is there a prize?
The winning poster will be turned into our 2020 Thank You cards we send to our supporters and fundraisers to show our appreciation.
Where do I send my poster?
If you are able and it is safe to, please send your poster to us at Mercy Corps, 96/3 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX.
Alternatively, you can send us a picture or scanned copy of your poster to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately we are unable to return posters that get sent by post, and we ask that you keep all original posters that have been emailed to us until after the winner is announced.
All competition entries must include the student's name, age, and name of school on the reverse of each poster.