In an effort to include and educate Pittsburgh youth in the upcoming G-20 Economic Summit being hosted in the City this week, Citiparks presents the G-20 International Children's Flag Project and Essay Contest. The Flag Project is a tool to help connect area students to this historic event as well as to enlarge their knowledge of our world neighbors.
The Flag Project can be downloaded from the Citiparks website, www.citiparks.net. The project consists of a coloring book with the flags of all 20 countries participating in the summit and educates participants on interesting facts about each country. Students are encouraged to observe the uniqueness and design of the flags, as they are meaningful to the countries that they represent.
The optional essay portion of the project asks how children would respond to the challenge of global poverty. Essays will be judged in three categories based upon grade level and is open to all City residents. Winning essayists will see their essays posted on the Citiparks website and will receive prizes including Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium passes, Schenley Park Skating Rink passes and Mellon Park Tennis Center gift certificates. All winners will receive a certificate of achievement.
Entries for the essay contest will be accepted through September 30, 2009 and can be submitted through the Citiparks website or mailed to:
Citiparks Office of Special Programs
City-County Building Room 462
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Winners will be notified within two weeks of the contest deadline.
For more information contact the Citiparks Community Enrichment Program office at 412-665-3665.