Information published on 26 March 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 338.

Vote for the best drawings in the 3rd UIC international children’s drawing contest and save the date for ILCAD:

7 May 2013 at UNECE in Geneva

The third UIC international children’s drawing contest on safety at level crossings was recently organised on the occasion of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2013 (ILCAD) which will take place on 7 May 2013 worldwide.

The competition was open to all children (including those of UIC HQ colleagues and the
staff of UIC members) in the following age groups: 4-7, 8-12.

This third edition has once again achieved great success with more than 500 drawings (+25% compared to 2011):

  • 272 drawings in the 4-5 year age group
  • 245 drawings in the 8-12 year age group

from different countries, particularly Poland, but also India, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and the USA.

I take this opportunity to thank all the participants, teachers, parents and railway colleagues for their excellent response and their contribution to the success of this contest.

The competition is now closed and you may vote until 4 April 17:00 (French time). You may choose only one drawing in each category.

Please use the link hereafter to vote for the 4-7 age group. Click on the drawing you prefer, you will see a number, then indicate this number in the box.

http://www.ilcad.org/Vote-for-your-favorite-drawing-4-7.html

and use that link hereafter to vote for the 8-12 age group. Click on the drawing you prefer, you will see a number, then indicate this number in the box.

http://www.ilcad.org/Vote-for-your-favorite-drawing-8.html

The winning drawings will be uploaded on www.ilcad.org, on our Facebook page and on display at an exhibition dedicated to ILCAD for a whole week from 6 – 12 May 2013 at the United Nations in Geneva during the 2nd UN Global Road Safety Week taking place in all UN regions.

For organisational reasons all the winners will receive their prize as soon as possible
after the International Level Crossing Awareness Day campaign.

Furthermore you are all kindly invited to take part in the ILCAD 2013 international press conference organised together with a round table with experts from different countries and sectors (road, rail, institutions and specialists in human factors, in education…) to take place at the UN in Geneva on 7 May 2013 (see programme using the links hereafter). Among others Mrs Eva Molnar, Director, UNECE Transport Division will open the event.

For more information and registration click on the hyperlinks
http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/programme.html and then on ILCAD
or directly on this hyperlink http://www.unece.org/trans/roadsafe/2nd_grs_week/ilcad.html

You may attend both events: Regional Perspectives on Drinking and Driving
and International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD)

For further information please contact Isabelle Fonverne: fonverne@uic.org