Chair of the Tasman/Marlborough area council, Margaret Gauden-Ing, says the competition is an opportunity for young people to explore the meaning of Red Cross. "Do you know how and why Red Cross helps millions of people worldwide? Why do we have the red cross as a symbol, and what does it stand for?"

Prizes up for grabs

Junior Division (Years 9-10) Winner $300

Senior (Years 11-13) Winner $500

All entries will receive a certificate of participation.

Criteria and closing date

Competition is open only to Tasman/Marlborough students

Entries close 31 May 2017

Winners announced by 21 June 2017

Poster size: Posters must be on A3 size paper, 29.7 x 42.0cm

A selection of posters will be displayed publicly. Winners will be announced on Red Cross' Facebook page and website.

Entry form and rules

Poster Competition rules 2017 (PDF)
Poster Competition entry form (PDF)

Inspiration and source material

Source material can be found on New Zealand Red Cross' website. Students can also find information about Red Cross on these websites:

International Committee of the Red Cross 

Exploring International Humanitarian Law 

International Federation of the Red Cross