The BKMC believes that promoting global citizenship (SDG 4.7) will foster a new generation of leaders who cultivate empathy, sustainability and human rights. Digital technology helps us to overcome barriers and stimulates new ideas, whereas art has the power to act as a catalyst for protest and activism. The BKMC Poster Design Competition asked all changemakers out there to send us their vision of a global citizen, encouraging them to use their creativity as a communication tool that will inspire others to take action.

Over 200 individual posters from 45+ different countries from each continent were submitted, depicting a world of solidarity, diversity and equality through global citizenship. The diversity of the submitted posters perfectly mirrors the broad scope of global citizenship. The top 3 winners were selected by our stellar jury committee consisting of the Austrian renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, African Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi, as well as Co-chairs Ban Ki-moon and Heinz Fischer.

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First place

Second place

Third place

Meet the jury


Aya Chebbi, is a Tunisian diplomat, and a multi-award winning Pan-African feminist

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Austrian graphic designer, storyteller, and typographer based in New York City

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11th President of the Republic of Austria & Co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

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8th Secretary-General of the United Nations & Co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

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