Results of the 150th anniversary children’s poster competition were announced during the closing plenary session of ITU Council. Children between ages 5-16 had been asked to draw what they imagined the world of ICTs would look like 50 years hence in 2065. The winners were selected from over a thousand entries from around the world. Inspiring, forward-looking ideas ranged from robots of all shapes and sizes, flying cars, floating cities and undersea habitats to unimaginable advances in global communications and stunning medical, ecological and social innovations.
In the 5-7 age group, the winners are Mohammed Firdaus Ibrahim from Sarawak, Malaysia; Arya Panthaka Gurugefrom from Sri Lanka; and Anastasia Andreeva from Geneva, Switzerland.
In the 8-11 age group, the winners are Jerry Auguste from the Dominican Republic; Muhamad Amir B. Kamaruzzaman from Malaysia; and K. Kaweesha Lakshan Sithumina from Sri Lanka.
In the 12-16 age group, four winners were selected: Iarlaith Conneally from France; Yong Chen Ling from Malaysia; Heesoo Choi from Switzerland; and Chua Shu En from Malaysia.