We are a group who seek to promote international friendship and understanding.

We meet together regularly for social events and fundraising and take part in exchange visits with similar groups from our twin cities and partner towns abroad.

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2020 International Friendship Prize for Young People at School

Theme : A 20:20 Vision for Peace 

CAIF, the Coventry Association of International Friendship, is a group who seek to promote international friendship, understanding and peace through a range ofactivities. These includeexchange visits with similar groups from Coventry’s twin cities and partner towns abroad, and through other events in our home city.

This annual prize is offered in order toharness the energy, creativity and initiative of Coventry's children and young people in promoting a culture of international friendship, understanding and peace. 

Through this prize we hope to inspire young people to engage in peace activities and in the development of friendship and mutual understanding while helping them to recognize that people of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures have much common and that each individual can make a difference in the world.

The theme of this year’s competition is “A 20:20 Vision for Peace”. 

“20/20” is a term used to express visual clarity or sharpness of vision. Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean having perfect vision. Some people can see well at a distance but are unable to bring nearer objects into focus. Others can see items that are close but cannot see those far away. So, how can we have a 20:20 vision for peace which can bring it into focus, help us to see it when it’s near to us or grasp it from afar ?  

We invite entries which address this idea and which can show how young people can acquire “A 20:20 Vision for Peace

You are invited to submit an entry in one of the following subject categories -

  • A written response.

  • A visual response 

(Note: all entries to be submitted in digital form)

The prize is open to anyone in one of the following School age categories :- 

  1. Years 7,8 and 9. 

  1. Years 10 & 11.

To make an entry, you must first submit an entry form (available on the CAIF website – www.caif.co.uk). Entry forms must be received on or before 31 December 2019.

All contact details should be made by a named teacher. Teachers should fill in the online form and enter "Group Entry" in the Name Box and give the school address. They should then e-mail the names of the individual pupils to the CAIF email address given below.

Group entries are welcome, subject to the criteria and conditions outlined above. Group Entries will be judged as a group but individual names should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with teacher contact details.

The following Prize Awards will be made in each category respectively :-

1st Prize : Certificate, prize of £250. 

2nd Prize : Certificate, prize of £150.

3rd Prize : Certificate, prize of £100. 

The prizewinners will be selected by a panel of three people nominated by the Executive Committee of CAIF.

All work must be original and previously unpublished. Entries discovered to have been plagiarised will be rejected.

Deadline for submission of work : Between 1 - 31 January 2020.

Entries should be submitted in electronic/digital form to the email address below.

* Please note that any submission/entry will give permission to CAIF to publish or display the work(s) for the purpose of promoting International Friendship and the aims of the group.

* Please also note that the organizers will not be able to confirm receipt of entries or answer individual inquiries concerning results.

Prize winners will be invited to an award-giving with the Lord Mayor of Coventry to be held during spring term 2020 where they will receive the CAIF Child/Youth Award for International Friendship. 

All prize winners will be announced on the CAIF website and on the CAIF Facebook page (see below) -

Website :               www.caif.co.uk

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Facebook :           caif@caifers