Youth Poster Contest “#canibeme”

The poster contest was held on a national level and attended by schoolchildren and students from all over Lithuania.

Works for the contest came from Klaipėda, Vilnius, Jurbarkas, Kaunas, Pagėgiai, Šiauliai and Garliava. Students from Kaunas, Klaipėda State College, Pagėgiai Municipality Art and Sports School, Klaipėda Vydūnas Gymnasium and Klaipėda Technology School were particularly active.

Total of 70 works by 51 author were received. Young people shared posters on their social media accounts which became quite popular were commented by influencers and social media stars.

This poster contest was a part of the library’s initiated project “Body Image Formation in Social Media”. The project aimed to educate and encourage young people to critically think and evaluate the values ​​of beauty aesthetics created by social media, to actualize the theme of body image formation and to give young people the opportunity and tools to express their opinion and critically evaluate such information.