Friday, September 21, is International Day of Peace! In celebration of “Peace Day,” Au Pair in America will sponsor its eighth annual Peace Day Contest. Au Pairs are invited to submit their vision of “peace,” whether it’s a painting, photograph, poem, essay, song or dance – any art form is acceptable.

Entries are due by Friday, September 28, and should be sent to

Please use “Peace Day Contest” as the subject of your email and include your name, membership number, country and name of your Community Counselor.

Important: If sending a photo with your host children, please have your host parent print and fill out the photo release form.

Prizes will be awarded in all categories, and winners will be announced in early October on this Global Awareness website. All entries will be posted on this site for friends and family to enjoy! See entries and winners from previous years.