Competition for Human Rights Day 2010

CCMC members KISA and the Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation (TCHRF) have launched an art competition on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, which aims to promote and highlight the importance of International Human Rights Day. The theme of the competition is “Human rights through the eyes of the youth”.

Entries can be submitted in three categories:

(a) photography

(b) painting

(c) poster

Entries will be judged by a 7-member awards committee from both communities and people of various ethnic backgrounds. The best entries in each category will be awarded €200. The entries will be divided into two age groups: under 18 years old (youth) and over 18 years old (adults).

The winning entries as well as a selection of the best artwork submitted will be presented at a ceremony on the 10th of December, which is the International Human Rights Day. The competition is supported by the Netherlands Embassy, which is organising the event on the 10th of December (the place and time, and other details, will be announced later).

The competition is an initiative of two non-governmental organizations: KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism, and the Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation.

The following is the official website of the competition: http://humanrightsdaycyprus.wordpress.com/

Here you can find the application form for the competition, the terms and conditions, the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other useful information.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES IS: Monday 29 November 2010 at 12:00pm

For more information:

■KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism 48, Arsinoe Street, 1010 Old Nicosia, kisa@cytanet.com.cyThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Opening times: 10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, Tel: 22878181
■Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation Hasmet Gurkan Sok. No: 3, Nicosia, info@ktihv.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Opening times: 9.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday, Tel.: 03922291748/9

Terms and Conditions of the Competition
1. Entries to the competition can be in any two-dimensional format (for example painting, sketching, photography, mixed media, collage).

2. All entries must be two-dimensional (2-D), but there is no limitation on the medium used. Participants may use any technique or medium, as long as the finished form is two-dimensional and it is on 200gr hard paper (minimum).

3. Paintings and posters must not exceed a maximum size of A2 and should not be smaller than A3. Photographs must be size A4, they can be in printed or digital form, and both colour as well as black and white is permitted.

4. Entrants can be individuals or a group, but the entry must be a new, original piece of work, created for the purposes of this competition. Each applicant is permitted to enter only one piece of artwork.

5. Members of the organizing committee and jury members cannot enter the competition.

6. All entries can be collected 2 weeks after the competition, but participants will be responsible for collecting their artwork from the offices of the organization where the entry was submitted (see point 9 below).

7. The organizers reserve the right to:

a) Publish the artwork, present it in exhibitions, use it in printed or electronic form, publish it in newspapers, magazines and other publications, use it for various promotional activities, as well as to announce it through the radio, present it on the television and other forms of mass media, in any way.

b) Disclose the names and photographs of the winning artists for public informational purposes.

8. The artists whose work is selected for a prize will be notified either by telephone or email.

9. All entrants must fill out an application form which can be downloaded from the website: http://humanrightsdaycyprus.wordpress.com/ The application form must then be submitted together with the artwork. Entries will not be accepted after the closing date of 29 November 2010 at 12:00pm. The artwork and accompanying application form must be submitted to one of the following addresses, which will issue a confirmation of the submission:

■KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism 48, Arsinoe Street, 1010 Old Nicosia, kisa@cytanet.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .cyOpening times: 10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, Tel: 22878181
■Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation Hasmet Gurkan Sok. No: 3, Nicosia, info@ktihv.orgOpening times: 9.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday, Tel.: 03922291748/9

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