“Picture Human Rights” National Contest

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force has teamed up with HRE USA to announce the 2018 Picture Human Rights Poster Contest. Artists from ages 5 to 21 are invited to participate. To help you get started, HRE USA has created the Picture Human Rights Resource Kit with ideas on how you can learn more about the UDHR and celebrate it in your own community.

THEME: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is turning 70! The UDHR was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Its 30 articles set out the basic rights and freedoms that apply to all people. Human rights recognize the inherent value of each person, based on principles of dignity, equality, and mutual respect, which are shared across cultures, religions, and philosophies.

THE CHALLENGE: Create a poster based on the Universal Declaration to celebrate its 70th Anniversary.

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to young people from kindergarten through college (ages 5-21)who live in the United States. Individual, class, or group entries accepted.

AGE CATEGORIES: Elementary (K-4), Middle (5-8); High (9-12), Adult (ages 18-21)

RECOGNITION: Winners will be announced on Human Rights Day, December 10. Winning posters will be featured in an online gallery on the HRE USA website and displayed at the regional and national conference of Amnesty International USA and the National Council for the Social Studies, and at human rights education workshops and seminars. First place winners will receive a $300 cash prize.

GUIDELINES: All submissions must be explicitly related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Posters will be judged on creativity, originality, appropriateness, and relationship to the theme. Original work only – no clipart or copyrighted material. All submissions must be made electronically via the online entry form (e.g pdf, jpeg, png) and no larger than 100 megabytes. All submissions by artists under 18 must include a signed permission slip by a parent or guardian. Read full contest guidelines.

DEADLINE: October 24, 2018 (United Nations Day).click-here-button

Winners will be notified in early December.

For inquiries, please email: art@hreusa.org

Poster Contest Flyer
Full Contest Overview & Guidelines
Poster Contest Resource Kit
Entry Form
Permission Slip

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