Youth for Human Rights Art Contest: This year’s theme is ‘War or Peace?’ Submissions open until August – EIN News | Candle Made Easy

Call for entries for the Youth for Human Rights art competition

Resistance by Deborah Eve Alastra

Previous Adult Competition Winners First Place Winner, Adult Category By Deborah Eve Alastra Title: Resist

Youth artwork on freedom from slavery

Previous winning artwork of the competition, runner-up in the youth category. From: Ajay. Title: Untitled

Youth for Human Rights materials can be delivered to your home or downloaded for free from www.youthforhumanrights.org

Youth for Human Rights materials can be delivered to your home or downloaded for free from www.youthforhumanrights.org

The winners of the art competition, based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will be announced in September and featured in an online gallery.

The visual arts can bring a message of peace and human rights to life in any community.”

– Azhar Haq, President of Youth for Human Rights, DC

WASHINGTON, DC, July 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — With war and danger in the news and in our communities, the Youth for Human Rights chapter of Washington, DC is launching its national human rights contest to inspire artists to use the power of art to show the importance of human rights. Based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a tool to bring sanity, respect for human life and tranquility to an area, the competition will culminate in a virtual pop-up exhibition from September 21, 2022 until the end of September year in a virtual exhibition online. Submissions are due by August 15, 2022. Submissions will be judged by a jury of artists and human rights activists.

“Since war and peace rank high on many people’s minds, we wanted to have a creative outlet to address these issues. The competition is open to artists of all ages and mediums. Art can change thoughts. We can promote peace through art,” said Azhar Haq, President of Youth for Human Rights, DC.

“Artists are indeed the creators of the future, utilizing diverse mediums,” continued Mr. Haq. “The visual arts can bring a message of peace and human rights to life in any community. Now more than ever, communities need help instilling the values ​​of human rights education so they understand what their rights are and how important they are in creating a safer and healthier world.”

In 2018, Youth for Human Rights DC (YHRDC) held a human rights pop-up art exhibition for the first time in honor of the International Day of Peace on September 21st. Artworks by youth and adults presenting the message of human rights will be shown along with a video on each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year there will be a pop-up art exhibition and the art will be displayed in a virtual art gallery where entries will be displayed. There will be an art catalog that will provide information about the artists. A portion of the sale of the artwork will benefit Youth for Human Rights DC.

The art exhibition helps artists express their views on rights and shows how communities use knowledge of the 30 human rights to promote unity and respect for all humanity. This year’s competition is jointly sponsored by Artists for a Better World and Art Impact International.

In order to expand the audience for the artwork, YHRDC is holding the art competition online. They promote talented artists across the country whose art presents the message of “War or Peace?” and will also accept interviews internationally.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was drafted in 1948 and developed immediately after World War II with the aim of protecting life and preventing future wars.

“The instructions are simple,” shared Mr. Haq, “Art is an expression and we welcome submissions from anyone who would like to share their creations with us.”

The rules and instructions are simple and focus on the War or Peace themed artwork. There are no fees for submission. First and second place winners will be selected in both the youth (under 18) and adult (over 18) categories with recognition in the online gallery and a modest cash prize.

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI champions human rights both in the classroom and in non-traditional educational settings such as through art series, concerts and other interactive community events, including regional and international human rights summits that bring together youth from all parts of the world. Her latest campaign includes #KnowYour30 with the conscious aim of raising awareness of the 30 human rights that everyone has – and how they are a part of everyday life. To learn more about human rights, visit https://www.youthforhumanrights.org.

For a documentary about Youth for Human Rights and its founder, see https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/mary-shuttleworth.html.

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