The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 70 later this year and to celebrate ALDE has launched a human rights focused design competition.
Paintbrushes at the ready – this is your chance to showcase your artistic skills! We want you to show off your creative talents and tell us what human rights means to you via an artwork of your choice.
The three winning artists will win an all-expenses paid trip to the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg in December 2018. There you will be able to follow the Human Rights Week and meet the Sakharov prize laureate and finalists.
1. Your artwork must illustrate the three main topics of the UDHR: dignity, freedoms and equality
2. Entries must be Poster A1 format and sent in high resolution
3. Your artwork must be sent to [email protected] by 12.00 CET 01/06/2018. Participants must provide their full name, email address, postal code, city and country of residence and ID number
Throughout June and July there will be a public vote organised on the ALDE Group social media channels to draw up a shortlist of the best submissions. A jury made up of Members of the European Parliament will then decide the winners.
Beatriz Becerra, MEP, Vice Chair of the Committee on Human Rights of the European Parliament, commented: "Throughout this legislature we have been bringing debates about the situation of human rights to the European Parliament giving a voice to the many groups and organizations fighting for this cause. The Universal Declaration helped to establish human rights principles and it gave us standards that we continue to refer to in our resolutions. This anniversary is a perfect opportunity to reflect about the ways we can stand up for human rights in our everyday lives."
“The Universal Declaration marks humanity's progress on the road for greater freedoms and equality and it is just as valid today as it was 70 years ago" said Petras Auštrevičius MEP, ALDE Group's spokesperson on human rights. "Decades later, human rights violations continue to be a sad reality of the 21st century and we must continue the fight worldwide to secure essential rights and freedoms and put an end to discrimination. I hope our competition will help to raise awareness and engage many Europeans who feel committed to these values."
You can find the detailed rules of competition, deadline for submissions and entry requirements here.