#EndEnforcedDisappearance Poster-Making Competition
Enforced disappearance is one of the cruelest offenses that can be committed against a human person. For Desaparecidos (disappeared victims) and their families, it involves multiple violations of many of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Clearly, enforced disappearance wreaks a devastating impact on people. The concealment of the fate and whereabouts of the disappeared leaves their relatives in a perpetual state of anguish. The violence of this offense particularly when it is massively or systematically carried out affects not only the disappeared and their families but also communities and societies. In many cases, enforced disappearance is blatantly used to silence and sow fear among people.
As of March 30, 2020, the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) has recorded a total of 2,147 reported victims of enforced disappearance nationwide from the Marcos regime to the current Duterte administration.
In observance of the International Week of the Disappeared this month, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and FIND recognize the role of young people in spreading awareness on the prevalence and impact of enforced disappearance not only in the Philippines but also in Asia.
1. Theme: Posters must reflect the overall theme, #EndEnforcedDisappearance: Upholding the Rule of Law. Posters may convey one or more specific themes, guided by the questions below:
What can young people do to end enforced disappearance?
How can the government, schools, community, and other institutions help end enforced disappearance?
How can we use mass media and social media to end enforced disappearance?
2. Who can join: The competition is open to young people aged 17 to 26 years. Family members and relatives of AFAD’s employees are not allowed to enter the competition.
3. Entries: Posters submitted must be all-original, unpublished, and not previously submitted to other competitions. Posters must be hand-drawn using any medium (watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic, crayons, etc.) or mixed media except collage of printed materials. Poster size should be 15 inches x 20 inches or ¼ illustration board and design must be in landscape (horizontal) format.
4. Submission: You may email a high-resolution photograph or scanned soft copy of your artwork to AFAD via firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 25, 2020. Please attach your photographed artwork or scanned copy of your artwork to your email with the subject: Entry to #EndEnforcedDisappearance poster-making competition. Please include the following information in your email: Title of the poster, the material used (e.g. watercolor, oil pastel, etc.), full name, nickname, age, address, and landline and/or mobile numbers.
Please keep your original artwork. AFAD will collect all entries; some of which will be showcased in August, in commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared, and in other advocacy activities of AFAD.
5. Copyright. By participating in this poster-making competition, the contestant certifies that the submitted artwork is a single work of original material created solely by the participant and no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the poster. Names and logos of schools and organizations are not allowed to appear in the poster entries. Winning entries will be deemed the property of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances.
Participants may only submit one entry.
Winning entries will also be featured in AFAD’s 2021 calendar. Original artwork/hard copies will be displayed in exhibits mounted by AFAD.
6. Criteria. The criteria for judging will be as follows:
Relevance to the theme: 40%
Creativity and visual impact: 30%
1st Place: P12,000
2nd Place: P8,500
3rd Place: P4,500
8. Announcement of Winners. Winners will be notified via text, call or email by AFAD staff on May 28, 2020. The awarding of winners will take place in an event in celebration of the AFAD 22nd Anniversary on June 4, 2020, in Metro Manila. Posters shall be uploaded on the AFAD Facebook page on May 29, 2020.
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