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    K-12 Human Rights Art Contest

    2019 Award-winning Art Submissions
    “Art is a way for people to express themselves, whether for the sake of imagination or to express ideas. It has been used effectively today, and throughout history, to send public messages about social and political issues. Human rights and the arts go together because of the expressive nature of both subjects. As people, we can stand up for our rights through expression. Due to their ability to create visual interest and to promote solidarity, awareness, and protest, artists and designers play a pivotal role in society by promoting human rights advocacy. Especially in the modern age, where people rely heavily on technology and media, it is important to send messages that work toward creating a society that respects human rights for themselves as well as others.”
    The University of Alabama – Institute for Human Rights
    2019 Award-winning Art Submissions

    To participate in the 21th annual K-12 Human Rights Art Contest, students must reflect on the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” Article #1 in an original work of art.

    Article #1: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and nations. It sets, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages. (www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/)

    The Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is one of the few places in the world in which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is publicly displayed in its entirety.

    Please submit your art entry no later than Friday, April 16.

    OPTION 1

    Online through the submission form.

    • Please complete the form below along with uploading your artwork submission.

    OPTION 2

    Mail or deliver to:

    Wassmuth Center
    777 South 8th
    Boise, ID 83702

    Phone: (208) 345-0304

    Submission Form

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      Artwork

      I hereby donate my artwork to the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights and grant permission for its use in fundraising and promotional efforts for the Center. By granting permission, I recognize that mt artwork will be come the property of the Center.

      Keep Original Artwork

      I wish to keep my original artwork, but hereby grant the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights permission to use its image for fundraising and promotional efforts for the Center. By granting this permission, I recognize my artwork image will be used by the Center at their discretion.

      Poetry Release

      I hereby release this copy of my original poetry to the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights and grant permission for its use in fundraising and promotional efforts for the Center. By granting this permission, I recognize my poem will be become the property of the Center.

      Upload Your Artwork

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      • If mailing or delivering an art submission, clearly PRINT your name, school, grade, teacher’s name and school phone number on the back of all artwork AND include a copy of the submission form. Please submit an artist statement with the art piece.

      Prizes will be awarded to 1st through 3rd places in the following age categories: Head Start & Kindergarten, grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and grades 10-12.

      A grand prize winner will also be named.

      Classroom sets of pocket-sized copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in English and Spanish are available for purchase; packaged is sets of 25 for $7.50.