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Artist: Christopher Plaatje

Here’s your opportunity to recognize human rights defenders and for students, an opportunity to participate in elevating a global understanding of peace through an artistic medium.  Check it out!

Front Line Defenders is currently accepting nominations for the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk 2013.  The annual Front Line Defenders Award was established in 2005 to honour the work of a human rights defender who, through non-violent work, is courageously making an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, often at great personal risk to themselves.

The Award seeks to focus international attention on the human rights defender’s work, thus contributing to the recipient’s personal security, and a cash prize of €15,000 is awarded to the Award recipient and his/her organisation in an effort to support the continuation of this important work.

Please note: Incomplete nominations will not be considered.  Nominations can be submitted by organisations or individuals.  Individual nominees may not play a prominent role in a political party and must be currently active in human rights work (the Front Line Defenders Award is not intended to recognise a historical or posthumous contribution).  Nominees should be active human rights defenders, and must not be living in exile.  Self-nomination is not permitted.  All nominations must be accompanied by 2 referees.

The on-line nomination process will remain open until midnight (12am GMT) on Sunday, 20th January 2013.

Global Exchange invites entries for What About Peace? Program 2013. This contest is to encourage high school age students to think about peace.  Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.   More than $2500 total prizes offered to winners and their sponsors.    Deadline: February 15th, 2013.

Eligibility & Criteria:

Applicant must be between 14 and 20 years of age to participate.  One entry per person… One person per entry.

Answer the question, WHAT ABOUT PEACE in visual or written media:

  • Telling a story (up to 500 words)
  • Writing an essay (up to 500 words)
  • Creating a poem (up to 200 words)
  • Painting a picture or collage (up to 18” x 24”)
  • Taking a photo (up to 11” x 14” on photo paper)
  • Designing a graphic, poster or comic strip/cartoon (up to 18” x 24”)

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