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Inspiring human rights activism art competition launches

Posted on 17 September 2019

What does human rights activism mean to you and why should we celebrate it? This art competition is open to everybody, with a deadline of 28 October 2019.

Artwork by Tallulah Lines

Every day, around the world, inspiring individuals risk their lives to fight for and defend the human rights that many of us take for granted. Their commitment to the causes they defend, despite the risks they face, is deeply inspiring. The purpose of this art competition is to celebrate inspirational human rights activism by inviting you to think about what or who inspires you to value and support human rights activism. What does human rights activism mean to you and why should we celebrate it? Has a particular human rights defender inspired you? What about a moment you witnessed, experienced or read about that made you value human rights and those who defend them? Which human rights causes are particularly close to your heart that you want to inspire others to think about?

Please also join us between 11am - 6pm on Sunday 13th October at The Crescent for a day of creating art in celebration of inspirational human rights activism. As well as being able to work on your own art in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere, you will work alongside professional artists, meet like-minded people, and hear about the work we do at CAHR. Some materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well.

This competition is open to everybody; you don't need to be an activist or artist to take part. Vouchers for artist materials will be awarded to first and second place winners in adults and under-16s categories. Please contact Tallulah Lines with any questions or queries:

Access the competition guidelines here: Inspiring human rights activism - art competition guidelines (PDF , 384kb)