Poster contest dedicated to citizenship education “The Art of Living Together”
In the global world, where everyone speaks their own language, has their experience, protects their values and interests, it is so easy to face the misunderstanding of those who live different values or get into different circumstances. We can make the world around us both comfortable or unacceptable for ourselves and others. There is no doubt that telling about difficulties, understanding and helping another person is much more complicated than ignoring needs of other people and other communities. To understand that, it is necessary to master the art of living together, constructive art of appreciating one another, to support those who are different from you, to build a society where everyone can feel safe.
The International Poster Contest “THE ART OF LIVING TOGETHER” is a social contest designed to draw attention to the problems of citizenship education and to involve people who previously ignored this issue.
The topic of the competition is the art of living together, understanding and supporting each other.
The goal is reconciliation and understanding of people, communities and systems based on human values, multiculturalism and human rights.
The objectives of the competition are to awaken an active citizenship in people living in the countries of Eastern Partnership of the European Union and Russia, to motivate them to be responsible, tolerant, ready to understand different communities and social values.
1. Qualifying (until July 31, 2020). To participate in the qualifying round, please fill out the Google form and send the layout of the poster by e-mail email@example.com. At this stage, participants are registered and the work is checked for compliance with the requirements.
2. Based on the results of the jury’s work, the winners of the 1st round will be determined (by August 15, 2020);
3. Announcement of the semifinals winners will be made on August 25, 2020.
4. Winners of the 2nd round (3 finalists) are determined by the jury of the competition and (1 finalist) by the results of online voting for the work (on the page of the EENCE Citizenship Education Week).
5. Announcement of the winners of the final stage will be held on September 1, 2020
6. Awarding of the winners takes place at the International week of citizenship education – October 5-11, 2020.
Applications for participation and electronic versions of posters should be sent by Google Form not later than July 31, 2020.
The participation in the contest is free of charge.
Poster topics may cover the following topics:
- Responsibility in times of crisis and epidemics (civil liability under quarantine and other restrictions associated with danger to human life).
- Gender equality (to foster respect for an individual regardless of gender, gender and sexual identity; the elimination of restrictions and discrimination based on gender differences).
- Ethnic equality (respect for an individual regardless of national and cultural affiliation, manifestations of national cultures that do not contradict the values of modern society; avoidance of discrimination on the basis of the physical, linguistic and worldview of certain nations, on the basis of citizenship).
- Freedom of worldview (avoidance of worldview conflicts based on religious, political and other disagreements, for example, between people of different generations and different life experiences)
- Together (understanding and acceptance of people with different looks, different health conditions (physical and mental), people with special needs, representatives of different age groups, place of residence, social status, etc.)
- The art of understanding (ways to find understanding, establish communication, support, help those who live next to us, make living together comfortable, environmentally friendly, conducive to the development of society and each of its representatives).
- Human rights (respect for human rights and freedoms, such as the right to life and freedom, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many others).
- Other topics that reveal the different values of citizenship education (Values such as human dignity, responsibility, tolerance, and democracy are revealed to varying degrees. In addition, national traditions and patriotism are often seen as important values to be taught.)
Requirements for candidates:
- Everyone who is interested in this competition, both professional artists, beginners, and even amateurs, can take part in the competition.
- Participants can represent the countries of Eastern Partnership (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia, or they can be representatives of other countries if their works cover topics of citizenship education in Eastern Europe.
- Participants must be at least 14 years old.
- Participation can be either individual or group ones.
- Each participant may submit not more than two works for the competition (three works may be submitted if they constitute a triptych.)
Winner’s reward ceremony:
All posters that have passed the selection will be presented on the pages of social networks of the East European Network of Citizenship Education Organizations (with compulsory attribution)
The works of the winners of the semi-finals (20 best posters) will be:
- printed and shown at exhibitions of countries participating in the East European Network of Citizenship Education Organizations;
- published in the competition catalog, as well as presented on the pages of social networks of the EENCE (with compulsory attribution);
- presented at the youth festival of social advertising “Another vision” (Ukraine, Odessa, October 9-11, 2020);
- exhibited in the countries of Eastern Partnership of Europe and Russia at the International Citizenship Education Week October 5-11, 2020
The winners in the final of the competition (4 best posters) will receive:
- a diploma of victory in the International competition “The Art of Living Together”;
- a printed copy in the catalog of the best works;
- a valuable prize from the organizers (Netflix subscription / payment of an extended data account storage for 1 year / antivirus software package for different devices / a graphics tablet).
Each contest work is evaluated according to the following criteria:
- correspondence of the work to a given topic;
- depth of disclosure of the content of the topic;
- professionalism of the solution;
- accuracy and clarity of language and style of presentation of the topic;
- creativity (novelty of idea, originality) of the competition work;
- social significance, relevance and motivation for action;
- visual implementation of the idea.
The use of contest works
The works of the Contest participants can be used to promote the ideas of citizenship education. The Competition organizers have the right to: use the competition works within various EENCE events for non-commercial purposes and without paying a compensation to the author (group of authors), but with the obligatory indication of the name of the author (co-authors).The contest organizers reserve the right to add the logo of the International Citizenship Education Week to the contest posters.
In case of third parties claims, demands and lawsuits, including claims of copyright holders and rights related to the provided work, the participant agrees to solve it on his own behalf and at his own expense.
Contest works requirements:
- compliance with one of the topics mentioned above or other topics that reveal the essence of citizenship education;
- works which contain policial or commercial advertising, violate copyrights (the use of other people’s materials) or contain information degrading a person or a group of persons in any form are not permitted;
- the poster must have a title;
- only copyrighted works of the contestant are accepted.
- еach competitive work must be accompanied by an application with a low resolution layout of work.
If the participant submits two different works, he must fill out two different forms. If the work is a diptych or triptych, the layout of the work should be presented in one file.
Technical requirements to work:
The layout of the poster should be presented in electronic form and sent in two formats (for electronic presentation and printing) until July 31, 2020:
1) in the size of 210×150 mm, vertical format), and an extension of 150 dpi in PDF format to Google Form
2) in a 1:1 scale (poster size 700 × 500mm, vertical format), and an extension of 300 dpi in PDF format. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org using the WeTransfer program if the file exceeds the permissible size.
The material is arbitrary, the technique is arbitrary (photograph, drawing, collage, scanned or electronic image, etc.).
Contest works submitted to the Competition are not reviewed.
If you have any questions send an email to (in Russian or English) email@example.com and over the phone +380 67 542 24 32 (Ukraine) Rimma Milenkova
The organisation and conduct of the competition is provided by Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education (EENCE) with the support of Federal agency for Citizenship Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.