Global Campus Visual Contest 2018: Diversity and Inclusion
The Global Campus of Human Rights is glad to announce the launch of the fourth edition of the Global Campus Visual Contest, open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world. It will be open from 1 March and will accept submissions through 4 May 2018.
The goal of the contest is to create synergies between academia, Human Rights defenders and artists to reach a wider international public and foster a better understanding of the issues concerning human rights and their protection.
The theme for 2018 is “Diversity and Inclusion”. Our societies are increasingly diverse in terms of values, beliefs not to mention characteristics like gender, sexual orientation, culture, language, and more. Evidence shows that by adopting and integrating inclusive practices and policies, and by managing them well, institutions and the people within them thrive. Through its official launch on the 1st March Zero Discrimination Day, the Global Campus Visual Contest would like to promote diversity and celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity without discriminations.
An international jury, comprised of renowned international photographers such as Nick Dazinger, Maja Nydal Eriksen, and experts in media and social campaigns such as Una Bejtovic and from academia such as Rod Stoneman, Emeritus Professor at the National University of Galway, Ireland, will select the best photos and videos.
The best pictures and short videos could receive special mentions by the partners of the contest and will be presented at the events of the Regional Masters of the Global Campus in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caucasus, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South East Europe. A special event and exhibition will be organised in May 2018 in connection to the Human Rights Nights in Bologna.
We encourage students and Alumni of the Global Campus network together with professional photographers and video-makers to submit their entries and foster debate and reflection on the theme “Diversity and Inclusion”.
This initiative is funded by the European Union and receives the patronage of the United Nations Regional Information centre for Western Europe (UNRIC).
You can follow the visual contest with the hashtag #globalcampusvisualcontest #GCHumanRights #diversity #inclusion on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Instagram.
Discover more about the last edition and explore the galleries, here.