The Global Campus Visual Contest uses photography and video to raise awareness of human rights and bring social change. Promoted by the Global Campus of Human Rights, a unique network of one hundred universities all around the world, having as objective the promotion of human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation for education and research, the contest is open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world. The visual contest will be open from 1 May and will accept submissions through 30 June.
The aim of the contest is to create synergies between the academic and the artistic world, to promote the spreading of themes related to human rights using photography and, starting from this year, also short videos.
Furthermore, the purpose of this contest is to create a network of artists, intellectuals and professionals interested in strengthening the protection of human rights and the promotion of democracy and peace.
The theme of the contest, this year in its third edition is: “Memory and reconciliation”. Memory and how do we envision the past has a potent impact on the creation of the present and future of a country and the current understanding of human rights concerns.
The photos and videos will be judged by an excellent jury, comprised of renowned international photographers such as Giles Duley, Poulomi Basu and experts in documentary including Isabelle Gattiker, General and Programme Director of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva.
The Global Campus of Human Rights encourages students and Alumni of the Global Campus Network to participate in the contest together with professional photographers and video-makers.
This is an initiative financed by the European Union and sponsored by the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC).
It’s possible to follow the visual contest through the hashtag #GlobalCampusVisualContest on Facebook, twitter, Google+ and Instagram.