Art/Essay Contest

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ART CONTEST

 FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

 ORGANIZED BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA (SAN FERNANDO VALLEY)

 

 

A. INTRODUCTION:

 

1. Amnesty International San Fernando Valley(AI-SFV) is the local branch of Amnesty International, an international non-governmental organization with 10 million members with the stated mission to campaign for “a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” In 1977, it was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize.

2. As part of its educational campaign, AI-SFV is pleased to invite elementary-school students to participate inour 2022 Human Rights Day Art Contest.

3. The deadline is November 30, 2022.

4. It is open to all students in grades 1 through 5 in public and private schools, as well as

 those in home-schooled or independent programswithin the jurisdiction of the Northridge East
   Neighborhood Council, City of Los Angeles.

5. The winners will be notified by December 7, 2022. Winning entries will be posted on our

    website, and winners will be invited to a ceremony celebrating Human Rights Day where the

    prizes will be delivered.

 

B. THEME: CELEBRATING HUMAN RIGHTS DAY:

 

1. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes civil, political,economic, social,
and cultural rights that all human beings are entitled regardless of who theyare or where they live.

2.Choose one or more of these rights and in a drawing, painting, or collage present your view on

this/these right(s). Your artwork must include a one-sentence description.

3. Artwork will be judged on originality of design, clarity of message, and artistic merit.

 

C. PARTICIPATION:

 

1. Entrants will be divided into two groups by grade:

-Group A: 1st and 2nd grades, as of September 2022

-Group B: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, as of September 2022

 

D. PRIZES:

 

1. Four prizes will be awarded in each of the two groups:

-First place: $100 and certificate

-Second place: $50 and certificate

-Third and Fourth Places: Certificate

 

E. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

 

1. Only one submission per student.

2. Entry may be a painting, drawing, collage, or other 2-dimensional work only.

3. Only digital files will be accepted; photos or scanned images of artwork must be emailed in

 jpeg format (high resolution). We will not accept hard copies of artwork.

4. Entries should be emailed to nfantini@aol.comby November 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm PT, and should be

 accompanied by all the following information: a) Name and last name of student, b) Grade as of
September 2022, d) Name of school, e) Address of school, f) Teacher’s name,

    g) Parent´s phone and/or e-mail address.

 

 

 

Amnesty International San Fernando Valleyreserve the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction in any media source that Amnesty International decides to choose. Entries will become property of Amnesty International San Fernando Valley.

*PRIVACY POLICY: The personal information provided with contest entries is used only for communication regarding the contest. We will not add you to any mailing lists without your prior knowledge or express permission, and personal contact information is not shared with any organization outside Amnesty International San Fernando Valley.


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ESSAY CONTEST

 FOR MIDDLE & HIGH- SCHOOL STUDENTS

 ORGANIZED BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA (SAN FERNANDO VALLEY)

 

 

A. INTRODUCTION:

 

1. Amnesty International San Fernando Valley (AI-SFV) is the local branch of Amnesty International, an international non-governmental organization with 10 million members with the stated mission to campaign for “a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” In 1977, it was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize.

2. As part of its educational campaign, AI-SFV is pleased to invite middle and high-school students toparticipate in our 2022 Human Rights Day Essay Contest.

3. The deadline is November 30, 2022. 

4. This contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 6 through 12, including students from private and public schools as well as those in home-school or independent programs withinthe jurisdiction of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council, City of Los Angeles.
5. The winners will be notified by December 7, 2022. Winning entries will be posted on our website, and winners will be invited to a ceremony celebrating Human Rights Day where the prizes will be delivered.

 

B. THE CONTEST QUESTION:

 

1. The essay question:

“Amnesty International has reported numerous violations of human rights throughout the world. Choose one person whose human rights have been violated, in accordance with the rights listed in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Research the case and write a well-organized essay explaining the particulars of the case and suggesting specific actions that should be taken to satisfactory solve this case.”

2. Cite your sources.

 

C. GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

 

1. Only one entry per student.

2. Essays should not exceed 2,000 words and should be submitted in Word, Times New Roman, 12. Please include the student´s name in the filename (e.g., "Jane Doe-EssayContest.doc"). In the subject line, please indicate "Middle school essay contest" or "High school essay contest."

3. Entries should be emailed tonfantini@aol.com by November 30, 2022 and should be  accompanied by all the following information: a) Name and last name of student, b) Grade as of September 2022,
d) Name of school, e) Address of school, f) teacher´s name (World History/U.S. History/Government/Economics), and g) Parent´s phone and/or e-mail address.

 

D. PRIZES:

 

1. Four prizes will be awarded in each of the two groups:

            -First Place:        $100 and certificate

-Second Place:    $50andcertificate

-Third and Fourth Places:  Certificate

Amnesty International San Fernando Valleyreserve the right to copy and modify any entry for reproduction in any media source that Amnesty International decides to choose. Entries will become property of Amnesty International San Fernando Valley.

*PRIVACY POLICY: The personal information provided with contest entries is used only for communication regarding the contest. We will not add you to any mailing lists without your prior knowledge or express permission, and personal contact information is not shared with any organization outside Amnesty International San Fernando Valley.


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