IV Photography Contest on the Human Rights of Children
The United Nations celebrates Universal Children’s Day on November 20, the date on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. After ten years of negotiations with governments around the world, religious leaders, NGOs, and other institutions, it was possible to agree on the final text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, November 20, 1989, whose compliance is mandatory for all countries that have signed it. Today it is more accurate to call it the International Day of the Rights of the Child, since it reminds us that all children have a right regardless of where they were born.
This is the framework from which they promoted the Photography Contest “The Rights of Children”, whose bases are detailed below. The photographs that can be submitted to this contest will be created to visualize and reflect on the rights and duties of children and adolescents.
During the last years, they have been developing an important process of interaction, in which photography is a resource to put people in conversation and promote the transformation of our society for the benefit of minors. The photographs that have been part of the previous competitions have served to invite the conversation and the result of them reflected in a text that accompanies the photographs of the exhibition. The objective is to continue developing this initiative, so that the photographs submitted to the contest can be used for this purpose and in this way continue contributing to the promotion of child welfare and children’s rights.
The deadline to submit the photographs is April 7, 2019.
The winning photographs will be published, as well as those selected as finalists in the page of the New World Solidarity Association and through the Facebook “Project Home ASMN”, in which the association promotes child welfare. In addition, the procedure to formalize the delivery of the prize will be explained, as established in the rules.