|The Global Campus of Human Rights is glad to announce the launch of the fourth edition of the GC Visual Contest, open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world.
The visual contest will be open from 1st March and will accept submissions through 4th May 2018.
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. Inclusion is how we try to bring out the unique strengths of individuals, groups and institutions.
Evidence shows that by adopting and integrating inclusive practices and policies, and by managing them well, institutions and the people within them thrive. The GC Visual Contest originates from the belief that photography and videos are powerful tools that can raise awareness and push for social change. 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.
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.
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.
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”.