Voices for Children Through Arts For Awareness and Education

by Kalyan Singh Kothari

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About the project :

Even after the progression of technology and advent of the forward-thinking march into the 21st century, we as a society lack awareness about the children's issues, including their rights and protections. Millions of children in our country are deprived of their basic education and health needs. Child marriages are still practised in some parts of our societies. Child labour, bonded labour, trafficking of children and child abuse are some of the topics that everyone is aware of but no one wants to confront it.

All these issues are going to affect future generation. We must take the right steps today in order to strengthen our future.

The Jaipur-based Lok Samvad Sansthan, which is a premier media advocacy institution, along with its partners, is organising an all India level PAINTINGS/ PHOTOS/SHORT FILMS COMPETITION, titled “Voices for Children Through Arts” in an attempt to build public awareness and create a moral force in the country to stand by children and protect their rights.

The event will produce rich depository/documents in the form of paintings, photographs and short films on child right issues, which can be a great source of the realising the needs of children. It will also produce evidence-based data for analysis to look at the gaps in the policy framework.

The Lok Samvad Sansthan feels that one of the major causes responsible for children being deprived of their rights is illiteracy. It proliferates gender inequality, unemployment, malnutrition and infant mortality. The of child labour and population growth all are the consequences of illiteracy. Illiteracy is, thus, a curse which hinders the growth of a developing nation such as ours.

Through this competition, we intend to reach out nationwide in association with our various national and international partners and plant a seed of change to bring in more thoughtful deliberations to enhance the current child rights policies.

Under the Child Right Observatory, we will organise events with media, civil societies and elected representatives in order to ensure that this event is run in a sustained manner.

We hereby call upon you to join us in raising funds and associate with this unique concept-oriented sustained campaign on social issues focusing on CHILDREN for awareness and education and help us reach millions of people.

We have started this campaign on May 10, 2017, and will continue till August 15, 2017. A grand finale will be organised on the conclusion of the campaign.

We are honoured to have some esteemed institutions as our partners for this event like, 

  1. Centre for Mass Communication (University of Rajasthan)
  2. Manipal University Jaipur
  3. oneworld.net
  4. Public relations society of India, Jaipur 
  5. Association of small and medium newspapers of India 
  6. Rupayan Sansthan
  7. Art Cafe
  8. Jaipur International Film Festival
  9. Rotary International, Jaipur
  10. Pinkcity.com
  11. Society of Media Initiative for Values Indore
  12. Indian Academy of Primary Health Care, Jaipur
  13. Right4Children

Needless to say, your valuable support and contribution will help us put the wheels of change in motion.

If you are interested in being a participant please read the following carefully - 

Registration - 

To enter the competition, select the Rs. 100 from the rewards list. Once you make the payment we will email you a registration number and a link on which you can upload the entries or send them through the post.

Rules of the competition - 

PHOTO 

FAMILY APPROPRIATE
Photos submitted should be appropriate for people of all ages to look at and appreciate. We ask that you do NOT submit photos that contain nudity, sexualized or pornographic content.

KEEP IT REAL
Photos submitted must be from the actual environment based on the theme.

NO COLLAGES/BORDERS FOR PHOTOS
Please submit only single photos. Any combined, collaged, or diptych photos or photos containing border would be denied.

NO WATERMARKS
Photos containing a watermark of any kind would be denied, to protect the anonymity of the contest,

NO DUPLICATES
The contestants may upload maximum three entries and should not duplicate.

NO RESUBMITTING PHOTOS
Photos, Paintings or Videos already prized in any of previous contest are not accepted and eligible to win.

PAINTING - 

  1. This painting contest is open to any painter.
  2. Paintings must be created in physical media (no digital "paintings") (i.e. Oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, etc. Note - we have nothing against digital mediums - but we don't want to judge them against physical paintings.)
    You may enter 3 entries.
  3. You may enter paintings that have submitted to other contest but received no awards in other shows, If your painting wins an award in our painting contest, it will not be eligible to be submitted elsewhere.
  4. ALL entries (not just winners) will be displayed on this website. Each entry becomes part of the public, historical online contest catalogue and will not be removed at a later date.
  5. There is a size restriction.You may upload whatever image size you are comfortable sharing (We suggest a minimum of 600 pixels on the longest side, so the judge has enough resolution to discern details) Paintings will be judged on the following criterion: Drawing, Values, Edges, Composition, Color, Paint Manipulation (Brushwork), and subject matter selection.
  6. Your painting must be your original concept and not a copy of anyone else's copyrighted material (If your image infringes upon another's copyright it will be disqualified) You may only submit your artworks that you, painted. (we reserve the right to demand proof that is your original artwork created solely by you....if it's not then your entry will be disqualified....and other bad stuff will happen [ominous music here])
  7. Make sure that your painting is signed and that the signature is visible in the image you upload
  8. You will not have to provide the painting physically, so you don't worry about having to ship it.
  9. Artworks may be submitted until midnight, central time on the last day of the month.
  10. All submissions must be made through this website, email submissions and physical submission can't be accepted.
  11. The decision of the jury and the judge is final.
  12. By entering this art competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual with credit and links to you, of course).By entering the competition, you agree to abide by all rules. Competition beginning and ending dates are listed on the home page of this website.

SHORT FILMS - 

This is a short film competition and hence ONLY Short Films should be submitted. The entries can be short digital animation films too on the topic.

DURATION: The films shall not be more than 3 (Three) minutes (180 seconds), including the beginning and end credits. Films exceeding this time limit are liable to be rejected. The minimum length should be 30 seconds including credits.

The short films may be in their original language, Films submitted previously to any other festival will not be considered for this contest. If found later, will be disqualified for the contest/prize withheld.

FORMAT: The films may be shot in MPEG4 or AVI format or through a mobile phone.

RIGHT TO SCREEN: The participants grant the Organisers. the non-exclusive rights to a screen (non – commercial) their film/entry on their respective websites, at the festival and other associated screenings.

COPYRIGHT: The Film must not contain any copyrighted work(s) belonging to third parties unless (1) Participants have a license to use such works in the Film; or (2) , or use participants’ Film makes of such works is a fair one under the copyright laws. Participants will retain any licenses and provide them to organisers upon request.

For more details, you can visit the contest page - http://www.aimec.in/child-rights-through-arts

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I support "Voices for Children Through Arts For Awareness and Education" and have contributed towards the campaign!

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I support "Voices for Children Through Arts For Awareness and Education" and have contributed towards the campaign!

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I want to raise the voices for those children who have no access to education. Their parents do not send them to schools and make them to work. Education is must for the children because it is the only road for their development.

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short films

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Child rights is a very important topic for everyone to focus. The opportunities a child gets, now, will eventually form the individual they will become in future. Right access to many privileges like education, creates respectable personalities.

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I support "Voices for Children Through Arts For Awareness and Education" and have contributed towards the campaign!

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Creative campaign to raise awareness of child issues. Keep it up!!!

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We support this campaign, its a great initiative.

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