UN organizes Drawing Contest to celebrate Human Rights
25 September 2023
75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
SKOPJE |24 September 2023| Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and ahead of the upcoming UN Day (24 October 2023), the UN family in North Macedonia is organizing a Drawing Contest for children and youth, from the age of six and up to the age of 30 years.
Children and youth, from any part of the country, can be part of the 2023 Human Rights Drawing Contest. The goal of this contest is to engage the younger generation in the advocacy for Human Rights, raise their awareness about the importance of Human Rights protection and the benefits that these mechanisms bring to everyone.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it is recognized as having inspired, and paved the way for, the adoption of more than seventy human rights treaties, applied today on a permanent basis at global and regional levels.
When talking about Human Rights, it is our joint duty to make sure that no one’s rights are being violated and that everyone has a chance to survive, thrive and contribute to the development of our society.
With this Drawing Contest, we invite children and youth to join us and to #StandUp4HumanRights.
Applying Date: from 25th of September to 10th of October 2023
Rules: Original drawing celebrating the benefits that Human Rights bring or can bring to everyone, as per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Description: The drawing should depict some of the benefits that the adoption of the Human Rights, as per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can have in everyone’s life and development, while the focus is on how to further enhance those rights for the sake of us all.
Ages: The competition is open to anyone from 6 to 30 years of age.
Selection: Every artwork submitted will be displayed during the UN Day 2023 marking activities online, while the drawings of the three winners in six age groups (6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-30) and the main winner’s drawing will be printed out as posters. A “popularity” winner will also be selected, based on the drawing that will get most likes on our Facebook page in the posting period 11 – 18 October 2023.
UN Day Exhibition: An exhibition of the 20 drawings will be organized in the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje, starting from 24 October 2023, where the winners of the Contest will be announced.
How to apply? - This is the easiest part. All you need to do is, follow UN North Macedonia Facebook page, draw your masterpiece, take a picture of it (preferably high quality in .jpg format), send it to us through Facebook messaging. You will need to include the name, surname and age of the author, a short description of the drawing and the contact information (if above 18) or the contact information of a parent/guardian (if below 18 years of age).