Human Rights Commission of the Maldives

Human Rights Poster Competition


Introduction

The main objective of organizing Human Rights Art/poster competitions was to create awareness and teach school children about human rights, and to create interest and promote the idea of Human rights among the new generation.

Throughout this competition we have disseminated information on various issues and important documents like the universal declaration of human rights specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), & the convention on the Rights of the child.

An unprecedented .... Entries were submitted from all over the nation. The drawings received were engaging and innovative, some depicting the stark images of discrimination and others offering hopeful pictures for a better life and togetherness with the family and society. This competition was a success for us because the variety of emotions depicted in the drawing enabled us to recognize the experiences and understanding of Human Rights from a Childs perspective.

The topics covered in the competition were chosen from UDHR and CRC to disseminate better understanding of the rights in these documents. Select the respective year from the link below to view the topics and competition guideline.



Topics



2008


1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. (article 1)
2. All people are entitled to rights without distinction of race, colour, sex, religion, language, opinion, origin, property, birth or country. (article 2)
3. Right to adequate living standard for self and family, including food, housing, clothing, medical care and social security. (article 25)
4. Right to education. (article 26)
5. Right to participate in cultural life and enjoy the arts and share in its benefits. (article 27)


2009


1. Every child needs love and Care from their families.
2. Child abuse is an offence- it is not allowed.
3. Every child is different and unique
4. I will not be a bully. I will not insult other children.
5. I will not speak to strangers- and shall be cautious of any danger.


2010


1. Government should protect children from work that is dangerous or that might harm their health or education
2. All children have the right to relax and play
3. Children have the right to the highest standard of health and medical care attainable.
4. Children who have any kind of disability should have special care and support so that they can lead full and independent lives.
5. Children have the right to get and to share information as long as the information is not damaging to them. (or others)
6. No child should be punished in a way that humiliates or hurts them.



2010 Winners




Competition Guideline

Entry form:



An entry form will be provided to all schools which need to be filled in with information about the participants. It is requested that a Teacher or School Contact Person fill out the entry form for each individual student (provided with the posters) and attach to the corresponding paintings. Entry forms can be photocopied based on the number of participants.


Eligibility and entry requirements:


Any student studying at a government or private school in the proposed age group will be eligible and is encouraged to participate in the competition.


Entry Rules and Conditions:


Artwork must be done on Drawing block or A3 size.
Full name and other entry form details must be completed and attached to the individual paintings.
Style of painting is free: crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc.
Students are allowed to use one relevant message in their posters.
Only hard copies of paintings will be accepted.



Judging criteria:


Originality
Relevance of the artwork with respect to the specified list of topics/themes.
Art work should reflect one of the topics provided for the competition.




Deadline and submission of the paintings

The relevant school will be responsible to collect and compile the artwork of its students. Both the Art/paintings and School Entry Forms, and participant lists should be sent to HRCM before the proposed deadline of the competition.


Material need to be sent to HRCM

The relevant school will be responsible to collect and compile the artwork of its students. Both the Art/paintings and School Entry Forms, and participant lists should be sent to HRCM before the proposed deadline of the competition.

1. Art/Paintings
2. School Entry Forms
3. Participant lists for all age categories (Softcopy - Strictly in the format provided made in Microsoft Excel. Participant Lists should be emailed to any of the following email addresses, Shibana@hrcm.org.mv or huzam@hrcm.org.mv ) (If the school is unable to email the Participant Lists, printed hardcopies in the correct format can be accepted)