ArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts Call for Entries: Picturing Freedom
is a nationwide poster contest to focus attention
on the global and local crime of human trafficking and modern slavery. Winning posters and selected works will be
promoted and featured on Artwork for Freedom's website as well as during our
ACTION DC! awareness campaign in October 2017.
SUBMIT UP TO
category $30.00 USD
category $5.00 USD
The Subject: Human Trafficking.
It is estimated that over
21 million people around the world are victims of forced labor of all kinds.
That’s today, in 2017. From the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the goods we
people we may interact with who are exploited and forced into the commercial
sex industry -- forced labor touches us in ways we try not to imagine.
We invite professional and student artists, illustrators and
graphic designers to create visually innovative and provocative interpretations
of human trafficking and the myriad issues related to its proliferation. It is an opportunity to
engage in one of the most important human rights issues of our day!
We challenge you to:
• Get beyond
stereotypes and clichés
• See victims
stigmatizing, sensationalizing and inauthentic imagery
• Incorporate the National Human
Trafficking phone number: 1-888-373-7888
This is an opportunity to unleash your creative imagination and
address one of the most important human rights issues of our day!
Grand-prize winner: $1,000
First prize - professional category: $400
First prize - student category: $200
2 Honorable mentions - professional: $50 gift certificate each
2 Honorable mentions – student: Art supplies
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: September 8, 2017, 11:59 PM EDT
JURORS TO BE ANNOUNCED
FILE SIZES AND FORMATS:
High res files reproducible in print up to 22 (h) x 16 (w) inches (1600 x 1080 at 300 dpi, not to exceed 5 MB). Acceptable file formats are: jpg and tiff.
Winning posters and selected works will be
featured in a pop-up exhibit at a Washington DC gallery during the ArtWorks for
Freedom | ACTION DC! awareness campaign in October, 2017. Opportunities also exist for additional
exhibits as part of ArtWorks for Freedom
on-going awareness campaigns.
winning posters will be featured on ArtWorks for Freedom’s website,
and in communications and publicity for ArtWorks for Freedom.
They will be used for all
media and press purposes, including advocacy materials, interviews,
press conferences, etc. with full credit to the artist. The work may be
distributed to trafficking hotspots as a tool in fighting human trafficking.
winning posters will be reproduced in a range of sizes up to 22 inches x 16
NOTE: By submitting a poster project, you implicitly AGREE with all of
copyright and artist credit will appear on any printed or
virtual copy of the winning posters
ArtWorks for Freedom uses all
forms of artistic expression to raise awareness about modern day slavery and
human trafficking. Working locally and globally and engaging art in all its
forms, we are transforming public perceptions, educating individuals, communities
and policy makers, and inspiring action to put an end to modern day slavery.http://www.artworksforfreedom.org/
VisArts, located in the heart of
Rockville, Maryland, is a hub for the visual arts that
engages nearly 30,000 visitors annually through gallery
exhibitions, education programs, a studio artist program, and events.
Founded in 1987, VisArts is committed to a mission of
transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.http://www.visartscenter.org/