ArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts Call for Entries: Picturing Freedom
is a nationwide poster contest that will present winning posters on Artwork for Freedom's website as well as in a pop up exhibit in a Washington, D.C. gallery during the month of October, 2017.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
buy and even some of the people we meet, 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. 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: September 8, 2017
Final deadline: Sept 8 -
11:59 PM EDT
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.
The 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
promotional materials, interviews, press conferences, etc.
The winning poster will be reproduced
in a range of sizes up to a 22 (h) x 16 (w) inches poster.
PLEASE NOTE: By submitting
a poster project, you implicitly AGREE with all of the following.
You retain copyright. However, by
entering the contest, you grant ArtWorks
for Freedom (and those authorized by ArtWorks for Freedom) a royalty-free,
world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute,
reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part,
in any media now existing or later developed, for any ArtWorks for Freedom
purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion, its website,
exhibition, and commercial products. Any poster reproduced will include the
artist’s credit. ArtWorks for Freedom will not be required to pay any
additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with
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.
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.