Fight – You’ll Win!


STOP CENSORSHIP! 2nd International Contest is launched

2nd International contest “Stop censorship! Citizens for free countries” accept works till the beginning of May, 2014. This year contest theme is – “Fight – You’ll Win!”.

The idea of ​​contest creating came at the meeting of activists and journalists movement “Stop Censorship!” in June 2010. In 2011 First International Contest “Stop Censorship” took place. It was submitted with 27 posters, 310 slogans, 188 poems and 69 esseys. Contest web site was visited by 46 thousands visitors from 83 countries.

In 2014, activists of the NGO “Center UA» decided to hold the contest annually.

Works for the contest are accepted in five categories: image, poem, slogan, essey, other formats. Works can be submitted in Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Anyone can participate the contest reardless of age, education and citizenship. Not a single political party is related to the contest organization. This contest is a tool for self organization of civil society. It’s main go is to initiate a broad social discussion on protection of freedom of speech, political and artistic censorship.

Contest geography is global as protection of human rights, freedom of access to information and fight against censorship are the fundamental freedoms and it’s relevant to Ukraine as well as for any young democratic country.

Submissions will be accepted from May 1 to June 5, 2014 (inclusive). Work of public jury begins May 1, 2014 and ends June 10. That means that after submission deadline internet users would be able to vote during five extra days. According to the public voting results in each category (image, poem, slogan, essay, other formats)the winner is the work with the highest number of votes.

In June 11, 2014 meeting of jury of expers will take place where the winners would be announced. In awarding ceremony for the winners, as well as exhibition of the best works in one of the public spaces in Kiev will hold in June 24, 2014. Public campaign, which aims to promote works of the winners of the contest begins right after completion of the contest.
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