4th International Contest “Stop Censorship!” announces the admission of works


4th International Contest “Stop Censorship! Citizens for free countries” announces the admission of works

The International Contest “Stop Censorship! Citizens for free countries” will be held for the fourth time this year and will last from April 22 until May 30, 2016.

The Contest joins activism and different kinds of creative practices. Traditionally, the Contest accepts works related to freedom of speech protection, access to public information, fighting censorship and works on a special topic.

This year the special topic of the Contest became “Corruption is…”.

Implementation of urgent reforms in Ukraine as in many other young democracies is delayed. The main reason for this is corruption. Freedom of speech, critical thinking, joint civil actions directed towards controlling the government can change the situation. Analysis of a problem and open dialogue are the first steps to be made to change the situation.

The works are accepted in 5 categories: image, text, poem, slogan and multimedia.

The Contest is very democratic. Everyone regardless of their age, citizenship and education can participate.

The works can be submitted in 4 languages: Ukrainian, the Crimean Tatar language, English and Russian.

The winners will be selected by 3 juries – expert jury, internet users jury and special jury.

The members of experts jury are: Alim Aliyev, Co-founder of “Crimea SOS”, Media consultant; Mykola Goncharov, Designer; Alisa Lozhkina, Editor in chief, Art Ukraine magazine; Natalia Synepupova, Designer, School of Visual Communications; Natalie Sokolenko, Journalist, Hromadske radio; Anastasia Stanko, Journalist, Hromadske.tv; Vladislav Troitsky, Director, producer and founder of GOGOLFEST.

The special jury consists of the representatives of anticorruption organizations and investigative journalists: Dmytro Gnap, Journalist, “Slidstvo.info” program; Oleksiy Khmara, Executive director of Transparency International Ukaine; Tetyana Pecklun, Member of a Board of Anticorruption Action Center; Natalie Sedletska, Journalist, “Schemes” TV program.

Organizers will hold public discussion and workshops on art activism. After the jury selects the winners their works will be exhibited in Kyiv and regions of Ukraine.

Anton Ivanov
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