Students will show us what human rights mean through creation

The UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR) invites students from all over the country to participate in a creativity contest dedicated to human rights. On this occasion, OHCHR has launched an online platform where students across the country, including Transnistrian region, may upload their works of creation

The purpose of the competition is raising children awareness on human rights and the role of the Universal Declaration in protecting and promoting fundamental rights.

Olesea Perean, Program Manager within OHCHR, has stated: "We want to find out from the children what human rights mean for them, what they know about their rights and their observance. And, because we know that students are very creative, and above all, having access to the new technologies, we don't want to put limits on the format or type of work that we are expecting from them. If children will see human rights in the form of a dance, then let it be a dance. "

The contest is not limited by age, students from 1st to 12th grade may participate in the contest, and there are no limits to the type of creation works, these can be drawings, photographs, songs, videos or essays

Participants can sign up with a creation at several sections. Creations will be loaded on the platform during the period 27 September - 15 November 2018. And starting November 15th to November 30th 2018 they will be subject to a vote by the general public.

The winning work will be appointed the one with the largest number of votes, and the author will be awarded at the UN Gala on human rights.

Besides the Grand Prize, there will be special mentions awarded to the next 10 works which will gain large numbers of votes. The authors of the 10 special mentions will receive advertising packages on behalf of the United Nations Office for human rights (OHCHR) within a closed event organized by OHCHR.

The platform is available in Romanian and Russian languages and it is accessible to people with sight problems.

The contest is carried out in the context of the celebration of 70 years after the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights - campaign #standup4humanrights.