Memory Of The World Contest Ended

Stop Planetary Destruction. No more Aral Seas!

Start August 20, 2012 End September 24, 2012 23:59 UTC Deliberation Results Delayed
Start
August 20, 2012
End
September 24, 2012 23:59 UTC
Results
November 2012
Brief

Context

The Aral Sea in Central Asia, is one of the biggest man-made catastrophes in the world. Over a 32 year period (from 1977 – 2009), we have witnessed the falling of the sea levels and its gradual disappearance due to the rivers that fed the Aral Sea being diverted and used for extensive cotton and rice farming. As a result, the climate in the region has changed leading to the appearance of salt wind storms. The indigenous plants and wildlife are disappearing and the fishing industry is now the brink of collapse, negatively affecting the economic conditions of the local population.

Creative Challenge

Create a poster that calls for an end to planetary destruction caused by human activity. Use images of the Aral Sea or other ecological disasters to engage and encourage your fellow citizens to get involved.

We have provided you with pictures of the Aral Sea destruction for inspiration. You are free to use these images or additional copyright free images of the Aral Sea. You are also free to create posters of other ecological disasters caused by human activity.

Please include text or a slogan in your poster to express yourself and your opinion on the environmental problems caused by human activity. We want to move from preserving memories of planetary destruction caused by human activity to avoiding the destruction in the first place.

TIPS: Think about the climate changes you have been experiencing in your country. Has it been unseasonably hot or cold? Have you had more or less rain than usual? How much of the changes you are experiencing natural? Are the changes caused by human activity? Speak your voice and encourage people to get involved. Be creative and develop posters that cause action.

Format

Print (illustrations or photography)

Fame

  • The top 10 finalists will be featured on the UNESCO Memory of the World website.
  • The top 3 winners will receive certificates from UNESCO.

Winning Criteria

We are looking for original and quality posters that tell a story on avoiding planetary destruction caused by human activity. We are looking for posters that focus on the Aral Sea or other ecological disasters caused by human activity. Use your creativity to inspire people to get involved and do their part to keep the planet healthy.

The top 10 finalists work will be featured on the UNESCO Memory of the World website. And, the top 3 winners will receive certificates from UNESCO.

Guidelines

Specific guidelines for this Contest

  • Focus on ideas that encourage people to stop planetary destruction. You are free to focus on the Aral Sea or other ecological disasters of your choice. Please click here to download the images of the Aral Sea.
  • Your entry must use copyright free images.
  • Please do not make any reference to UNESCO: no logo, no use of the UNESCO name.
  • Your entry should not finger-point any country, culture or community. This means that it should not show any country flags, city or country names, map or political leader.
  • Your entry should not be violent in a nature or promote racism, xenophobia or homophobia. 
  • Your entry must be in English or French. If it is in any other language, please use English or French subtitles. 

eYeka standard guidelines

  • Your media has to be your own creation to be considered into the contest.
  • You must have obtained written permission from each of the authors who have contributed to the media.
  • If you have used elements (music, photographs, designs, etc.) that are not yours, please state in your media description whether or not the music and/or image(s) you used is/are your own creation and provide links to the license granting you the rights of using it.
  • eYeka will ask you to provide written proofs or a copy of all written documents confirming such authorizations enabling eYeka and its clients to use the media pursuant to the terms of the Rules of the contest.
  • Media that does not comply with these rules will not be considered for the contest.
  • Keep a high-quality version of your creation to be used if you are selected as a winner.
  • Do not show any personal details in the entry (name, contact number, e-mail address etc.)