Freedom and Capacity of Knowledge Contest Ended

Show Us Why Access to Knowledge for All Is Important!

Start August 23, 2012 End September 20, 2012 23:59 UTC Deliberation Results January 2013
Start
August 23, 2012
End
September 20, 2012 23:59 UTC
Results
November 2012
News

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12 Sep 08:52

Some update on the guidelines. Your entry should be explicit and contain a tag line and a description mentioning why access to knowledge for all is important.

Brief

Context

Humankind has witnessed rapid progress. With access to technology and the internet, the way we create, communicate with friends or meet new people has changed. Knowledge creation and sharing has become a driving economic force and access is now a prerequisite for improving life and realizing a better world.

Unfortunately, not everyone has equal access. Imbalances exist as a result of several factors including: economic, access to education, urban vs. rural locations, disabilities, age, gender with the elderly and women being the most disenfranchised. Language is also a barrier. English has emerged as the leading language in many areas including globalization and technology. Those not fluent in English have fewer opportunities to participate in global knowledge and run the risk of being left behind.

To combat these inequalities, UNESCO is committed to ensuring that people are empowered to create, use, share knowledge and enjoy its freedom to foster a more equitable and fair world.

Creative Challenge

We want you to create posters that show why access to knowledge for all is important.

You probably are educated, with university or professional training. You probably understand, speak and write English and even another foreign language. You probably have access to technology including the internet.

Now, imagine that you didn’t have this access and knowledge. What would your life be like? Put yourself in the shoes of a woman or someone with disabilities in a developing country. Or those living in rural area with little education and with no access to information. Should they not have the same access to knowledge as everyone else? Think about why it is important for you and for everyone to have access to knowledge and bring it to life in a creative way.

TIPS: Think about your parents, the elderly, the poor, the illiterate and those without an education. They deserve knowledge too to allow them to participate in a meaningful way in society today. Think about that inequality and create posters that show why it’s important to have access to knowledge for all.

Prizes

Jury's Prize

  • #1 Prize €300

Format

Print (illustrations, photography)

Winning Criteria

We are looking for original and quality ideas that tell a story about the importance of providing access to knowledge for all. You are free to focus on women and persons with disabilities in developing countries or on any other disenfranchised group. You are also free to include a tagline or description with your entry.

Winning entries will be used for promotional materials and hosted on UNESCO’s website. The top 3 winners will receive certificates from UNESCO.

Guidelines

Specific guidelines for this CFE

  • Your entry should be explicit enough and contain a tag line and a description mentioning why access to knowledge for all is important.
  • Your entry should not finger-point any country, culture or community. This means that it should for example not show any county flags, city or country names, map or political leader. 
  • Your entry should not be violent in nature or promote racism, xenophobia or homophobia.
  • Your entry must be in English, or in any other language if it’s English subtitled.

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.)