Saman Bachpan Abhiyan is launching a National Photography/Painting contest titled “Equal-India 2009” to raise voice against unequal opportunities for children. The idea is to involve artists, across India to create an art production on the issue of Equal Opportunity in Childhood. This initiative, will not only create mass awareness among the general public and various stakeholders of the education sector, but will also highlight the need for providing special focus to issues related to Equal Opportunity in Childhood.
Awarded and selected entries would be displayed at a National level exhibition to be organized along side the award function.
Last date for sending in your entries is 16th November 2009. The entry forms and guidelines are available on our website www.samanbachpanindia.org.
Equal-India 2009 awards/recognizes photographs/paintings based on the theme “Equal / Unequal Childhood” – (photographs and paintings must be related to Education: a basic service or commodity? Schools in urban and rural areas, difference in opportunity in Childhood: social and economic exclusion in childhood and its far-reaching impact, and/or initiatives and efforts aimed at building a fairer, more equal India. )
PRIZES (one each for photography and painting)
First Prize: Rs. 50,000/- and citation of award
Second prize: Rs. 20,000/- and citation of award
Third Prize: Rs. 10,000/- and citation of award
25 Consolation Prizes: Rs. 1,500/- and citation of award (only for painting)
We invite entries from professionals, amateurs, Students, Children, etc. All the entries will get listed on the website. The awarded and selected images will be published and promoted not only at the exhibition but also during the Saman Bachpan Abhiyan campaign.
We deeply solicit your support for the following:
* Circulate the “Equal-India 2009” information among your networks i.e. photographers, studios, galleries, photojournalists, organisations, list serves, educational institutions like schools, colleges, etc.
* Display the “Equal-India 2009” information and ‘Call for Entry’ poster in your notice board.
“Support the movement to give better and equal opportunities to the children in India”
Send us your entries with all enclosures to:
C/o Dorothy Fernandes
H/No 83/1, Opposite Chicalim Church
Chicalim, Vasco Da Gama,
Goa – 403711
Mobile: 09730103604, 09820679662
Saman Bachpan Abhiyan is a campaign about raising voice against unequal opportunities for children. The campaign believes that each child should get equal opportunity for development as a matter of constitutional right. For more details on the campaign please visit www.samanbachpan.org/ National secretariat: Saman Bachpan Abhiyan, 128 Technocrate Society, Bedla Road, Udaipur 313004, Rajasthan (India)