The 3rd Draw Me Abolition Competition
As part of the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty, to be held on 10 October 2016, pupils from middle and high schools (12 to 18 year olds) from across the world are invited to participate in the 3rd Draw Me Abolition competition, The aim is to produce an anti-death penalty poster. The top 50 chosen by an international jury will be exhibited in the participating countries and at the next regional and world congresses against the death penalty (in 2018 and 2019 respectively). An exhibition catalogue will also be published to highlight the pupils’ work.
How the competition will unfold
Phase 1 : 10 October/10 December 2016
Introduction to the theme and graphic design
During this phase, the classes which have signed up to the competition can receive a visit at school from one of the project’s partners who will raise their awareness of the theme of the death penalty. Further, the organisers of the competition will provide all the pupils involved with educational tools to help them learn how to produce a graphic poster independently.
Phase 2: February 2017
Designs sent to the jury
During this period, teachers or organisations must send the original designs to ECPM by post to 69 rue Michelet, 93100 Montreuil, France. NB: for security reasons, all the originals must also be scanned and sent to the organisers by WeTransfer.
Phase 3: March 2017
Deliberation of the jury and selection of the best posters
An international jury composed of people working in the field of human rights will be responsible for choosing the top 50 designs.
Phase 4: April 2017
Announcement of the results and publication of the exhibition and catalogue
The results of the competition will be put online on the abolition.fr website and all coordinators will receive an email with a list of the winning pupils. At the same time, the exhibition and the exhibition catalogue will be published.
Exhibition of the winning posters
The top 50 designs will be exhibited in each participating country (place and dates to be confirmed at a later date) as well as at the regional and world congresses against the death penalty (in 2018 and 2019 respectively). The three posters which have the most votes will also receive a special prize.