ERGO Network in cooperation with [http://www.amnesty.org/en/roma ]Amnesty International has launched the contest "My story, my rights" open to all young Roma interested in photography, painting or drawing with the purpose of highlighting who the Roma are and how to fight anti-Roma prejudice and discrimination. The contest is part of the Amnesty International’s campaign “[http://www.amnesty.org/en/roma ]Human Rights Here. Roma Rights Now” which aims at getting the EU and governments to take stronger action to end anti-Roma racism and that will be launched on 4th April 2013.
The story can be about any contribution that Roma make to their wider community. It should portray Roma as equal members of society, with rights that must be respected. It should illustrate how Romani people are working to create good relationships with others, to demand equality for their families and communities, and to fight for their rights. Entrants will have to illustrate their story with one image (photo, painting, drawing or comic strip) or with a story board (one story told with maximum 6 images).
The contest is open to all young Roma from 16 years old, from all European countries (including Turkey). They can submit only one entry with one image (photo in jpeg or PDF format, drawing or painting in jpeg format) or maximum 6 images if they are submitting a story board. All entries must include the [ http://www.romareact.org/romadmin/kcfinder/upload/files/docs/Annex.docx ]enclosed form and a brief description of the photo (max 100 words).
The One Grand Prize winner will win a trip to Brussels to participate in the Amnesty International and ERGO network activities, on the occasion of the delivery of the Amnesty International’s global petition to the European Commission in June 2013. The first 10 winning stories will be promoted on the RomaReact and Amnesty International’s platforms, social media, as part of campaigning activities as well as receiving gadgets.