Deadline: 5 October 2014
Open to: young Roma (16 years old and above) from a country member of the Council of Europe of all skill levels in photography, painting, drawing, video-making, singing
Awards: fully covered trip to Brussel and participation in the ERGO network activities in the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Berlin Wall fall ERGO Network calls for young Roma, to take action, denounce and share with RomaReact.org the walls that you face in society impeding you to become equal citizens and to show a possible way to build a better future! Denounce your wall, take an action around it, engage your friends on social media, win and travel to Brussels! By “Walls” you can refer to the physical walls built to segregate Roma citizens from their non-Roma neighbours, as well as the mental walls in people’s minds or in the society, walls that constitute an obstacle to enjoy equal citizenship. Share your story, your wall and your ideas for a better world and let everyone see, through your own eyes, who the Roma are, and help to fight anti-Roma prejudice and discrimination. One winner will be selected by a committee of experts and the other one by people on Facebook.
The contest is open for all young Roma (16 years old and above) from a country member of the Council of Europe of all skill levels in photography, painting, drawing, video-making, singing.
Two winners will be invited to Brussels to participate in the ERGO network activities in the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall where they will have the space to present their work and share their messages. All costs – travel, accommodation, food will be covered.
To participate, follow three steps:
1st Step: Illustrate your wall with a story board of 3 images or 1 creation (photo, painting, drawing, comic strip or video) and its description containing the following three elements: ME: a picture that represent yourself and/or your life; MY WALL: picture your wall (physical or mental); OUR FUTURE: picture your action around the wall (make a symbolic action to take down the wall, involve other Roma and/or non-Roma);
2nd Step: Send your pictures or creation to us via email: [email protected] by 5 October 2014;
3rd Step: Organizers will upload your creation of the RomaReact platform and will share it on their Facebook account. You can promote it among your friends to win one of the prizes!
For further information, please visit the official website.