Human Rights Matter to Everyone
A CCNY 2015 Art Competition: The Theme of Human Rights
For winning posters see below.
Human rights recognize the inherent value of each person, based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect, which are shared across cultures, religions and philosophies. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948, sets out the basic rights and freedoms that apply to all people.
The City College of New York’s Human Rights Forum Announces Winners of Art Competition
The City College of New York’s Human Rights Forum is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 art poster competition on the theme of Human Rights. The annual competition, which began in 2014, has been designed to encourage the students of The City University of New York to engage deeply with issues of human rights by creating a poster addressing this theme. The competition recognizes the traditional role of poster art in expressing powerful social ideas to a broad audience.
The winning posters were selected from those submitted by students from across CUNY on many aspects of human rights, including armed conflict, children, detention and imprisonment, discrimination, freedom of expression, health and education, international justice, poverty, refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons, sexual orientation and gender identity, and women's rights. The prizes for this year’s winners will be awarded at a ceremony to be held on May 4, 2015 at CCNY’s Center for Worker Education.
The 2015 prizes of $2,000 each are awarded to:
Myla D’Avenzo, Queens College
Samuel Joli, Queens College
In addition, the award of Honorable Mention was given to:
Himani Gupta & Andy Kwan, City College of New York
S. Naushika Thimali Perera, City College of New York
The 14 finalists’ posters are currently on display in the 2nd Floor Rotunda of CCNY’s North Academic Center until April 30th. They will then be moved to the Center for Worker Education for the awards ceremony where they will remain on view indefinitely. Posters can also be seen on the Forum’s website (www.humanrightsccny.org) and at events throughout the year.
“The Human Rights Poster competition provides an opportunity for CUNY students to showcase their artistic talent and convey their commitment to the ideas contained in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” says Dr. Vincent Boudreau, Dean of CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. “It is essential that the perspective of our students, some of whom may have first-hand knowledge of human rights violations, is valued and provided with an appropriate venue for expression.”
The Human Rights Forum is extremely grateful for the enthusiastic support from all of our competition entrants, jurors, and faculty and staff from across the CUNY system. We look forward to another successful contest next year.
Contest Winners and Notable Entries