Create. Challenge. Awake.
If you are a lover of art with socially meaningful messages and excited about the issues of civil society - challenge yourself and take part in the contest of awakaning artists CIVIL ALARM CLOCK of Bulgarian Center for Not-for-profit Law*.
From April 23 to May 26 you can send us your own photographs, illustrations or texts that speak of:
>>> вthe force of the civil association for common causes;
>>> the energy of the protests and the people in them,
>>> The meaning of свободата на словото freedom of speech and the fight for it.
The art works may be based on real events and happenings or to reflect your own opinion as an art creator towards the importance of the right to association, the right to free assembly or the freedom of speech for all of us.
The art works will be assessed by a jury with years of professional experience. The most influential works will receive symbolic awards and will be featured in a special exhibition of socially engaged art. The authors of the works ranked first in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize of amount of 250 BGN (125 Euro).
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION
WHO CAN APPLY
Artists, including school students and university students can apply for the competition, without any age or experience restrictions. We encourage the application of artists who are at the beginning of their creative career.
Participants need not have professional creative experience or have their works exhibited or published.
CATEGORIES AND JURY
The authors may participate in each of the three categories: „PHOTOGRAPHY“, „ILLUSTRATION“, „TEXT“. The works will be reviewed and evaluated by a jury of prominent professionals and cultural figures in the relevant category:
I. Jury in "PHOTOGRAPHY" category
Photo credit: Camila Cordeiro / Unsplash
II. Jury in "ILLUSTRATION" category
Photo credits: Eepeng Cheong / Unsplash
III. Jury in "TEXT" category
Photo credit: Carl Cerstrand / Unsplash
The most influential and fascinating art works will be awarded with symbolic prize awards and the works ranked for the first place in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize of the amount of 250 BGN (125 EUR).
SENDING OF THE ART WORKS
The digital copies of author's photographies, illustrations and texts shall be sent online in the format: jpeg, png, pdf or word, or, if larger than 5 MB, through a link to download the files from a free sharing platform (for example, WeTransfer.com; dox.bg; trans.it; dropbox.com) by email: email@example.com, contact person - Aylin Yumerova.
The candidates shall list the category of the art works, their titles and a brief description of the creative idea referring to the chosen right (no longer than 1 page). Candidates also indicate two names, email and telephone connection.
Deadline - until May 26, 2019 г.
* In 2018 we organized the first edition of the CIVIL ALARM CLOCK contest – for is it is one very imporant initiative for supporting young artists-activists which was , една важна за нас инициатива за подкрепа на млади артисти-активисти, inspired by our joint work with the international platform for socially engaged art Fine Acts. For the contest we received 166 great author photos, illustrations and texts by 80 candidates. The most influential works in each of the categories were included in a special exhibition „Awakеning: The Rights through the Eyes of Art“. To overcome the physical frames of the exhibition and to share the creative look of the artists in front of the broad audience, we created the winter „CIVIL ALARM CLOCK – The Rights through the Eyes of Art“, in which we placed part of the awarded works and their messages. You can look at the edition here:
We are very happy that this year the contest is a fact again and through it we can find and challenge the talents of the young artists to continue to create art will powerful socially engaged messages.
** Photo credit for the cover page: Daniel Apodaca / Unsplash
The competition is being realized within the framework of the project "Civil Alarm Clock - Children are Creating Rights", implemented by the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-profit Law. The project is funded by the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality for 2019.