Mérida, Venezuela (14/06/2018). – From June 11th to July 2nd, 2018 registrations are open for the first photography contest sponsored by the Observatory of Human Rights of the University of Los Andes (ODH-ULA) and Epikeia University Observatory of Human Rights.
“Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela and Human Rights” is the theme for the contest, in which journalists, social communicators, graphic reporters, photographers, visual communicators, cinema students, artists, documentarists, human rights defenders, and general public are invited to participate.
The ODH-ULA intends to visually portray the serious human rights violations committed in the region through these artistic expressions. The contest seeks to raise awareness of people regarding human rights and the current humanitarian emergency of Venezuela, both at national and international scales.
Those interested may participate with a photograph or a report consisting of 3 pictures that display situations related to human rights violations. The images can also portray the humanitarian crisis in the Andean region of Venezuela through several topics such as food, health, public transport, migration movements, among others.
Participants must send a high-quality photograph (color or B&W), or a photographic report consisting of 3 pictures at most with a brief description of the photos. The images must reflect human rights violations and/or the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
The photo must have been taken between 2014 and 2018, and the participant must be the author of the photograph submitted in his/her name. There are no restrictions regarding photography works that have been previously published in social media. The required format is JPG.
Additionally, participants are required to be of legal age and to follow the registration process. More detailed information about the contest is available on the ODH-ULA accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Contest rules are available here (in Spanish). / Press ODH-ULA