(12 Jan. 2016) BADIL and the Global Palestinian Refugee Network launch the 2016 AL-AWDA AWARD

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Return is our Right and our Will

BADIL and the Global Palestinian Refugee Network launch the
2016 AL-AWDA AWARD

“Walking or Crawling We Will Return”

 
Submission is now open for the 10th Annual Al-Awda Award

The Al-Awda Award is part of BADIL’s efforts to promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and to highlight the ongoing displacement of the Palestinian people for the past 67 years. It is an opportunity for amateur and professional artists to raise their voices and concerns through artistic and cultural forms of expression.
BADIL encourages both the public and the private sector to engage and participate in this cultural and artistic competition, organized and hosted by BADIL Resource Center  and the  Global Palestinian Refugee Network.


 
General Rules and Regulations:
  • The following provisions and clarifications apply to all categories. Please also refer to the specific rules and regulations to each category.
  • Participants must adhere to the rules and regulations for the competition category in which they wish to participate.
  • Participation is open to Palestinians and non-Palestinians alike.
  • Submissions must be original and previously unpublished.
  • Any entry containing discriminatory symbols or expressions based on race, gender or religion or any other, will be excluded from the competition.
  • Participants can only submit one entry in each category, but may participate in more than one category.
  • BADIL will publish the winning entries, either as separate publications or within BADIL's regular publications, as specified for each category.
  • Al-Awda Award is judged by an independent and professional jury. BADIL and the participants are obliged to accept the decision and recommendations of the jury.
  • BADIL reserves the right to keep, use, edit and publish all submissions at its discretion, while respecting the intellectual property rights of the participants.
  • Entries submitted after the deadline will be excluded, even if sent by mail.
  • All submissions should include: a Curriculum Vitae and contact information.
  • Submissions can be delivered in one of the following ways:
    • Sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Hand delivered to the BADIL office in Bethlehem
    • Posted to BADIL: BADIL Resource Center, PO Box 728, Bethlehem, Palestine
A confirmation of receipt of the poster submission will be sent by BADIL.

The Category for Best Nakba Commemoration Poster

The best Nakba commemoration poster for this year will focus on the connection between the case of Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons and the Palestinians’ momentum struggle. The poster must reflect the ongoing suffering of Palestinian refugees as well as the continuation of their challenging spirit and resistance.

Deadline for submission of the poster: Friday, 15 April 2016
 
Specific Rules and Regulations:
 

  • The General Rules and Regulations are integral to the Specific Rules and Regulations.
  • If there is any written text on the poster it must be in Arabic.
  • The poster must be original and previously unpublished, with a clear and original message;
  • Posters submitted in previous Al-Awda Award contests will not be accepted.
  • Submissions will not be returned to the artists.
  • The poster can be hand drawn or graphically designed, and can be in color or black and white.
  • All submissions should include: a Curriculum Vitae and contact information.
  • Use CMYK color printing settings for graphically designed posters.
  • Posters must be on A3 canvas (300mm X 420mm) in high resolution (250 - 300 DPI) and saved as (.psd), (.jpg) or (.gif) file.
  • Posters can be delivered in one of the following ways:
    • Sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Hand delivered to the BADIL office in Bethlehem
    • Posted to BADIL: BADIL Resource Center, PO Box 728, Bethlehem, Palestine

A confirmation of receipt of the poster submission will be sent by BADIL.

Award Placements and Amounts:

  • First Place: 1500 USD
  • Second Place: 750 USD
  • Third Place: 500 USD


Poster Jury members:

  • Mr. Sulaiman Mansour, Palestinian Artist and the Director of Al-Wasiti Art Center in Jerusalem.
  • Mr. Youssef Katalu , Palestinian visual artist and the vice president of Ibdaa' center for culture and arts in Dura.
  • Representative of the Global Palestinian Refugee Network