At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The “Logo for Human Rights” initiative wants to change that! Logos win people over through their symbolic power, distinctiveness, clarity and universal applicability. This initiative was established out of a conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights. In order to find this logo, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone has been launched. The initiative has the support of renowned stakeholders, supporters and partners from all walks of life.The aim of the initiative is to create a human rights logo “by people for people”, thus making a contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights with the support of a large public.
Among the Judges and Experts is Navi Pillay, from South Africa, current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
From 3rd of May until 31st of July 2011
* Anyone around the world can create, discuss and give support to logo submissions.
From 6th of August 2011 until 21st of August 2011
* The jury chooses 10 finalists.
From 27th of August 2011 until 17th of September 2011
* The world votes for the final winning logo.
What’s more, the winner will be awarded 5000 €, the runner-up 3000 € and the third-placed entrant 1000 €.
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