Poster contest online citizenship education “The Art of Living Online”
Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education invites you to participate in the International Poster Contest on Civic Education “The Art of Living Online”!
As the world recovers from the global pandemic, calculating its losses and realizing its insecurities, we want to reflect on these experiences and make them useful in determining the needs of society and the role of civic education in it.
Quarantine restrictions in many countries have pushed social life online. Many of us have been made independent, but many others have been deprived of public help and understanding.
THE ART OF LIVING ONLINE International Poster Contest is a social contest that will help identify the difficulties of surviving during pandemics, draw attention to the problems of civic education, and involve people who have previously left it out of their attention in civic activities.
The International Poster Competition “THE ART OF LIVING ONLINE” is a social contest designed to draw attention to the problems of civic education and to involve people who previously left it beyond their attention in civic activities.
The theme of the contest is the art of living in a new environment with the transition of many activities and communications in the online format, living together, understanding and supporting each other.
Poster topics may reveal the issues:
1. Opportunities and difficulties of switching to the online format (psychological and technical difficulties of transition of education and communication to online format, discrimination associated with the transition to online, civic responsibility under quarantine and other restrictions associated with the danger to human life).
2. Gender equality (building respect for the individual regardless of sex, gender and sexual identity; eliminating restrictions and discrimination based on gender differences).
3. Ethnic equality (respect for the individual regardless of national and cultural affiliation, manifestations of national cultures that do not contradict the values of modern society; avoidance of discrimination on the physical, language and worldview grounds of certain nations, based on citizenship).
4. The art of understanding others (avoiding worldview conflicts based on religious, political and other differences, understanding and accepting people of different appearance, different health conditions, people with disabilities, representatives of different age groups, places of residence, social status, and ways to find understanding, establish communication, support, help those who live next to us, make living together comfortable).
5. The sustainable development goals (promoting 17 global goals that will help eradicate poverty and inequality, use resources sparingly and adopt environmentally friendly technologies, maintain stable social and cultural systems, and ensure the integrity of natural systems).
6. Other topics that reveal different values of civic education (values such as human rights, human dignity, responsibility, tolerance, and democracy are revealed to varying degrees. In addition, national traditions and patriotism are often seen as important values to be taught).
There is no entry fee to participate!
Applications for participation and electronic versions of posters must be sent no later than August 9, 2021.
• Everyone interested in this competition, both professional artists, beginners, and even amateurs, can take part in the competition.
• Participants can represent the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia, or they can be representatives of other countries if their works cover the topics of civic education in Eastern Europe.
• Participants must be at least 14 years old.
• Participation can be either individual or group one.
• Each participant may submit no more than two works for the competition (three works may be submitted if they are triptych.)
All posters that have passed the selection will be honoured with diplomas presented on the pages of social networks of the East European Network for Citizenship Education (with mandatory attribution).
The works of the winners of the semi-finals (20 best posters) will be
– printed and shown at exhibitions in countries participating in the East European Network for Citizenship Education.
– published in the competition catalogue, as well as presented on the pages of social networks of the East European Network for Citizenship Education (with mandatory attribution).
– exhibited in the countries of the Eastern Partnership of Europe and Russia at the Citizenship Education Week on October 11-17, 2021.
The winners in the final of the competition (4 best posters) will receive:
– winner’s diploma in the International competition “The Art of Living Online”
– a copy of the catalogue of the best works
– a valuable prize from the organizers (a certificate for the purchase of equipment in the equivalent of 400 €, which can be sold in the country represented by the participant – to increase the effectiveness of the online format)
Requirements for the works:
• compliance with one of the above topics or other topics that reveal the essence of civic education;
• we don’t accept any works containing political or commercial advertising, violate copyright (use of other people’s materials) or contain information in any form degrading a person or group of persons;
• the poster must have a title;
▪ only the copyrighted artist’s works are accepted, the works must not allow plagiarism and use fragments of other people’s images;
▪ the participant assumes full responsibility for the observance of copyrights in case of claims from third parties regarding the use of other people’s content;
• only original works of the contestant are accepted;
• a mock-up of work in a low resolution (see the form below) must be attached to the application form
• If the participant submits two different works, different forms must be filled out for them. If the work is a diptych or triptych, the layout of the work should be presented in one file.
Technical requirements for the works:
Files registered for the contest should be digitalized and sent in two resolutions (for electronic presentation and printing):
1) in size of 210 × 150 mm, (vertical format), in the resolution of 150 dpi in PDF format to Google form
2) on a 1: 1 scale (poster size 700 × 500mm, vertical format), in the resolution of 300 dpi in PDF format the posters’ layouts should be sent to e-mail email@example.com using WeTransfer if a file extends the mail limits.
The technique is optional (photograph, drawing, collage, scanned or electronic image, etc.).
Entries submitted to the Competition are not reviewed.
The procedure of choosing the winners
Entries accepted for the competition are evaluated by an International Jury by online voting. When selecting works for the Final of the competition, the results of online voting in social networks will also be taken into account (on the page of the Citizenship Education Week EENCE).
1. Qualifying (until August 9, 2021). To participate in the qualifying round, please fill out the Google form and send the poster layout by e-mail. At this stage, participants are registered and the work is checked for the requirements’ compliance. Based on the results of the Jury’s work, the winners of the first round will be determined (until August 15, 2021);
2. The winners of the semifinals are announced on August 25, 2020.
3. The winners of the second round (3 finalists) are determined by the Jury of the Contest and (1 finalist) by the results of online voting for the work on the page of the Citizenship Education Week EENCE.
4. The winners of the final stage are announced on September 1, 2020
The winners’ awarding procedure takes place during the Citizenship Education Week (October 11-17, 2021).
Each competitive work is evaluated according to the following criteria:
• topic correspondence;
• depth of the content disclosure;
• professionalism of the fulfilment;
• accuracy and clarity of message and style of the topic presentation;
• creativity (the novelty of the idea, originality) of the competition work;
• social significance, relevance and motivation for action;
• visual implementation of the idea.
The results of the International Competition are posted on the page of the Citizenship Education Week EENCE.
Use of entries
The works of the Contest participants can be used to popularize the ideas of citizenship education.
The organizers of the Competition reserve the right to:
use the competition works for non-commercial purposes and without paying monetary remuneration to the author (team of authors), but with the obligatory indication of the name of the author (co-authors).
Contest organizers reserve the right to add the logo of the Citizenship Education Week to the contest posters.
In the case of any claims or demands of third parties, including copyright holders and related rights to the provided work, the participant undertakes to solve them on his behalf and at his own expense.
The organization and conduct of the Contest is provided by the organizing committee of the Citizenship Education Week of the EENCE with the support of the Federal Agency for Civil Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) and the German Federal Foreign Office.
If you have any questions send an email to (in Russian or English) firstname.lastname@example.org and over the phone +380 67 542 24 32 (Ukraine) Rimma Milenkova
The online gallery of the 2020 posters can be seen by clicking here
Apply also for other contests within the Civic Education Week – 2021!