ICCL/Youthreach Human Rights Competition 2013

 

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13.12.13. Dublin. At the 2013 ICCL Youthreach Human Rights Awards Ceremony. Here with RTE's Blathnaid Treacy are winners (L-R) Rudine Mulhern of Cavan Youthreach, Charmaine Smyth of Castleblayney Youthreach and Dominika Kapica of Cavan Youthreach. Photo by Derek Speirs

More on the results HERE.

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The 2013 ICCL/Youthreach Human Rights Competition now Closed

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Youthreach, in association with UNICEF and supported by the Ireland Funds, are delighted to announce the 3nd annual Human Rights Competition for Youthreach participants. We are calling on Youthreach centres and participants nationwide to get involved in this rewarding human rights themed competition, and in the accompanying creative educational workshops we are running in October and November 2013.

FOR AN INFORMATION PACK ON THE COMPETITION AND ON THE CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS WE ARE HOLDING ON THE RUN UP TO THE COMPETITION DEADLINE, CLICK HERE.

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM AND THE COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS, CLICK HERE.

TO REGISTER YOUR YOUTHREACH CENTRE'S INTEREST IN GETTING INVOLVED IN THE COMPETITION'S CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2013 CONTACT KAREN AND WALTER AT INFO@ICCL.IE

How does the competition work?

The competition calls on Youthreach participants to identify a human rights, social justice or inequality issue which affects Ireland today. This could be an issue that affects them personally, a member of their family or friend, or their local community. It could also be an issue that affects young people in Irish society in general. They are then asked to develop a project focusing on the topic. Competition entries can take any form and participants are encouraged to be creative and innovative. Previous entrants have, for example, entered:

  • Survey projects
  • Photo projects
  • Short film projects
  • Musical projects
  • Arts and Crafts projects

These are just a few examples of the form entries could take. Examples are included HERE in our list of case studies.

The competition is an opportunity for Youthreach participants to explore human rights and social justice themes, using their own unique talents and voices to bring these themes to life. It is also an opportunity for Youthreach participants to engage with the NGO and civil society sector in Ireland at a crucial time, as the rights of children and young people are being debated on a broad scale.

Training workshops and support

Recognising the success of the competition over the past two years, and the benefit it has been to the Youthreach centres and participants who have taken part, this year we will be running a number of competition training workshops around the country to provide encouragement, advice and direct support for young people taking part in the project.  

These workshops will include training and ideas sessions on film, art and crafts, and will include follow-up support and input for participants preparing an entry to the competition. They will be taking place from late-October up until the competition deadline.

We are in the process of assessing demand for these workshops, and identifying venues. With this in mind, we are actively seeking expressions of interest from Youthreach coordinators and centres nationwide in taking part in the workshops, and in the competition itself.  

How can my Youthreach Centre and participants get involved?

We are seeking as wide as possible involvement by Youthreach participants throughout Ireland and welcome entries from Centres nationwide. To get involved, please complete the following steps:

  • We would love to hear from you. Register your Centre’s interest in taking part in the competition by emailing Walter Jayawardene and Karen Ciesielski at info@iccl.ie by  Monday 14 October 2013.  Please include the following details:
  • The name and address of the Centre
  • Contact details
  • The number of Youthreach participants interested in entering
  • Whether or not the centre would like to avail of training workshops and support in entering the competition 
  • Details of the areas of interest of the participants and the kind of projects they are considering (the themes, media used, etc)

We will use this information to design and organise appropriate training workshops for interested Youthreach centres to support them in creating their entries to the competition.

A number of training workshops and support will be held in October and November according to demand, and based on the expressions of interest sent in.

The final deadline for completed competition submissions will be 5pm Friday 29 November 2013, with the announcement of the winner in mid-December.

Any questions?

For further information on the competition please contact:

Walter Jayawardene and Karen Ciesielski

Irish Council for Civil Liberties

9-13 Blackhall Place

Dublin 7

Tel: (01) 799 4503

Email: info@iccl.ie

 

The ICCL would like to extend our sincere thanks to UNICEF Ireland and The Ireland Funds for their support of this project.

                  

For information on the competition in 2012 and 2011, please click HERE or see below

 


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