Worst of the Worst 2012: Photo and Art Auction

Send us your photos!

For the first time Freedom House is holding a photo and art contest on the themes of freedom, political participation, human rights, and repression. Semifinalists chosen by Freedom House will be displayed and auctioned as a fundraiser at the June release in Washington, DC of the annual Worst of the Worst 2012 report, which documents political and civil rights conditions in the world's most repressive regimes. First, second, and third place winners will be featured on the Freedom House website, in our newsletter, and the 2012 edition of the Worst of the Worst report.

Works from any country or region of the world will be considered, but preference will be given to works from: Belarus, Burma, Chad, China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Laos, Libya, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, South Ossetia, Tibet, and Western Sahara.

Photos should be submitted in JPEG format through email to freedomphotos2012@gmail.com by Tuesday, May 15th. Other forms of art (i.e. cartoons, prints, paintings, graphic art) may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Accompanying their JPEG submission artists should include their full name, country of birth, location and date of the photograph, and brief description of the photo as it relates to the themes of freedom, political participation human rights, and/or repression. Chosen works may be displayed/featured anonymously at the artist's request.  Artists may submit multiple photos if desired.

The decision to feature submitted photos is the sole discretion of Freedom House. Chosen artists will be notified through email.

Photos must be the sole property of the submitter.  All submitters agree that any image they submit to Freedom House may be used by Freedom House for marketing and promotional purposes, including for publication in Freedom House printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, Internet, and on freedomhouse.org. Any image used by Freedom House shall carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. Submitters acknowledge that any money raised by the auction of their work will be a donation to Freedom House, which is tax deductible for U.S. citizens.

For more information on Freedom House visit www.freedomhouse.org. Read the 2011 version of Worst of the Worst here.

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