From Guerrilla Girls to Ai Weiwei, art can be a powerful medium to change the world - or at least we think it's a great start! ;). If you’re a creative young artist (amateur, aspiring, professional) with a passion for human rights, then this challenge is for you! Create and submit a piece of your artwork to Amnesty´s ARTivism Contest.

You can participate with any form of audiovisual work from illustration, lettering, paint or spoken word, rap, you name it! Your inspiration should come from one of 10 youth cases and the human rights issues that they currently face.

Prizes: ⬇️

  • A spot on one of our human rights bus tours in South America 💺🚌
  • Wacom tablets/Adobe Licences/DSLR cameras, the development of merchandise such as prints, posters, stickers, T-shirts
  • Features in ART Galleries and museums in December to mark Human Rights Day! 🎨

¿What do you have to do to participate?

1. Follow us on social media and post your original artwork in one or all of the following social media platforms using #W4RsARTivism19, by the 21st of November. Don't forget to tag us and while you ́re at it let us know what inspired you in the first place:

Instagram: 👉 @amnistiaamericas 

Twitter: 👉 @amnistiaonline 

Facebook: 👉 @amnistiaamericas 


2. Fill the form below.


 Terms and Conditions

  • The deadline to submit your artwork is on Thursday, November 21st, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST.

  • This competition will have 2 age categories: 12-18 and 19-29.

  • You must be between 12 and 29 years old to participate in this contest.

  • You must be based in a country on the continent of America (this includes both North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean).

  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent’s or tutor’s consent to submit your artwork.

  • A selection panel consisting of Amnesty’s Team, activists, and local and international artists will choose six winners (three for each age category).

  • The winners will be notified via email.

  • By submitting your artwork to this contest, you are authorizing Amnesty International to feature your piece of artwork worldwide, indefinitely, and without additional royalty payments in various ways including but not limited to:

    • On our website;

    • On our social media accounts;

    • Merchandise such as prints, posters, stickers, T-shirts, or any other products used for fundraising purposes and to support right-holders from the W4Rs cases.

  • You certify that your submission is an original piece of artwork by you and you currently own the rights to it. You will maintain your right to use your art including reselling even after granting us the above rights.

  • Amnesty is not responsible for any tax liabilities which may be payable by the recipient in the various different jurisdictions. Recipients will be responsible for complying with their own local tax law.