The aim of the contest is to interact with children, providing them with a platform for creative self-expression and raising awareness about their rights, as well as drawing attention to the issue of inclusion, the importance of the family institution and providing equal opportunities for every child. This year Kazakhstan marks an important landmark: the country ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child 25 years ago. This anniversary gives an impetus to the international community to expand efforts aimed at ensuring children's prosperity and to reaffirm its commitment to protecting and promoting all human rights. Although notable progress has been achieved over the past thirty years, the significant challenges still remain, in particular in the situation with girl children, children with disabilities and those living in disadvantaged and vulnerable conditions.
The drawing contest is open to children living in the Republic of Kazakhstan aged between 6 and 17 years old. To enter the competition, a drawing dedicated to one of the Child Rights Convention articles should be sent to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The entries will be accepted until 31 October 2019. The results of the competition will be announced on 15 November 2019. The three winners' drawings will be published in one of the nation-wide media outlets and awarded by special prizes from the organizers. The works of 30 finalists will be published on the website and social pages of the contest's organizers.
The terms and conditions of the contest and all technical requirements are as following:
Terms and conditions
Children's drawing contest dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Entering the competition
- The drawing competition (the "Competition") is open to children living in the Republic of Kazakhstan aged between six and seventeen years old ("You"). The Organizing Committee ("We") may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Competition.
- You can enter the Competition by sending the scanned file of your drawing to the e-mail: email@example.com. You are responsible for the cost of sending your Competition entry to us.
- The drawing must be in A4 or A3 size format and scanned in resolution 300 dpi. It must not include national flags or slogans and might cover one of the following topics:
- Right to free time/play/recreation
- Right to an identity
- Right to fair opportunities/to develop their potential
- Right to privacy
- Right to education
- Right to have a voice (to speak and to be heard)
- You may send only one entry to the Competition. The drawing should be drawn personally and not been published in other newspapers or magazines.
- When submitting your Competition entry, You must provide your name, age, address, and e-mail and the name and contact telephone number of your parent or guardian. We will only use this information in relation to the Competition (including checking your eligibility to enter it) and will not use it for any other purposes whatsoever. We will not keep this information for longer than is necessary for the operation of the Competition.
- We must receive your entry to the Competition by 11:59 pm on 31 October 2019. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted.
- Employees or agents of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, UNICEF in Kazakhstan, Embassy of Switzerland to Kazakhstan, Embassy of Belgium to Kazakhstan, its contracting companies or their family members may not enter the Competition.
Selecting the winners
- The Organising Committee, consisting of the representatives of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, UNICEF in Kazakhstan, Embassy of Switzerland to Kazakhstan and Embassy of Belgium to Kazakhstan, will choose three winning entries for the Competition.
- The winning entries will be those from the shortlist that the Organising Committee considers the best one according to the following criteria: (1) compliance with the contest's topic (2) originality and creativity (3) the quality of artistic composition.
- The Organising Committee's decision will be made on or before 15 November 2019. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Publishing the winning entries
- The winning and top 30 entries will be published on the websites and social media pages of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, UNICEF in Kazakhstan, Embassy of Switzerland to Kazakhstan and Embassy of Belgium to Kazakhstan.
- You own the copyright to your Competition entry as its author.
- By submitting an entry to the Competition, You give the Organizing Committee: (a) Permission for your entry to be published on the websites and social media pages of the Organizing Committee's members and grant the Organizing Committee a non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide licence to republish your Competition entry in electronic format and hard-copy for purposes connected with the Competition; and (b) The right to use your name, age and town or city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying You as the author of your entry.
Getting consent from an adult
- Sending in an entry to the Competition means that You accept these Terms and Conditions, which are the rules of the Competition. You should check with your parent or guardian that they are happy for You to enter the Competition based on these Terms and Conditions.
- The Organizing Committee requires the consent in writing (which may include e-mail) of the parent or guardian of the author of a winning entry to publish that winning entry and the author's name, age and town or city of residence on the promotional materials, web sites and social media pages of the Organizing Committee's members.
- If the Organizing Committee does not receive written consent (which may include e-mail) from the parent or guardian of the author of a winning entry then we may award the prize to another entry for which we are able to gain such consent.
Awarding ceremony and Prizes
- The three winners' drawings will be published in one of the nation-wide media outlets and awarded by gift bags from the organizers. The works of 30 finalists will be displayed during the awarding ceremony event.
- The parents or guardians of the winners will be notified by telephone/email on or before 15 November 2019.
- The prizes will be presented during the awarding ceremony in Nur-Sultan. If the winner lives in another city, the Organising Committee will cover travel and accommodation costs of the winner and of the one escorting parent or guardian.
- If the winner is not able to participate in the awarding ceremony for any reason, the prize will be sent to the winner within 14 days after the award ceremony. The Organising Committee will cover the delivery costs.
- The prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred by You and cannot be redeemed by You for cash or any other prizes.
- We shall not be liable in any matter for any cost or expense incurred for the purpose of redemption of the prize.
Some other rules
- Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
- We take no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt.
- The Organizing Committee accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by You as a result of entering the Competition or accepting the prize. The Organizing Committee further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to You or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Competition.
- The Organizing Committee reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control. The decision of the Organizing Committee in all matters under its control is final and binding.
- The Organizing Committee shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
- The Competition will be governed by the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
For further details please contact Ms Elnara Bainazarova, Press and Information Officer of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan: + 7 (7172) 974567, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org