Feeling Italian Photography Competition

AwardsSIETAR Italia’s “Feeling Italian” photography contest invites you to tell, through the photographic language, what it means to “feel Italian” today, in an Italy defined by deep changes, not only in demographic terms, but also in terms of behaviors, customs and values. Through the photo contest, SIETAR Italia project want to explore who the Italians are today.

  • What are the behaviors and symbols that evoke “Italianness”?
  • What are the places, the ways and the meeting situations?
  • What are the activities and rituals – individual or collective – that allow us to perceive Italians, or to be perceived as Italians?

The “Feeling Italian” photographic competition wants to investigate the elements of continuity with the past, or with the traditional concepts related to Italianness and to feeling Italian; but also, and above all, the transformations taking place in an Italy that is evolving within a global context.

Feeling Italian

Global Pluralism Award 2018

AwardsThe Global Pluralism Award recognizes and supports the extraordinary achievements of organizations, individuals and governments who are tackling the challenge of living peacefully and productively with diversity. Pluralism, founded on respect for diversity, requires that human differences are protected and valued.

The Award is presented once every two years to individuals, organizations, governments and businesses of any nationality. Through their remarkable and sustained achievements, awardees contribute to building more inclusive societies in which human diversity is protected. The Award comes with financial support of $150,000 shared equally among three recipients, as well as global visibility and recognition. The nomination process closes on April 30th 2018.

Intercultural Achievement Awards from Austria

AwardsThe Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs will reward successful and solution-oriented intercultural dialogue projects. Are you ‒ or anyone in your network ‒ involved in a project that promotes intercultural dialogue and fits the criteria? If so, they would love to hear from you. They consider initiatives active in one or more of these fields: Art/Culture, Youth, Human Rights, Global Citizenship Education, and Integration. Deadline: 26th of March 2018

The Intercultural Achievement Award 2018 will be awarded for the best project in each of these five categories:

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Best ongoing project with sustainable impact (Prize: EUR 10.000,-)
  • RECENT EVENTS: Best project with reference to current issues (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
  • INNOVATION: Most innovative intercultural project (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
  • MEDIA: Best media contribution for intercultural understanding (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)
  • INTEGRATION IN AUSTRIA: This category is only available to projects which are active and located within Austria (Prize: EUR 5.000,-)

Both large- and small-scale projects within the four categories implemented by organisations or individuals qualify as potential award winners. The projects need to be either in the process of being implemented or already concluded.

Euro-Mediterranean Award for Dialogue between Cultures 2017

AwardsThe Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures (ALF) and Fondazione Mediterraneo (FM), are launching the 11th Edition of the Euro-Mediterranean Award for Dialogue Between Cultures. This annual Award, which is bestowed by the 42 ALF National Networks, recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations that have been at the forefront of promoting Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Candidates for the Award can be proposed either as an individual or as an organisation, and must bear the nationality of/ be registered in one of the 42 member countries of the Euro-Med Partnership. As youth,  women and minorities are the key target groups of the Foundation’s work, special attention will be given to candidates who have actively worked or implemented projects with these groups.

The selection of the winner of the Euro-Med Award is a participatory process which involves the Heads of the Networks, Network members and non-members. The shortlist of the three (3) finalists for the Award is carried out by the Jury, while the final selection of the winner of the award is carried out by the EuroMed Award Committee.

William Zard Abou Jaoude Award 2017 (Film Competition)

AwardsThe William Zard Abou Jaoude International Award is an annual award granted by the Lebanon Dialogue Initiative (LDI). It seeks to recognize promising young (18-35) non-professional creators/directors committed to exploring conflict/dispute, dialogue, peace-building, reconciliation, identity, territory, citizenship, and the like.

A distinguished jury panel will review submissions, and the winner will be invited to screen his or her short film during the 2017 LDI Forum Gala Dinner, which will take place on November 4, 2017, in Lebanon. Screenings will be attended by a diverse audience, comprising of LDI members, local and international speakers, government officials, academics, journalists, diplomats, and civil society activists as well as the general public.

The winning short film will subsequently be screened at prominent LDI events and gatherings around the world and will be used as part of the LDI communication tool.

Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry fee: Gratis
Award: $5,000 USD

PLURAL+ 2017 Youth Video Festival

Applied ICDDo you have something to say about the themes of diversity, migration, social inclusion, and xenophobia? Submit videos less than 5 minutes in length to the PLURAL+ 2017 Youth Video Festival. Deadline: June 4, 2017

PLURAL+ is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of a wide network of international partners.

View winning videos from past and present PLURAL+ Youth Video Festivals, chosen by an international jury and partners from thousands of submissions from around the globe.

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Public Anthropology Publishing Competition: Migration and its Discontents

INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPETITION
CALIFORNIA SERIES IN PUBLIC ANTHROPOLOGY, 2017

The California Series in Public Anthropology encourages scholars in a range of disciplines to discuss major public issues in ways that help the broader public understand and address them. Two presidents (Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton) as well as three Nobel Laureates (Amartya Sen, Jody Williams, and Mikhail Gorbachev) have contributed to the Series either through books or forwards.  Its list includes such prominent authors as Paul Farmer co-founder of Partners in Health, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard and United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti.  Recently, based on his book in the Series, Alex Hinton was requested to be an expert witness at the UN sponsored Cambodian Tribunal regarding the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Each year the Series highlights a particular problem in its international call for manuscripts.  THIS YEAR WE ARE INTERESTED IN SUBMISSIONS RELATED TO GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS.  THE 2017 WINNER WILL BE AWARDED A FORMAL CONTRACT FROM U.C. PRESS.

We are particularly interested in submissions intended for interdisciplinary and public audiences. Prospective authors might ask themselves:  How can they make their study “come alive” for a range of readers through the narration of powerful stories?  They might, for example, focus on the lives of a few, select individuals tracing the problems they face and how they, to the best of their abilities, cope with them.  Prospective authors might also examine a specific institution and how, in various ways, it perpetuates problems centered around globalization and its discontents.  Or authors might describe a particular group that seeks to address a facet of the problem.  There are no restrictions on how prospective authors address GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS – only an insistence that the proposed publication draw readers to its themes through the inclusion of powerful stories about real people.  The series is directed at the general public as well as college students.

The University of California Press in association with the Center for a Public Anthropology will review proposals for publication independent of whether the manuscripts themselves have been completed. We are open to working with authors as they wind their way through the writing process.  The proposals can describe work the author wishes to undertake in the near future or work that is currently underway. The proposals submitted to the competition should be 3-4,000 words long and describe both the overall work as well as a general summary of what is (or will be) in each chapter.  We expect the completed, publishable manuscripts to be between 250-300 pages (or 60,000-100,000 words) long excluding footnotes and references.

Last year’s winners were Ieva Jusionyte, Jeremy Slack, Victoria Stanford, and Wendy Vogt.  If you wish to look at their winning proposals dealing with migration, please click here: 2016 Book Series Winners.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 1, 2017
Submissions should be emailed to: bookseries@publicanthropology.org with the relevant material enclosed as attachments. They can also be sent to: Book Series, 707 Kaha Street, Kailua, HI. Questions regarding the competitions should be directed to Dr. Rob Borofsky at: bookseries@publicanthropology.org.

All entries will be judged by the California Series in Public Anthropology’s Editors: Rob Borofsky (Center for a Public Anthropology & Hawaii Pacific University) and Naomi Schneider (University of California Press)

CFP Intercultural Innovation Award 2017

Call for Applications: Intercultural Innovation Award 2017

The call for applications for the 2017 edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award is now open. Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST. The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world. Download the brochure here.

Eligible to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award are not-for-profit organizations managing projects focused on promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding, and who are willing to expand their range of action. Examples include projects in the fields of combating xenophobia, education for global citizenship, interfaith dialogue, migration and integration, prevention of violent extremism, as well as initiatives addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.).

Global Campus of Human Rights Contest: Memory & Reconciliation

The Global Campus of Human Rights has launched the third edition of the GC Visual Contest, open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world. The goal of the contest is to create synergies between academia, Human Rights defenders and artists to reach a wider international public and foster a better understanding of the issues concerning human rights and their protection.

THE THEME
The visual contest will be open from 1st May and will accept submissions through June 30, 2017. The theme for 2017 is “Memory and Reconciliation”. Memory and how do we envision the past has a potent impact on the creation of the present and future of a country and the current understanding of human rights concerns.
The GC Visual Contest originates from the belief that photography and videos are powerful tools that can raise awareness and push for social change. Furthermore, the purpose of this contest is to create a network of artists, intellectuals and professionals interested in strengthening the protection of human rights and the promotion of democracy and peace.

A collective memory manifests itself in decisions regarding the commemoration of dates, trials of former oppressors, establishment of sites and museums of memory, artworks and memorials and its role in the public education. This photo and video competition seeks to promote reflection on the various collective rememberings and experiences of the past and to which extent it is possible to establish conditions for crime recognition and forgiveness.

DETAILS
The competition will have two category levels, for professional artists and amateurs to which students and Alumni from the Global Campus are particularly encouraged to apply. A number of images and videos will be selected to be displayed on a dedicated online gallery and in connection to GC events/activities ensuring international exposure also thanks to different partners and social media channels. Winners will be determined by an international jury composed of leading experts in the field of photography and documentary filmmaking and of members of the GC network.

The best pictures and short videos could receive special mentions by the partners of the contest and will be presented at the events of the Regional Masters of the Global Campus in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caucasus, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South East Europe.

This initiative is funded by the European Union and receives the patronage of the United Nations Regional Information centre for Western Europe (UNRIC). The Global Campus of Human Rights is a unique network of one hundred participating universities around the world, seeking to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation for education and research. 

EWHA-KACA Research Award

EWHA-KACA RESEARCH AWARD

Ewha Womans University, Division of Communication and Media (EWHA) and The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) jointly award outstanding research proposals focusing on Korea-related communication and/or media studies. A total of $3,500 will be awarded to the winning recipient(s). Ideally, one or two faculty-led projects (faculty as a PI) will be competitively selected to receive up to $3,500. The half of the award will be distributed at the beginning of the award cycle (August 2017) and the remaining half will be distributed at the completion of the study within two years (August 2019). The research findings should be presented at one of the KACA research sessions at NCA, ICA, or AEJMC in 2018 or 2019.

All material must be submitted electronically to the Award Committee Chair, Dr. Joonghwa Lee, by April 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

RESEARCH TOPIC

Any topic that advances Korea-related communication and/or media research is eligible for the award. Proposals must emphasize contributions to relevant research streams and the Korean society in general. All methods, whether qualitative or quantitative, are welcomed.

ELIGIBILITY

Any full-time faculty member who is currently teaching, researching or studying communication or media in North America, Korea, or elsewhere is eligible to apply. To be considered for the award, the PI should be a KACA member as of April 15, 2017. In other words, an applicant should be a KACA member at the time of a proposal submission. Members of the KACA Executive Committee (2015-2017) are not eligible to apply. NOTE: EACH SUBMITTER/AUTHOR IS LIMITED TO ONE PROPOSAL.