Competition: Visual Representations of Multilingualism

AwardsCompetition for visual representations of multilingualism. Deadline: 29 March 2019.

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) is looking for applied linguists and visual artists to submit visual representations of multilingualism as part of an international competition.

This competition aims to provide a creative opportunity to explore new ways of representing multilingualism through visual means and to stimulate debate and raise awareness about innovative ways of thinking about multilingualism.

Multilingualism has often failed to be represented, or – when it has been represented – this has been done through the co-presence of a select number of languages. However, this raises the question of which languages are represented and why, while recent research about multilingual practices, for example translanguaging, has questioned traditional views of languages as discrete systems. This research has also highlighted the multilingual language user’s capacity to create an apparently seamless flow between named languages and language varieties to achieve effective and meaningful communication in everyday social interaction.

BAAL’s interests are in how applied linguists and artists represent these new ways of thinking about multilingualism creatively and visually and how these images communicate the message about dynamic multilingualism to the public. The competition is open to artists, designers and/or applied linguists working in a range of 2D practices, including, but not limited to: drawing, painting, illustration, graphic design, collage, digital, photography, etc. Sculptural/relief works presented in a 2D format will also be accepted.  Collaborations between artists and applied linguists, and submissions from students of all levels are particularly welcome.

Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award

AwardsOtto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Deadline: March 1, 2019.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award honoring Dr. Otto Klineberg (1899-1992), an early president of SPSSI and distinguished figure in these fields. The award is given to “the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations” – a field about which Professor Klineberg cared deeply from his social psychological commitment. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight.

Entries can be unpublished manuscripts, in press papers, book chapters, or journal articles published no more than 18 months prior to the submission deadline. Entries cannot be returned. Submissions from across the social sciences are encouraged, however the paper must clearly demonstrate its relevance for psychological theory and research in the domain of intercultural and international relations. The competition is open to non-members, as well as members of SPSSI, and graduate students are especially urged to submit papers. 

Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

AwardsThe Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order is given to those who have taken on issues of world importance and presented viewpoints that could lead to a more just and peaceful world. Award: $100,000. Deadline: January 31, 2019.

The Award is presented annually to the winner of a competition designed to stimulate the recognition, dissemination and critical analysis of outstanding proposals for improving world order. Submissions will be judged according to originalityfeasibility and potential impact, not by the cumulative record of the nominee. They may address a wide range of global concerns including foreign policy and its formation; the conduct of international relations or world politics; global economic issues, such as world trade and investment; resolution of regional, ethnic or racial conflicts; the proliferation of destructive technologies; global cooperation on environmental protection or other important issues; international law and organization; any combination or particular aspects of these, or any other suitable idea which could at least incrementally lead to a more just and peaceful world order.

NY Times Win-A-Trip Contest for Journalism Students

AwardsThe Nicholas Kristof Win-A-Trip Contest should appeal to journalism students. Deadline: January 11, 2019.

 

The Center for Global Development invites university students to apply for The New York Times 2019 win-a-trip contest. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has been holding the win-a-trip contest since 2006, taking the winner along with him on a reporting trip to the developing world. The aim of the prize is to generate interest in neglected global issues, and the winner will have the opportunity to write for The New York Times site.

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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