Youth for Human Rights Announces Summer Art Contest

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 31, 2019 - Tennessee Youth for Human Rights is raising awareness this summer about equality through the arts, according to “We want kids to understand what it means to treat one another with respect and dignity, and what better way to learn this than through their own artistic creations,” reads the website.

    So the group has launched a summer art contest for youth, ages 5-18. What kind of art?
    “Poems, short stories, visual art, songs, dance, video productions, and spoken word that promote the message ‘fair treatment for all people’” is the answer. The deadline for submissions, which can be made online or by mail, is July 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

    Full details for the art contest are available at

    The contest winners will be announced and prizes will be given out at the Nashville celebration of Mandela Day, on July 19th at 4:00 pm in the Church of Scientology Community Hall on 8th Avenue South.

    Celebrated each year in observance of Nelson Mandela's birthday, Mandela Day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. According to, “The message behind Mandela Day is simple – everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better. If each one of us heeds the call to simply do something good every day, we can live Nelson Mandela’s legacy and help build the country of our dreams.”

    Tennessee Youth for Human Rights is the local chapter of Youth for Human Rights (YHR), an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its membership is comprised of individuals and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind, according to Its purpose is to provide human rights educational resources and activities that inform, assist and unite youth, educators, organizations and governmental bodies in the dissemination and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at every level of society.

    For more information about United for Human Rights, go to

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