Amalipe Center and Zonta Club – Stara Zagora announce a competition on the topic ‘Girls with dreams: turn the page’
“If you educate a boy, you educate only him.
If you educate a girl, you educate the whole community. “
HE Florence Robin, Ambassador of the French Republic to Bulgaria
Unfortunately, today there are still girls who do not even know how to dream. They have many barriers – some of them are set by traditions, some – by the community in which they live, and some are set by themselves. The topic of early marriage has always provoked discussions – both in the community and among the majority. And it is always shrouded in stereotypes and prejudices – both in the community and among the majority. Very often the topic is used for political campaigns, opposition and stigmatization.
Today, traditions are no longer what they used to be. Increasingly, those who start living together are not the parents, but the children themselves. And very often all these girls and boys just need someone to believe in them, to make them believe in themselves and see that change is possible if they want it hard enough! But how do we convince them of this?
This is best done by you, dear students, because your messages will be most easily understood by your peers. And we at Amalipe Center will support you:
- Your messages to reach over 290 schools from the “Every student will be excellent” network and beyond and give hope to dozens of girls and boys;
- Your messages should reach the people on whom the policies in Bulgaria depend and they should help the society to stop looking condemningly and pointing a finger at all those girls and boys who did not know how to dream. Moreover, we will meet with these people so that you can discuss face to face exactly how change could happen and where it should start;
- Create a support network with each other that gives hope and help to those in need
Theme and purpose of the competition:
The theme of the competition is “Girls with dreams: turn the page” and the products with which students apply must cover the topic of prevention of early marriages, present their thoughts on it and how this phenomenon can be overcome; how young girls can develop their potential and be true leaders in their community; what messages would reach young people and what would make them prefer education instead of marriage, etc.
The competition is realized jointly with Club Zonta – Stara Zagora and is financially supported by Zonta International.
The aim of the competition is to provoke young people to create messages aimed at preventing early marriages. These messages must be accessible, understandable and provocative to their peers. Within the competition, young people can work with images, videos or words. They can record their messages, stories, interviews or hypothetical scenarios. They can also present their views on the given topic in the form of an essay. All finished products must be originals.
Students (girls and boys) from first to twelfth grade from all schools in Bulgaria, as well as from Bulgarian schools abroad can participate in the competition.
The awarded participants will join the initiative of the Amalipe Center “President / Ambassador / Minister for a Day” on April 8, 2020 and will have the opportunity within one day to occupy some of the highest positions and diplomatic missions in the country.
Participants can choose the following areas and can apply in all three areas:
1. SECTION ESSAY – up to 5000 characters, word format.
Mandatory requisites of the essay: titles and subtitle; a clear thesis; presented arguments for defense of the thesis; spelling and punctuation; Graphic layout..
Each work must be accompanied by a declaration of authorship (Appendix № 1) and the following information: author’s name, age, postal address, telephone and e-mail for contacts, name of the school, name of teacher / if made during the creation of the work consultations with such /.
from I to IV class,
from V to VIII class,
from IX to XII class
2. VIDEO SECTION: Short film up to 5 minutes – the film can be shot with a professional camera, telephone or other shooting equipment.
Mandatory details of the film: title and subtitle; an inscription with the name of the participant speaking from the screen; when shooting the film with a telephone it is obligatory to hold it horizontally in order to use the whole screen, when shooting with a vertical telephone the screen is reduced and it comes out with black boxes on the side, final inscriptions with the participants and the technical team for making the film; sound system;
Note: at the discretion of the participants, subtitles can be placed, which will be a curtsey to those who have reduced or impaired hearing; assistance from teachers is only allowed when installing staff or as technical consultants.
Each work must be accompanied by a declaration of authorship (Appendix № 1) and the following information: name of the author, age, postal address, telephone and e-mail for contacts, name of the school, name of teacher / if at the time of creation of the work are consultations with such /.
- от I до IV клас,
- от V до VIII клас,
- от IX до XII клас
3. GRAPHIC IMAGE SECTION (Photo, collage, gif) – Photos must be saved in jpg 300 DPI format – recommended size 1300 x 867 px. Maximum file size – 3MB.
Each work must be accompanied by a declaration of authorship (Appendix № 1) and the following information: name of the author, age, postal address, telephone and e-mail for contacts, name of the school, name of teacher / if made during the creation of the work consultations with such /.
from I to IV class,
from V to VIII class,
from IX to XII class
Products must not contain illegal, threatening, false, misleading, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, arousing, pornographic or defamatory content and must not contain any material that could constitute or promote conduct that is considered a crime. , to give rise to civil liability or otherwise to violate the law.
The Products must not infringe the copyrights, trademarks, contractual rights or other intellectual property rights of any third party or legal entity or infringe the rights of privacy or publicity and may not include:
Trademarks owned by third parties
Copyrighted material owned by third parties (including film dialogue or musical compositions)
names, appearance, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
Exclusion from the competition may be made in the case of products that are not considered relevant to the subject of the COMPETITION and / or in the case of irregularities found in online voting, as a result of timely verification.
Deadline for sending the materials – 08.03.2020 (the postmark is valid)
at the address: 5000 Veliko Tarnovo, 4 Samuil Str., apartment 16, 1st floor
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates accept the condition that their works be used and printed in a collection and shared online. The competition works are not subject to return and the organizers reserve the right to publish and reproduce them in order to promote and present the initiative. Entries that do not meet the requirements set out in the regulation will not be judged. A competent jury will determine the awarded participants.
For additional information and questions about participation in the competition, please write to email@example.com, or phone 0884 857578 – Denitsa Ivanova
Appendix № 1
Declaration for persons over 18 years of age
Declaration from a parent / guardian for persons under 18 years of age
Good luck to all participants and be innovative, creative and brave!
The team of CMEDT “Amalipe”