The winners of the 4th International Contest “Stop censorship! Citizens for free countries” have been announced in Kyiv

On September 15, winners of the 4th International Contest “Stop censorship! Citizens for free countries” have been awarded during an exhibition opening ceremony of the best works of the Contest that took place in Ukrainian Crisis Media Center (2, Kreschyatyk st.) and America House  (6, Pymonenko st.). The exhibition will last until October 15, 2016. Working hours: 10am-7pm.

The exhibition on the special topic of the contest “Corruption is…’ is hosted at the America House until 14 October 2016.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12: 00-21: 00, Sun 10: 00-18: 00.

(Attention! To enter America House please have your passport or driver’s license)

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The main exhibition of the contest results are on display at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center until October 15th, 2016.

Hours: 10:00 to 19:00.

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Before the ceremony, organizers hosted a public discussion “Self censorship in Ukrainian media. Consequences and ways to remove it”. Special guests of the discussion were: Oksana Romaniuk, Executive director of Institute of Mass Information; Nataliya Lygachyova, Head of the Board of NGO “Detector media”; Nastya Stanko; Journalist, Hromadske.tv; Natalie Sokolenko, Journalist, Hromadske radio; Maksym Butkevych, human rights activist.

Moderator: Lesia Ganja, Access to Truth, Centre UA.

In result of the work of three juries — general, anticorruption organizations representatives jury and a jury of internet users — 16 winners have been selected from different countries.

Thus, according to the decision of general jury the winners of the Contest in the following categories are:

By a decision of the jury of anticorruption organizations representatives, the winners of the

Contest are: Anton Husakovskyi (Ukraine) and Ramazanli Turan (Azerbaidjan) in “Image” category; Valentyna Inkljud (Ukraine) in “Poem” category; Anton Husakovskyi (Ukraine) in “Text category”; Lyubov Rudnieva (Ukraine) in “Slogan” category.

According to the results of the voting of the internet users jury the winners of the Contest are: Kristina Yura (Ukraine) for the best work in “Image” category; Maryna Bohuslavska (Ukraine) for the best work in “Text” category; Tamila Doroshenko (Ukraine) for the best work in “Poem” category; Iryna Makarchuk (Ukraine) for the best work in “Slogan” category; Mustapha Benghernaout (Algeria) for the best work in “Multimedia” category.

A special prize from the organizers received Bohdana Davyduk (Ukraine). In addition, a special award of the jury was received a participant from Venezuela Kathiana Cardona Reyna.

Overall, more that 570 works were submitted to the Contest from Ukrainian and international participants, including people from Poland, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Iran, Venezuela, Ecuador, China and others. Participants from 89 countries followed the updates about the Contest.

For more information please contact us by the number +38 050 494 58 30  or send us an email at media.centreua@gmail.com.

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International Contest Stop censorship! Citizens for free countries” is an interdisciplinary project that unites activism and different creative practices. Traditionally, participants can submit the works that thematically related to the protection of freedom of speech, access to public information and fighting censorship. In addition, they can also submit works dedicated to a special topic of the Contest. This year such topic was Corruption is…”. All works, submitted by participants of the 4th International Contest Stop censorship! Citizens for free countries” can be found at the web site www.stop-censorship.net

 

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