On 29 June 2021, the Children First project’s consortium held the Final Conference and Award Ceremony of the #ArtAgainstTeenDatingViolence contest.
The #ArtAgainstTeenDatingViolence contest was organised and opened, from March to June 2021, to adolescents 12-18y from all over the world, in order to reflect their understanding of relationships free from stereotypes and gender-based violence.
We were looking for creative and thought-provoking artworks, capable of representing youngsters’ interpretation of such a delicate and under-researched theme, being teen dating violence, under various forms: Images, Videos, Texts.
We received 39 incredible artworks, from 7 different countries including the UK, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, North Macedonia and India, which reflect adolescents’ creativity, critical thinking and commitment to this topic which affects them directly and is unfortunately part of their daily life.
We had the chance to cooperate with an fabolous international jury, made up of prominent experts on gender issues as well as artists coming from all the partners’ countries:
We are proud of sharing with you the 3 winners:
We have also asked to some jury members to share some words about their experience within the contest:
- Read the speech of Ugne Litvinaite, Researcher and Analyst from Lithuania – https://www.diversitygroup.lt/2021/06/30/art-against-teen-dating-violence-contest-winners-announced-ugne-litvinaite-speech/?fbclid=IwAR3Ajx2WDwzjGIfklMtbV6A1beg10nflPMzslpPnXif5hJtmKoEOfknRm9w
- Listen to Maura Gancitano, Italian philosopher and co-founder of Tlon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl6VPhszSfs