logo_hr_13 May 2011, Berlin - At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The “Logo for Human Rights” initiative wants to change that! Logos win people over through their symbolic power, distinctiveness, clarity and universal applicability. The initiative was established out of conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights. In order to find this logo, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone is to be launched.

logo_hr_13 May 2011, Berlin - At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The “Logo for Human Rights” initiative wants to change that! Logos win people over through their symbolic power, distinctiveness, clarity and universal applicability. The initiative was established out of conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights. In order to find this logo, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone is to be launched.

logo_hr_1 At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The “Logo for Human Rights” initiative wants to change that! Logos win people over through their symbolic power, distinctiveness, clarity and universal applicability. The initiative was established out of conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights. In order to find this logo, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone is to be launched.

The online competition platform www.humanrightslogo.net was created by ten countries representing different regions of the world and various cultural and social traditions: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, the Czech Republic, Chile, Germany, Indonesia, Mauritius, Senegal, Singapore and Uruguay.

The initiative is supported by a high-profile celebrity jury. Jury members include the Foreign Ministers of the ten partner countries, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay (South Africa) and four Nobel Peace Prize winners  Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar), Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) and Mikhail Gorbachev (Russia)  as well as Ai Weiwei (artist, China), Angelina Acheng Atyam (childrens rights activist, Uganda), Waris Dirie (supermodel and womens rights activist, Somalia), Roland Emmerich (Hollywood director and producer, Germany), Carolyn Gomes (human rights activist, Jamaica), Juanes (pop star and peace activist, Colombia), Somaly Mam (human rights activist, Cambodia), Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu (human rights activist, Sri Lanka), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia founder, USA), and internationally renowned design experts such as Ahmad Humeid (Jordan), Javier Mariscal (Spain) and Erik Spiekermann (Germany).

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 Everyone is welcome to join the competition by suggesting a logo on to www.humanrightslogo.net or rating and commenting on others submissions until 31 July 2011. A prominent jury will make a pre-selection from all the entries. In a global public online ballot, the winner will be chosen from among the top 10.

The winning logo winning logo will become the global symbol for human rights and be used wherever the focus is on human rights. It will be presented at the end of September alongside the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The competitions winner will be awarded 5000 euro, while the second prize is 3000 euro and the third prize is 1000 euro.

 To find out more click on www.humanrightslogo.net or check out humanrightslogo on Facebook and Twitter.