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The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Announces its first Black History Month Art Contest

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Washington, DC, announces its 2012 Black History Month Art Contest, an initiative aimed at promoting awareness about the advances and struggles of African Americans and Afro-Venezuelans.

The contest is open to all participants, regardless of age, nationality, or country of residence. Participants should present one original piece of artwork in any size using any materials desired (pen and ink, paint, collage, digital media, etc.). Entries should portray the shared struggles of the black communities within our countries and evoke their achievements and the inspiration that can be taken from these struggles. We encourage a focus on the lessons of history and the importance of fighting for social justice, inclusion and human rights for all. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality and creativity as well as relevance to the topic.

The winner will receive an iPod nano, a photo book about Venezuela and have his or her artwork displayed at the Bolivarian Hall (the cultural space of the Embassy of Venezuela) for all to see during our Black History Month events and cultural engagements in February 2012. Two runners-up will also have their work displayed.
Please send submissions as JPEG or PDF files to: with the subject line: Black History Month Art Contest. They must be received before January 29, 2012 at 5 pm EST.

Press Office – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S. / January 4, 2011

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