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The contest closed May 21, 2011.



Imagine What is Possible

bell hooks, a writer and anti-racist activist, speaking on oppression, once said "Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, revelling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community." Current events have demonstrated that people possess the courage and power to push for change, to fight for freedom; to challenge prevalent social norms and to find a connection with each other that stretches across race, class, gender, and other threads that make up the fabric of our varying identities, contained within the communities we live in. In honor of the upcoming International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21st, TakingITGlobal is holding this Anti-racism themed Collage Art contest! Contest ends, May 21st, World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. To help guide your creativity, keep this quote from bell hooks in mind: "The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is - it’s to imagine what is possible."


"Imagine What is Possible" is an anti-racism themed art contest by TakingITGlobal, for the upcoming International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21st, 2011. Throughout history, racism has worked to create and uphold systems of oppression that have pushed people of colour and indigenous people to disempowered positions in our world. bell hooks, an amazing writer and anti-racist activist once said "The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is - it’s to imagine what is possible." Keeping this in mind, use collage, a form which involves using found material such as magazine/newspaper clippings, fabric, ribbon, photographs, etc glued to a sheet of paper or canvas to create a new image. For examples of collages from our Global Gallery, click <a href="">here</a>!<br /> <br /> • Submissions will be accepted from March 1st, 2011 to March 22nd, 2011<br /> • Artwork can be submitted in the form of a scanned collage image, or using photo editing software to create collage pieces.<br /> • Digital Image guidelines: Supported file formats include jpg., jpeg., and gif. (up to 4 megabytes). Images must have a minimum size of 800 x 600 pixels.<br /> • Youth between the ages of 15 and 30 are eligible to enter the contest

You will win a TIG t-shirt! Our t-shirt is made from 64% viscose from Bamboo, 28% Organic Cotton and 8% Spandex. This tee is incredibly soft and stretchy. This t-shirt is soft, breathable and guaranteed not to lose its shape.

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• The "Imagine What is Possible" Anti-racism Collage Art Contest is open to youth aged 15-30.<br /> • Submissions are limited to one (1) per participant.<br /> • Entries must be the original artwork of the participants.<br /> • Employees, officers, and directors of TakingItGlobal are not eligible to participate in this contest.<br /> • If you are not a member yet, click on “Join TIG” to become a member of the TakingITGlobal online community at <a href="">now!</a><br /> • Upload a digital version of your artwork by clicking the "Add Artwork" tab on this page.<br /> • Watch your inbox for an email confirmation of your submission from the TakingITGlobal team. If you do not receive such an email within 7 days, please email to confirm that your submission has been successfully uploaded.

• By submitting to the contest, participants grant TakingITGlobal a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to copy, digitize, store, distribute, publish, display, stream, advertise, promote or otherwise use your artwork and their descriptions, in any media or format (including the Internet).<br /> • TakingITGlobal reserves the rights, at their option, to publish any winner’s name, city of residence, photograph, statement regarding the contest, as well as publish or use any artwork submitted, for any purposes, without compensation. Personal information will be collected solely for the purposes of this contest and will not serve for any other purpose. By providing this information, the participants consent to its use for the purposes indicated.<br /> • TakingITGlobal assumes no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, damaged, misdirected or delayed. By entering, participants agree to abide by the contest rules and the decisions of contest organizers, which are final.