Essay- en Fotowedstrijd

Essay  and  Photo/Artwork Contest

You  are warmly invited to make a submission to the Essay  or Photo/Artwork Contest of the Interfaith  Conference 2013 (Sat., Nov. 16, see this page): “Celebrating Diversity  for Peace”

Deadline for submissions:
November 10th (Essay) & November 16th (Photo/Artwork) 2013

Conferentie Celebrating Diversity for Peace


Due to the ongoing process of globalisation, people all over the world are recognizing that their living environments are becoming more diverse than ever. It is no longer necessary to travel to the other end of the world to meet people from other cultures or religions. You can meet them in your own neighbourhood, at work, over the Internet or simply on the train. In some situation diversity will lead to misunderstanding and conflict. On the other hand, there are countless examples where diversity can lead to enrichment, inspiration and very positive experiences.

Details of the Essay Contest:
The main question of this Essay Contest is:

How can we, by celebrating diversity, achieve sustainable peace?

For further inspiration: Instead of considering diversity as a threat, how  can diversity be a source of strength? In what way can we discover foundations for unity in diversity? What are examples of a peaceful situation achieved through diversity? What are your personal experiences concerning peace through diversity? What are your dreams?

Number of words: up to 1000 words
Deadline: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Essays can be submitted by e‐mail to: n.vanderveldt@platformins.nl (Nynke van der Veldt)

Details of the Photo/Artwork Contest:
We invite participants to submit a photo/artwork inspired by the main theme of this conference: “celebrating diversity for peace.” Please attach a short written explanation as to why the photo/artwork fits the theme.

Deadline: 10am, Saturday, November 16, 2013
Photos/Artwork must be brought to the Ins3tute of Social Studies (ISS), Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague to the registra3on desk for the Interfaith Conference

For both contests:
Please include your name, contact details and school/university/institution (as applicable)

Jury: Three eminent professionals from The Hague
The winner will be announced on Nov. 16 at the 2013 Interfaith Conference


platformins157International Student Chaplaincy