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1st Print Ad pdf 306KB
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Participation form pdf 1.5MB
Poster pdf 513KB

8th edition International Drawing Competition “Colourful Rights”

8th May – 22nd November 2009

Fondazione Malagutti onlus, in cooperation with its Communities for Minors, presents the 8th Edition of the International Drawing Competition “Colourful Rights”.

This initiative is inspired by the “Convention on the Right of the Child”, approved by UN Assembly on 20th November 1989; date declared: Universal Day of Childhood.

The purpose of 8th edition is to remind the “Right to Education” (Article 28,29 Convention on the Rights of the Child), because only through education children get the opportunity to know how facing and running life’s responsibilities in a world of comprehension, peace and tolerance among all people.

Competition is aimed to all children from 3 to 14 years of age who will be able to express their creativity freely, drawing with any kind of size, theme and method.
Volunteers and Humanitarian Delegations will spread the competition all over the world, paying particular attention to those country plagued by the war.

In Italy “Colourful Rights” will organize big parties for children in eight different towns where there will be regional preliminary selections in order to choose those drawings representing Italy at the final choice in Mantua, on 22nd November 2009. During this tour children will enjoy the sketches of Gabibbo, a famous character by “Striscia la Notizia” (an Italian TV program) and the play “The happy prince” by Oscar Wilde, showed by Centro Teatrale Corniani. All preliminary selections and the final event in Mantua will be hosted by Elisabetta Del Medico.

In these eight stages, Colourful Rights has involved:

  • Italian Police for Communication to spread information about the dangers children could find on the web. Its mission includes the fight against online pornography by a continuous attention on discovering web sites which could be a danger for minors.
  • National consortia aimed to focus the attention on the importance of waste sorting: if children bring cans, pepaer or old clothes they will receive in exchange: training aid, books, plants and toys.

The promotional material of Drawing Competition (posters and participation forms) will be printed in three languages: Italian, English and French in order to spread this initiative all over the world.
From the web site www.dirittiacolori.it you can download the participation form in these following languages: Arabic, Standard Mandarin, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish and Germany.

With the 8th edition of drawing competition is born the “International Movement for the respect of the rights of childhood” aimed to involve people in children’s problems. On web site is available the MANIFESTO as the ideology of Mouvement.

The image appearing on promotional material has been realized by Valentina Grassini, an illustrator from Milan who won with her drawing “Le petit montgolfier” the 1st International Illustrator Competition “Flying Kids” organized by Fondazione Malagutti onlus in cooperation with Association of Illustrators.

International drawing competition “Colourful Rights” got:

  • the Acknowledgement of the President of Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano
  • the patronage of the President of Region Lombardy
  • the agreement of the Department for Education and Skills, Provincial and Regional school offices, Ministry of Interior, Department for Works, Health and pensions, Municipality of Mantua, C.I.S.M.A.I (Italian co-ordination against childhood maltreatment and abuse), International Red Cross, Unicef
  • the collaboration of Italian Police for Communication.

We thanks for the prizes and collaborations kindly offered: Alfaomega, Amelia, Arrigoni Valtaleggio, Atala, Atman Communication, Baby Bazar, Bottoli schiacciatine, Centroscuola, Erbesi, Fairplast Action sport, F.I.L.A, Fondazione Comunità Mantovana onlus, Giochi Preziosi, Haribo. Il Pensatoio, La Calcio Balilla Sport Brescello, La Feltrinelli, La Nuova Faro, Linea Ottica, MantovaBanca 1896, Mattel, Oxford Disegno, Pallino & Co., Peg Perego, Plastwood, Poliespanso, Sperlari, Toys Center.

“Colourful Rights” is not only a drawing competition, but a big box containing all actions and activities all aimed by the same purpose: the protection of the Right of the Child.

The final award ceremony will be on Sunday 22nd November at Palabam in Mantua. First absolute prize is a holiday for three people in a European resort (it can be turned in goods of the same value if won by children from troubled countries) and the acknowledgement of the President of Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano.

download the 1st press release english(pdf 335KB)

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