The Archive Institute Poster Competition 2007 is a project that places children at the forefront of the campaign against HIV/AIDS. In response to the UNICEF’s call to action, we are seeking to unite the efforts of children around the world against the destructive pandemic of HIV/AIDS.
Express your imagination and creativity to us through artwork! The 2007 ARCHIVE Institute poster competition calls for poster designs from young artists under the age of 18 who want to help bring increased attention to the widespread AIDS epidemic. We expect submissions as diverse as the impact of the virus on individual and community lives. The theme for the competition focuses on the relationships between HIV/AIDS, “the home”, housing and/or communities. Winners from six regions will be identified accordingly. The competition will be launched during the summer of 2007 and winning entries will receive recognition in the January 2008.
The entries for this competition are important as both an archival record and an educational tool. Participants will have a chance to record how HIV/AIDS affects their surroundings. The posters resulting from the competition will represent how the disease affects young people and their environments around the world. A traveling exhibition will help to raise awareness of this and hopefully inspire others to get involved in the helping to stop the epidemic.
Here are some questions you might want to use as a guide for your poster submission artwork. Keep in mind that you may use these questions as inspiration or raise your own concerns about these themes.
●Where does AIDS come from and how can humans overcome it? Who will inherit the AIDS problem? How can we best respond to the spread of HIV and AIDS? How does AIDS affect our society?
●How can we educate people about AIDS and communicate with them about the epidemic? How can we use technology to alleviate the global problem of AIDS?
●What are some of the lessons we have learned from the spread of the AIDS epidemic? What do communities/villages affected by AIDS need most? Who should be in charge of relieving the AIDS problem?
What are some of the ways in which our homes and housing in general are affected by the disease? How can our homes and housing in general help treat or help control the spread of HIV/AIDS?