Ensaaf works to end impunity and achieve justice for mass states crimes in India, with a focus on Punjab. Through documentation, organizing, and legal advocacy,
Ensaaf seeks to bring justice to victims of human rights abuses committed by Indian security forces from 1984 to 1995 as they crushed a militant movement for self-determination. As the
“world’s largest democracy,” India has made a commitment to protect the human rights of all people, but purposefully conceals the violations committed in its own land, under its own rule.
This impunity allows perpetrators to remain in power and commit further abuses, conceals the truth about the government’s crimes, and oppresses entire communities through fear.
This November, Ensaaf invites artists of all ages to participate in an art contest dedicated to the disappeared and unlawfully killed in Punjab. Artists are asked to address the theme of our
upcoming social media campaign – Decade of Disappearances. Entries should convey ideas about: the disappearance of truth, the importance of redress, and impunity.
Please review contest rules, guidelines, and questions for inspiration on Facebook prior to submitting artwork. The
deadline for submissions is December 10, 2012, 11:59pm (PST).
1st place: Winning artist will receive the signed, iconic, limited edition fine art print titled 1984 by Singh Twins.
2nd place: First runner up will receive a $300 Blick Art gift card.
3rd place: Second runner up will receive a $200 Blick Art gift card.
Terms of Submission
to the terms below.
I have read and completely understand the guidelines, eligibility criteria, and judging criteria of the art contest. I certify that my entry contains original
artwork, conceived and created by myself. My artwork does not contain any third-party materials that violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, logo or other mark that identifies a
brand, entity or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including, but not limited to, rights of privacy or publicity, or portrayal in a false light).
I agree to allow Ensaaf to publicize and reproduce my artwork for its own purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, advocacy, and fundraising initiatives. In doing so, I
understand that Ensaaf reserves the right to edit my submitted biography and description of artwork as necessary.