Call to participate in the caricature competition “Feather UPR“
Within the framework of Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights’s interest in raising community awareness of the universal periodic review mechanism and the recommendations emanating from it, the role of these recommendations in improving human rights conditions, and given the importance of art in raising awareness and promoting respect for human rights.
Maat announces a competition for professional and amateur cartoonists to present caricatures dealing with one or more of the UPR recommendations accepted by the Egyptian government in March 2015 (recommendations and sufficient information on the UPR mechanism are available on the “UPR” smart phone application that can be downloaded from Through the link below).
Maat encourages those wishing to apply for the competition to download the application and read the information contained on it well. They can also contact us via the “Contact Us” section for more information and we will provide you with any required information.
After getting a sufficient idea of the UPR and its related recommendations, those wishing to apply for the competition send 1-5 cartoons related to the idea of the UPR or one or more of its recommendations, and then send it to Maat Foundation at the following email addresses:
Note that any information request correspondence will only take place through the “Contact Us” section on the smart phone application.
Maat Foundation will form a technical committee to arbitrate the business and select 3 winners, where the first place winner will receive a prize of 5,000 pounds, the second place winner will receive a prize of 3,000 pounds, and the third place winner will receive a financial prize of 1,000 pounds.
The three winners will also receive a Maat shield, and all participants will receive certificates of gratitude and appreciation.
The Foundation will hold an exhibition of all submitted works for a period of two days in a cultural center, in addition to carrying out a discussion session on the sidelines of the exhibition to discuss the submitted artworks.
To download the UPR application for smartphones:
Submission for the competition is open between March 2, 2017 - March 31, 2017.