UNODC,ICPC launches anti-corruption images competition

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Nigeria is calling for entries for a web based national competition tagged “Images of corruption :a picture is worth a thousand words”. The competition invites individuals to submit images expressing their perceptions on corruption, corrupt practices, the effect of corruption and ways to addressing these within the Nigeria context. Entries are open to photographs, sketches, cartoons, paintings, engravings, etchings, logos and other types of visual expressions.

The competition intends to increase awareness of the populace particularly the youth on issues of corruption in Nigeria, and promote debate on its manifestations, effects and remedies. In addition to submission of entries via email, participants will be required to post entries on the competition’s facebook page, and encourage their friends to like and comment on them. The number of likes and discussions are expected to contribute to the scoring of entries by a panel of art critics and anti-corruption professionals. Entries will be received from 1st November to the 30th of November 2013. The independent Corrupt and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) is partnering with the UNODC on this competition, by offering prizes of laptop computer and a digital camera to winners of the competition. Winners of the competition will be announced during the international Anti-Corruption Day commemoration in Abuja, Nigeria on 9th December, 2013.

The competition is organized within the framework of project NGAX60 – Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria – which is a joint undertaking between the Government of Nigeria and the European Union, in support of the Nigeria’s effort to enhance transparency, accountability and good governance, and combat corruption in the country. The project is funded by the European Union the 10th European Development Fund, and is implemented by UNODC.

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