UNESCO and the Permanent Memorial Committee have just launched an international design competition for the creation of a Permanent Memorial at United Nations to the honour victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade during a press conference held on 30 September 2011 in New York.
The theme for the competition: Acknowledging the Tragedy; Considering the Legacy; Lest We Forget.
Open to: Artists, designers, sculptors and other visual arts professionals
Deadline: 19 December 2011
The winner’s prize: USD 50,000
This competition falls within the framework of the International Year for People of African Descent and contribute in particular to the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
For details about the competition visit the UNESCO WEBSITE