2019
SYNOPSIS

Street Priests Inc. is a youth-led organization with the vision to transform the lives of street children and turn their potentials into assets for society.

We live in a society where the average person is desensitized to the plight of children who live on the streets, UNICEF estimates that over 150 million children live on the streets of Urban cities across the globe perhaps the worst case of human rights denial anywhere in the world; Children relegated to the fate of surviving on the streets – Invisible to society.

Art is the most consumed commodity in the world, we wear it, live in it, watch it, listen to it and more often than not participate in its expression. This makes art a very powerful tool for delivering messages and awakening consciousness.

As the critically acclaimed Polish American Poet, Jerry Kosinski rightfully said “The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”

It is on this note that we seek to use the sublime tool of art to evoke a consciousness within our community: That until the rights and welfare of children everywhere are protected, then no child is protected.

OBJECTIVE

Crucial to our mission as an
organization is educating and inspiring
our community toward action. Involving
our community is essential to creating
change because by being a bystander,
one instantly delegates oneself to
become part of the problem. The
objective of ERUPT! is to communicate
the plight of street children through the
art of storytelling. We will leverage
social media as the foremost platform
to push the conversation around street
children forward. ERUPT! 2019 will
hence be the inaugural edition of what
is to become an annual campaign of
Street Priests.

DETAILS

ERUPT! 2019 is an online campaign that seeks to engage a diverse group of creatives across all art genres;Anything that is a form of creative art expression.

The theme of this year’s campaign is “What street children are becoming should scare us into action and what they are not becoming should stir in us compassion “

“What street children are becoming should scare us into action and what they are not becoming should stir in us compassion “

JUDGING CRITERIA

Crucial to our mission as an
organization is educating and inspiring
our community toward action. Involving
our community is essential to creating
change because by being a bystander,
one instantly delegates oneself to
become part of the problem. The
objective of ERUPT! is to communicate
the plight of street children through the
art of storytelling. We will leverage
social media as the foremost platform
to push the conversation around street
children forward. ERUPT! 2019 will
hence be the inaugural edition of what
is to become an annual campaign of
Street Priests.

DETAILS

Round One

Video submissions are to be no more than 90 seconds long.
Photo submissions should have captions of no more than 40 characters.

All Entries must first be uploaded via personal accounts on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Tagging official Street Priests pages with the HashTags #Erupt!2019 #StreetPriests #StreetChildren

The first round of the competition would be judged based on the voting system measured by the number of likes and comments on each entry that has been uploaded by the official Street Priests pages. Likes and comments are only valid if the person follows the pages.

Round Two

Only the top twenty entries from the larger pool would be eligible for the top three spots.

All top twenty entries would be reposted in no particular order and the final three would be selected based on the following criteria.

The originality of Art: The authenticity of a project would be based on originality and the artist’s innovative ability. Ability to succinctly interpret the theme:- The ability to present a story as well as promote and distribute its presentation, Creativity & Excellence.

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ELIGIBILITY

There is no age restriction.

One entry per participant All creatives are welcome Everyone must complete an Online application

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All participants would have to fill an online application and agree that all submissions are original and Street Priests Inc. reserves the right to publish and distribute all submissions.

BENEFITS

The top three entries would be getting the following cash prizes;

Winner; #200,000
1st Runner up; #100,000
2nd Runner Up; #50,000

Winners would also be creative ambassadors for the cause, for an entire year. Within that year, they would also headline a fundraising event for street children

IMPORTANT DATES

Round One Voting Ends on the 30th of August
Final Winners would be announced on the 9th of September.

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