Expired: WEALTH INEQUALITY ART DESIGN COMPETITION

SCIS-01

Opportunity Description

The Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) is an inter-disciplinary research center focused on understanding and addressing inequality in the Global South. As part of the broader SCIS research agenda, the center has embarked on a research stream to understand wealth inequality.

PRIZES!
1st PRIZE: 10 000 ZAR
2nd PRIZE: 5 000 ZAR

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • To collaborate with emerging talent to design an image that encapsulates wealth inequality.

The image can either explore:

  • The unequal distribution of wealth and its exclusionary effects in countries in the Global South
    OR;
  • What the world would look like without wealth inequality.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submissions can include a photograph or a digitally created illustration.
  • Logos are not permitted.
  • Submitted artwork must have a clear and evident link to wealth inequality.
  • No additional explanatory text is permitted.

WHO CAN ENTER THE COMPETITION?
University students (currently enrolled) or recent graduates (within a year of graduation) across various disciplines within the arts and creative space.

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY “WEALTH INEQUALITY”?

  • Wealth is the ownership of assets such as savings, stocks, property, investments, business equipment, copyrights.
  • Assets give the owner rights to flow of income and benefits that derive from the assets, and so are, in a sense, exclusionary.
  • The accumulation of wealth tends to be transferred down through generations; this stabilises systems of inequality across society and constricts opportunities available to the others.
  • In countries within the Global South like Brazil, India and South Africa, there is high wealth inequality, meaning that very few people own the majority of the wealth.
  • In countries in the Global South, wealth inequality occurs not just through economic mechanisms but also through social structures and hierarchies (that are less obscure than in the Global North).
  • While income and wealth inequality are interrelated, the concepts are different. Income refers to the flow of money over a given period (i.e., a month or year), whereas wealth refers to stock of assets an individual owns overall.
  • Income inequality therefore only gives a partial understanding of overall inequality and is unable to explain persisting and deepening inequalities.

JUDGING CRITERIA
All submitted artwork will be judged on the following key considerations:

  • Technical criteria
  • Visual impact and appeal
  • Theme interpretation and creativity

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By entering the competition, the participants agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • The participant declares that the work submitted is their own work and understands that they will be liable should it be found that the work submitted has been plagiarised.
  • SCIS reserves the right to use the awarded artwork for internal and external use including communication, engagement, and other uses that the centre sees fit except for commercial gain (i.e., the centre will not sell the artwork to third parties).
  • Participants retain copyrights of their artwork.
  • The selected and awarded artwork must acknowledge SCIS should they choose to reproduce the image in other contexts.
  • Participants grant their consent to share their personal information.
  • In accordance with South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), the personal information collected will strictly be used to contact the selected participant to award the cash prize.
  • The personal information collected will be stored safely and not be used for any other purpose.
  • Only currently enrolled students or recent graduates (within a year of graduation) are eligible to apply.
  • SCIS reserves the right to disqualify any artwork submitted by participants who do not meet these eligibility criteria.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUERIES

How to Apply

  • Submitted artwork must have a clear and evident link to wealth inequality. No additional explanatory text is permitted.
  • Each participant may submit two entries. All entries to be submitted by filling out this form https://forms.gle/Tok1jaTyCjqeVbnT9
  • The following file types are preferred: tif (TIFF), jpg (JPEG), psd (Adobe Photoshop document), eps (Encapsulated PostScript), ai (Adobe Illustrator), pdf (Portable Document Format).