Dismantle Patriarchy Youth Art Contest

A committee of youth activists, in collaboration with V-Day,
One Billion Rising, and A Call to Men are excited to announce the


Welcome to the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest

College Students Across the Globe
High School Students in the United States

Ten winners from each category will receive a $1,000 prize 

Worldwide, youth are calling for a change in the systems that continue to fail us. We have seen the resurgence of white supremacy, the devastating effects of climate catastrophe, and economic inequality. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects of these crises and continues to be felt by the most marginalized today. One of those systems is patriarchy, which creates a culture of domination, violence and suppression. Patriarchy is still the dominant way our culture is organized. It’s time we dismantle the injustice at the heart of the system.

This contest challenges youth (high school students (United States) & college students (across the globe) ages 13-24) to envision how they might change the larger societal system of patriarchy to create an accepting society through visual art, music, essay, story, poetry, video, photography, and other creative forms. The Dismantle Patriarchy contest consists of two categories of competition: high school (US Only) and college (the world). Ten winners from each category will receive $1,000 (USD) prizes..

Enter the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest to address ways that patriarchy impacts your life, your community, the world.

How might we dismantle – take apart, break into pieces, deconstruct – patriarchy?

What would it take?
How would YOU do it?
Be as creative as possible.

Patriarchy [ pey-tree-ahr-kee ]: Patriarchy is a system of power whereby masculinity and men are marked as inherently more worthy than femininity and women. This puts men on top, giving them more access to power, resources, and even knowledge. It tells women that they deserve less: less money, less freedom, less strength. And it erases people who don’t ascribe to traditional gender roles, too often with violence.

Tell Us. How would you Dismantle Patriarchy? Bring your creative voice to this contest! Tell us, in whatever creative method reflects your project, and you just might win an award for your idea. Submissions can be in the form of essay, poetry, music, art, photography, film, etc.

Experiment. Think outside the box.
Break down patriarchy and show us what a post-patriarchal world looks like.
Articulate your vision using all the creative tools at your disposal. 

Visit dismantlepatriarchy.org for more information and to ENTER. 

Deadline for Submissions: April 7, 2022ACTIVISTS – HELP US SPREAD THE WORD, forward this email to a college or high school student in your life

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