Violations of human rights are more frequent now, in the state of military conflict, and freedom of expression is one of them. Justifying its law initiative aimed at curtailing the freedom of speech by information aggression, the government continues its attempts to impose censorship. It brings a threat to democratic development of Ukraine. This is why the 3rd International Contest "Stop Censorship! Citizens for free countries" will be held under the slogan of Euromaidan "Human rights first".

In 2014 more than 400 works were submitted for participation in the Contest. They included 33 essays, 129 poems, 71 slogans and 180 images.

The works on the following topics are accepted:

Protection of freedom of speech
Fighting the censorship

In addition, you can enter works on the Special Theme, which this year is "Human rights first".

Each participant can submit unlimited number of works in different categories. You can submit your works in four languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, and Crimean Tatar language.

There is no entry fee for this Art Competition.

On May 25, 2015 the juries of experts and human rights defenders will select the winners at a plenary meeting.

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

Open to anyone worldwide, regardless age, citizenship or education.


On June 4, 2015 the award ceremony and the exhibition of the best works will be held in one of the public spaces of Kyiv (Ukraine). After the end of the contest the information campaign to promote the winners' work will start.

Official website

For all further informations about the 3rd International Contest Stop Censorship visit the following official website:


Call for Applications Info


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