Universal Declaration of Human Rights 75th Anniversary Poster Contest

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 75th Anniversary Poster Contest

December 10, 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR calls on “every individual and every organ of society” to “strive by teaching and education to promote respect for [the] rights and freedoms” in the Declaration. The International Human Rights Clinic, along with other centers for human rights education at Harvard, is part of this global project of teaching and education on human rights. To celebrate, we’re hosting a “UDHR @ 75” poster competition, open to all Harvard community members. Join us for the chance to be creative while reflecting on the meaning and legacy of this historic declaration!

The deadline for submission will be December 10, 2023.

We will announce winners and host a gallery exhibition and reception, including displays of the contest finalists’ posters, in the early Spring. Finalists will be notified in advance if they are receiving a prize.

Participation Details:

  • All Harvard affiliates* are eligible to participate.
  • Posters should directly relate to the UDHR’s Preamble text or an Article from the Declaration.
  • Posters must be the original work of the individual submitting the design.
  • Individuals are welcome to submit up to three works of art.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.

* In order to submit you will need to use your Harvard Key credentials.

Submission Details:

To submit a poster for consideration, please use this form.
All posters should be submitted in high resolution and sent in either JPG or PDF format. 

Note: By submitting a work to the poster competition, you are cerifying that the design is created by you. You also give permission to the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School to use your work in future publications or events, including in displays around campus and/or on the web.

If you have questions or issues with the submission form, please contact [email protected].