In 2019, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum coordinated an art competition ‘Posters for Protected Persons’. The competition provided an alternative method of engaging people around the world with the Conventions, as it sought to inspire participants to reflect on the realities of armed conflict and to use their creativity and artistic talents for the promotion of humanitarian values and norms that are binding in times of armed conflict. Participants to the art competition were encouraged to submit artwork that reflects one or more of the avenues that are provided by the Geneva Conventions, or IHL more generally, to limit the suffering of those affected by armed conflict.
Winners of the competition, as well as honorable mentions, have been announced here.
Outstanding submissions to the competition are featured in the KGF calendar ‘Posters for Protected Persons’. The calendar for the year 2020 is free-to-download and easy-to-make. We hope you enjoy our calendar, and thank you for your interest in our dissemination efforts!