Domestic violence awareness raised among youth

As part of the work to eradicate all forms of violence against women, Dumfries and Galloway’s Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) has launched a poster competition for young people.

The idea is to raise awareness of domestic abuse and other forms of violence that affect mainly women and children.

The competition will be linked to three global awareness campaigns: 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence, 1 Billion Rising for Justice, and International Women’s Day.

Entry to the competition is free and open to any young person up to the age of 18 inclusive; entrants must be Dumfries and Galloway residents.

Participants will be asked to produce a poster addressing any aspect of gender based violence; for example: domestic abuse, rape, stalking, commercial sexual exploitation, etc. and to link their entry to any of the 3 competition themes:

16 Days of Action Against Violence Against women

1 Billion Rising – Valentine’s Day Without Violence Against Women

International Women’s Day – Gender Equality and Violence Against Women

Entries will be judged by two panels which will give them points according to their message/content and to the artistic/design skills demonstrated by the entrants. Then, Dumfries and Galloway residents will have the opportunity to vote for the most relevant poster in each category. The points from both panels plus the popular vote will determine who the winners will be.

Prizes for the winners of each category include:

1st Prize: £50 + the winner’s artwork featuring in future DAVAWP awareness resources

2nd Prize: £25

3rd Prize: £15