UNESCO announces winner of Freedom and Capacity of Knowledge poster contest

UNESCO, the host of the Multistakeholder WSIS+10 Review Event in cooperation with ITU, UNCTAD and UNDP, is pleased to announce the results of the poster contest “Freedom and Capacity of Knowledge” that had been running on the online platform of eYeka, the global market leader in online co-creation.

A few months ago UNESCO and eYeka challenged creative people from all over the world to send their ideas of posters that would catch the importance of equal and shared knowledge creation in global development both visually (mixing photography, illustration and/or visual design) and textually (creating an inspiring tagline).

The competition ran from 28 August until 20 September 2012. Over this 3-week period more than 140 posters were sent in from all corners of the world. The eYeka editorial committee and UNESCO then picked 14 entries to be voted on in the final round.

In the final deliberation round wydden’s entry “Shouldn’t we have the same power?” got crowned winner with seven votes. “The power of the battery is given by the knowledge. We should all have the same chance in front of knowledge, the same access, to make choices and have the energy to act.”

Second and third were voted “Knowledge must be accessible for everyone” by aurecrea and “Let’s knowledge – ignorance is colorless” by cportillo, with seven and six votes respectively. A full list of the finalists and their entries can be found here.

About WSIS+10

WSIS+10 (World Summit on the Information Society) is one of the follow-up meetings of the Summit held in two phases in Geneva, Switzerland and Tunis, Tunisia in 2003 and 2005. It is organized by UNESCO in cooperation with ITU, UNCTAD and UNDP and will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France from 25 to 27 February 2013. By bringing together governments, non-governmental organizations and representatives of the private sector, the Multistakeholder WSIS+10 Review Event seeks to review the implementation of the WSIS outcomes and further strengthen all of these actors’ engagements to create Knowledge Societies for peace and sustainable development.