60 Candles for 60 Years

Amnesty International’s iconic candle-and-barbed-wire logo is recognized around the world. And this year Amnesty and its candle turn 60. Sadly, we can’t gather to mark the occasion, except online. So that’s where this special 60th anniversary art exhibition will be located.

We invite all artists to submit a high resolution photo of an original artwork or photo that in some way presents or represents a candle that we can bring together with 59 others in an online exhibition we’re calling 60 Candles for 60 Years.

Artwork may include but is not limited to any media on any surface, sculpture using any material, prints of any type, photography, metal, glass, digital imaging, mixed media, and created at any time. There is no entry fee. We ask that artists respect any local laws or by-laws in the creation of their artwork and ensure their safety and well-being and those of others is respected.

Submission: For each entry, please send a jpg file with your name as the filename (for example: don_wright.jpg). Square images are preferred so that they will fit well together on the poster. In your email include your full name, city and country, the title of your work, medium, and the year it was completed. Use of file transfer services for large files is welcome.

By submitting artwork you are confirming that you are the artist and copyright owner. All rights remain with the artist except permission for Amnesty International to use your name and submitted photograph of artwork in connection with this virtual exhibition.

The exhibition will be online for approximately one year. Amnesty International Canada will produce an exhibition catalog for download, and a large-format poster with all 60 images for sale through the Amnesty Canada Shop.

Deadline May 16, 2021

Downloadable Call for Entries

Send your questions and artwork to Don Wright – dwright@amnesty.ca