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Junior Sikh Coalition invites submissions for art book

Junior Sikh Coalition Nirbhau Nirvair Poetry & Art Book.The Junior Sikh Coalition is an initiative of the Sikh Coalition to help develop leaders in local communities, providing young Sikhs with experience in organizing, advocacy, diversity education and civil rights.

In a new project, the Junior Sikh Coalition is harnessing the power of art in advocacy with an unprecedented art collection called the Nirbhau Nirvair Poetry & Art Book to bring attention to issues such as bullying and hate crimes. Young Sikhs across to country are invited to submit their art, poetry, and photographs, to showcase their perspective on the concept of Nirbhau Nirvair (“without fear and without hatred”), as first proclaimed by Guru Nanak in Jap Ji Sahib.

Find out more below about this unique opportunity for young Sikh artists.

Who can submit?
Any Sikh youth, living in the US, between the ages of 5 & 25.

Why should I submit?
This is your chance to express yourself, display your creativity and contribute to a national youth campaign. Plus, saying that you are a published author or artist gets you bonus points! The book will be available in hardcover and online.

What can I submit?
You can submit original poetry, quotes, artwork or photographs that capture your thoughts on the concept of ‘Nirbhau Nirvair’. Written submissions can be no longer than 135 words.

How can I submit?
In order to submit your art, you may fill out our online form, send your submission electronically to jr.sc@sikhcoalition.org, or mail a hard copy to:

Sikh Coalition
50 Broad Street
Suite 1537
New York, NY 10004

In order to submit, you may fill out our online form, send your submission electronically to jr.sc@sikhcoalition.org, or mail a hard copy to:

Sikh Coalition
50 Broad Street
Suite 1537
New York, NY 10004 – See more at: http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/2013/calling-all-artists-enter-your-work-for-the-nirbhau-nirvair-poetry-a-art-book#sthash.22IgIfKW.dpuf

Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2013.

How will my submission be judged?
Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the Junior Sikh Coalition and Sikh Coalition team on subject matter, creativity, originality and clarity.

For further details, visit the Sikh Coalition website (www.sikhcoalition.org), email jr.sc@sikhcoalition.org or call 212-655-3095 x 86.

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