CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2012 Election Debate Image Contest

New York Foundation for the Arts

By Intelligence Squared Staff — July 12, 2012

CALL FOR ARTISTS: JOIN THE VISUAL DEBATE

You are invited to participate in the First Annual Intelligence Squared U.S. Visual Debate Contest.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates is a nonprofit, nonpartisan debate series broadcast nationwide on NPR and PBS.  We are currently planning our next debate series focused on 2012 election issues which will premiere live in New York City September 2012.

This opportunity will award national exposure through iq2us.org, NPR, PBS and other national media partners; exhibition of your original work for sale at private debate events; recognition in social media, digital and print promotions; dedicated press releases and more. Your work will be selected by a panel of high-profile members of the NYC fine arts and media industries.

Digital graphic design, photography, fine art, composite images, pop culture references and mixed media will all be considered.  Images must be able to be digitized and duplicated in print as high-resolution images.

We will select one work to visually represent each debate topic in our Fall 2012 series, focused on election issues.

Topics available currently include the following and are subject to change:

TWO CHEERS FOR SUPERPACS
Do Super PACs enhance democracy by increasing political speech, or are elections being bought by the wealthy few?

AMERICA CAN’T AFFORD ITS DEFENSE BUDGET
As the U.S. struggles through recession, will defense cuts compromise national security, or can we maintain pre-eminence on less?

END-OF-LIFE CARE IS A RIP-OFF
Should we ration costly end-of-life care, or should difficult medical decisions remain with patients and their families?

THE RICH ARE TAXED ENOUGH
Are the nation’s wealthiest not paying their “fair share,” or should tax breaks be extended for everyone?

Post-election related topics include:

DECRIMINALIZE THE WAR ON DRUGS
The “War on Drugs” fills prisons with drug users and cost taxpayers $2.5 trillion.   Is this a war that we’re winning?

SCIENCE MAKES RELIGION IRRELEVANT
Evolution or creation?  Has modern science debunked religion’s core beliefs, or can science and religion co-exist?

Please submit any questions or contact us for more in-depth topic information – we will share any further details you might need.  

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Submissions will be accepted until August 15, 2012.  

We look forward to your work.