‘I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.’
In The Little Prince the grown-ups took a look at the drawing of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant and said: ‘Frighten? Why should anyone be frightened by a hat?’
The explanation of the works submitted to the Equal Treatment Authority’s drawing and short story competition for children should not be a problem for any of us, not even for those with the least creative imagination. The evidence of creation’s diversity is revealed for us. However, the welcomed manifestations of life’s inexhaustible richness and creativity in nature can easily lead to dramatic situations in society, even among young children.
Seeing 8-18 year-old youngsters’ experiences and opinions about discrimination and notions about tolerance, the visual messages can easily be decoded: we can see it, we understand it, and we live in it.
In the spring of 2010, 357 artistic entries and 59 short stories arrived for the art competition called ‘Young People against Discrimination’ in the Equal Treatment Authority’s TAMOP-5.5.5. programme ‘Combating Discrimination - Shaping Societal Attitude
and Strengthening the Work of the Authority’.
The works have been on display 31 times throughout Hungary and we take the pictures with us to conferences, trainings and workshops as well.
We put these works of art on our posters, leaflets,newsletters and on all communication interfaces available because they are a source of perpetual inspiration for the Equal Treatment Authority’s work. That is why we would like to see them every single day.
Dear Youngsters and Children!
Of course, there is no snake that could eat a whole elephant;however, it might feel secure not only because of its size. In The Jungle Book, Hathi, the elephant knows the Law of the Jungle and the Master-words respect, acceptance and friendship best.
From your works we can clearly see that you also know these Master-words. And we are rejoicing with Baloo: ‘Have no fear from anybody’.
In this booklet we are presenting the precious collection of the awarded works for those who participated and for those who are interested.
We would like to thank for all those who created and for all those who helped in creation: Natalia Beltelki, Andrea Feher, Dorina Koti, Panna Kis, Sandor Jonas, Affiah Udeme Godwin, Peter Szvetnyik, Benedek Porst, Enikő Munkacsi, Dora Kovacs, Mark Vajda, Benjamin Asperjan, Mark Bozsoki, Laura Zsombori, Krisztian Karacs, Krisztofer Toth, Dajana Shytylya, Fanni Farkas, Kitti Nadas, Fanni Albert, Adam Libor, Adrienn Beatrix Jozsa, Veronika Leitner, Noemi Magyar, Tamas Szucs, Krisztina Csapo,
and their teachers who helped in preparation: Krisztina Dekanyne Varga, Beatrix Rab, Annamaria N. Bere, Eva Pajtasne Hatvany, Miklosne Auer, Ibolya Hodosi, Attilane Kun, Erika Csuzdi Szabo, Gabriella Jozanne Lesko, Jozsefne Vad, Attila Nemeth, Nikoletta Vitarius, Marta Lapu, Veronika Gulyasne Vass, Erzsebet Emőke Veres, Peter Mezei and Zsuzsa Horvathne Szolovjov.
Equal Treatment Authority