Using the Internet to put "Hope" into Africa

Next week I will be blogging again on the competition being run by the Information Society Alliance, EURIM, for those capable of using multi-media to explain complex messages to politicians. In the meantime I have been sent details of a rather simpler on-line art competition where you can all be judges and then bid to buy the entries you like, whether they win or not. 

The concept is simple: an art competition on the internet which is open to everyone and will be voted on by the general public; the works – which can be in any medium – then all being for sale through the website in aid of two small charities in Africa. The only stipulation is that the work MUST include the word Hope in the title however tenuously.  

The charities are Breadline Africa and Friends of Africa. Breadline concentrates on helping people help themselves by supporting and encouraging projects at community level in some of the most deprived areas in southern Africa, often in the Eastern Cape. Friends of Africa concentrates on educational projects in East and West Africa. 

Do visit the website Hope in Art and take part in whichever aspect of this project appeals to you.

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