Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

Southern California events marking the Palestinian Catastrophe (Al Nakba)

US Campaign “Expressions of Nakba” Commemoration

Posted by nakba60la on March 27, 2008

Last Chance for

“Expressions of Nakba” Entries

DEADLINE: Sunday, March 30, 2008 (Land Day)

The year 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Nakba (“the catastrophe”): the expulsion and dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948.

The US Campaign is soliciting entries for a commemoration of the Nakba through personal expressions in the form of visual arts, essays, poetry, music, video and digital media at:

“Expressions of Al-Nakba” is an international competition which seeks to present the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people through a diverse range of expressions that interpret the collective identity, historic struggle, and emotional experience of the Nakba for Palestinians.  The competition strives to highlight the ongoing effects of the Nakba on the contemporary life of Palestinian refugees along with a deeper exploration of the many emerging notions of being in “exile” today.


The Competition accepts original entries pertaining to the themes of the Nakba in the following categories:

  1. Written Work – Poetry and Short Essays (both no more than 1500 words)
  2. Recorded Audio – Spoken Word and Music (less than 5 minutes)
  3. Visual Arts – Illustration, Painting, Photography and Mixed-Media Work
  4. Poster Design – Poster-quality Graphic Design for use in Public Awareness Campaign
  5. Digital Media – Digital Video Shorts and Interactive Media (less than 10 minutes)

Entries from youth (age 18 or under) are encouraged for special recognition by the Competition. You may submit multiple entries in any category. There is no Entry Fee.

Deadlines and Awards

Submission Deadline: March 30th, 2008 (commemorated as Land Day)


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