17
Nov
07

Writers For Humanity

“Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.” – Theodore Dreiser, 1900

Have you got a great inaudible feeling in you? What sort of purpose drives you to write? How deeply can you connect with the universal through your writing? If you can give great answers to all of these questions, then we need you to submit a piece of writing to Writers For Humanity on World AIDS Day, 2007.

We are calling for you to enter your piece to help us raise money for The Global Fund, an organisation dedicated to allocating the funds needed to combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis around the world.

Submissions to Writers For Humanity are not genre-specific, as the capacity to tell a story that captures the essence of the prevailing human spirit is possible to portray in any form of writing. Short stories, essays, anecdotes and true to life accounts are only the tip of the iceberg – we want your tale.

Submissions must be related to the overall theme of a common humanity, yet entries related to the specific topic of AIDS are highly encouraged.

To have yourself stand out more in The Blog Honour Roll, the catalogue for entrants of Writers For Humanity’s World Aids Day 2007 event, please submit a short biography of any length up to 500 words, along with a photo/promo shot (can be a jacket design or flyer) of approximately 200 x 200 pixels in size.

All pieces will be voted upon by the Web For Humanity audience via online polling, for ultimate inclusion in the inaugural two-CD Music For Humanity boxed set, to be made available through online publisherLulu.com on December 10, 2007. 100% of all profits from the sale will be donated to The Global Fund.

Please be advised that profane or erotic content will not be linked to. All submissions must be entered no later than 11pm on Friday, November 30, 2007, for inclusion on the day. We look forward to your submission, and wish you good luck with your entry.



Submitting is easy! Simply send us a link to your piece of writing by using our submission form.. :)

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Help us get the word out! If you’ve made a submission, or if you’re cheering on a writer as a friend or fan, please display the Writers For Humanity banners wherever you possibly can. Just copy and paste the code beneath whichever image you wish to use, and help promote this initiative!

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17
Nov
07

If I Could Change The World

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

Change is never easy. It disrupts the familiar, breaks the concrete and comfortable routine, and takes time to adjust to. It can come about as the result of a great conflict or upheaval, with heavy tolls that can continue to tax for years, decades, or even centuries.

Perhaps the greatest advantage to change is the potential for change to bring about the greatest common good. For change to effect millions of lives in a positive way; to ensnare the lively spirit and the visionary imagination of the human species – this is the type of change that frees and supplants the engendered and ingrained patterns of the world. To dream of a better world is free – one needs never to stop the dreaming.

With this in mind, Web for Humanity invites the children of the world to submit a dream – or as many as they’d like, to Blogging For Humanity on World AIDS Day, 2007. Parents – it’s time for your kids to break out the crayons and the imagination, and to share the magic with us.

We are calling for you to enter your piece to help us raise money for The Global Fund, an organisation dedicated to allocating the funds needed to combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis around the world.

Submissions are open to whatever it is you can dream about. You have permission to dream, as much as possible. There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make to this initiative.

To have yourself stand out more in The Blog Honour Roll, the catalogue for entrants of If I Could Change The World – World Aids Day 2007 event, please submit a short biography of any length up to 500 words, along with a picture of approximately 200 x 200 pixels in size. All identity will be protected…first names and district locations only, please.

Pieces will be selected at random for ultimate inclusion in the inaugural volume of “If I Could Change The World”, to be made available through online publisherLulu.com on December 10, 2007. 100% of all profits from the sale will be donated to The Global Fund.

All submissions must be entered no later than 11pm on Friday, November 30, 2007, for inclusion on the day. We look forward to your submission, and wish you good luck with your entry.



Submitting is easy! Simply send us a link to your image by using our submission form. :)

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Help us get the word out! If you’ve made a submission, or if you’re supporting as a friend, fan, or doting parent, please display the “If I Could Change The World” banners wherever you possibly can. Just copy and paste the code beneath whichever image you wish to use, and help promote this initiative!

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17
Nov
07

Visions For Humanity

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


Kevin Carter’s 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning photograph

A frozen moment, with motion, sound, and other sensual distractions removed, has the ability to translate through the intense focus of a single frame that which language cannot do in a single word. To transcend the verbose and engage with direct emotional understanding; to invoke shock, spectactle, and awe; to liberate intensity from the distorted feedback of a visual continuum – these are the responsibilties of the world’s photographers as they catalogue our woes; our triumphs; our sentiments; and the splendor of the natural world.

We are calling for you to enter your photos or pictures to help us raise money for The Global Fund, an organisation dedicated to allocating the funds needed to combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis around the world.

Submissions to Visions For Humanity are not restricted to photographs only. If you are an illustrator, digital artist, cartoonist, or work with a more traditional medium and can capture the emotion of a powerful moment, we’d love to see your work.

Submissions must be related to the overall theme of a common humanity, yet pictures related to the specific topic of AIDS are highly encouraged. The widest range of emotions are being sought: joy; sadness; suffering; happiness; beauty – there is a place for every picture related to the human condition – and there is no limit to the amount of images you may enter. Your submitted image must be sized to dimensions exceeding no more than 500 pixels wide or high (we can reformat this through code or software if this is a problem for you). In order to have your movie submitted to The Blog Honour Roll, please ensure that it is uploaded to the Visions For Humanity group on Flickr.com.

Visions For Humanity on Flickr.com

To have yourself stand out more in The Blog Honour Roll, the catalogue for entrants of Visions For Humanity’s World Aids Day 2007 event, please submit a short biography of any length up to 500 words, along with a photo/promo shot (can be a jacket design or flyer) of approximately 200 x 200 pixels in size.

All pieces will be voted upon by the Web For Humanity audience via online polling, for ultimate inclusion in the inaugural volume of Visions For Humanity, to be made available through online publisher Lulu.com on December 10, 2007. 100% of all profits from the sale will be donated to The Global Fund.

Please be advised that profane or erotic content will not be linked to. All submissions must be entered no later than 11pm on Friday, November 30, 2007, for inclusion on the day (December 1, 2007). We look forward to your submission, and wish you good luck with your entry.



Submitting is easy! Simply send us a link to the web page with your picture/photo by using our submission form. We’d be only too happy to help you out. :)

Click here for the submission form



Help us get the word out! If you’ve made a submission, or if you’re cheering on a group or artist as a friend or fan, please display the Visions For Humanity banners wherever you possibly can. Just copy and paste the code beneath whichever image you wish to use, and help promote this initiative!

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17
Nov
07

Film For Humanity

“The saving grace of the cinema is that with patience, and a little love, we may arrive at that wonderfully complex creature which is called man.” – Jean Renoir

Film has the awesome power of being immediately confrontational, infusing the visual with a crackling mirage of truth, beauty, and illusion. From the necessary suspension of disbelief in order to appreciate the fictional plot, through to the disbelief and anger felt via the foundation rocking facts of seminal political documentaries, the lover of cinema and film knowns the galvanising and transportational effect of a message well delivered via this medium. In calling for you to submit your short film to Film For Humanity on World AIDS Day, 2007, we are calling for you to engage us with the same awesome and life-changing power.

We are calling for you to enter your short film to help us raise money for The Global Fund, an organisation dedicated to allocating the funds needed to combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis around the world.

Submissions to Film For Humanity are not genre-specific and, as with Music For Humanity, we believe that an eclectic range of styles embodies the dynamic nature of the human spirit. Comedy; animation; drama; documentary – whatever style you work in is ok for us to work with.

Submissions must be related to the overall theme of a common humanity, yet entries related to the specific topic of AIDS are highly encouraged. The total running time of your film should be no longer than 10 minutes. In order to have your movie submitted to The Blog Honour Roll, please ensure that it is uploaded to the Film For Humanity group on Youtube.com.

Film For Humanity on Youtube.com

To have yourself stand out more in The Blog Honour Roll, the catalogue for entrants of Film For Humanity’s World Aids Day 2007 event, please submit a short biography of any length up to 500 words, along with a photo/promo shot (can be a jacket design or flyer) of approximately 200 x 200 pixels in size.

All pieces will be voted upon by the Web For Humanity audience via online polling, for ultimate inclusion in the inaugural two-DVD Film For Humanity boxed set, to be made available through online publisher Lulu.com on December 10, 2007. 100% of all profits from the sale will be donated to The Global Fund.

Please be advised that profane or erotic content will not be linked to. All submissions must be entered no later than 11pm on Friday, November 30, 2007, for inclusion on the day (December 1, 2007). We look forward to your submission, and wish you good luck with your entry.



Submitting is easy! Simply send us a link to the web page with your embedded movie by using our submission form. We’d be only too happy to help you out. :)

Click here for the submission form



Help us get the word out! If you’ve made a submission, or if you’re cheering on a group or artist as a friend or fan, please display the Film For Humanity banners wherever you possibly can. Just copy and paste the code beneath whichever image you wish to use, and help promote this initiative!

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16
Nov
07

Poetry For Humanity

“The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse… the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.” – Aristotle, On Poetics

The poem is the language of the world, the greatest mode of literary transport known to humankind. It can do more than prose, in less space. A poem can provide solace for the lonely; a hearth for the lost; a voice for the disenfranchised; balm for the tired mind. It can silence the cynic, or seed crops for the next generation of literary dissidents to harvest. A great poem is resonant, as potent 100 years later as it was at the time of writing. It doesn’t have anything more than it needs to make its point, or presence felt. It is there in the rites of passage: amongst the first rhythms heard in the nursery; amongst the vows of marriage; furnishing the exit with recital at a funeral.

Poets have been called the “technicians of the sacred”. In essence, they are the reeds through which the greater wind of the universal is blown. This is to say that the poet is not the most important part of the making of a poem. It is the sacred: it is always the sacred. The poem is greater than the creator. And it is exactly this type of poetry, the type that is imbued with the sacred, the universal, that the Web of Humanity is searching for. Poetry that is bold in making us remember who we are; poetry that will confront the disorders of our age with a fearless glare; poetry for the common soul – the puncher of clocks; the tiller of soils; the makers of homes – those whose hands are dirty with the day.

We are calling for you to enter your poem to help us raise money for The Global Fund, an organisation dedicated to allocating the funds needed to combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis around the world.

Submissions to Poetry For Humanity can be of any type: free verse or rhyme; sonnet, haiku or sestina; humorous, sad, or political. It’s not about style, it’s all to do with substance. What can you say?

Submissions must be related to the overall theme of a common humanity, yet entries related to the specific topic of AIDS are highly encouraged.

To have yourself stand out more in The Blog Honour Roll, the catalogue for entrants of Poetry For Humanity’s World Aids Day 2007 event, please submit a short biography of any length up to 500 words, along with a photo/promo shot (can be a jacket design or flyer) of approximately 200 x 200 pixels in size.

All pieces will be voted upon by the Web For Humanity audience via online polling, for ultimate inclusion in the inaugural Poetry For Humanity book edition, to be made available through online publisherLulu.com on December 10, 2007. 100% of all profits from the sale will be donated to The Global Fund.

Please be advised that profane or erotic content of a gratuitous nature will not be linked to. All submissions must be entered no later than 11pm on Friday, November 30, 2007, for inclusion on the day. We look forward to your submission, and wish you good luck with your entry.



Submitting is easy! Simply send us a link to your poem by using our submission form. :)

Click here for the submission form



Help us get the word out! If you’ve made a submission, or if you’re cheering on a group or artist as a friend or fan, please display the Music For Humanity banners wherever you possibly can. Just copy and paste the code beneath whichever image you wish to use, and help promote this initiative!

Poetry For Humanity

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16
Nov
07

Music For Humanity – Blogging Event

“…(Music) should enrich the soul; it should teach spirituality by showing a person a portion of himself that he would not discover otherwise. It’s easy to rediscover part of yourself, but through art you can be shown a part of yourself that you never knew existed. That’s the real mission of art. The artist has to find something within himself that’s universal and which he can put into terms that are communicable to other people. The magic of it is that art can communicate to a person without his realizing it…enrichment, that’s the function of music.” – Bill Evans

Here at Web For Humanity, we’re all into enriching the soul, and believe it to be doubly good when it enriches the lives of others. Music has the potential to unite through messages infused in lyric and rhythm, and your message counts, which is why we’d like you to submit your piece to Music For Humanity on World AIDS Day, 2007.

We are calling for you to enter your piece to help us raise money for The Global Fund, an organisation dedicated to allocating the funds needed to combat AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis around the world.

Submissions to Music For Humanity are not genre-specific, as we believe that an eclectic range of styles embodies the dynamic nature of the human spirit. From classical to hip-hop; from heavy rock to electronica; from jazz to blues and on to pop – we’d love to hear the way that your music enriches the soul.

Submissions must be related to the overall theme of a common humanity, yet entries related to the specific topic of AIDS are highly encouraged.

To have yourself stand out more in The Blog Honour Roll, the catalogue for entrants of Music For Humanity’s World Aids Day 2007 event, please submit a short biography of any length up to 500 words, along with a photo/promo shot (can be a jacket design or flyer) of approximately 200 x 200 pixels in size.

All pieces will be voted upon by the Web For Humanity audience via online polling, for ultimate inclusion in the inaugural two-CD Music For Humanity boxed set, to be made available through online publisherLulu.com on December 10, 2007. 100% of all profits from the sale will be donated to The Global Fund.

Please be advised that profane or erotic content will not be linked to. All submissions must be entered no later than 11pm on Friday, November 30, 2007, for inclusion on the day. We look forward to your submission, and wish you good luck with your entry.



Submitting is easy! Simply send us a link to your podcast or music player by using our submission form. If you need us to host your music file due to bandwidth concerns, let us know. We’d be only too happy to help you out. :)

Click here for the submission form



Help us get the word out! If you’ve made a submission, or if you’re cheering on a group or artist as a friend or fan, please display the Music For Humanity banners wherever you possibly can. Just copy and paste the code beneath whichever image you wish to use, and help promote this initiative!

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