Rules to participate in 2024


Belonging.txt brings together artists and activists who can tell their stories through art. Utilizing the format of an annual calendar, the initiative seeks to accentuate forgotten issues, neglected perspectives and unheard stories on a certain matter. The next belonging.txt 2024 calendar envisions to dedicate all the pages in the calendar to young artists from all over the world, to raise awareness on what constitutes peace for them, in their respective environments and contexts to where they belong. The goal is to assemble 12 art pieces and create a calendar, with which we seek to raise funds for the regional youth project "What is peace to YOUth?", under the terms and conditions defined below.


The idea to consult the youth emerged from a regional art and peace project, initiated by eight young champions of trust builders based in the Kosovo, Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia. Their project “What is peace to YOUth?” aims to address multidimensional meaning of peace in the Western Balkans, by calling on young artists to contribute to a self-organized exhibition in Pristina, Kosovo in September 2023. 

Impressed by these endeavors, belonging.txt seeks to expand their initiative and calls for international young artists to share with us their definition or vision of peace. All revenues of this project will be donated to the founders of the “What is peace to YOUth?” initiative, with the aim to facilitate the next exhibition, also featuring the contributions of our next calendar! 


Dates:  24 September to 31 October 2023.

The announcement of the call for submissions will be made on the Organizer’s social networks (in particular on Instagram as well as on its partners’ websites and social media).


The call for submission is open to everyone between 12 and 32 years old, regardless of his, her, or their country of residence.

To participate, minors must provide written permission from their legal guardian(s):

"I, the undersigned Mr/Ms “full name” legal representative of “full name”, authorize him/her/their to participate in the belonging.txt calendar 2024 which runs from 24 September to 31 October 2023. I read and agreed with the terms of rules.”

Signed "City", the "Date" Signature

No minors’ participation will be accepted by the Organization without their written permission. 

To confirm participation, each participant will have to follow the following instructions outlined below before 31 October 2023, 23h59m59s, CET:

  1. Send an email to
  2. Upload a maximum of 5 artworks;
  3. Include a caption for each artwork;
  4. Include an expression of motivation (max. 850 characters). 

To participate, entrants must have access to the Internet.

Participation is strictly personal and the entrant cannot enter the contest on behalf of another person.

Participation in the calendar implies full acceptance of these rules and all of their provisions. Non-compliance with the rules will result in disqualification of the entrant.


5.1.     Content of artwork

The artwork must represent the theme "What means peace to YOUth?”.

All participants must be able to provide a high-resolution file of the artwork that, if selected, can be printed on different media for exhibitions.     

The Organizer reserves the right to remove any artwork that does not meet the criteria.

5.2     Intellectual property rights

Each participant in the call for submissions certifies that he, she or they is the sole copyright-holder of all submitted artwork and they are original to him/her/their. 

The participant has full power to authorize the use of the artwork.

Each participant in the call for submissions certifies that all submitted artworks do not violate or infringe on any existing copyright or any other third party rights and contain nothing otherwise unlawful. 

By submitting an artwork to the Organizer, the entrant in the call for submissions authorizes its release (as well as the contributors full name, pseudonym, country of residence), in the framework of the calendar and its promotion, on the website of the Organizer and those of its partners, as well as social networks (including Instagram), on digital communication or media (newspapers, postcards, catalogs, books, posters, exhibitions, videos), without any form of compensation. Any other use of the artwork s will be reported to the author, who is free to give or refuse consent for their use. The artwork will not be used for commercial purposes (sales to third parties) by the Organizer unless authorized by the author. 

The participant grants the Organizer the right to use his, her, their name or artwork in connection with the calendar promotion.

The following credit shall be given: NAME OF ARTIST.


6.1.     Selection criteria

Artworks will be selected on their originality, creativity, quality and relevance to the themes of the 2024 belonging.txt calendar. The choice will be made according to the discretion of the Selection Committee. No appeals will be considered.


The information provided by the participants may be used for data processing, excluding commercial or political use. 

They benefit from the right to access, rectify and remove data about themselves by making a formal request to the Organizer of the photography contest. 

Participants may request to be omitted or removed from the contest before the closing date of the submission.


Participation in the calendar project contest is free of charge. The organizer is not responsible for any expenses that the participants may be incurred in the creation and submission of the artwork.



The Organizer reserves the right to modify, extend, shorten, suspend or cancel the calendar without notice and without liability incurred thereby (fortuitous event or “force majeure” and any other events that are considered as making it impossible for the execution of the photography competition as initially planned). No compensation will be awarded to the participants. 

The Organizer will not be responsible for any Internet malfunction preventing access to the competition. 

The Organizer will automatically disqualify any entrant who by tries to increase his or her chances of winning by using technical means, known or unknown to date. The Organizer holds the right to conduct audits of the methods used by the entrants to determine the consequences it deems appropriate.