Dismantle Patriarchy Contest

Published: 12 November 2020

A committee of youth activists, in collaboration with V-Day, One Billion Rising, and A Call to Men are excited to announce the


Welcome to the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest

College Students Everywhere Across the Globe
High School Students in the New York City Area

Winners from each category will receive $5,000 for the grand prize,
$3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place.

Worldwide, youth are calling for a change in the systems that continue to fail us. We have seen the resurgence of white supremacy, the devastating effects of climate catastrophe, and economic inequality. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects of these crises and continues to be felt by the most marginalized today. One of those systems is patriarchy, which creates a culture of domination, violence and suppression. Patriarchy is still the dominant way our culture is organized. It’s time we dismantle the injustice at the heart of the system.

This contest challenges youth (high school students & college students under age of 22) to envision how they might change the larger societal system of patriarchy to create an accepting society through visual art, music, essay, story, poetry, video or photography.

Enter the Dismantle Patriarchy Contest to address ways that patriarchy impacts your life, your community, the world.

How might we dismantle – take apart, break into pieces, deconstruct – patriarchy?

What would it take?
How would YOU do it?
Be as creative as possible.

Patriarchy [ pey-tree-ahr-kee ]: Patriarchy is a system of power whereby masculinity and men are marked as inherently more worthy than femininity and women. This puts men on top, giving them more access to power, resources, and even knowledge. It tells women that they deserve less: less money, less freedom, less strength. And it erases people who don’t ascribe to traditional gender roles, too often with violence.

Tell Us. How would you Dismantle Patriarchy? Bring your creative voice to this contest! Tell us, in whatever creative method reflects your project, and you just might win an award for your idea. Submissions can be in the form of essay, poetry, music, art, photography, film, etc.

Experiment. Think outside the box.
Break down patriarchy and show us what a post-patriarchal world looks like.
Articulate your vision using all the creative tools at your disposal.

Visit dismantlepatriarchy.org for more information and to ENTER.

Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2021

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD, forward this email to a college student in your life.