Last year, the International Bridges to Justice hosted the JusticeMakers competition and we were excited to help promote their work. This year, we are even more excited because the competition is focused on Asia! The 2010 Asia JusticeMakers Competition is supported by the Lien Institute for Social Innovations and the purpose is to search for and fund grassroots initiatives in Asian communities to promote criminal justice and ensure the legal rights of all men, women, and children.
How it works. A panel of eight judges will evaluate proposals based on a set of Judging Criteria, looking for those that demonstrate the most innovation, efficacy, practicability and sustainability.
Benefits of winning proposals. Eight competitors will be awarded $5,000 fellowships, seven by the judges, and one through a public rating process that will allow people to cast votes on final projects.
2010 JusticeMakers Fellows will be flown to the Singapore Criminal Justice Training Center (SJTC) to receive initial training from the JusticeMaker panel of judges prior to the beginning of their project. In addition, during the implementation of their project, IBJ will provide Fellows with documentary photojournalists to record and raise the profile of their efforts.
Timeline. The 2010 JusticeMakers Competition is tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2010 and conclude in May 2010.
Stay tuned and we will provide you with more info on how you can get involved or let others know about the competition!