Words can be as powerful as actions, books are our best allies in education. Regardless of who you are and where you come from, books will give you a unique perspective. #WordsofTolerance is a social media campaign whose goal is to promote books and reading and spread the message of tolerance. It is launched alongside World Book and Copyright Day, celebrated by UNESCO every 23 April.
The year 2016 is special, marking the 400th anniversary of the death of two exceptional writers: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. UNESCO is curious to know which famous author has inspired you by one of his/her memorable thoughts.
Share your favorite quote and show us the best places to read or find books in your town. It doesn’t matter if you live in a big city, small town or a village, we would like to see all types of libraries and bookstores.
- The winner will receive the book “Art for Peace”, illustrating UNESCO art collection, the largest one of the United Nations, as well as a UNESCO gift bag containing various items (approximate value 120 Euros).
- There will be no cash alternatives
- The following four entries will receive the book “Earth Legacy, Natural World Heritage”, displaying iconic photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as a UNESCO gift bag.
- The top 15 entries will receive the book “70 quotes” celebrating the 70th anniversaryof UNESCO and will be showcased on the World Book and Copyright Day webpage as part of #WordsofTolerance Contest