The jury of the fifth edition of the ICIP Hip Hop for Peace Contest has announced the winners for 2020. This contest aims to promote creativity and draw attention to the commitment of young people in the field of peace.  In this edition, the award-winning entries address issues such as gender-based violence, bullying and racism, and include messages of rejection of all forms of discrimination and abuse.

The contest is aimed at youth between the ages of 12 and 25 and has two categories.

In Category 1, aimed at students in secondary school, senior high school, and vocational training school in Catalonia, the winning video clips are:

  • First prize: “Això ha de canviar” (This must change), a video clip created by fourth-year secondary school students at Guillem Catà School in Manresa (Bages), winners of the recording and music production of a rap piece in a professional recording studio with artistic support. The video clip denounces the system with a focus on gender-based violence.
  • Second prize: “En este infierno” (In this hell), a video clip created by students at Montagut School in Santa Susanna (Maresme), winners of a rap workshop conducted by a hip hop professional. In this case, the piece is a denunciation of bullying and a call to raise awareness of abuse.

In Category 2, aimed at young people between the ages of12 and 25 from youth, cultural, civic or socio-educational action centers in Catalonia, the winners are:

  • First prize: “No sound bite, a video clip created by youth at the “Sota Mínims Teatre,” a creative artistic workshop at Brians 2 Penitentiary, winners of the recording and music production of a rap piece in a professional recording studio with artistic support. The piece is a call in favor of personal empowerment and against discrimination.
  • Second prize: “El camino de los valientes” (The path of the brave), a video clip created by youth in training at Càritas Diocesana of Girona, winners of a workshop conducted by a hip hop professional. This piece is a call for equality, a denunciation of the discrimination experienced by many immigrant youth in Catalonia.

The ICIP Hip Hop for Peace Contest aims to draw attention to the commitment and creativity of young people in the field of peace culture. The contest receives support from the Department of Education, the Directorate-General for Youth and the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation.

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