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“Estela Solidaria- Hilarri Solidarioa” Sculpture by Nestor Basterretxea





Logo minutoIn the year 2010 UNESCO Etxea started up a Contest of Audiovisual Works named ‘Give me 1 Minute of…’ with the intention to raise awareness and invite the society to think about the problems related to Human Rights all over the world.

‘Give me 1 Minute of ’ is an annual contest in which the best audiovisual works of 1 minute in length that best defend the Human Rights are awarded.

‘Give me 1 Minute of ’ aims to raise awareness and defend all aspects of Human Rights for all people, to defend social justice, equality, and a worthy development of all people and communities guaranteed by their human rights.

‘Give me 1 Minute of ’ reclaims that all people are equal and have the same rights and obligations; and we should all defend the rights of all people. No one can void these rights and we have the obligation to safeguard it whenever it is violated.

In 2015 in its 6th edition,  the contest is entitled ‘Give me 1 Minute of equality’.

The audiovisuals will be about the awareness, condemnation of the infringement, and/or defense of the equality for women and men..

The Contest has gained widespread acceptance. As for the participants, the number of works presented in the last five editions was of 344; the works had a massive track on the Internet and the attendance to the Award ceremony is huge.




Entries must not exceed one minute in duration. This maximum time limit does not include film credits (it is not necessary to include film credits). Entries may be presented in any language and submitted in one of the following formats: .mov, .avi, .mpeg, .mp4.

There are no limit on the number of entries per person. Groups may submit joint works, but prizes will be awarded to only one individual.

There are no restrictions on the types of audiovisual materials used during or after filming. Entries may be filmed with mobile/cell phones, Iphones, PDAs, Webcams, digital cameras (still or video), whenever the format fits one of the five indicated formats (.mov, .avi, .flv, .mpeg or .mp4), and has the best resolution possible.

All technology and post-production techniques are acceptable.

Deadline for registration and submission: February 1,  2016 at 11:59 p.m.

You can find the full rules of the contest at this link




The Jury consists of Human Rights experts and experts from the broadcasting industry:

–     Mr. Asier Arrieta, Creative Publicist and Professor at the University of the Basque Country.

–     Ms. Begoña Atin, Co-director of the daily news at Basque TV (ETB).

–     Mr. Unai Aranzadi, Producer and reporter, specializes in armed conflicts and human rights.

–   Mr. Juan Carlos Vázquez, Director of KCD – ‘Kultura, Comunicación y Desarrollo’. (Culture, Communication and Development).

–     Mr. Aritz Galarza, Executive Producer and Producer at Basque TV (ETB).

–  Ms. Aizpea Goenaga, Actress, writer, screenwriter and Director of Instituto Etxepare. (Etxepare Institute)

–     Ms. Ander Mendívil, Creative Director of Maccan.



The Prizes, in three categories, are as follows:

 – Grand Prize ‘Give me 1 Minute’: principal category.

Prize: Sculpture ‘Estela solidaria-Hilarri solidarioa’ by basque artist Néstor Basterretxea. Financed by a documentary on Equality and Human Rights for a total amount of 5,000 €.

A specialized jury will select the winning short film based on its own criterion, provided the film complies with contest requirements.

Ekin eta Egin Prize: Prize: Video Camera + trophy

This category is aimed at young people or participants of 18 years and under, either in groups of up to ten members (schools, youth associations, etc.) or individual entries.

– UNESCO Etxea Prize: Prize: Video Camera + trophy

This category recognizes the filmmakers whose message and adaptation best represents the mandate of UNESCO’s Constitution.




 The first prize award is the sculpture “Estela Solidaria- Hilarri Solidarioa” (Solidary Stele) by Néstor Basterretxea.

In the Spring of 2013, UNESCO Etxea asked Basterretxea for his help and collaboration in creating the designed for the sculpture that will serve as the first prize award for the “Give me a Minute” contest. In addition, we recognize both the people and organizations that make significant contributions to promote and protect human rights and fundamental liberty. From the first moment he supported the idea and quickly began to work; within a few weeks he presented many different drafts of what was previously, “Premio Estela Solidaria-Hilarri Solidario” which he donated to UNESCO Etxea.

Once again, Néstor Basterretxea showed his creative capacity with a solitary commitment; once again, his creativity was followed by a fair cause.

For us it is an honor to count with the legacy of “Estela Solidaria- Hilarri Solidarioa,” created by a world-renowned Basque artist who is near us at the same time. It is our responsibility to being splendour, prestige, coherence, and value to this prize that serves as a reminder of a great person, with immense generosity and commitment.

The manufacture was produced in wood of Bete Mansonia, according to the design and draft of Néstor Basterretxea; it has a satin finish in antique black along with veneer wood. It measurements are approximately: height 45 cm, diameter 27 cm and 5 cm of density.




The contest is organized by UNESCO Etxea- UNESCO Center in the Basque Country with the support of the Dirección General de Igualdad y Derechos Ciudadanos de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia (General Direction of Equality and Rights of Citizens in the Regional Government of Bizkaia), Bilbao City Council and Getxo City Council.

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