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What Exactly Are Human Rights?

How would you like to see your young person participate in a project that, through art, helps him or her to better understand the importance of human rights? The 7th Annual K-12 Human Rights Art Contest will do just that. Students are asked to create an original piece of art that reflects on the question, "Which human rights are the most important to you?" Entries are due April 13. Idaho Human Rights Education Center, 777 S. 8th St. For more information call 208-345-0304 or visit www.idaho-humanrights.org.

Calling All Avant-Garde Musicians

The Second Annual Boise Experimental Music Festival is April 26-28 at Visual Arts Collective. If you are a musician and are interested in performing, the promoters of the festival would really like to talk to you. Please send your name, the name of your band or act, a contact e-mail address, Web site address (if applicable), a brief description of your music, a list of your performance history and a CD-R or mp3s that represent your live sound to Krispen Hartung at info@krispenhartung.com. You can upload mp3s to www.box.net/browse#folder4104981 (username and password are "BEMF") or send them via snail mail to Krispen Hartung, 1810 W. State St. #226, Boise, ID 83702. Please have your information in by April 1.

Camera Not-So-Obscura

OK, all you fledgling filmmakers. Here's your chance to show the community what you can do. The Boise State Film and Video Festival is accepting submissions of films 25 minutes long or less in the following categories: fiction, documentary and (new this year) animation. Acceptable formats include SVHS, VHS video or mini DV. Entries will be judged by media experts from the Boise area on the basis of concept, thematic development, production quality and overall impact of entry. The festival is sponsored by the Boise State Student Dead Eight Film and Video Club and serves as a fundraiser for TVCTV. The cost is $10 for junior high/high school students, $15 for college students and amateurs and $25 for professional filmmakers. Chosen films will be shown at the festival on April 28. The entry deadline is April 1. For an entry form, visit www.TVCTVOnline.org.

Take A Load Off ... For Prizes!

For the 15th Annual Chair Affair, anything that can be considered furniture or lighting fixtures can be entered into the competition that is open to designers, architects, fabricators, artists and students in the Pacific Northwest who would like to display their original designs in a wholly unique way. Deadline for entries is April 11. For information on submission criteria, rules, entry forms, fees or the gala, call Sarah Phelps at 208-384-5050 or visit www.interiordesignersofidaho.org. Interior Designers of Idaho, 1299A N. Orchard, 208-384-5050.

I Think That I Shall Never See A Tree As Lovely As A Poetry Contest

Boise State's Ahsahta Press presents the Sixth Annual Sawtooth Poetry Prize Competition. Poets may submit unpublished manuscripts of poetry. The judge for this year's contest is poet Peter Gizzi, and the winner receives a $1,500 award and publication of his or her manuscript. The deadline for submissions is March 1. For more information and for submission details and guidelines, visit www.ahsahtapress.boisestate.edu.

Art For A Cause

Female visual artists are invited to participate in "We Art Women!" a program benefiting the WCA Crisis Center, which takes place on May 24 at the Esther Simplot Academy for the Performing Arts. Deadline for entries is May 9. For more information, call Zella Bardsley at 208-378-1464 or e-mail zellabardsley@cableone.net.

--Amy Atkins