Transnational Anti-Drug Contest “MayaPlanet”
On 3 November 2010, the World League ‘Mind Free of Drugs’, in line with it’s long-term vision devoted to fighting against drug addiction, and to the Century of International Drug Control System formation (as per the 1912 Hague Convention), under the motto ‘No to Hard Drugs!’, and with the blessing of the four world confessional leaders (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist), gave its start to the Transnational Anti-Drug Contest “MayaPlanet”.
We deeply hope that with the continuous help of international informational and mass media companies and organizations from Asia, Russia, the USA, Europe, Africa, and Australia, the anti-drug contest will be able to engage more than 700,000,000 different people from various parts of our beautiful planet into a global anti-drug movement.
To form a social matrix of conscious psychological immunity against drugs in the society.
Global Anti-Drug Prophylactics.
• To reach global understanding of the problem and reveal the current catastrophic situation by representing its true colors. To hear and deliver the truth and the harsh reality of addiction to the public from first hand accounts. To destroy the myth about the drug illusion.
• To create a base intended for communication with specialists in the drug abuse field, sociologists, psychologists, historians and philosophers, in order to reach maximum exposure on the problem of drug addiction. To open a dialogue with drug addicts all over the world and those who care about their fate in a ‘question-answer’ format.
• To involve famous people, politicians, businessmen, spiritual leaders, show-business, sports and arts celebrities, in participating in the anti-drug fight.
Conditions for Participation
The committee of the MayaPlanet contest board will consider the works submitted based on true stories, completed in four categories. The works are to be sent to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org More...
History and achievements of the contest
The first stage of the transnational anti-drug contest MayaPlanet started on 3 November 2010, where the first six months were directed and engaged in Russian speaking countries. Using all possible internet-based potentials, the project evoked a wide and positive resonance and received serious international support.
More than 100,000 people from 97 countries engaged in the anti-drug movement. The committee of the league received more than a thousand works in different categories. The winners of the first stage of the Contest MayaPlanet can be viewed here: http://www.mayaplanet.org/eng/news/221.html
The second stage of the contest started on 2 February 2012 and aimed to reach the farthest corners of the earth. The transnational internet-based contest MAYA launched its multilingual (English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Russian languages), anti-drug movement discussion on a global scale. Any participant, besides sending us their works, may ask any question regarding the problem of addiction. The questions will be answered by experts of narcology, politicians, celebrities, world renowned sportsmen, sociologists, philosophers, law representatives or even by previous drug addicts.
The World League also conducted two global conferences. On 25 April 2012 a global anti-drug conference was held in online format called “The Position and the View of Governments in regards to Drug Addiction”: www.mayaplanet.org
More than 30 experts participated in the conference. The materials and the topics discussed can be viewed here: www.mayaplanet.org/rus/conference
On the 26 June 2012, dedicated to the International Day against Drug Addiction and its Illicit Trade, a second conference “A fresh view towards addiction and the new approaches in prophylactics”, was held in open online format. More than 200,000 people across the globe were engaged in this open discussion. On this day the Queen of Great Britain, His Holiness the Dalai Lama the XIV, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev, the Chairman of the Russian Parliament Madam Valentina Matvienko, and many other distinguishing leaders, had addressed their anti-drug manifestos for the public. www.mayaplanet.org/rus/appeal
The project Maya Planet has been supported by popular experts, celebrities, politicians, scientists, and by the leaders of the four main religions of Russia. These are the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Buddhists, Mr. Berl Lazar, the main Rabbi of Russia, and Mr. Talgat Tadjutdin, the main Mufti of Russia. Together world-renowned sportsmen, Kostya Tzyu, the World Boxing Champion, Valentina Shevchenko (10 time Thai Boxing World Champion), and many others, they demonstrated their positions in the problem of narcotic addiction. Organizations from different fields, specializing in communications, education, health, commerce, governmental and non-governmental areas, supported the MAYA contents. Amongst the more than 300 organizations werewere: the Federal Bureau of Drug Control in Russian Federation, the Public Chamber of Russian Federation, the Russian Olympic Committee, the International Fund ‘ The Children of the World’, mass media companies of Canada, the USA, Nederland, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Finland and Russia.
The second stage of the MayaPlanet Contest is due to be completed on 26 June 2013.
The World League "Mind Free of Drugs" presents an international exhibition-report “Maya Planet: World Against Drugs."
The main goal of the exhibition is the prevention of drug abuse amongst young people and the achievement of the mission of the World League – to form immunity against drugs in society as part of their 50-year vision.
The World League "Mind Free of Drugs" began to gather the material for this exhibit on 3 November 2010. This is the day when the Transnational internet contest MayaPlanet, devoted to the problems of drug addiction, started. Currently this competition has collected more than 2,100 unique works from 150 countries in four categories: drawing, photography, video and confessional stories. The best 60 works from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America were presented at the exhibition.
The event will be held in Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek and Osh) in the first quarter of 2013 at leading universities and secondary educational institutions.
The decision to present the exhibition in Kyrgyzstan was been made by the organizers due to the fact that the country is located in the heart of Central Asia, at the intersection of the ancient trade routes between Europe and Asia, which forms the point commercial exchange for drug trafficking of the "Golden Crescent" states - Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.
The exhibition “Maya Planet: World Against Drug Addiction" will move to other countries of the region - Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, before continuing to major cities in Europe, Middle East, Australia, the US, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The organizers plan to reach more than 40 countries.