UN Women together with the European Commission, the Belgian Government and the UN Regional Information Center launches the Comic and Cartoon Competition “Gender Equality: Picture it!”.
The Competition is part of the UN Women campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action which calls upon governments to ensure gender equality and non-discrimination under the law and in practice. Comic and cartoon artists/art students, aged 18 to 28 years old, residing in a European Union member state are invited to join the competition and picture their understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
An international jury of professional comic artists, gender equality experts and journalists will select five finalists to be invited to the Competition Awards Ceremony in Brussels in June 2015. In addition, the finalists’ and semi-finalists’ drawings will be published in a booklet and may be considered for exhibition as well as for further publication. The deadline for submissions is 20 April 2015.
Please find a poster and the terms and conditions in the annex. We would be grateful if you could help to spread this call for submissions, share it on your website, and display the poster. For distribution through your social media accounts we attached a picture that can be used when sharing the information through Twitter or Facebook.
For more information and details please visit the Competition’s website at http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/get-involved/comic-competition. You will also find further information in all EU languages there. In case you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the UN Women Brussel Office.
The Competition Team