Monday, November 03, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
CARTOON AND COMIC STRIPS COMPETITION:
JOURNEYS WITHOUT BORDERS
ORGANISED by CIR (Consiglio italiano per i rifugiati, Italian Council for Refugees) in collaboration with AFRICARTOON, for cartoonists from the South of the world or refuges/immigrants in (each participant must send a brief curriculum vitae and his/her contacts).
DRAWINGS for the competition: cartoons or strips which illustrate the theme of the competition or part of it.
or send the original (which shall not be returned) to the following postal address:
Marisa Paolucci, via Rastrelli 167, 00128 Roma, Italy.
THEME OF THE COMPETITION
The new explorers of the Third Millennium go everywhere, to search for new dreams and a chance to live. Comic strips and cartoons tell stories of immigrations, human rights violated and integration into pluralistic societies, to denounce the problems of the Third Millennium and open new ways of hope. They show the difficulties of survival, not only in the countries of origin but also in those of arrival. All this in the context of the celebration of the 60 years of Un Declaration on Human Rights, when after 60 years millions of people still must wander around the world searching and struggling for their own rights and .
- Glimpses without borders: the negated human rights of invisible man and women. Global injustice, wars, civil and political rights, basic needs. The struggle of those staying behind.
- Invisible paths: the silent journeys of peoples running away. It is not only a question of running away, but also the courage to look for new ways.
- Refugees because of others’ decision: the right to political asylum. The difficulties to prove that you are in danger of life in your own country of origin and that you need to be welcome in the country of arrival.
- Foreigners is your destiny: difficulties and successes in the countries of arrival, struggling towards a new multi-ethnic society. Racism, negated rights, integration, multi-cultural society.
- The best drawings will be part of an exhibition on immigration and human rights “Journeys without borders” which will be in “Rome during the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Un Declaration on Human Rights in ; during 2009 the exhibition will travel and be exhibited around all Italy .” (100.000 visitors, the most important event of this type in ) from the to the , then in
- The best drawing will receive a money prize of the value of 500 euro.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
By Mwaura Kirore
By Kennedy Kaburu
By Elly Maloba
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Association of Manufacturers.
All are welcome to attend. Entry is free.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Over the last few weeks,
2) How have our leaders reacted to crisis?
3) What is the way forward?
1) Participation in the competition is open to all professional and amateur cartoonists.
2) All entries must include the artist’s address and daytime telephone number.
3) Submitted cartoons are to be either A4-Size (210X297mm) or A3-Size (420X297).
4) Digital copies submitted via email should be 300 dpi resolution and in JPEG format.
5) Cartoons may be either black-and-white or colored.
6) Cartoons advocating ethnic hatred, containing obscene language or scenes of gratuitous violence will not be accepted.
7) The deadline for receiving artworks is Monday 25th February 2008.
8) A jury of experts will select the 3 best cartoons for prize awards. The jury’s decision will be final.
9) The award of the prizes will take place during the opening of the exhibition on 7 March, 2008 at the Goethe Institut on
10) All entries will be © FES and KATUNI and will not be returned.
- First Prize: Art equipment worth Kshs. 30,000.00
- Second Prize: Art equipment worth Kshs. 20,000.00
- Third Prize: Art equipment worth Kshs. 10,000.00
Cartoons may be sent via email to
and should be in JPEG format with a resolution of 300dpi.
Original artworks should be marked “Picking up the Pieces Cartoon Competition” may be sent via post to:
Patrick Gathara, P.O
or dropped off at Communicating Artists Limited, 3rd floor,