Draw attention to impunity
Draw the world’s attention by creating an editorial cartoon about impunity.
What can I win?
First prize: $700 CDN
Second prize: $200 CDN
Third prize: $100 CDN
As well, your name and cartoon will be featured on the International Day to End Impunity website.
Who can participate?
There are no restrictions on who can participate in this competition – it is open to participants of all ages, professional and amateur cartoonists. Submissions must be work original to the artist.
How do I participate?
All cartoons must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, address, email and phone number. (This information is for administrative purposes only – please note that entries will be judged blind.)
What are the guidelines?
Submissions should depict the theme of impunity in some way, and may include different sizes of cartoons – single panel, a strip, or a two-tier strip. Submissions must be static images with no Flash or other animation.
Files must be submitted in .jpeg format. Minimum resolution of 300 dpi and dimensions of 600 pixels wide and 400 pixels high (must be suitable for printing). Please hang on to the originals! We may ask for them later.
Pictures speak louder than words. Since this is a global competition, submissions containing text may be at a disadvantage. The message conveyed in the cartoon should be obvious regardless of language.
IFEX assumes all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. IFEX is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes.
When is the deadline?
The deadline for entries is midnight EST on 4 November 2012. Winners will be revealed on the International Day to End Impunity website on the actual day (23 November).
How will my cartoon be judged?
A selection of the top submissions meeting contest criteria will be posted on the International Day to End Impunity Facebook page. Members of the public will be invited to vote on the cartoons from 7-19 November. The public’s top 10 cartoons (as determined by the number of “likes” the cartoon receives on our Facebook page) will make up the shortlist, from which judges from the IFEX Clearing House and Cartoonist Rights Network International will select the three winners.
Anything else I should know?
By participating in this competition you allow IFEX and /or any of its members the right to reproduce and publish your submissions online and in print. This use includes, but is not limited to http://www.daytoendimpunity.org website, IFEX social media, and other publications and resources. Any material used by IFEX or its members shall carry the artist’s credit line.
Send us an e-mail us at contest (@) daytoendimpunity.org
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