EU Delegation launches cartoon, short comic book competition on environmental protection
The EU Delegation to Serbia and the project “Reinforced Implementation of Visibility and Communication Activities of IPA Programmes” have launched a nation-wide cartoon and short comic book competition on the following topic: “This Earth Belongs to All of Us – Move on for the Environment!”, the EU Delegation to Serbia said in a press release.
In order to encourage Serbian citizens to take action in promoting environmental protection, the EU Delegation to Serbia and the project “Reinforced Implementation of Visibility and Communication Activities of IPA Programmes” are organizing a nation-wide cartoon and short comic book competition. The aim of the competition is to see how Serbian citizens perceive problems concerning environmental protection as well as to promote the importance of this topic and launch a “call to action.”
Both professional and amateur cartoonists and comic book artists are invited to send their artwork on environmental problems in Serbia, on how Serbian citizens preserve the environment or how they fail to do it.
The deadline to submit the artwork is June 2, 2019.
Cash prizes and exhibitions in June and July
The first three prizes are EUR 500, EUR 350, and EUR 200. The best artwork (the top three and finalists), to selected by the jury consisting of eminent cartoonists, will be presented at exhibitions to be organized in June and July in several Serbian cities, as part of an environmental protection campaign. There are no restrictions for participation in the contest, except for the legally binding standards and rejection of hate speech in any form.
All Serbian citizens over 16 years of age, both professional and non-professional cartoonists and comic book artists, are allowed to participate in the contest. Participants under 16 are advised to have a written consent signed by their parents. Jury members are not eligible to participate in the competition.
Predrag Koraksić Corax, Jugoslav Vlahović on the jury
The jury members include prominent Serbian cartoonists Predrag Koraksić Corax and Jugoslav Vlahović, as well as one representative each of the EU Delegation to Serbia and the project “Reinforced Implementation of Visibility and Communication Activities of IPA Programmes.”
The selected artwork will be included in a catalog printed on recycled paper.
As the competition is part of an environmental protection campaign, to be implemented across Serbia from early June through mid-July, the exhibitions of cartoons and comic books will be organized in Subotica, Užice, Šabac, and Belgrade.