Artists alert - EU Commission launches 'Cartoons for Diversity' competition

The European Commission is launching a cartoons competition called “Cartoons for Diversity”, with an exhibition of the participants' works to be held in February next year, as part of the its campaign to raise awareness ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination.’

The cartoon competition includes two categories; one for young and established artists and another for art students. Participants should produce cartoons that explore the positive impact of diversity and the negative effects of discrimination.

Artists may explore an array of aspects under the umbrella of discrimination - racial or ethnic, based on religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender, or any other form of discrimination in the workplace or in everyday life.

Entries could be handed in on week days between 8.30am and 4.30pm at BPC International Limited, BPC House, J Gasan Street, Pieta' by Friday 14 January 2011. Artists could submit between one and five works each, and a selection panel will handpick the entries that will be exposed in a public exhibition during February 2011.

The most original cartoon in the artists’ category will receive €700, and a runner-up will receive €300. The most original cartoon in the students’ category will be awarded €400 and the runner up will receive €200. They will be announced during the official opening of the exhibition.

Further information may be obtained from Carmel Bonello ([email protected]) or on tel: 2124 3212).