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Animate Europe 2015 Comics Competition

    Animate Europe 2015 Comics Competition | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  March 15, 2015 - expired! January 7, 2015
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    Organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the International Comics Competition Animate Europe is now open for entry for the 2015 edition, theme “Europe Fast Forward”.

    In the beginning, there was war. Then a project was set up to bring peace and prosperity to Europe. Today, it has grown to be an ever closer union of 28 very diverse member states. In recent years, the European project has been braving troubled waters. Though it remains a fascinating idea, it is struggling with low popularity.

    Imagine you could fast-forward in time... anytime into the future, be it 2025, 2050 or 2500. What do you think Europe will look like? Will the European Union stick together and master its challenges as one? What role will it play in the world? How will we live? Which scientific innovations will shape our everyday life?

    Entries can be graphic short stories with or without words, in black and white or colour, and fiction or non-fiction. Each entry must be in English and an original work of which the entrant is the author (or joint author) which has not been previously professionally or commercially published and is not in breach of any third party right.

    There is no entry fee.


    This competition is open worldwide to anyone.


    At the end of March the jury will select seven finalists who will then be asked to finish an eight-page graphic short story by the end of August 2015. The finalists will receive a grant of 800 Euro (approx. 950 USD). Their entries will be published in an anthology at the end of the competition.

    The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels and will receive a prize of 500 Euro (approx. 590 USD).

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