UN Millennium Goals Cartoon Competition

     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  June 30, 2014  (expired!)
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    In 2000 the UN and its partners compiled eight goals, which aim to help secure worldwide social and economic development as well as to further human rights and equality in the participating countries:

    Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
    Archieve Universal Primary Education
    Promote Gender Equality
    Reduce Infant Mortality
    Improve Maternal Health
    Combate HIV/AIDS and Other Diseases
    Ensure Environmental Sustainability
    Developing a Global Partnership for Development

    The 189 signatories have until 2015 to implement these goals. Therefore, the deadline for implementing the goals has almost expired. It is now time to take stock and assess how far the Millennium Goals have been achieved.

    This competition asks for critical and satirical observations which assess the results of the Millennium Goals with humour and that engage with people’s reality in 2013/2014 regarding poverty, gender equality, access to education, ecological sustainability etc. whilst capturing the conflicts and discrepancies in both a smaller and wider context.

    Each participant may submit a maximum of three artworks. The artworks must be originals. Captions should be either in German, Spanish or the English language. Maximum format of the artworks: A4 (210 x 297 mm).

    There is no entry fee.


    The call for entries is directed towards all cartoonists worldwide.


    Three main prizes will be awarded:

    1st prize: 1.000 Euros (approx. 1,360 USD)
    2nd prize: 500 Euros (approx. 680 USD)
    3rd prize: 300 Euros (approx. 410 USD)

    Moreover, selected entries will be exhibited and a competition catalog will be produced. Each artist whose works are exhibited or presented in the catalog will receive a copy of the catalog free of charge.