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The Cartoon Africa International Biennial (CAIB) is calling for entries for the 2014 edition of the festival.
« One image can communicate more than dozens of pages of text or hours of speeches. One image can change the course of history. Editorial cartoons draw attention to important political, economic, and social issues like nothing else. Using symbols or visual metaphors, their reach transcends country borders and language barrier. »
The central theme of this edition is: "Africa of the future".
The Biennial aims to deploying Art and visual journalism in the context of press cartooning, cartoon animations, comics/graphic humour, to educate, to promote fiscal development and human dignity, to drive productivity, equity, moral capital development and innovative cross cultural resources development and exchanges across Africa in a global context.
There are three major categories:
A steep panel of experts drawn from the Art community, the mass media, cartoonists, art critics, school art teachers, art curators, etc., in Nigeria, parts of Africa, and abroad, will select the qualified works for the contest.
There is no entry fee.
The festival is open to all professional artists, amateurs/students and children of all grades and types of schools regardless of their age from all over the world.
• Best entry in each Category: N20, 000 (approx. 125 USD) + Certificate + Catalogue + 1 year media contract, courtesy of the CAIB organizers and some of their local, regional and international media collaborators and other sponsors.
• Second Best entry in each Category: N10, 000 + Certificate + Catalogue + 6 months media contract, courtesy of the CAIB organizers and some of their local, regional and international media collaborators and other sponsors.
• Third Best entry in each category: N5, 000 + Certificate + Catalogue + 3 months media contract, courtesy of the CAIB organizers and some of their local, regional and international media collaborators and other sponsors.
There will be Honourable Mentions, certificates, catalogues and a one-off media contract for some participants tipped by the jury.
The official opening of the CAIB2014 festival exhibition and prize presentations to winners will take place in Nigeria on November 7, 2014.