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Organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, the Animate Europe International Comic Competition is now open for entry for its 2017 edition, theme “Re-Animate Europe”.
After many external crises and internal shake-ups, from the migration crisis to Brexit to a lack of trust, the once strong and confident body of the European Union seems tattered and tired. The European heartbeat has lost its rhythm. How can we help to get Europe back on its feet? Who or what will be the healer, who can find the magic potion for Europe's ailing heart?
If you have an inspiring answer to these questions, pick up pen and paper and take part in animating Europe.
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.
Open to anyone worldwide.
An international expert jury will select seven finalists who will be asked to complete the full eight-page
graphic novel until Monday, 22 May 2017. The finalists will receive a grant of 800 Euro (approx. 885 USD).
The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels on July 2017 and will receive a prize of 500 Euro (approx. 550 USD).