Are you a talented and  imaginative young person, who can picture “Gender Equality” in comics or cartooning?? Then this competition is for you. Read the information below on how and why you can enter to this competition; the submission deadline is 14 March 2021! 

UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is a visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere.

To commemorate this anniversary, UN Women has launched the multigenerational campaign, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”, and will be convening a global gathering for gender equality, the Generation Equality Forum, co-chaired by the Governments of France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City at the end of March 2021 and culminate in Paris, France, in early June 2021.

The submission deadline is 14 March 2021!

Eligibility Rules

  • You are between 18 and 28 years old.
  • You believe in gender equality and realizing women’s rights for an equal future.
  • You want to express your vision of a gender-equal generation in a drawing.
  • Unleash the power of your creativity and PICTURE IT!

Selection of winners

The first-, second-, and third-prize winners of the competition will get the chance to attend the virtual opening of the Forum in Paris, and will be among the changemakers of this generation, including civil society, international organizations, governments, business, cities, parliaments, trade unions, media, and more! In addition, an exhibition with the cartoons from all finalists will take place during the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (in situ/virtual, depending on the situation).

The prizes will be:

  • First Prize: EUR 1200
  • Second Prize: EUR 750
  • Third Prize: EUR 500

In addition, the winners will have their work featured on several platforms, such as the website of Cartooning for Peace, but also on websites of other official partners and their respective social media channels.

* Reproduced from UN Women Announcement for comic and cartoon competition