Youth-IN Climate Change Cartoon Competition: August 27 - October 15, 2012
Youth-IN Climate Change Cartoon Competition
|Winner - Jonathan Kidd Sr
VIEW THE TOP 10 CARTOONS
What is it?
The objective of the cartoon competition is to support advocacy that bring young people to the centre of climate change and human development debates. The competition encourages young people from the Caribbean to portray issues of concern related to climate change in the region from a youth’s perspective.
How does it work?
The call for submissions for the cartoon competition will run from the 27th of August until 15th of October (midnight) 2012 to all nationals from the countries listed under “Eligibility”. The 10 finalists will be published on the Youth-IN Portal and Facebook page on the 22nd of October 2012. The winners will be published on the 26th of October 2012.
The competition carries awards as follows for winning applicants:
- 1st award: MacBook Pro: MD318LZ/A - 15.4"
- Innovation award: MacBook Pro: MD318LZ/A - 15.4"
Each applicant will be required to submit on line one original cartoon which will be judged by a panel to determine the winners. The submissions of the 10 finalists will be shown on the Youth-IN portal.
Who is eligible?
- Be a citizen of a CARICOM Member or Associate State are citizens and/or residents of the CARICOM Members and Associate States: Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.
- Participants must be between 16 to 29 years old.
- Choice of climate change and human development-related topic for the cartoon.
- Text included in the cartoon can be in any of the official languages of the CARICOM Members and Associate States. However all submissions must be translated into English, should they be in another language. Translation can be submitted in the entry description. Entries submitted without translation will be disregarded.
- UN employees and all members of their immediate family are not eligible to enter the competition.
How can I participate?
- Send one cartoon per submission as an attachment. The cartoon should be originally executed and drawn by the artist, in colour or black and white. It must be an original, unpublished work. The size of the cartoon should be on one A4 sized sheet of paper. Artists should retain the original A4 hard copy.
- Include in the email your name, age, contact number. Include in the email a brief motivation for and description of the cartoon in English (please also mention if the cartoon has been reproduced elsewhere).
- If you would like to share an optional short (1-2 pages) written piece on how you and your community is experiencing and facing climate change, please do so.
- The finalist will be asked to provide proof of the original creative process.
- Please note that incomplete applications or those received after the due date will not be considered.
- Make sure to read the below attached Competition Concept Note for further information and guidance.
Deadline for submission is Monday, 15th October, 2012