The ComiX4= Comics for Equality project is based on the need to promote the development of a European society based on respect for fundamental human rights, and to fight against racism, xenophobia and other related forms of intolerance. This is more important than ever due to ongoing European enlargement, and to European countries’ key roles as destinations for migrants from both outside and within other European states. The most effective way of achieving this goal is to promote mutual understanding and dialogue.
The main activities include the ComiX4= Comics for Equality Award; the interactive website www.comix4equality.eu; an eighty-page catalogue containing the best comics submitted within the award; a “Comics Handbook” for use in conducting informal creative workshops; a traveling exhibition of the comics; and comic strip workshops to be held across Europe.
ComiX4= Comics for Equality Award
The ComiX4= Comics for Equality Award is a competition for the best unpublished comics by authors with migrant backgrounds.
The ComiX4= Comics for Equality Award has three categories: The fight against racism, stories of migration and stereotypes.
Two prizes will be allocated within the Award: the Jury Award and the Audience Award. There will be three winners in each category, with a total of six prizes awarded, of € 1,000 each.
Download the award rules now to find out more!
This award is open to comic strip authors in all 27 EU member states, EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the countries on the road to membership (Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, FYRM, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo).
Follow the project also on facebook and read and vote for the submitted comics here. The deadline for submitting comics is the 30th of June 2013, so you still have some time to take part!
The project ComiX4= Comics for Equality is led by Africa e Mediterraneo (Italy), in partnership with NGO Mondo (Estonia), the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation (Bulgaria), ARCA (Romania) and Grafiskie stasti (Latvia).
For further information please contact:
Africa e Mediterraneo
0039 051 84 01 66