17 September 2013

ComiX4= Comics for Equality Award has announced its winners!

ComiX4= Comics for Equality - the first European Award for the Best Unpublished Comics by Authors with Migrant Backgrounds has announced the winners! The Competition took place from January 1st until June 30th, 2013 in 3 categories. While the comics readers voted by liking their favourite works via Facebook, international Jury* assessed and voted in two rounds.

Congratulations to all the wonderful authors!  
Finally here they are:
Category Stereotypes
 “Burocrazy”, Angela Wanjiku Njoroge - Audience Award
“Is it wrong to use stereotypes of your own country to your advantage?”, Mari Ahokoivu - Jury Award

Category Stories of migration
“The Boomerangs, in three chapters”, Corsino (Daniel López Bončina) - Audience Award
“How Mr. Black became Blue”, Dmitry Yagodin - Jury Award

Category – Fight against racism

“Helver, my first ROMmate”, Elena Vitagliano - Audience Award
“The problem”, Thomas Cuschieri - Jury Award

All winners will receive 1000 EUR prize each!
And the project goes on with a catalog and exhibtions, handbook and workshops all around partner countries and comics festivals in Europe. Stay tuned via Comix4= website and Facebook platform!

*The members of the ComiX4= International Jury were:
Sandra Federici, journalist, media education and intercultural issues expert;
Edo Chieregato, modern comics expert;
Zvezda Vankova, program coordinator at the Law Program of the Open Society Institute Sofia and co-founder and chair of the Multi Kulti Collective Association;
Eleonora Gadjeva, journalist, writer and editor;
Diana Trifu, specialist in human rights and intercultural communication;
Radu Mircea, consultant on Migration Issues and Intercultural Communication;
Sanita Muižniece, Latvian comics culture magazine kuš! editor;
Ingrīda Pičukāne, comic artist, illustrator and movie animator;
Joonas Sildre, illustrator, designer and founder of the Estonian Comics Society;
Diana Tamm, social design and creative solutions for education and community development.
ComiX4= is generously supported by the EU:
With financial support from the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme 
of the European Union

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