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UN Women Comic and Cartoon Competition 2021

Deadline: March 14, 2021

Applications for the UN Women Comic and Cartoon Competition 2021 are now open. UN Women, together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico and in partnership with Cartooning for Peace, marks the 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Beijing Declaration Platform for Action that set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women from equal participation in all areas of life - a visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls still to date.

The Prizes will be:

  • First Prize: EUR 1200

  • Second Prize: EUR 750

  • Third Prize: EUR 500

To win the above prizes, you are invites to picture out what a gender equality generation looks like. The Competition is part of the UN Women campaign, " Generation Equality: Realizing Women's rights for an equal future" which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the forth world conference on women that took place in Beijing in 1995.

Your inspiration for drawing should be drawn from the below components;

  • Women and the environment

  • Women in Power and Decision making

  • The Girl Child

  • Women and the Economy

  • Women and Poverty

  • Violence against Women

  • Education and Training of Women

  • Institutional Mechanisms for the advancement of women

  • Women and Health

  • Women and Media

  • Women and armed conflict

NB: The area of concern addressed in the drawing must be specified in the entry form.

The first, second and third prize winners will get a chance to attend a virtual opening forum in Paris and will be among the changemakers of this generation, including civil society, international organizations, government, 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)


  • 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 gender-equal generation in a drawing

  • Unleash the power of your creativity and PICTURE IT!!


  • To apply, upload your submissions in jpg, jpeg, png or pdf format

  • Remember that data size is limited to 5MB and that the resolution of the drawing MUST be 150dpi or higher

  • Note that you can only submit only one drawing and you can only enter your drawing once

The submission deadline is 14 March 2021.

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