Chance to Receive 1,000 EUR at the Animate Europe 2020 International Comics Competition

Chance to Receive 1,000 EUR at the Animate Europe 2020 International Comics Competition

Worldwide 06 Dec 2020
Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Friedrich Naumann Foundation

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Animate Europe 2020 International Comics Competition recently announced by The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is now open for entry in its 5th edition, inviting anyone with an inspiring answer to pick up pen and paper and take apart. 


This year’s topic is "Restart! – The Streets of Europe". At this very moment, Europe must find its way out of many unprecedented challenges, not just the Covid-19 pandemic – think populism, or Euroscepticism, to name just two major examples. This takes us back to where it all begins: the public. Let’s focus on European citizens, their realities, their priorities. The things they cherish, the things they despise. Their biggest fears and wildest hopes. What kind of restart would they stand up for? Which face, which vision of Europe do they represent? And let’s study them where they actually are: in the streets of Europe! The streets are the place where society interacts, where discourses are shaped, where ideas for change are formed, where true participation happens. What streets are we looking at? A network of endless staircases, a highway into the future? A sleepy countryside road, a spooky back alley? A spiderweb of roundabouts, a labyrinth of dead-ends? Who’s stuck on the sidewalk, who’s speeding off in the fast lanes? Where do roads end, where do new ones begin? The competition takes place in two rounds. The deadline for the first round is December 6, 2020. Finalists will receive a personal invitation for round 2.

Submission Requirements:

  • you should submit 3 single page comics (graphic short stories). Each comic must display one independent graphic story on a single page.
  • comic page submitted need to be sized A4 (portrait-oriented), 300dpi, saved as PDF only, 300 CMYK, or grayscale.
  • you can submit only 1 entry.
  • Entries can be with or without words, in black and white or color, and fiction or non-fiction.
  • Each entry must be in English and an original work of which the entrant is the author (or joint author) which has not been previously professionally or commercially published and is not in breach of any third party right.

Evaluation Criteria:

The competition will be judged by four jury members who will seek to identify artists of excellent and original graphic short stories.


All finalists and the 1st prize winner will receive 1,000 EUR of the cash prize.

Finalists will be invited to the award ceremony at the Belgian Comic Strip Center, Brussels, in June 2021. Their works will be featured in a printed comic book publication as well as in an international travel exhibition.

About FNF:

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), is a German foundation for liberal politics, related to the Free Democratic Party. Established in 1958 by Theodor Heuss, the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany, it promotes individual freedom and liberalism. Usually still referred to as the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the foundation supplemented its name in 2007 with the words "for Freedom" (für die Freiheit).

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