Picking Up The Pieces Cartoon Competition
Over the last few weeks, Kenya has witnessed post-election violence on an unimaginable scale. As efforts to resolve the political stalemate continue apace, there is need for the Kenyan society to initiate dialogue on the root causes of this violence and also to provide alternative avenues for the people to air their grievances without resorting to force.
The Association of East African Cartoonists (KATUNI) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) are organizing a cartoon competition entitled “Picking up the Pieces” in hopes of contributing towards the identification of a lasting solution to the problem.
The goals of this competition are to identify the reasons for the violence and propose ways out of the crisis on the basis of the following questions:
What are the root causes of the violence?
How have our leaders reacted to crisis?
What is the way forward?
Participation in the competition is open to all professional and amateur cartoonists.
All entries must include the artist’s address and daytime telephone number.
Submitted cartoons are to be either A4-Size (210 x 297 mm) or A3-Size (420 x 297).
Digital copies submitted via email should be 300 dpi resolution and in JPEG format.
Cartoons may be either black-and-white or colored.
Cartoons advocating ethnic hatred, containing obscene language or scenes of gratuitous violence will not be accepted.
The deadline for receiving artworks is Monday 25th February 2008.
A jury of experts will select the 3 best cartoons for prize awards. The jury’s decision will be final.
The award of the prizes will take place during the opening of the exhibition on 7 March, 2008 at the Goethe Institut on Monrovia St., Nairobi.
All entries will be © FES and KATUNI and will not be returned.
- First Prize: Art equipment worth Kshs. 30,000.00
- Second Prize: Art equipment worth Kshs. 20,000.00
- Third Prize: Art equipment worth Kshs. 10,000.00
Cartoons may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be in JPEG format with a resolution of 300 dpi.
Original artworks should be marked “Picking up the Pieces Cartoon Competition” may be sent via post to: Patrick Gathara, P.O Box 3613-00200, Nairobi
or dropped off at Communicating Artists Limited, 3rd floor, Revlon Towers, Kimathi Street, Nbi.