International Cartoon Competition & Exhibition on Road Safety 2021, Malaysia

International Cartoon Competition & Exhibition on Road Safety 2021, Malaysia
This event is organised by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) in collaboration with the Balai Kartun Rossem (BKR), Malaysia. 
Eligible participants: aged 18 and above. The competition is opened worldwide. 
Theme: "Towards Safer Roads
Road crashes is one of the leading causes of deaths around the world. Every year, about 1.3 million people are killed while many others are injured or become permanently disabled as a result of road crashes. Road deaths and injuries are considered as one of most pressing public health issues, especially in low and medium income countries. This needs to be addressed through enforcement, engineering (for road infrastructures and vehicles) and education. 
One way to educate the road users is through road safety advocacy with creative and effective use of campaign materials, including cartoons. Generally, among the cause of road crashes are poor road infrastructures (such as mixed traffic, unsafe road design, poorly maintained roads); unsafe vehicles (too old or poorly maintained); and poor behaviour of road users (such as untrained/unlicensed drivers, inattention as a result of using mobile phones or other devices; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, not wearing protective devices such as seatbelts, child seat or helmet). 
To be safe, every road user should always be aware of traffic rules and regulations, keep the vehicles safe through regular maintenance, and consider the safety of every other road users. Road safety is a shared responsibility. 
Technical Criteria: 
· All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi. 
· Size A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPEG format. 
· Entries: Max. 3 cartoons. 
· Submitted works can be in colour or black and white, in any style or technique. 
· Submitted works must not violate copyright laws. 
· Jury’s decision is final. 
· By virtue of submitting an entry, the participant certifies the work as his own and permits the organizer to have full rights to reproduce all or a part of the entered material free of charge for publications and/or display for exhibitions. 
Submission: Send your cartoons and your CV (Name - Address - Phone number - Email address) via the following e-mail address: rossemcartoon@gmail.com and yusofghani@miros.gov.my 
Deadline: 28 March 2021, Sunday 
Exhibition: All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a digital catalogue and a digital certificate of participation. 
First Prize....................: RM 1,500 
Second Prize................: RM 1,200 
Third Prize...................: RM 1,000 
3 x Consolation Prizes...: RM 500 
Web: Miros.gov.my .

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