OPEN CALL FOR 2017 SUBMISSIONS

Submission starts JUNE 15th 2017, and ends AUGUST 15th 2017

CALLING ALL COMICS ARTISTS, EDITORIAL CARTOONISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS FROM THE ARAB WORLD!

Artists from the entire Arab world including; Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen are eligible and encouraged to Submit their published work in one of these categories:

  • Editorial cartoons
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic strips
  • Graphic illustrations
  • Children’s book illustrations

 

Additionally, 2 honorary awards will be made:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Hall of fame, recognizing an outstanding dedication and service for a minimum of 25 years in the fields of graphic arts and cartoons

  • The Comics Guardian Award, recognizing those who have extensively supported comics and cartoons in the Arab world through preserving, collecting, promoting, publishing, teaching or exhibiting this Art, and thereby contributing to the cultural heritage of the region. Candidates for this award can be:

    – Festivals of comics and festival Founders
    – Publishers of comics
    – Devoted Collector of comics
    – Online portals or Collectives that preserve comic art or support the work of comics artists
    – Comics Awards programs
    – Educators that have initiated programs on comics teachings and workshops, or have taught comics
    – Arabic Comics Historiographers
    – Exhibitions/Galleries who have hosted comics artists and or sold originals

 

PRIZES

  • USD $10,000 in the category of Editorial Cartoons
  • USD $10,000 in the category of Graphic Novels
  • USD $6,000 in the category of Comic Strips
  • USD $5,000 in the category of Graphic Illustrations
  • USD $5,000 in the category of Children’s Book Illustrations

Work submitted after this deadline will not be accepted.

The work must have been published in print or electronically

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