Comic and Cartoon Competition 2016, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Contest runs between 24 November 2015 and 18 January 2016












Hanoi / VIETNAM
(The Competition is open 
to Vietnamese nationals 
aged 18 and above, 
who are residents of Vietnam.)
January 18, 2016
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I. Details of the Comic and Cartoon Competition - GENDER EQUALITY: PICTURE IT!
Introduction:
UN Women and Belgium (Embassy and BTC1 in Vietnam) organize a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality in Vietnam.
Show us what comes to your mind when you reflect on gender equality, women’s rights and
empowerment. Unleash your creativity to illustrate on the relationship between women and men and positive changes you want to see. Picture it!
The Competition and related activities are part of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign between 25 November and 10 December 2015 (16 Days of Activism) 2 and the International Women’s Day (8 March 2016).
Find more information on the Competition, including the full terms and conditions.

Brief to Participants:
UN Women and Belgium (Embassy and BTC in Vietnam organize a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality in Vietnam. under the theme of ‘GENDER EQUALITY: PICTURE IT!’ with a focus on gender based violence.
The competition is part of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign which invites governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and individuals to mark the days between 25 November and 10 December (the 16 Days of Activism). The campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world. It calls on all governments, civil society, women’s organizations, men, young people, artists, the private sector, the media and the entire UN system to join forces in addressing this global pandemic.
Through its advocacy initiatives at the global, regional and national levels, the UNiTE campaign is working to mobilize individuals and communities. In addition to supporting the longstanding efforts of women’s and civil society organizations, the campaign is actively engaging with men, young people, celebrities, artists, sports personalities, private sector and many more.
The drawings in the competition will highlight the fundamental issue of gender inequality and
discrimination closely linked to power imbalances between men and women, which prevents
elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.

Get familiar with the campaign at http://endviolence.un.org/index.shtml
We invite you to picture Gender equality, with a focus on gender based violence. Show us what comes to your mind when you reflect on women’s rights and empowerment and on the relationship between women and men. Get familiar with the work of UN Women in 5 thematic areas. For more information:
http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do

1. Leadership and Political Participation
Women are underrepresented as voters, as well as in leading positions, whether in elected
offices, civil services, the private sector or academia. This occurs despite their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change, and their right to participate equally in democratic governance.
2. Economic Empowerment
Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality,
poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home.
3. Ending Violence against Women
Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. In Viet Nam, violence against women is prevalent in sex-selective
abortion, child marriage, high rate of violence in domestic and public spheres.
4. Peace and Security
Conflicts have devastating consequences, including in widening gaps between women and men. Women often have fewer resources to protect themselves, and with children frequently make up the majorities of displaced and refugee populations.
5. Governance and National Planning
National plans, policies, institutions and budgets are where governments begin to translate
commitments to women into practical progress towards gender equality. Too often, however, they overlook measures to ensure that public services respond to women’s needs and priorities.
Seek inspiration for your drawings from the winning contest “Gender Equality. Picture it” organized in Brussels (Belgium) in July 2015:
http://beijing20.unwomen.org/en/get-involved/comic-competition/winners

Deadline for submission: 18 January 2016.

Prizes:
- One 1st prize: one-week study tour to the ‘country of cartoons’ Belgium + publication of cartoon in Vietnamese newspaper.
- One 2nd prize: Wacon tablet + Belgian comic books + drawing book + publication of cartoon in Vietnamese newspaper + Belgian specialties.
- One 3rd prize: Belgian comic books + drawing book + publication of cartoon in Vietnamese newspaper + Belgian specialties.

The three finalists will be invited to attend the Competition award ceremony on 8 March 2016 at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi. The costs for travel and stay will be borne by the Organising Entities. The finalists’ drawings will be considered for exhibition as well as for further publication.
The Competition is open to Vietnamese nationals aged 18 and above, who are residents of Vietnam. Finalists will be selected by a jury (composed of Vietnamese artist Ly´ Tru?c Du˜ng, the Belgian Ambassador to Hanoi and the Country Representative of UN Women Vietnam), as well as by online public voting.

Applications:
The Competition is open to Vietnamese nationals aged 18 and above, who are residents of VietnamThe Contest runs between 24 November 2015 and 18 January 2016. 10 shortlisted drawings will be exhibited in Hanoi and on a dedicated Facebook page for public voting during the month of March 2016.

The following rules apply to the drawing:
- Your comic or cartoon must be without words;
- Your submission can be composed of one cartoon or a series, maximum six boxes and fitting on a DIN A4 page (210mm x 297mm);
- The resolution of your drawing must be 150dpi or higher;
- Your comic or cartoon must be respect the Terms and Conditions of the contest.
Selection:
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the submissions:
1. The first stage involves shortlisting of the best 10 drawings, selected by a team of 3
members (1 from each of the Organising Entities).
2. The second stage calls on a wider public to vote for the top 3 via dedicated Facebook
page(50%), as well as selection by the jury (50%). The jury members are:
- Belgian Ambassador, Ms. Jehanne Roccas, representing Belgium (BTC and the
Belgian Embassy in Hanoi);
- UN Women Country Representative Vietnam, Ms. Shoko Ishikawa, representing UN
Women;
- Vietnamese artist Mr. Ly´ Tru?c Du˜ng representing the artistic scene in Vietnam.
The top three drawings will be awarded at an award ceremony in Hanoi on 8 March 2016

II. Terms & Conditions Comic and Cartoon Competition - GENDER EQUALITY: PICTURE IT!
By entering this Competition, you agree to the below Terms and Conditions:

ARTICLE 1: Object of the Competition
1.1 The Competition is organized by Belgium (the Belgian Development Agency BTC, and the Embassy of Belgium in Hanoi) and UN Women and (collectively “the Organising Entities”).
1.2 The Competition is part of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign and 16 Days of Activism. http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu
http://endviolence.un.org/index.shtml. The topic of the Comics and Cartoons contest is “Gender Equality”, with a specific focus on gender-based violence .
1.3 All entries to the Competition must be inspired by the campaign, as referred to above. Entries deviating from the above shall be automatically disqualified. The Area of Concern addressed in the drawing must be specified in the entry form.

ARTICLE 2: Terms of participation
2.1 Entry is open to Vietnamese nationals age 18 and above, who are residents of Vietnam. Entry to the competition is free.
2.2 You may enter up to two drawings but only one prize per person will be awarded. You must enter all of your drawings at the same time. You can only enter your drawing(s) once.
2.3 You must enter your drawing(s) by midnight (UTC+7, Indochine time) 18 January 2016 the latest. Late entries will not be accepted. Drawings should be submitted in one of the following two ways:
A. by e-mail to: registry.vietnam@unwomen.org. Applicants must mention “Application for Cartoons and Comics Contest” in the title of their e-mail. Applications that do not mention this in the title of theire-mail will not be considered. Due to the expected high volume of last-minute entries, we advise you to enter your drawing(s) well in advance of the entry deadline.
B. by post to: Application for Cartoons and Comics Contest UN Women 
304 Kim Ma street
Ba Dinh, Hanoi
The organizing entities cannot be held responsible for possible delays and / or errors by e-mail or post.
2.4 Together with the drawing(s), applicants must submit the completed Entry Form + a copy of a valid and official Vietnamese ID (or Resident) card.
2.5 Three finalists as well as a maximum of 10 semi-finalists will be selected by the public and by a jury of three members. All prize winners will be notified by e-mail after the judging is complete on 23 February 2016.
2.6 If you receive a notification e-mail from the Organizers, you must respond to the notification e-mail to accept your prize. If the Organizers do not receive a response from you within seven days of the notification, the Organizers reserve the right to reallocate the prize to another participant.
2.7 Names of the prize winners will be publicly announced at an awards ceremony on 8 March 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The prizes are as set out below:
- One 1st prize: one-week study tour to the ‘country of cartoons’ Belgium + publication of cartoon in Vietnamese newspaper.
- One 2nd prize: Wacon tablet + Belgian comic books + drawing book + publication of cartoon in Vietnamese newspaper + Belgian specialties.
- One 3rd prize: Belgian comic books + drawing book + publication of cartoon in Vietnamese newspaper + Belgian specialties.
2.8 The three finalists will be invited to Hanoi to the awards ceremony on 8 March 2016. The costs for travel within Vietnam will be borne by the Organising Entities. Travel costs from outside Vietnam cannot be funded. The prizes and the invitation to the awards ceremony are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
2.9 The decisions of the jury are final and binding. Criteria’s assessed are: originality; technique; message; relevance with the topic and respect of the terms and conditions.
2.10 The Organising Entities reserve the right to cancel, modify, suspend or delay the Competition in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond their reasonable control. The Organising Entities reserve the right to change, amend, delete or add to these Terms and Conditions at any time.
2.11 The Organising Entities and their officials and agents shall not be responsible or liable for any claims, demands, losses and liability of any kind or nature arising out of or in connection with your participation in this Competition or your acceptance or use of the prizes awarded.
2.12 The finalists’ drawings may be considered for exhibition as well as for further publication.

ARTICLE 3: Eligibility of participants and drawing
3.1 Eligibility of participants
3.1.1 You must be over 18 years old as of 24 November 2015. You must provide your date of birth in the Entry Form.
3.1.2 You must be a Vietnamese national and a resident of Vietnam.
3.1.3 You must use your legal name and provide valid contact details along with your drawing(s).
3.2 Eligibility of drawing
3.2.1 The drawing (s) must not include words.
3.2.2 Your drawing (s) must fit on one DIN A4 page (210mm x 297mm). Both portrait and landscape orientation are accepted. If a drawing comprises several pictures, the number of the pictures should not
exceed six boxes and the complete drawing must fit on one DIN A4 page.
3.2.3 The resolution of the drawing(s) must be 150 dpi or higher. Data size is limited to 20MB per drawing. We accept jpg, jpeg, png, and pdf formats.
3.2.4 Your drawing(s) must not in the determination of the Organising Entities:
- be disrespectful of the impartiality and independence of the United Nations;
- reflect adversely on the Organising Entities;
- be incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Organising Entities;
- be derogatory to any existing person depicted in the drawing;
- contain any nudity, lewd, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate content.

The Organising Entities shall not be responsible or liable for: a) any problem, loss or damage due to delay and/or failure in receiving and sending the entry as a result of any network, communication or system interruption or error, or b) any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, site failure or unauthorised access to entries.
3.2.5 Submitted drawing (s) must be original, unpublished work. Entrants represent and warrant that their Submission is their original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity.
3.2.6 Incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions will be automatically disqualified at the sole discretion of the Organising Entities.

Article 4: Copyright
4.1 All Competition entries become the property of the Organising Entities and will not be
acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any submitted drawing (s) shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this Competition constitutes entrant’s irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent to the Organising Entities and others authorized by the Organising Entities without further compensation or attribution, to use, distribute, reproduce or otherwise utilize the Submitted drawing(s) in whole or in part, and the entrant’s name and city and state, by any means or methods now known or hereafter devised in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the drawing (s). The entrant also consents to the Organising Entities doing (or omitting to do) any acts in respect of the submitted drawing (s) which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the entrant’s moral rights. Organising Entities and/or others authorized by the Organising Entities shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the submitted drawing(s). No compensation will be paid to the artist in case of the publication of the competition entry.

Article 5: Indemnification
5.1 By entering your drawing (s) in the Competition you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold and save harmless, the Organising Entities, and its officials, agents, employees, consultants, sub-contractors and other representatives from and against all suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses and liability of any
kind or nature brought by any third party against Organising Entities, including, but not limited to, all litigation costs and expenses, attorney’s fees, settlement payments and damages, based on, arising from, or relating to the Organising Entities’ use of the drawing (s). The obligations under this section do not lapse upon closure of the Competition.
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