14.04.2014

The 2014 Edition of Cartoon Africa International Biennial, Nigeria

Call for Entries for the 2nd ‘Cartoon Africa International Biennial’ (CAIB) Festival 2014!..

Theme: 'AFRICA OF THE FUTURE..'




NIGERIA
October 01, 2014
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Call for Entries for the 2nd ‘Cartoon Africa International Biennial’ (CAIB) Festival 2014!..

Theme: 'AFRICA OF THE FUTURE..'

CAIB 2014 THEME/BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  While professionally showcasing, promoting and rewarding excellence in the cartoon and comic Art industry across Africa and
globally, the CAIB collaborative agenda seeks to explore how Comedic Art and multimedia
innovations, in synergy with other allied fields of endeavour, can provide Answers to a wide
variety of issues and concerns in favour of Africa’s sustainable development and productivity
within the framework of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), in line with the
United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in the context of the
UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector’s (SHS) call for innovative ideas in favour of
Africa’s development within the new decade.

RATIONALE:  The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is not far-fetched: “One
image can communicate more than dozens of pages of text or hours of speeches. One image
can change the course of history. Editorial cartoons draw attention to important political,
economic, and social issues like nothing else. Using symbols or visual metaphors, their reach
transcends country borders and language barrier”.  We are deploying Art and  visual journalism
in the context of press cartooning,  cartoon animations, comics/graphic humour, etc., as a
creative education, awareness spreading and public enlightenment strategy to draw attention,
promote fiscal development and human dignity, to drive productivity, equity, moral capital
development and innovative cross cultural resources development and exchanges across Africa in a global context.

The 2014 edition of CARTOON AFRICA INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL (CAIB) festival will hold in the last quarter of 2014. African illustrators, press cartoonists, cartoon animators, etc., and
their colleagues around the globe will once again gather in Nigeria, in 2014, through their
comedic art, creative education and visual journalism works - Caricatures, editorial cartoons,
comic strips, cartoon animations, photo cartoons, etc., - to lend a strong voice to the theme
above, addressing Africa’s development needs and challenges in a global context.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The festival is open to all professional artists, amateurs/students and children of all grades and
types of schools regardless of their age from all over the world. Three major categories of
participants are, however, identified for CAIB2014:
PROFESSIONAL;
AMATEUR/STUDENT;
and CHILDREN.
The central theme of the second edition of the CAIB festival is: “AFRICA OF
THE FUTURE”.
The TOPICS being investigated and interpreted include:
(1) “Stop Violence Against Women” - (Selected entries on this topic will automatically qualify
for inclusion in the CAIB-MEWOR Comic book series plus short animated videos to be
produced and distributed regionally to draw attention and spread awareness of the
“PROTOCOL TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS ON THE
RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN AFRICA”. You may download the document from our website to guide
you).    
(2) “Our Children, Our Future; Their Safety, Our Responsibility.”
(3) “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The God Factor In Achieving Success.”
(4) “My Fears for Africa” *(Strictly for Non- African participants only).
(5a) “The WATER and ENVIRONMENT challenge”
(5b) “Tribute to Nelson Mandela” (Caricatures, editorial cartoons, comic strip, animation, photo
cartoon, etc)
(6) Free. (Here, you are at liberty to work on any topic(s) of your choice, but they should be
within the thematic framework of CAIB festival2014)
*(7) Introducing: the first “BFI LIFEGATE COMICS & MULTIMEDIA PRIZE”, a prestigious
creative award for the best youth graphic literature, comic book, photo story, or short cartoon
animated video, multimedia, new media short story, documentary,  jingle or  documentary on
any topic(s) addressing one or more of the issues below and primarily targeting African youths:
NEW CREATION REALITIES; MORAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT; THE CHURCH AND
POVERTY IN SOCIETY;  IDENTITY CRISIS IN A PLURAL SOCIETY AND GLOBALISED
WORLD;  TOMORROW’S YOUTH AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA; Water, SANITATION AND
HYGIENE (WASH) CREATIVE EDUCATION  FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN/YOUTHS; YOUTH
SEXUALITY EDUCATION; ETC.

NOTE: Authors/artists can come up with their own ideas and topics as individual participants
or as a team, but they must address youth moral capital development in the context of social
and spiritual culture.  Details of the BFI’s new awards programme are available on the
organization’s website: www.bfiministry.org/media/
SUPPORTING EVENTS:  More supporting events will be featuring during the CAIB2014 festival to add verve to the biennial event and will take place in Benin City and Lagos side by side.
These include pre-festival Schools Cartoon Art  Challenge/workshops/exhibitions for primary,
secondary and tertiary schools in selected Nigerian/African cities and towns; visual journalism
training workshops for African women journalists and mass communicators, etc; the first
planning meeting of African Christian Cartoonists and Comic Artists; fundraising art exhibition
by selected African and foreign artists; CAIB webshop launch/merchandise sales; distribution
of free comics and educational audio visuals; CCAS-Afrik inaugural conference/workshop; short cartoon animated film shows; official launch of CAIB International Cartoon Museum; open air public interactive showcase of some reproductions of some selected works at strategic city
centers.etc.
Artists, cultural creatives, writers, publishers, the  media, design and promo-serve companies,
advertisers, fashion/textile industries, architectural practitioners, manufacturers, NGOs,
government agencies, etc., whose businesses and or services  integrate artistic illustrations,
cartoons and comedic art, as well as other related businesses and institutions anywhere in the
world - who wish to take advantage of the CAIB platform to collaborate and cooperate with us
to promote/ sell their ideas, goods and or services as partners in every edition of the CAIB
festivals -are very welcome. Please contact the central organizing committee for our mutually
benefiting terms and conditions. Send enquiries to:
africanpresscartoon@gmail.com
fic_55@yahoo.com
or call the curator, Francis Umendu Odupute: +2348023680030.
DEADLINE:1/10/2014
To participate with the Festival, please read the Terms and Conditions fully, completely fill out
the Official Entry Form and email your art material to
contest@cartoonafricabiennial.org
or mail it to The Curator,
Cartoon Africa International Biennial, 
C/O Francodus International 
Communications, PO Box 14922, 
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Entry Form Instructions: Print Form (right click on Entry Form and click “Print Image”) or
download/open the PDF file, save the file to your Desktop, Open with Adobe Acrobat or other
compatible PDF Reader, and Click Print.
We look forward to receiving your artistic illustrations!

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