14.05.2014

2014 Global Editorial Cartoon Competition

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.. 
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U.S.A.
June 02, 2014
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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.. 

Deadline for all entries: June 2, 2014
Using symbols or visual metaphors, their reach transcends country borders and language barriers.The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) invites you to share creative ways of capturing key issues affecting the development of your country.

Corruption
Corruption is now recognized around the world as one of the biggest roadblocks to economic and democratic development. Each year, untold billions of dollars are extorted from businesses and individual citizens, weakening the rule of law, undermining democratic institutions, and enriching unaccountable elites. The huge inefficiencies created by endemic corruption keep millions of people mired in poverty and deprive entrepreneurs of the opportunity to pursue their dreams and create jobs and economic growth.
Some questions to consider:
What are the biggest corruption issues in your country?
What forms does corruption take — political corruption, bribery, extortion?
How do various people perceive corruption?
What are the costs of corruption — how does it affect people’s lives and society as a whole?
Who benefits from corruption?
How do you fight corruption?

Who Can Enter:
Entry is open to participants of all ages, including students, professional, and amateur
cartoonists. Entrants may hold citizenship in or live in any country. Contestants may submit a
maximum of two cartoons in each of three categories.
How to Enter:
Preferred format: .jpg (.png and .tiff files are also acceptable)
Digital versions: Minimum resolution of 300 dpi and dimensions of 600 pixels wide and 400 
pixels high (must be suitable for printing).
Hard-copy versions: A4 (210 X 297 mm) or A3 (297 X 410 mm) and Letter (216 × 279 mm)
Submissions may include different sizes of cartoons – single panel, a strip, or a two-tier strip.
Submissions must be static images with no Flash or other animation.
English translations MUST be provided for any text or captions.
All submissions (files) MUST have the name and country of entrant included in the file.
Failure to follow entry directions as listed may result in disqualification.
Prizes:
First Place Category winners in each category will receive $1,000.00 USD, provided by New
Generation Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization. Prizes will be provided by
electronic funds transfer or other means if necessary. To accommodate electronic funds
transfer, Winners will be required to furnish banking information to receive awards.
Judging Process
Entries must be the original work of the contestant, must not infringe upon the copyrights,
trademarks, rights of privacy, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or
entity.
Entries awarded “finalist” status will be judged according to the judges’ determination of
creativity, cleverness, draftsmanship, relevance to the category to which the cartoon was
submitted, courage, and humor.
In Internet voting to determine Finalist Category winners, the top scoring Entry will be declared
the Contest Category Winner (“Winner”).  In event of a tie, Winner will be determined based on
the judges’ discretion. If there is evidence of internet voting manipulation by the entrant or by
outside parties, category winners may be disqualified based on the judges’ discretion.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute
discretion. The timing and terms of any element of contest rules may be modified at any time to
respond to operational or global developments. Judges’ decisions are final and binding.
Other Information
Due diligence will be conducted throughout the competition process to ensure fairness.
Evidence of plagiarism or any violation of competition rules will result in the disqualification from this and any future CIPE Global Editorial Cartoon Competition.
By participating in this competition, entrants agree to fully indemnify and hold harmless CIPE
and New Generation Foundation for any action or result that may arise from form their role in
producing and sponsoring this competition. By participating in this competition entrants allow
CIPE and New Generation Foundation the right to publish contest submissions online, in print,
or in other media, and to allow other organizations with similar missions to publish cartoon
works submitted to the contest. CIPE and New Generation Foundation will provide proper credit to the cartoonists. This use includes, but is not limited to www.cipe.org website, the CIPE Development Blog, CIPE’s social media tools, and other publications and resources that in the
opinion of CIPE and/or New Generation Foundation, would promote the stated goals and
missions of CIPE and  New Generation Foundation.
- CIPE /  Website
- Submit Your Cartoon
View winners and semi-finalists from the 2012-2013 Competition
- View winners and semi-finalists from the 2010-2011 Competition

2012 Democratic Governance Winner
Seyedbehzad GHAFARIZADEH
(Iran / Canada)