In 2013, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom launched the international comics competition Animate Europe for the first time and has done so since then every other year. In 2015, we asked the artists for stories on the future of the European Union, Europe Fast Forward. In 2017, we were looking for comics on how to re-animate the European Union, Re-Animate Europe.
This year´s topic is Europe+ and we are looking forward to stories on the added value of the European Union. What are the advantages of the European Union? What did the EU do well according to you – in general terms or in your personal experience? Anyone is welcome to participate! All you need to do is register and send us the first finished page as well as a summary of the story you would like to tell us by Saturday, 15 December 2018.
Beginning of January 2019, the jury consisting of Mathieu Diez, Director of Lyon BD, Kalle Hakkola, Curator/Producer/Scriptwriter, Lucie Lomová, Comics artist, Julie Tait, Director of the Lakes International Comic Festival, and Judith Vanistendael, Comics artist, will select four finalists who will receive a grant of 800 € to finish an eight-page comics story by Sunday, 31 March 2019. The winner will be announced at our award ceremony at theBelgian Comic Strip Center end of April and will receive a prize of 500 €. All four finalists’ entries will be published in an anthology.
We are looking forward to your entry!