Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom | Cartoon Contest
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An important highlight of the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon is the recognition of editorial cartoonists from around the world who have used images and words to make powerful commentary on world issues. The International Editorial Cartoon Competition receives hundreds of entries every year, often from countries where press freedom is not a reality but a distant dream.

Information for this year’s contest:

The 16th International Editorial Cartoon Competition of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom

The theme for the 16th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: the “right” to be forgotten.

In a 2014 decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union, a Spanish lawyer was granted the right to have a previous brush with justice deleted from Google search on his name.

While protection of one’s privacy is an essential right, erasing public records could have untold consequences.

Could this decision jeopardize the reliability of the Internet and make research by journalists and historians impossible?

Could this precedent lead to the breakdown of the Internet and the creation of national networks vulnerable to state censorship?

Prizes: three prizes will be awarded. A first prize of $1000 plus a Certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, second and third prizes of $500. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an ‘Award of Excellence.” Regrettably no financial remuneration accompanies the Awards of Excellence.

Rules:

  1. Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in color or black and white and must not have won an award.
  2. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.50 by 11 inches.
  3. The name, address, telephone number and a short biography of the cartoonist must be included in the submission.
  4. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom shall have the rights to use any of the cartoons entered in the Competition for promotion of our Editorial Cartoon Competition and World Press Freedom Day.

The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon held at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada on Tuesday May 3, 2016 as well as being advised by e-mail. The winner’s names and their cartoons will be posted on the CCWFP web site.

The winning cartoons will be exhibited at the luncheon.

The deadline for receipt of cartoons is 5 p.m. GMT, Friday, April 1, 2016.

Send submissions by e-mail to: info@ccwpf-cclpm.ca

Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi.

For further information:

Guy Badeaux: (613) 562-7506, bado@ledroit.com