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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi.
For further information:
Guy Badeaux: (613) 562-7506, email@example.com