FNA Invites World Cartoonists to Int’l Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival
TEHRAN (FNA)- Fars News Agency plans to hold an international cartoon festival on the Occupy Wall Street movement in a bid to help people in the United States take their message out to the world.
Despite the attempts made by the US media and statesmen to portray it as an unimportant development, the Anti-Capitalism Occupy Wall Street Movement has gradually grown so wide that it cannot be harnessed by the US administration any more. Now the US administration can suppress people by the help of its security forces, but it no doubt will be unable to root out this movement, and one day, the roots of this movement will grow so deep and so wide that it will topple the West’s and the United States’ capitalist system.
A way to help the Occupy Wall Street Protests stay alive is releasing artworks, specially cartoons and satirical works, around this movement. Cartoonists can portray their critical and vigilant views in one work through their artistic delicacy and present it to thousands, meaning that the message carried by hours of speech or lengthy pages of an article can be presented to people in one single picture.
‘The International Cartoon Festival of Wall Street Downfall’ is an opportunity for artists from around the world to display their works in support of the American and European protesters and all others who have been victimized by poverty, corruption and discrimination.
The Anti-Capitalism Occupy Wall Street Movement
Each participant can send a maximum number of 7 works
Please attach your name and surname, postal address, contact numbers and E-mail in a file in Word Format to your works.
All works should be 1500 pixels (200 dpi) in length and width at minimum
All participants will be presented with a copy of the Festival’s Book of Selected Artworks
Top Artist Prize: 5000 euro + diploma and festival statue
Second Winner:4000 euro + diploma and festival statue
Third Winner: 3000 euro + diploma and festival statue
4th to 10th Winners: Each 500 euro + diploma and festival statue
Diplomas for 70 finalists
A Special Prize, including 500 euro, for the selected artist from the viewpoint of our internet visitors
Deadline: 20 January, 2012
The Board of Jury will announce winners on 30 January, 2012
All works should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org