2017 EU/UN Women Gender Equality Picture It Comic & Cartoon Competition


Apply for the 2017 EU/UN Women Gender Equality Picture It Comic & Cartoon Competition,only eligible persons will be considered for this program.

The Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and the UN Women Nigeria Country Office have launched a comic/cartoon competition on gender equality which aims to raise the awareness of Nigerian youth on gender issues.

Type: competition

Institution: EU/UN

Eligibility of Participants
  • You must be between 18 and 28 years old as of August 31, 2017. You must provide your date of birth in the entry form.
  • You must be a Nigerian residing in Nigeria.
  • You must use your legal name and provide valid contact details along with your drawing(s).
Eligibility of Drawing
  • The drawing(s) must be without words.
  • Your Drawings must fit on one DIN A4 page (210mm x 297mm). Both portrait and landscape orientation are accepted.  If a drawing comprises several pictures, the number of pictures should not exceed six boxes and the complete drawing must fit on one DIN A4 page.
  • The resolution of the drawing(s) must be at least 150 dpi or higher. Data size is limited to 5MB per drawing.
  • Acceptable formats include jpg, jpeg, png and pdf formats only.

Your drawing(s) must not be in the determination of the Organizing Entities:

  • Be disrespectful of the impartiality and independence of the United Nations and the EU Delegation to Nigeria;
  • Reflect adversely on the Organizing Entities;
  • Be incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Organizing Entities;
  • Be derogatory to any persons depicted in the drawings;
  • Contain any nudity, lewd, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate content


  • Finalists will be invited to the Competition Award Ceremony in Abuja, scheduled to take place in November 2017.
  • Travel and accommodation costs will be taken care of by the organising entities.  Prizes are set out as below:
  • One first prize of EUR 1000,
  • One second prize of EUR 500,
  • Three third prizes of EUR 200 each

Terms of Participation

  • To enter the Competition, you must upload your drawing(s) on the designated website at http://www.genderequality-pictureit.org . Only those entries uploaded on this designated website will be accepted.  Entry is free.
  • You may enter up to two drawings. You must enter all of your drawings at the same time.  You can only enter your drawing(s) once.
  • You must enter your drawing(s) by midnight (CET) 18 September, 2017. Late entries will not be accepted. Due to the expected high volume of last-minute entries, we advise you to enter your drawing(s) well in advance of the entry deadline.
  • Your drawing(s) must be accompanied by a completed entry form (located on the home page) providing your name, date of birth, address, email, nationality, and country of residence.
  • The five successful participants (finalists) as well as 10 to 15 semi-finalists will be selected by a Panel of Judges made of at least five members. Successful participants will be notified by e-mail after the selection process.
  • Successful participants who receive a notification e-mail from UN Women and/or EU Delegation to Nigeria MUST respond to the notification by a return e-mail declaring acceptance. The Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and the UN Women reserve the right to reallocate the prize to another participant if a response is not received within seven days of the notification.

Application Deadline: September 18th 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the EU/UN Women Gender Equality Picture It Comic & Cartoon Competition 2017 

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