Animate Europe
Call for Comics 2020 - Animate Europe

Call for Comics 2020 - Animate Europe

We are very excited, and also a little proud, to announce that our biannual comic competition Animate Europe is officially entering its 5th round!





The deadline was December 6, 2020.
Good luck and a shoutout to all contributors!

Notifications will be sent out in early 2021.


Graphic artists, we challenge you! At this very moment Europe must find its way out of many unprecedented challenges, not just the Covid-19 pandemic – think populism, or Euroscepticism, to name just two major examples.

Animate Europe #5 wants you to explore Europe’s options for transformation:


Let’s press Restart and see what happens!


The restart takes us back to where it all begins: the public. Let’s focus on European citizens, their realities, their priorities. The things they cherish, the things they despise. Their biggest fears and wildest hopes. What kind of restart would they stand up for? Which face, which vision of Europe do they represent?

And let’s study them where they actually are: in the Streets of Europe! The streets are the place where society interacts, where discourses are shaped, where ideas for change are formed, where true participation happens. What streets are we looking at? A network of endless staircases, a highway into the future? A sleepy countryside road, a spooky backalley? A spiderweb of roundabouts, a labyrinth of dead-ends? Who’s stuck on the sidewalk, who’s speeding off in the fast lanes? Where do roads end, where do new ones begin? It’s up to you:


Take us on a walk! This year’s topic is “Restart! – The Streets of Europe”.

Here’s what we’ve got for you

All finalists: Award of €1,000

First prize: €1,000 on top of finalist’s award!


Submissions will again be evaluated by an established international jury, comprised of comic artists Lucie Lomová and Judith Vanistendael, Director of Lakes International Comic Festival Julie Tait, Director of Lyon BD Comic Festival Mathieu Diez and Curator/Producer/Scriptwriter Kalle Hakkola.


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