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IDB launches contest for best anti-corruption cartoons

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is calling on artists to present cartoons to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day on Dec. 9, using humor and satire to promote a deeper awareness and understanding of a phenomenon that harms development.

The contest, “For a region with greater integrity and transparency: the image of the fight against corruption,” is open to artists from Latin America and the Caribbean countries. A Jury will select one cartoon as the winner from ten finalists. They will also select two honorable mentions.

The ten finalists will also be made available for the public to vote online for the winner of the “People’s Choice.”

Cartoons have long been a powerful communications tool of social change. The contest is an invitation to artists to use their creativity to go beyond the current crisis of the day and dig into the deeper meanings of corruption and its impacts on citizens.

Through their drawings, participants will be able to tackle issues such as the different facets of corruption, how corruption affects development, and how to best counter corrupt practices.

The ten finalists will participate at a special award ceremony at the IDB headquarters in Washington on International Anti-Corruption Day, and take part in a seminar by the New Journalism Foundation - Gabriel García Márquez (FNPI).

Artists can submit new cartoons or works that have been published after January 1, 2015. The Jury includes an international renowned illustrator, an expert in transparency issues, a member of FNPI and one from the IDB. More information is available in contest rules and regulations here.

The cartoons need to be submitted by November 12 by noon uploading your materials here.

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