CAN YOU IMAGINE HAVING
    YOUR VERY OWN COMIC?!

    Calling everyone up to 25 years old! Enter our Climate Comic Contest by coming up with a climate change fighting superhero - the coolest, most phenomenal will be brought to life in a real comic. BAM!

     

     

     

     


     

    NAME YOUR SUPERHERO!

    WHAT'S THEIR SUPER POWER?

    SHARE THEIR EARTH SAVING ADVENTURE!

    DRAW, DOODLE, DESIGN!

    Submissions are open from October 5-22. We will announce selected finalists and open the global voting gallery from November 6-17 during the COP23 climate change conference. The winner of the vote will be announced at the end of November and their comic will be launched worldwide on April 22 - Earth Day! You can stay tuned to our announcements on this website or by following UNICEF on Twitter and Instagram.

     

     

     

    Submissions will open on October 5th, please read our Terms and Conditions for more information on submission, selection process, winner announcement and more.

     

    BOOM! POW! GET INSPIRED!

     

    READ A CLIMATE CHANGE COMIC
    Click on the comics below to go on an adventure around the world, learn more about climate change, or plunge deep into the sea to clean the ocean.

     

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    More climate change comics are available for inspiration HERE.

     

    START WITH A CLIMATE CHANGE PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE SOLVED
    Here’s a list of facts about climate change to get you thinking:

    Climate change is happening and is largely caused by human activity.

    Climate change impacts severe weather events such as heatwaves, floods and droughts, which affect children the most out of anyone in the world.

     Climate change will lead to more diseases such as malaria, dengue, zika.

     Climate change affects children’s ability to go to school through floods or health reasons.

     

     

    CHOOSE A SUPERPOWER

    Here are some ideas - get creative!

     Mind reading

     Time travel

     Flight

     Invisibility

     Light generation

     Thermal resistance

     Underwater breathing

     

     

    OUTLINE YOUR STORY

    Ask yourself some essential questions about your superhero and their story.

     What is the climate change problem you care about the most? What can be a solution?

     How does your superhero provide that solution?

     What is her or his backstory - how did they get their superpowers?

     How does your superhero look like? Sketch them with meaningful features: Do they have a mask, a cape, long hair, wings, a belt?

     How does your superhero represent everyday actions people can do for our planet?

     Do you relate to your superhero?

     What are the lessons of the story?

     We suggest you do 3 different versions of your superhero and pick one.

     

     

    Have fun creating your superhero and spread the word. You can ask your teacher to do a workshop or share with your friends!

     

     

    Last but not least, channel all your talents and remember we do love stick figures...

     

           

     

    UNICEF CLIMATE COMIC CONTEST RULES

     

     

    TO ENTER OUR CALL

    ○ Enter our submission call through our online application from October 5 - October 22 2017, 23:59 EST.

    ○ Make sure your submission includes your superhero name, superpower to take climate action, one of their earth-saving adventures - a simple storyline - and attach a doodle/drawing/sketch of how they look like via our online form. Only one application per participant is allowed.

    ○ Your submissions MUST include an attached graphic for us to consider them - but don’t worry, we love stick figures.

    ○ Your submission must be your own and you must own the copyright of the graphic and concept.

    ○ Only superhero/heroines submitted during the call dates will be considered by our selection panel.

    ○ You may enter only once so give it all your heart and originality.

    ○ All young people from 0 and up to 25 years old, from all countries, are eligible. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be required.

    ○ If you are under the age of 18, you must discuss your interest in taking part with your parents or guardians BEFORE applying. In the application you will be asked to provide a contact detail for your parents/guardians. Only applicants whose parents/guardians have given consent will be considered as potential finalists.

     

    SELECTION PROCESS AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

    ○ UNICEF creative editors and a member of our publishing partner Comics Uniting Nations will select up to 25 entries submitted via the entry form available in this website. Selection of top comic superheros will be based on creativity, originality and strength of concept.

    ○ Between 6 -17 November 2017, during the COP23 climate change conference, participants and the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite superheroes/heroines in this website.

    ○ Participants and public may vote on an unlimited number of entries, but only one vote per day per entry.

    ○ UNICEF reserves the right to disallow any entry that appears to have received malicious or fraudulent votes.

    ○ Voting closes on 17 November, 09:00 EST. During the voting period, votes will not be visible to the public to add to the excitement!

    ○ The global winner will be the entry that receives the most votes and will be announced late November in UNICEF social media and digital channels, including this website.

     

    WINNER RECEIVES

    ○ The global winner will work with an artist and vendor to bring his/her superhero/heroine and their story to life. BAM!

    ○ The comic will be launched on April 22, 2018 during Earth Day. The winner will participate in global launch and activation. Stay tuned!

    ○ The comic, along with finalists’ submissions may be showcased on UNICEF’s social media channels, as well as at major global events like ComicCon, the United Nations General Assembly in September, Climate Week, and at COP24 in 2018 at UNICEF’s own discretion.

    ○ From the opening of this contest on October 5, UNICEF will feature submitted entries and finalists’ work at its own discretion. Names of individuals may or may not be included with the featured superhero/heroines when published on the UNICEF websites, social media or in any other medium, digital and printed, at UNICEF’s discretion.

     

     

    DATA PRIVACY

    When you submit your application for the Climate Comic Contest we will ask you for personal details such as your name, age, location, email address and email address of your parent/guardian. This information is only collected for the purposes of selecting and contacting the finalists of the Climate Comic Contest. We will never sell or rent your information to third parties. This information will only be available to UNICEF staff responsible for the Climate Comic Contest. Once the competition is over and we have selected the finalists, your data will be deleted from our database.

     

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    The copyright in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this submission call constitutes entrant's irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use the submission and the entrant's name, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter handle for educational, editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes by UNICEF and/or others authorized by UNICEF, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the submission. UNICEF and/or others authorized by UNICEF have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the submission. Each entrant releases and discharges UNICEF, the selection panel, all partners and any party associated with the development or administration of the submission call, their employees, agents or representatives or any of their parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the submission call, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind.

     

    GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless UNICEF and judges and their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives, from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this submission call or any submission-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded by UNICEF NYHQ and any and all UNICEF Country Offices, National Committees, partners, hereunder.

     

    As a condition of participating in this submission call, entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between and among the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this submission call shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. In any such dispute, under no circumstances shall any entrant be entitled to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, and all such parties hereby waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

     

    If, for any reason, the submission call is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of fraud, act of God, or any other factor beyond UNICEF’s reasonable control which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this submission call, UNICEF reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the submission call without prior notice.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    By entering the submission call, entrants accept the terms and conditions and confirm that they; are the copyright holders of the submitted superhero creative treatment, graphic representation, storyline and concept, and that no third party has any right or claim to the entry; grants the following non-exclusive rights in perpetuity to UNICEF; to store, copy, and make the superhero creative treatment, graphic representation, storyline and concept available for all UNICEF Country Offices and National Committees worldwide on electronic equipment, CD-ROM, DVD or other similar media; the rights to use the superhero creative treatment, graphic representation, storyline and concept free of charge in any manner or purpose and sub-license the superhero creative treatment, graphic representation, storyline and concept to third parties for non commercial use.

     

    UNICEF will credit the entrant using their name or social media handles whenever possible when a superhero creative treatment, graphic representation, storyline or concept is used. Entrants will hold UNICEF harmless from any breach of copyright. UNICEF reserves the right to reject entries that we deem abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable. Entries must be suitable to be broadcasted, published or used online by UNICEF for audiences of all ages, but in particular for a young audience including children. Entrants may withdraw their entry by sending written notice to engage@unicef.org. UNICEF will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, or misdirected submissions, or for unauthorized human intervention, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. UNICEF is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of entries in the submission call, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors.

     

    FOR PARTICIPANTS BASED IN A COUNTRY OFFERING A PRIZE

    Contact your local UNICEF Country Office or National Committee to find out country-specific information and terms of reference.

     

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