UNICEF launches climate comic contest for young people


In the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in November, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching the Climate Comic Contest, an initiative designed to engage and inspire young people to take climate action in creative ways.
UNICEF, in collaboration with key partners and young artistic influencers, is asking young people up to 25 years old to come up with an original climate change-fighting superhero. The winner will then work together with a professional comic artist to develop and publish their own comic book.
Submissions can be sent through the campaign website until 22 October.
Creative editors at UNICEF headquarters in New York City, alongside their partner Comics Uniting Nations, will select up to 25 entries from all over the world.
After that, the winners will be announced and the top submissions will be featured on the campaign website. A Global Online Vote will take place during the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23, November 6-17), when people will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite climate comic hero.
The winner will then work with a comic artist and the professional team at Comics Uniting Nations to develop their very own comic with the superhero they created, which will be launched on 22 April 2018, on Earth Day.