The atmosphere for satirists is changing.Global events, from enforcement of laws against insulting the President in Tanzania and newspaper self-censorship in Kenya to the election of Donald Trump in the US and government harassment of cartoonists in Turkey and Malaysia, are creating new challenges and, sometimes, new opportunities for satire.
The Nairobi Satire Festival is giving global cartoonists the opportunity to explore what this means for their craft. The NSF will be hosting an international cartoon exhibition with the theme “Speaking Truth To Power” which will provide an opportunity for cartoonists across the world to turn their formidable wit and ridicule on the thin-skinned demagogues, dictators and degenerates who dare to constrain their ability to practice their art.
The exhibition will also feature a competition for upcoming Kenyan cartoonists which will be open to students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions who are yet to be published.
Selected cartoons will be put on display at the Alliance Francaise and will be published in a catalogue.
1. The exhibition is open to all cartoonists
2. Cartoons should be sent to email@example.com
3. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
4. Deadline for receiving cartoons is Friday, April 17, 2017
5. All entries should be submitted via email and should be in JPEG format with a resolution of at least 300 DPI.
6. Each entry must be accompanied by a short biography of the cartoonist.
7. Submitted works may be put on exhibition and included in an event catalogue.
8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into it.
9. By participating, you grant the organizers the rights to publish and use the submitted artworks in any form including:
(a) Reproduction and dissemination in printed form for all editions (e.g. study edition, school edition, special edition) and in unlimited print-runs (printing right). The printing right embraces in particular hard-cover editions, paperback editions, reprints, magazines, newspapers, collected works, via all distribution channels such as retail bookshops, other retailers selling books, book clubs, open and closed user groups and in all formats.
(b) Electronic/digital storage and making accessible (including in databases) by means of digital or other storage or data transmission technology, with or without intermediate storage, in such a way that users have access from a place and at a time selected individually by them and can download, play back, interactively use and/or pass to third parties this work via PC, eBook, mobile telephone or other wired or wireless appliances, for example via the internet, UMTS, cable, satellite or other transmission paths (online right).