“Re-Animate Europe”: launch of third round of International Comic Competition

Twice already, in 2013 and 2015, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised the International Comic Competition “Animate Europe”.


We’re thrilled to announce that “Animate Europe” will be running for a third round, starting now!

This time, we’re looking for your creative ideas to „Re-Animate Europe“!

After many external crises and internal shake-ups, from the migration crisis to Brexit to a lack of trust, the once strong and confident body of the European Union seems tattered and tired.

The European heartbeat has lost its rhythm.

How can we help to get Europe back on its feet?

Who or what will be the healer, who can find the magic potion for Europe’s ailing heart?

Share your vision with us – send us your „medication“ for a healthy European heartbeat!

Anyone is welcome to participate in “Re-Animate Europe”.

All you have to do is to send us the first page of your graphic short story , together with a summary of your story (both in English) and the entry form.

Please send it by email to animate.europe@fnst.org by Sunday, 5 February 2017.

End of February, our seven-head strong international expert jury will select seven finalists who will then be asked to finish an eight-page graphic short story by Monday, 22. May 2017. The finalists will receive a grant of 800€. Their entries will be published in an anthology at the end of the competition and they will travel around Europe in form of a travelling exhibition.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 11 July 2017 at the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels and will receive a prize of 500€.
For more competition details check the terms and conditions.

Even more questions? Feel free to contact Anna Reineke by e-mail or phone: +32 2282 09 32.

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Find our press release  here (EN/DE).