Theme: JUST EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY: Corruption and Development”
Call for Entries 2021
Paint it simply
Corruption and Development
Corruption is one of the major hurdles to socio-economic development worldwide. Corruption imposes huge burdens on society and on the natural world.
Private interests are prioritized to the detriment of the public at large,
because corruption diverts financial resources intended for socio-economic development.
Poverty and social inequalities are growing due to the distortion of income distribution,
and because of spending decisions that are very much influenced by corrupt practices.
Corruption has many faces and dimensions: bribery, embezzlement, the illegal financing of political parties,
tax evasion, as well as many other examples.
However, one of the most devastating problems we face as a society is the tolerance we have developed for corruption.
This tolerance manifests itself in the upending of values, revealed through clichés like:
“honesty is for suckers” and “good liars are smart, only stupid people get caught”. Voters often choose politicians with the thinking:
“It’s better to vote for the thief you know than the one who wants to become one” or “He robbed us, but he also did lots of good” or “We prefer to vote for the lesser evil”.
We are therefore seeking YOU and YOUR satirical and critical insights about corruption, which use humor to increase our awareness of corruption,
and educate society about its harmful effects.
• Show us where you have already encountered corruption in your everyday life.
• What negative impact does corruption have on the world?
• What does the fight against corruption look like nowadays?
We are looking for cartoons that also draw attention to the fact that the fight against corruption has a lot to do with SDG 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”. We seek cartoons that explain SDG 16 in the context of other SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals), and to pass on awareness of these goals to future generations.
Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2021
Give us your view of the world and its inherent corruption.
Just explain it – briefly and simply – through cartoons and caricatures.
Paint it simply
Corruption and Development
1. The title of this competition for cartoons and caricatures is “JUST EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY: Corruption and Development”.
2. The call for entries is directed towards all cartoonists.
3. Closing date for submission.
The work must be sent to TALIDE e.V. by 30.06.2021 by email with the subject of email “Cartoons Submission”to:
or by post to the following address:
TALIDE e.V., Waldemarstraße 33, 18057 Rostock, Germany.
The date of the postmark applies. Submissions must be labeled “Just explain it simply” on the envelope.
4. Each participant can send in up to three works, caricatures or cartoons.
5. The work must be an original. They must not have been submitted to other competitions.
Any captions must be in German, Spanish or English.
6. Only the author’s own works are permitted.
7. The maximum size of the works is: A4 (210 x 297 mm).
8. The works must not be framed. The technique is freely selectable.
9. Image data are to be sent as a JPG file in 300 dpi between 1 MB and a maximum of 15 MB.
10. Name, address, e-mail contact and telephone number of the artist must be given in the e-mail or in the mail.
11. Include a short biography (one A4 page maximum) and a photo or a self-caricature of the author.
12. The winners will be determined by an independent jury.
13. Three prizes are awarded, which are graded as follows:
1st prize: 1.000 Euros
2nd prize: 500 Euros
3rd prize: 300 Euros.
14. The three winning artworks will become the property of the competition organizers.
15. Originals will only be sent back if indicated by the artist. In this case, enclose an envelope and sufficient postage to return your submission.
16. Selected Works are exhibited. A competition catalog will also be published, and every artist whose work is shown
in the exhibition or in the catalog will receive a free specimen copy of the catalog.
17. Participants in the competition grant permission for the use of the proposed artworks in the competition organizer’s own publications,
and for publications related to the competition.
18. In submitting their work participants automatically agree to the competitions terms and conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: This also includes permission for their work to be exhibited and printed in the competitions catalogue as well as to be used by TALIDE e.V.
19. The participants are required to ensure that the content of the submitted work does not contravene
laws regarding copyright, competition regulations, child welfare, trademark law or other industrial property rights as well as personal rights of third parties.
20. The organisers reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions.
The competition organisers have the right to cancel the competition at any time as well as to modify and modify the competition or
change the prize should the competition not be feasible in the intended manner.
21. The participant agrees to make no legal claims against the competition organizers.