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.
The top submissions will be featured on the campaign website where people have the opportunity to vote for their favourite climate comic hero. The vote will take place during COP23 in November to highlight the innovative ideas young people have in implementing the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. The winner will be announced at the end of November 2017.
The winner will work with a professional team at Comics Uniting Nations and be paired with a young comic artist to bring their superhero to life in comic book form. The book will be launched on Earth Day and shared across the globe! During this day and other key moments throughout the year, the comic book will be promoted and disseminated worldwide through a series of digital activations and at key climate events.
Source – UNICEF
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