Illustrating Freedom of Expression Competition 2018 for Journalists worldwide

Application Deadline: 16 September 2018

Pictures tell a thousand words and we need your help to draw them. Our illustration competition is an artistic challenge: can you create visual representations of some of the most important legal and human rights issues affecting independent journalists around the world?

Winners will be featured online and in print as part of our 10 year celebrations – you will be helping us to communicate our work and helping us to reach more journalists and supporters. 

The challenge is to create a visual piece of art which represents or demonstrates the issues. For each issue we’ll pick a winning image which will be featured as part of our 10 year celebrations, and seen by audiences around the world both online and in print.

Anyone can enter this competition – any age, any skill level, from anywhere in the world. You can use any visual medium that can be submitted electronically as a JPG, PNG, PDF or TIFF file.


The (original) artwork can be any size, any style, and in any visual medium: ink drawings, cartoon strips, collages, painting, even sculpture. However all entries must be submitted – and will be judged – as images in JPEG, PNG, TIFF or PDF formats.

Anonymous entries are allowed.

Please clearly label each piece to indicate which of the ten issues the submission is for:
1.Administrative harassment and barriers
2.Anonymity online
3.Criminalisation of speech e.g. criminal defamation
4.Cybercrimes and internet regulation
5.Fabricated charges
6.Forced disclosure of sources
7.Internet shutdowns and website blocking
8.National security
9.Physical harassment, violence and torture
10.Physical restrictions

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Illustrating Freedom of Expression Competition



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