World Press Freedom Canada has announced the 22nd International Editorial Cartoon Competition. This year’s theme is “Silence is golden.”
“Cancel culture has become a source of our newest cultural cleavage. Whether it be on social media or at live events, ‘cancelling’ someone has become a modern day version of excommunication and is being used as a weapon by political partisans both left and right to discourage civil discourse and media freedom.
“In opposing systemic racism, misogyny and xenophobia, progressives feel the need to resort to extreme tactics in an attempt to be heard. Fearing that history is being re-written, traditionalists, for their part, use cancel culture to silence critics and whitewash history’s wrongs.”
Three cash prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $1,500 plus a Certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, a second prize of $750 and $500 for third. All sums are in Canadian dollars. There will also be 10 Awards of Excellence. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences, and culture.
Complete details on entering can be found on Guy Bado’s blog: http://bado-badosblog.blogspot.com/2022/02/22nd-world-press-freedom-canada.html
The deadline to enter is April 8, 2022