“Animate Europe 2019: Europe+” International Comics Competition

Deadline: 15 December 2018
Open to: open to anyone
Award: a grant of 800 EUR and a prize of 500 EUR


The international comics competition “Animate Europe” is organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

This year´s topic is Europe+ and they are looking forward to stories on the added value of the European Union. What are the advantages of the European Union? What did the EU do well according to you – in general terms or in your personal experience?

The competition consists of two phases. In phase I, entrants submit the first page of your graphic short story, together with a summary of the story. In phase II, the finalists will be asked to present the complete 8-page graphic short story.


This contest is open to everyone. The organizers will accept only one application per participant.


The jury will select four finalists who will receive a grant of 800 EUR to finish an eight-page comics story by Sunday, 31 March 2019. The winner will receive a prize of 500 EUR. All four finalists’ entries will be published in an anthology.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.