The Department of Blue Economy is happy to announce that it has officially launched a “Comic Strip Competition for the African Day of the Seas and Oceans”. The African Day of the Seas and Oceans is an annual event celebrated on July 25th, aimed at promoting the sustainable use and conservation of Africa’s marine resources.
The goal of the comic strip competition to commemorate the African Day of the Seas and Ocean is to promote awareness of the blue economy and inspire creative thinking about how we can harness the potential of the ocean in a sustainable and equitable way. We believe that comic strips are a powerful medium for communicating complex ideas and engaging a broad audience, including children, youth, and adults.
Our competition will be open to all Seychellois, who will have to submit original comic strips that explore themes related to the blue economy. The themes which will be used are as stated below:
The Department of Blue Economy is proudly partnering with the Creole Travel Services, Teddy’s Glass Bottom Boat, Mason’s Travel, Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Seychelles, Development Bank Seychelles (DBS), Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF), Cable and Wireless, Absa Bank Seychelles and the Carana Beach Hotel to make this activity a success.
There will be ONE winner per category. The participants will be placed in 4 different categories, and the categories and the prizes to be won are as stated below:
Aged between 12-18 years of age:
Aged between 19-30 years of age:
Aged between 31-39 years of age:
Aged 40 years onwards:
Moreover, there will be additional prizes to be won, and they are detailed below.
There will be a STAR Prize to be won and this will be awarded to the best overall. The winner of the STAR Prize will walk away with a cheque of 5,000 SCR, proudly sponsored by the Development Bank of Seychelles (DBS), along with a Dinner for 2 at the Carana Beach Hotel.
BEST EFFORT PRIZE
There will also be a “Best Effort” prize that will be given to the participant that did not win any of the prizes in the above-mentioned categories, but showed great effort in his/her work. This person will walk away with a 1,000 SCR voucher worth of Art equipment, proudly sponsored by the SFA, and two books by the SIF.
Criteria to be used to evaluate the comic strips:
Tools and Materials to be Used:
There are various tools and materials that can be used to create the comic strips, depending on the artist’s preferences and available resources. Here are the three options that may be used:
Dimensions and Panels of the Comic Strips
The participant will be able to use up to 6 panels maximum to showcase their work but should not exceed the size of an A4 paper. The dimensions of the comic strip for the competition is 10cm * 10cm for each panel.
Deadline for Submission of Comic Strip.
The deadline for submission is the 30th of June 2023. Participants can submit their comic strips via email to Mrs. Elna Etienne on email@example.com and copy in Mr. Terrence Crea on firstname.lastname@example.org
The comic strips can also be delivered to the Department of Blue Economy at Maison Collet, Level 2, Victoria, addressed to Mrs. Elna Etienne.
It is important and compulsory to write your NAME, AGE and THEME on your work before submitting it. any comic strip without a name, age or theme will be discarded.
Winners will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony on the 25th of July to commemorate the African Day of the Seas and Oceans.
Ministry of Fisheries and Blue Economy
2nd Floor Maison Collet
Palm Street, Victoria, Mahé
P.O Box 408
Republic of Seychelles
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