As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps affecting the entire human community on every continent, Angoulême UNESCO Creative City, is launching a competition to imagine the  « Post-pandemic city »

In today’s sanitary context, many fear, hope, anticipate the “post-covid” world. As part of “2020 year of comics” and the network of Creative Cities literature UNESCO, the City of Angoulême, the International City of Comics, in partnership with the International Festival of the Comics and the Lyon Urban School, have chosen to question this theme by implementing an international comics competition that will show “the post-pandemic city”.

The goal is to frame in one or two pages the utopian vision of the post-pandemic city. The work must be explicitly linked to the Creative City from which the author is from. The “city after” can be approached from all angles: utopia or dystopia, documentary or imaginary angle, science fiction, intimate narrative of humor – everything is open. The setting itself is left to the free appreciation of the participants: large urban landscape or individual interiors, architectural projects or landscaping – anything is possible.

What is in for the participants?

A prize:
The winner of the competition will be invited to Angoulême at the end of June 2021 during the FIBD (transportation, accommodation, catering, and VIP hospitality costs covered by Angoulême). A special Prize will be awarded during the FIBD in June 2021. Each participating city ensures the remuneration of its winners, according to the country’s criteria. The City of Angoulême will compensate its winners with 1500 euros for the first winner and 1000 euros for the second.

An Expo:
All the works proposed by the participating Creative Cities and twin cities of Angoulême will be collected during an exhibition presented during the Angoulême International Comic Festival (January 28/31, 2021).

To participate:
Règlement appel à projets La ville d’après présentation (angouleme.fr)

So get your pencil sharp and Good luck !