Falun Gong International Cartoon Contest 2017, USA

Welcome to the First Annual FoFG Cartoon Competition! This is an excellent opportunity for graphic artists and enthusiasts to put their talents to use for a great cause: to help the world understand and end a genocide happening right now in China.

Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese meditation practice of mind and body that follows the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. However, in China, practitioners who have broken no laws are subject to kidnapping by the police, imprisonment, forced labor, torture, and even live organ harvesting.

These crimes against humanity are committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and have continued for 18 years. Using propaganda and business ties, the CCP has tried to silence world governments from criticizing this horrendous genocide.

The international community of human rights advocates have been taking action to bring an end to the persecution, but we need more help in spreading the word.

To learn more, please browse Friends of Falun Gong or Falun Dafa Info Center.

Your objective
Create a cartoon that helps raise awareness of Falun Gong and the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party.

To participate
Choose a format:

1-panel cartoon with a caption
3-panel comic narrative
6-panel comic narrative
To qualify, all artwork must be your original work. No obscenity is allowed. Drafts are accepted as submissions, but the drawing and text must be legible and clear. We welcome any medium, any artistic style, B&W or color.

Multiple entries welcome. There is no fee to enter.

Make your artwork and submit it here

Judging criteria
Winning artwork will be that which uses insight and wit to demonstrate good understanding of Falun Gong and the CCP’s persecution against practitioners. Your artwork should be well executed and moves the viewer to positive action and/or helps them understand the situation.

Guest judge
Daxiong, guest judge
Daxiong, guest judge
Daxiong is best known for his work illustrating the MouWang series and his illustrations for “Demi Gods and Semi Devils” written by Chinese novelist Jin Yong, who is the best-selling Chinese author alive.

In 2008 Daxiong was arrested and sent to a prison in China because his art offended the Chinese Communist Party by illustrating parts of the book “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.” In prison he was tortured for about two months but was then rescued by friends in the U.S. and has now settled in New York City with his wife Bin Bin Chen. He has since worked on Justice League of America, written by Amanda Mcmurray, among other achievements.

Formats         1-Panel        3-Panel        6-Panel
1st Place           $300            $300           $300
2nd Place          $200            $200           $200
3rd Place           $100            $100           $100
* Prizes are subject to change based on submission quality and number of submissions.

All winners’ work will be posted to Free China Memes, listed in an article by Epoch Times, on FoFG.org and the Friends of Falun Gong Facebook, Instagram, and email newsletter.

Deadlines and schedules
October 10— Entry deadline
October 18— Finalists notified, asked to finish their submissions
November 4— Final submissions due
November 11— Judges decide final rankings
November 15— Winners announced
Want to let everyone know about the contest?
Download the printable contest flyer.

Please email competition@fofg.org