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An Illustration Competition “Russian Occupation from 1921 to the Present”

10 April

The Georgian Institute for Security Policy is announcing an illustration competition regarding the Russian occupation.

The Georgian Institute for Security Policy is an analytical centre that aims to improve Georgia's national security situation.

Topic: an illustration competition regarding the Russian occupation

  • Announcement date: April 10, 2021
  • Competition details:
  • Competition organizer: Georgian Institute for Security Policy (GISP)
  • Topic of the competition: “Occupation of Russia from 1921 to the present
  • Illustration form: painting, sketch, graphic design, comics, poster
  • Duration: one month

The competition must be related to the Russian occupation and its impact. Although the competition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Soviet occupation, it is not necessary that the work presented be dedicated only to events occurring 100 years earlier. Instead, it could be related to the 2008 war, the ongoing creeping annexation process, the events of the 1990s, or even the Soviet period.

An emotional aspect of the Russian occupation is welcome to be also conveyed through the pieces of your work: What impact has the Russian occupation and the process of creeping annexation had on the fate and daily life of the people living near the so-called occupation line? How the events of 2008 have changed the lives of people who were forced to leave their homes and also forced to start a new life in IDP settlements? How generations grow up far from their homes, etc.

The illustration should be original, informative and easy to understand.

Requirements for participation in the competition:

  • The participant must present one or more illustrations on the topic of Russian occupation (or part of it) and its consequences (with consideration of the period);
  • The file must be uploaded in JPG format and must be of high quality;
  • The competition is open to any interested person, both professional and amateur;
  • In case of plagiarism, the organizer reserves the right to withdraw the participant from the competition;
  • The work should not contain elements of violence and insults.

By submitting a piece of work in this competition, the participant confirms that:

The organizer of the competition has the right to use the submitted illustrations at its own discretion, post them on the website, use them in exhibitions, publications or other materials (author).

Criteria for evaluating the work:

  • Compliance with the topic of the competition
  • Informativeness in terms of content
  • Originality and easiness to understand
  • High quality

Prize amounts:

  • First place - 1500 GEL
  • Second place - 1000 GEL
  • Deadline for submission of pieces of work: April 10 to May 10
  • The best illustrations will be published on the GISP website, Facebook page, GISP “Kviris Palitra” blog and media outlets.

Contact information:

  • Illustrations can only be sent electronically to the following email address: [email protected]
  • While submitting, please put “Russian occupation from 1921 to the present” in the subject field (personal and contact information must also be provided)
  • For more information about the competition, please contact us: GISP Facebook page or email us at [email protected]