Enter Our Earth Day Overpopulation Cartoon Contest!

We are overwhelmed with words, information, and problems. They come to us from all sides and create such a clamor that we can hardly hear ourselves think. Here's a way you can help World Population Balance cut through the noise and speak the overpopulation truth! Enter our Earth Day Overpopulation Cartoon Contest!

World Population Balance (WPB) will accept submissions from now through April 15, 2017. The winning cartoon will be unveiled on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 on the World Population Balance website, Facebook, Twitter and in our email Update.

(Thanks to Joel Pett for granting permission to post the above cartoon.)

Contest Prize Awards

Grand Prize: $100 and a commission (if desired) to create up to four additional cartoons for similar cash, subject to WPB cartoon approval.

Runner-Up: A copy of the coffee-table book, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot and an opportunity for future cartoon commissions.

3rd Place: A copy of the film, GrowthBusters, and an opportunity for future commissions.

How to Submit:

Email your cartoon(s) and completed waiver to cartoons@worldpopulationbalance.org, or email the waiver and post your cartoon at the World Population Balance Facebook page.

Waiver: Copy the contest terms below and paste in an email to cartoons@worldpopulationbalance.org along with the words, "I agree to these terms," plus a brief description of your cartoon.

Cartoons should reflect some or all the messaging of World Population Balance: we are currently overpopulated; overpopulation creates or at least contributes to most of our contemporary problems; overpopulation can be (and, in some countries is currently being) solved through a voluntary reduction in birthrates.

Contest Terms:

Work must be original and created by the submitter.

Cartoons, along with the creator’s name, valid street address, and completed waiver must be submitted to World Population Balance by midnight, April 15. Collaborations will be accepted if all parties involved submit the aforementioned information along with the cartoon.

Creator retains ownership (copyright) of the cartoon. Submitting artwork to the contest gives World Population Balance non-exclusive license to use the submission in print and web-based promotional/educational publications. WPB will credit the creator(s) with every use. WPB will not sell the cartoon to any third party.

Individuals associated with paid staff of World Population Balance are not eligible to participate.