Entries for the 5th edition of Fartoon – International Exhibition of Cartoons from Faro are open until April 30, announced the Faro 1540 – Association for the Defense and Promotion of the Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Faro, which organizes the initiative.
All national or foreign citizens can participate, individually or in groups, with free registration and simply filling out a registration form and sending their work (via CTT or e-mail) to the organization.
Each participant can compete with a maximum of 3 works. The works will be evaluated by a suitable jury composed of 5 elements.
The works selected by the jury will be on display at an exhibition taking place in Faro (in different locations), in June 2023, and it is planned to be shown in other municipalities in the Algarve.
The 5th edition of Fartoon – International Cartoon Exhibition of Faro, promoted by Faro 1540 – Association for the Defense and Promotion of the Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Faro, will be under the theme “Water a challenge for Humanity”.
The main objective is "to raise awareness and awareness of the vital importance of this natural resource and to raise awareness of the sustainability of the water cycle, from its capture to its use, without forgetting its treatment and reuse", explains the Faro 1540.
It also intends to “contribute to changing behaviors and consumption habits, in order to promote increasing and collective water efficiency with a view to preserving this vital resource. Society's awareness of the value of water in all its dimensions assumes greater significance in the current context of hydrological drought that Portugal is experiencing, possibly the worst in the last 100 years, with almost the entire country in severe or extreme drought».
«Climate changes experienced in recent years increase the probability and frequency of drought episodes and also heat waves, namely in the Algarve and Alentejo regions. The drought that affects Portugal is also a cause for concern in much of Europe and in many countries around the world. In mid-July half of the territory of the European Union was at risk due to prolonged drought, which is expected to cause a decline in crop yields in several countries, according to a report by the European Commission. The growing problems of water scarcity and drought clearly indicate the need for a more rational and efficient management of water, which is essential to overcome the global water crisis we are facing and to guarantee quality of life for our generation and future ones. It is about the future of the resource and of all humanity», adds the association.
This event has once again the support of the City Council of Faro and the Parish Union of Faro (Sé-S.Pedro).