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Illustrators / Photographers wanted for the NI Planner 2009

Hello creative people,

This is a call for alternative illustrations, paintings, photographs and any other artwork for inclusion in an international diary for 2009 - the New Internationalist Planner - aimed at young people, students, activists.  Last year’s diary was a great success, with lots of young artists from all around the world submitting artwork.

Are you interested in having your photos / artwork showcased to an world wide audience of switched on open minded thinkers?

Well, get creative and send your work to Simon Loffler: [email protected]


What we’re looking for

This year, we’re looking for quirky and creative ways to illustrate the injustices / successes / ironies / humour / tragedy of politics, love and life in the world today. Any medium such as watercolours, page animations, cartoons, paintings, sketches, drawings, doodles, poetry, thoughts/quotes, are all welcome. We’d especially like to see more submissions from minority groups, but all are welcomed from everyone and anyone who would like to contribute.

Some of the themes your photos / artwork might be inspired by are: Sustainability, globalization, development, fair trade, organic food, global justice, health, human rights, climate change, aid, poverty, war, peace, love, music, hope, smiles, recipes, cooking… 

Size of artwork

You can submit any sized artwork you want, but keep in mind that the final size of the diary/planner is:

210 x 148 mm, portrait (A5).

For larger artwork there will be double page spreads available: (A4 landscape - 297 x 210 mm. )

Application for submission

If you have work you’d like to submit for inclusion, please email through a sample, concept or idea to: Simon Loffler, [email protected] as soon as you can.

Deadline for artwork

Monday, 30th July 2007.


All artwork you submit will be credited by your name, country of origin and a plug for your website or email address / contact number if requested.  You retain all rights to your images submitted.


The diary will be published in 4 languages, Dutch, French, German and English, and printed and sold in countries around the world.  So your artwork will be given a huge and international audience!


About New Internationalist

We’re an independent not-for-profit publishing company that’s been around for 30 years to help give a voice to the underprivileged and unheard speaking up against injustices in the world today.  We publish a monthly magazine, the New Internationalist Magazine, which is the regular outlet for these voices, plus also produce and sell books, calendars, diaries, coffee, chocolate, shoes and games to help support Fair Trade and Organic producers all around the world.  Our offices around the world can be found in Oxford UK, Toronto Canada, New York USA, Christchurch New Zealand, Tokyo Japan and Adelaide Australia.

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