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Navigating 2020-2021 Zine Maker Contest
March 1 @ 2:00 pm
One event on March 31, 2022 at 2:00 pm
We made it: 2022, and it’s going to be a good year. It’s got to be a good year! It’s been a crazy past two years, many of us dealing with illness, isolation, confusion, and turmoil on so many different levels. So, we want to know: How did you Navigate 2020/2021? Were there changes in your life, your relationships, your health, or habits during the past couple of years? Have your philosophies, feelings, or views of the world changed?
We invite you to open up by trying a time and tested vehicle for self-expression: The Zine! A simple yet effective way of broadcasting your feelings, not on the Internet (crazy, we know). Zines have been putting societal issues, political viewpoints, and artistic expression on blast in analog fashion since the post-punk world of the 1980s. Making zines is fun, it’s easy, and if you want to remain anonymous, no one even has to know it’s you (beat that Facebook/Meta, or whatever!).
Produce and submit (via email or in person) a zine by March 31, 2022. Your submission and all the others we receive will become part of a boxed set that will become part of the permanent collection at FAU Libraries’ Jaffe Center for Book Arts. If you are uncomfortable sharing your story openly, you may produce your zine via an alias, or pseudonym. (Just be sure to include your contact information when you submit your entry in case you win one of our many prizes.)
FAU Libraries, the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, and our sponsors will jury all submitted zines to determine one grand prize winner and two runners up. While everyone is welcomed to submit Zines for the project only FAU students will be eligible for prizes. The grand prize winner chosen by the jury will receive $300, a $50 gift card from Tate’s Comics, plus products from Trader Joe’s. The runner-up will receive a $30 gift card from Tate’s Comics and a selection of products from Trader Joe’s. Third place will receive a $20 gift card from Tate’s Comics and a selection of products from Trader Joe’s. Awards will be announced via jaffecollection.org and will be ready for pick up on April 22, 2022.