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Call for Entries

PAST CALL FOR #CharacterFlags

Design a Flag for the United Character Nations!

Pictoplasma's Call for Entries invited all international artists, illustrators, and designers to join the #CharacterFlags challenge and turn their character into an iconic, graphical representation of itself!

The story of Pictoplasma and flags has come a long way:
From the neon banners that distinguish all our festival's participating art spaces or the waiving of majestic character insignia over Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt, to recruiting participants with Character Collision propaganda in front of The Hague’s Ministry of Environment and showcasing the many meticulous textile creations by the likes of Sue Doeksen or El Grand Chamaco, featured at various art exhibitions around the globe.


We think: As we cautiously return to and reclaim our public spaces, let’s make sure we are all greeted with a colourful, welcoming world... for characters and humans alike!

Update July 6: The jury has decided, ...

... and from all the wonderful 1000+ entries, we've selected 120 to be lovingly produced as real-world flags, hailing visitors as a representation of today's diverse character nations at the upcoming Pictoplasma Berlin Festival this August, 2021.
That is far more than planned and way above what our budget allows—but all hail the UnitedCharacterNations!

You can download a full PDF overview of all selected CharacterFlags here >

And united again this summer, we'll proudly raise the flags of the United Character Nations!
Yours faithfully