a statue of solidarity for a post-coronavirus world

The drawing of Lélia, a young 15-year-old French designer who paid tribute to caregivers and their courage during the health crisis, received the first prize for the Cartoon Youth Challenge. The competition invited young people between the ages of 12 and 20 to imagine the world after Covid-19.

How can I imagine the world after the Covid-19 pandemic? With a statue of solidarity, represented by a caregiver branding his stethoscope in his hand. The drawing of young Lélia, a 15-year-old French woman, received the first prize – unanimously – from the Cartoon Youth Challenge. contest, organized by Cartooning for Peace, invited young people ages 12 to 20 to think about the world after.

To find inspiration, Lélia, passionate about drawing, first thought of the word “war” used by Republican President Emmanuel Macron on March 16. “In general, after a war, monuments are erected as tributes to warriors. I used the Statue of Liberty which is an internationally known symbol and I gave life to my monument to tribute to the caregivers,” she says on the website forTeen world, partner to the competition. Ten winners were awarded in total.

Cartooning for Peace is an international network of cartoonists who are committed to promoting, through the universality of the characters, freedom of speech, human rights and mutual respect between peoples of different cultures or beliefs.