"Against COVID-19" Global Call for Public Welfare painting and graphic design contest

is a $2,600 total cash grant open to designers & artists based in the United States.

A sudden outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus COVID-19 Global spread from Wuhan to China and even the world.

At this critical moment, we launched an open call for publicity and design campaign.

Let us join hands with designers, illustrators, and artists who are willing to contribute to welfare, and create the public welfare design works that best reflect the current scientific prevention and control of infection and the spirit of fighting against the epidemic. 

Guiding Organizer:Council of Asian Designers of America

Co-Organizer: Wuhan DW Park


Award setting

The organizing committee will invite relevant professionals to select works. 

 1st prize         x 1:   $1000;  Certificate from CADA;  2 year CADA Checked membership credit
 2nd prizes     x 2:   $500;  Certificate from CADA;  2 year CADA Checked membership credit.
 3rd  prizes     x 3:   $100;  Certificate from CADA;  1 year CADA Checked membership credit.
Outstanding   x 5:   Certificate from CADA;  1 year CADA Checked membership credit.
 Most popular x 1:   $300,  Certificate from CADA;  1 year CADA Checked membership credit.

 The above bonuses all include tax. In addition to the bonus, the winner will be granted one certificate.

Who can apply?

  • College students, graduate students, colleagues and friends who are keen on public welfare design in the whole society worldwide can participate, regardless of professional education
  • Young professonals under 3 years

Ensure you meet all eligibility requirements: 

  • Applicants work in any form in which graphic design or which techniques are pivotal, if not exclusive.
  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the time the application closes.
  • Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply.
  • All past recipients of any CADA grant or members are eligible to apply.


  • Posters
  • Illustrations
  • Calligraphy & Print Design 


  • Works should highlight the theme, adhere to science, correctly guide the prevention and control of the epidemic, reflect positive social energy, and have a positive and healthy visual language that is contagious and impactful.
  • No limits in style and forms, both single entry and series are acceptable, but series entry should at most contain 4 images.
  • All the images should be saved as vertical A4 size (210mmx297mm, in JPG, RGB and 300dpi), and each should be less than 4MB.
  • File name: Author Name+Artwork title+Category e.g “Smith Wuhan fighting poster”

How to apply:

Applicants upload your artworks for this competition when create a submittable account via above link (or clik "creat your account" all the way down this page).

If you need to resubmit your artworks, please send it to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.". 

After we receive your work samples and register form, we’ll send you a notification email to confirm that we have received your application.

*If you do not receive an email from Submittable in your inbox, be sure to check your Spam/Junk inbox.

The work samples must be uploaded and submitted via CADA website. CADA does not accept any physical copies of applications. 


The call for entries open on Feb. 24th to end of March, 2020

Submission ​Deadline​: March 31th, 2020 at 11:59PM EST

Applications submitted after the stated deadline will not be accepted and no exceptions will be made. We highly recommend completing your application before the deadline to allow time for work samples to upload and to avoid potential technical problems.

Winners will be notified no later than the end of April, 2020 via official WeChat_PIS Global. After all, winners ' work will be presented on the CADA website.


A received confirmation email will be sent to the applicants once all online steps are successfully completed.


  • The entrants should be the original authors of their works with the ensure copyright, guarantee not to violate national laws and regulations, not to infringe third party intellectual property rights and other rights, and responsible for the entry’s related copyright issues.
  • If the entry has been found having an intellectual right or copyright dispute, the organizing committee will cancel the qualification of the entry right. The entrants must undertake all the consequences. The organizer reserves the final decision-making right on the decisions related to the entry call.
  • The copyright of winners’ works belong to the organizer, and the organizer has the right to use them on future products, marketing campaigns or e-commerce. Winners may not transfer or authorize their entries to any third party without the permission of the organizing committee.
  • The copyright of all the submitted works (non-winner) belong to the original author, and the organizer of the activity has the right to carry out non-commercial use promotion, publicity, public exhibition, publication etc.
  • As a public interest entry call activity, the selected works will be provided free of charge to relevant units and organizations in Wuhan to fight against 2019-nCoV Global.
  • There is no charge for this public welfare campaign.
  • The organizer reserves the final interpretation right for the activity.
  • Participants should read and agree by the competition rules before submitting their works. After submission, the participants are deemed to agree by the relevant rules of the competition.


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