Black Friday and the ZAP Games 2023: the category winners
27 Nov 2023
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the ZAP Games 2023 between 11 – 24 November 2023 – organised by groups in the Subvertisers’ International – including Brandalism. ‘ZAP’ is french for Zone Anti-Publicité / Anti-Advertising Zone. It is two weeks of affinity groups actions against Black Friday consumerism and the advertising industry.
Outside of Belgium, where the orignal ZAP Games were created in 2020, there were around 34 actions and interventions in San Francisco, Paris, Nancy, Grenoble, Hamburg, Pisa, London, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, Reading, Cambridge and Birmingham. Here are the winners of each category and their illustrious trophies!
Be sure to check out the Belgium ZAP Games website for all the excellent entries: https://zapgames.net
Greatest Number of Panels
Winner: Team Make Love Not Ads
A prolific use of scissors and montage lettering one this team the ‘Greatest Number of Panels’ category.
Winner: Liverpool crews
Artistic re-working of commercial adverts calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict.
Joint winners: Team Badvertising
The protest outside a London advertising agency which makes SUV adverts for Toyota were joint winners.
Winners: XR Lambeth
Judges were impressed with the use of a cargo bicycle to move at speed through the streets of London.