Campaign rules

What is #forgivemoji?

The Forgivemoji campaign is searching for an emoji to represent forgiveness. Our aim is to facilitate open discussion about forgiveness between various groups of people. Individuals and organisations alike can take part in the campaign. You can support the campaign by voting for your favourite #forgivemoji design, by sending your own design proposal, or by sharing your personal experiences regarding the theme of forgiveness.

How to take part?

  1. Vote for your favourite #forgivemoji design…
  2. … or send us your own design proposal until 15.11.2019! You can upload your design here. You can create your own idea by drawing it by hand or making it using a photo editor software or in any other legible style. The only restriction is that your design should be in JPG, PNG or PDF form when you upload it.
  3. Share your own favourite designs and challenge your friends to take part in the campaign by using the hashtag #forgivemoji on social media!
  4. Show your support by sending us a short video about your own experience about forgiving or being forgiven. You can send videos to the address

After gathering design ideas for a #forgivemoji and canvassing the global online public’s opinions about a suitable design, the Forgivemoji campaign will petition for the Unicode consortium to add a #forgivemoji to the official emoji selection.

The decision on which emoji design to base the petition on will be taken by a jury organized by the Forgivemoji campaign committee after 15.11.2019. Emoji designs that have been suggested during the campaign will be considered.

The suggestions will be presented on the site along with the designers chosen nickname and home town. Please note that by sending in your own emoji design, you relinquish all rights of your design for the campaign to freely use, modify, and publish. The campaign has the right to publish and edit emoji designs in all materials and channels related to the campaign. Images can be used on the Forgivemoji website and associated sites, and on all social media channels in use by the campaign or its affiliates. Users under the age of 18 should have approval of their legal guardians to take part with their emoji design.