10th International Humor Hall of Limeira 2014, Brazil

Deadline SEPTEMBER 10 of 2014
The X Hall of Humor in Limeira, designed and promoted by O PIU, open registrations for all artists around the world, which draw a free hand, with entries until SEPTEMBER 10 of 2014.
Entries are free. Participants can sign up with how many original works they like, of its proper authorship, UNKNOWN AND ORIGINALS, in the minimum size of A4 paper (21 x 29.7 cm) and up to A3 (42 X 29.7 cm). The back of each work must be identify with the category and full name.
By mail:
Caixa Postal 202
Rua Tiradentes 501
Limeira – SP 13480 970 – Brasil
By email to categories Interart and Digital:
To categories Digital and Interart must be send with 300dpi to until 10 (ten) of September 2014, and selected works will be printed to the exposition. The selection and award of works will be made by a selection committee given by the O PIU.
Suggested themes:
-Brazilian participation at home
-Foreign in Brazil
-Press on WORLD CUP
The 7 categories that follow will compete for awards:
Will be selected by our selection committee one artist to win the prize money of R$ 1000,00, and one artist of each category will receive a certificate.
The awardees will be displayed of 22 of September until 03 of October of 2014, on the City Hall of Limeira, beyond the permanent exposition on the blog of O PIU.
All submissions are considered acquisitions of paper O PIU. The possession, use and other rights in such work will belong to the paper O PIU, which reserves the right to use them at its will.
The simple inscription of the participant fully and automatic means the agreement with this Regulation.
Source: jornalopiu.


The 10th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2014

Syria Cartoon website present
The 10th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2014
The Syrian armless eye resists blades of terror!.
Syria nowadays confronting to the worst phases of terror & destruction!
So we as loyal Syrian peace lovers would like to ask fellow artists, painters
& cartoonists worldwide to participate in condemning
such frightening criminal acts through spontaneous artistic expression,
the thing that helps settling security and safety again in Syria!
T h e m e :
The Syrian armless eye resists blades of terror!.
• 3 cartoons max, A4, 200 dpi, JPG/JPEG and free techniques.
• Deadline: 20 / 8 / 2014
Prizes: Golden, Silver, Bronze and 5 Special Prizes.
• Jury members will be considered as participants in the exhibition
and represent their own countries.
Their names will be automatically added to the List of Participants
(They will participate only in exhibition,
Not in contest (just honorary participation).
• Cartoons can be used for any promotion purposes
(Printing, websites, Newspapers, posters, invitation cards....etc)
without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
• Cartoons must be sent to:
along with
Artist’s recent C.V, address (doc format), and personal photo.
Syria Cartoon website:


54th International cartoon contest Knokke-Heist 2015, Belgium

54th International cartoon contest Knokke-Heist 2015, Belgium
Rules 2015
1. Participation
All persons over 18 years of age are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants shall agree to the terms and conditions of the rules and the decisions of the jury. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge.
Deadline 31.12.2014.
2. Definition
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This may be a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation, or simply a picture of a funny situation. The cartoon may consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. No moving images allowed.
3. Theme
Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries.
4. Entries
A. Regulations
Maximum 5 submissions per person, black and white or colour. The cartoons must not contain text. Drawings can also be made digitally. They must be packaged flat and not folded. Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted. They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries.
B. Entries
> Digital entries
Digital entries may be sent after completing the form on the website and attaching the cartoons. The name of the cartoons must contain the entrant’s name, first name and title. The cartoons must not be larger than A4 format (21 x 30 cm) resolution of 300 DPI in JPEG and TIFF format.
> Entries by post
Entries may only be sent by post after the form has been completed on the website and the form is enclosed with the entry. Dimensions min. 21 x 30 cm or max. 30 x 42 cm. The entrant’s name, first name and address must be written on the back of each cartoon.
Your participation is only valid if we have received your fully completed entry form on our website. Entries are submitted at the expense of the entrants. The selected cartoons will be framed with a passe-partout for the exhibition.
5. Ownership rights
By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International Cartoon Festival” and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leafl ets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon festival organization, calendar).
6. Jury
A professional jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition and will declare the prize winners.
7. Ownership by organising body
All submitted works shall become the property of the organizing body.
8. Cartoon Book
In collaboration with “Davidsfonds” Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
1 Golden Hat 3.500 €*
2 Silver Hat 2.000 €*
3 Bronze Hat 1.250 €*
4 Publics Prize 500 €
*+ flight and hotel accommodation (max. 2 personen) in Knokke-Heist during openings weekend (one night)
Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist vzw
Meerlaan 32 , B-8300 Knokke-Heist
Tel: 00-32-50-630.430 Fax:00-32-50-630.429


23rd International Contest for the Young up to 18 year old, Krusevac 2015, Serbia

2. WRITTEN FORM (short story, poem, aphorism)
1. CARTOON - Minimum A4 (210 x 297 mm)
- Maximum A3 (297x420), free technique
2. WRITTEN FORM - maximum two typed pages
3. COMIC - original, up to eight tables, free technique
Works to be signed in full name, family name, address, contact phone and e-mail.
Written works to be send exclusively under a code.
All woks to be properly packed and sent to:
TEL/FAX: + 381 (37) 423 025, 28 983
Jury decision will be announced on - 05.02. 2015.
Awards will be handed at Final Festival Evening on April 1. 2015.
The Organizer will bear travel cost of awarded authors.
Festival official languages are Serbian and English.
DEADLINE: January 25th, 2015.

"Culture" is the theme for the 12th Tabriz Cartoon Festival 2015, Iran

12th Tabriz Cartoon Festival 2015, Iran
Subject: Culture
Size: The cartoons will be drawn up to 25 x 35 cm sheets maximum.
The cartoons will be posted to the following address:
Iran - Tabriz - Golestan garden - Art Home - Tabriz Cartoon Museum
Deadline: 2015 / 2 / 20
The cartoons will not be returned back,
irrespective they are awarded or not.
Digital cartoons are acceptable.
The contestants are required to provide their IDs complete with
the name, surname, address and telephone information.
Technique: Colored or black and white.
Max: 5 cartoons
1st Prize: US$ 1000
2nd Prize: US$ 750
3rd Prize: US$ 500
5 Awards to adults and 18 Year Old Cartoonists and Students.


Results of Dieter Burkamp Award for Caricature 2014: 'Football, Fan and Fantasy'

"Fußball, Fan und Fantasie - Vom Leder gezogen"
28 June – 20 July 2014
1st Prize: Wieslaw Smetek (Top)

2nd Prize: Gerhardt Gepp
3rd Prize: Ivan Prado
Special Prize: Pavel Constantin.
Until 20 July, 80 cartoons by international artists will be on show.
More on source.


9th Braila International Cartoon Contest 2014, Romania

9th EDITION, 2014
The contest is open to all cartoonists.
ENTRIES: max. 5.
SIZE: A4 (210 x 297 mm) – A3 (297 x 420 mm).
DEADLINE: August 15th, 2014.
The cartoons will be sent in electronic format,
as a scan (JPG 300 dpi) at the following address:;
please assure to enter your full name and address, telephone no., an attached photo and a brief CV;
do not use compression programs (ZIP, RAR, etc).
• Great Prize - 1500 €;
• First Prize - 1000 €;
• Second Prize - 800 €;
• Third Prize - 500 €;
• 3 Special Prizes – 3 x 300 € (each)
EXHIBITION and PRIZE AWARDING: September 5th, 2014.
REMARK: In order to to pick up the prizes, the winners will have to dispatch the work winning original.
Edition catalog will also include a selection of the most valuable works in the competition;
the selected artists will receive a copy.
The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
No. 2, Piata Traian, zip code 810153, Phone no.: +40.239.614.710, Braila, Romania
Email addresses:
Source: bestcartoons.


Catalog of the 19th International Cartoon Exhibition, Zagreb 2014, Croatia

Yesterday received the compact catalog of the 19th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2014, Croatia. 19x19 cm in size, it consists of 96 pages, half color and half b&w. My thanks to the organizers, the Croatian Cartoonist Association.
Musa Gumus is the only cartoonist selected out of 15 participants from Turkey and that is better than nothing I think.
In his introductory essay Ivan Haramija Hans reminds us that Daedalus who wanted to glide in the sky had a disobedient son Icarus who did not know the proverb they have in Croatia: "Who flies high, falls low" and finishes his word after telling the strange similarities between different people of different professions in different times: "The history and the experience has made us cautious: every useful work can harm us if we overdo it a little."
Anachronism as a useful tool to create humorous contradictions, with its types of parachronism and prochronism, is one of the best ways to make a cartoon on inventions and we see many examples of that here in this catalog like Roko's (p.33) and George Licurici's (p.36) works. Is there any work in the catalog that does not make use of anachronism? Let us check and see in the digital one here. Bon voyage!


15th Spirito di Vino 2014, Italy

Spirito di Vino is back!
On May 25th, day of Cantine Aperte 2014, the fiveteenth edition of the international competition of satirical cartoons concerning the world of wine “Spirito di Vino” (Wine and Wit) will be launched. The competition is organised every year by Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia together with the Istituto Europeo di Design, the Municipality and the University of Udine and the Cassa di Risparmio del Friuli Venezia Giulia. The aim of the competition is to collect and select the funniest satirical cartoons concerning the world of wine produced by cartoonists from all around the world.
Since its first edition, Spirito di Vino has been particularly focussed on young artists, who have always proved very willing to take part to the initiative. Today Movimento Turismo del Vino is still carrying out this project with passion and momentum with the aim of raising awareness, not only among young people, but also among wine lovers from all around the world, on the need to drink responsibly. As last year, the competition will be made of two groups of cartoonists: the first group from 18 to 35 years old and the second one for artists older than 36 years old.
Spirito di Vino has always been characterised by its international allure as, since its first edition, it has been very well received by artists from Europe, Russia, Latin America, Japan and China. This cultural mix has resulted in a rich variety of viewpoints concerning the fascinating world of wine. Thanks to Spirito di Vino, satirical cartoons become a common ground enabling participants to express their thoughts and ideas.
To take part to the competition, applicants can send their works of art from May 25th to August 31st 2014 to Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia (Via del Partidor 7 – 33100 Udine), or by visiting the website
The satirical cartoons will be assessed by a jury chaired by Alfio Krancic – president of the competition - and Giorgio Forattini – honorary president of the competition - and composed of eminent figures from the field of journalism, satire and graphics such as: Emilio Giannelli (cartoonist), Valerio Marini (cartoonist), Gianluigi Colin (Corriere della Sera art director), Franz Botré and Enzo Rizzo (director and deputy director of the magazine Spirito DiVino), Carlo Cambi (editorial manager of the magazine Wine Passion), Paolo Marchi (journalist of Il Giornale), Aldo Colonetti (scientific manager of the Istituto Europeo di Design), Fede & Tinto (Decanter RadioRai radio programme) , Francesco Salvi (actor).
After August 31st, the jury will meet at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milano to select 30 cartoons for each group. On September 13th 2014, on the backdrop of the food and wine festival Friuli Doc, the three best cartoons of each group will be awarded a selection of wines produced by Movimento Turismo del Vino Fvg partner wineries.
To have further information on the competition:
Movimento Turismo del Vino
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Tel. +39 0432 289540
Here you find the 2013 winners.


I signed this petition on

Yesterday, I signed this petition on "Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition and other international cartoon contests: The results of the 31st Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2014 have already shown us that the rules of such cartoon contests should immediately be revised according to the internet age".
I think this is very important for the cartoonists. Would you please sign the petition as well? Here is the link (First to register with Name - Surname - E-mail - City - Comment (not compulsory) and finally Sign) Thank you.
P.S. Below is the most recent shot of the petition page which shows how responsibly world-famous cartoonists do feel about the unjust state of affairs and sign the petition (Click on the image please).


6th International Cartoon Contest La Ciudad de las Ideas 2014: Change the World

1. The contest is open to all artists in the world, professional or enthusiasts, who are 18 years old or above.
2. Submitted works may not participate simultaneously in other contests or events.
3. The topic and idea to develop for this year’s Festival of Ciudad de las Ideas is the following:
What would you do to change the world?*:
What would you change in the world?
Which questions would you make in order to move the world?
Express and capture your IDEAS in a cartoon and share with the IDEALISTS your innovative proposals which will positively change the world -you can use short texts on the cartoon and these should be written in Spanish or translated into English. Both the question and answer must be clearly implied on the cartoon or as the title of the work.
*The organization reserves the right to withdraw from the contest works that are offensive or that infringe upon human rights.
4. Each contestant may participate by submitting 3 works only (those who send over 3 works will be disqualified).
5. Any technique will be accepted (digital or freehand drawings, color or black and white).
6. The maximum size of the works should be: 21 cm x 29 cm or proportional. Resolution of digital works should be no less than 300 dpi and no greater than Megabytes
7. In case contestants send their original works, they must enclose the following information in an envelope:
Author’s full name and pseudonym:
Author’s photograph or self cartoon:
E-mail address:
Title of each work:
Is this the first time you participate?:
Brief biography (resume):
8. The contestant will sign a certificate of authorship, in case the work is sent electronically, by filling in a form and will click on the “I Agree” button. In case the form is sent along with the work by mail, it should include the following legend:
“I, (name of the author) hereby certify to be the author of the work submitted to the contest 2014 ‘Cambiar el mundo’ (Changing the World), and grant it to the contest of Ciudad de las Ideas. Likewise, I accept and grant, by solely submitting this work to the terms of the contest, the permission to use my work for the purposes considered relevant by Poder Cívico A.C.”
9. Works can be submitted in two ways: by mail (original work) or by email.
Original: Submit the work with the author’s information in an enclosed envelope to the following address:
6o. Concurso Internacional de Caricatura CAMBIANDO EL MUNDO (CHANGING THE WORLD)
Reforma 222, Piso 12
Col. Juárez
Delegación Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06600 México D.F.
E-mail: The form must be filled in and the work(s) must be uploaded to the following webpage:
*Fill in a form for each work, the resolution of each digital work should be no less than 300 dpi and no greater than Megabytes.
10. Selected works will be exhibited in Puebla, Mexico from November 6-8th, 2014 and will appear on several media of Poder Cívico.
Cartoons will only be used for the dissemination of the Festival’s information through various media, which include: brochures, postcards or books, internet or television, according to the agreements with the sponsors.
11. The present call is open from June 15th to August 15th, 2014.
The postmark date or e-mail date will be taken as the official delivery date of each entry. Works sent by e-mail or mail must have a deadline of submission of August 15th.
12. Results will be announced on the official website of Ciudad de las Ideas, en Twitter @cddelasideas y en Facebook Cddelasideas.
Awardees will be notified to the e-mail submitted with their contact information. Please ignore any confirmation e-mails that do not have the following website domain: “” and “”.
13. The jury will be assigned by Poder Cívico and will have the powers required to solve any situation related to the contest which does not comply with the terms and conditions of the contest. The prize will not be awarded if the jury considers that the submitted works lack sufficient quality. The decision of the jury is final and not subject to appeal. The membership of the jury will be announced once the entry call is open.
14. Non-winning original works can be collected by the authors at the offices of Poder Cívico three months after the verdict is published. In order to pick up any uncollected works after the established date by Poder Cívico, contestants must address Martha Barragán Méndez, who will have them stored for the time being.
First Place:
An all-expense-paid trip to the city of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including transportation, accommodation and meals.
One admission ticket to the Festival Internacional de Mentes Brillantes: La Ciudad de las Ideas with access to more than 30 lectures of personalities who are changing the world.
Access to the festival’s side activities: theme parties, art performances, exhibitions and more.
The opportunity to present his/her work under the framework of the Festival Internacional de Mentes Brillantes: La Ciudad de las Ideas.
A diploma awarded during the festival
Second Place:
An all-expense-paid trip to the city of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including transportation, accommodation and meals.
One admission ticket to the Festival Internacional de Mentes Brillantes: La Ciudad de las Ideas with access to more than 30 lectures of personalities who are changing the world
Access to the festival’s side activities: theme parties, art performances, exhibitions and more.
The opportunity to present his/her work under the framework of the Festival Internacional de Mentes Brillantes: La Ciudad de las Ideas.
A diploma awarded during the festival.
Third Place:
An all-expense-paid trip to the city of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including transportation, accommodation and meals.
One admission ticket to the Festival Internacional de Mentes Brillantes: La Ciudad de las Ideas with access to more than 30 lectures of personalities who are changing the world.
Access to the festival’s side activities: theme parties, art performances, exhibitions and more.
The opportunity to present his/her work under the framework of the Festival Internacional de Mentes Brillantes: La Ciudad de las Ideas.
A diploma awarded during the festival.
Three honorable mentions will be awarded. Each one of them will receive a diploma which will be sent a few days later after the festival has concluded.
Note: Awards may not be granted in cash or transferred to another person.
In case award winners are foreigners, they must have a valid passport and visa to be able to go to the Festival in Puebla, Mexico and receive their award.
Don’t believe everything you think
Martha Barragán Méndez "Mar".
International Cartoon Contest
Festival Internacional de Mentes Brillantes la Ciudad de las Ideas.
For further information or comments consult the following:
Twitter: @cddelasideas @marcartonist
Tel: +52 (55) 5140-3660
+52 (55) 8582-5340
Correos electrónicos:

International festival of caricature and aphorism “Green Green”, Delchevo 2014

Based on article 55 from Statute of Delcevo municipality (“Official gazette of Municipality of Delcevo” 12/06), the Commission for organizing events and cultural manifestations within Municipality of Delcevo, on the occasion of International festival of caricature and aphorism “Green Green”, announces:
C o m p e t i t i o n
For awards for caricatures and aphorism on subject “Green Green”
1. Call for caricature and aphorism on subject “Green Green” is open to authors from Macedonia and abroad, according following criteria:
For caricatures:
- Art works to be original, not marked, black-white or in color;
- Maximum size of caricatures A3 or A4;
- The author should write his personal data on the back side on the caricature;
- The authors in the category of caricature can participate in any number of caricatures.
For aphorism:
Art works to be encoded – code written on the back side of art work, and in separate envelope to deliver following data (name, surname, address and e-mail of author);
Each author sends a set of 10-15 aphorisms;
It is allowed to participate with maximum three art works.
2. The most successful authors in the category aphorism and caricature category will be awarded the following awards:
- golden plaque;
- silver plaque;
- bronze plaque.
3. Jury for this occasion will decide for the awards and selection of caricatures which will be part of exhibition, planned to be opened on 19.09.2014.
4. Detailed information about this call: Mr. Mile Gjorgijoski, telephone 00389 70 382 189, е-mail:
5. All received aphorisms / caricatures become ownership of the organizer.
6. Deadline for submission of aphorisms / caricatures: 14.08.2014 (Thursday).
7. Aphorisms / caricatures to be delivered on following address:
Municipality of Delcevo
„Svetozar Markovik” 1, 2320 Delcevo
Republic of Macedonia
Reference: Open call on subject: „Green Green“
Delchevo, 19.06.2014
Municipality of Delcevo
Commission for organizing of events
and cultural manifestations.


Results of the 5th International Cartoon Contest Virton 2014, Belgium

Theme: "When the peace will be"
1st Prize: Batti (France)
2nd Prize: Sava (Serbia)
3rd Prize: Den Trick (Belgium)

OPEN LETTER by Julian Pena-Pai, Romania

Dear Mr. Aydin DOGAN,
You, as a supporter of world culture, you have the authority to stop the deterioration of the most important international cartoon contest worldwide - (Aydin Dogan Int’l cartoon contest).
I am a cartoonist who knows very well the present and the past of this Salon, I have been awarded a few prizes, and I was a member of the 2007 jury.
If you will permit me, please let me inform you that:
1. It is not the international jury that is responsible for the decline of your Salon, because the jury are supposed to analyze only the 120 works selected by the Turkish selection committee . And this, out of over 2,000 works received. This is not fair.
2. I think that Mrs. Candan Fetvaci –very good worker and organisator - is manipulated by the three Turkish cartoonists, members of selection committee, presscartoonists, who are incapable of selecting the best 120 works. (Special Latif Demirci).
See their selection this year.
This selection team has no relation to the high standards of the teams led by master Semih Balcioglu.
The biggest fan of A.DOGAN international cartoon contest,
Julian Pena-Pai


Turkish cartoonist wins the 31st Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest 2014, Turkey

A Turkish cartoonist has come out on top at the 31st Aydın Doğan Cartoon Contest, which kicked off in Bodrum on June 17 with a day-long session where judges got together to select the winner.
Kürşat Zaman, who was awarded with the third prize in the competition in 2010, won the first prize this year. His winning work depicts a scene where a military helicopter delivers the coffins of those who died in a war as families await their deceased loved ones around a baggage carousel (Top).
The second prize of the contest went to Iranian artist Mojtaba Heidarpanah and third prize went to Krzysztof Grzondziel, who was last year’s winner.
Cartoons by Doğan Arslan, Akın Candemir, Menekşe Çam and Burak Ergin from Turkey, Rafael Correa and Rodrigo Machado da Rosa from Brazil, Pawel Kuczynski from Poland, Peter Nieuwendijk from Netherland, Alireza Pakdel, Sajad Rafeei, and Farzaneh Vazifitabar from Iran, Zhang Wei from China all won Merit Awards at this year’s contest.
A total of 814 cartoonists from 70 countries joined the competition with 2,556 pieces this year.
The international committee, which gathered at Bodrum’s Işıl Club, evaluated 300 cartoons by 214 artists from 43 countries, which had already been chosen by the pre-selection committee.
The selection committee was headed by Liza Donnelly, who is an award-winning cartoonist and writer for the New Yorker Magazine and Forbes. The jury also consists of famous figures Ercan Akyol, Latif Demirci, Selçuk Demirel, Piyale Madra and Tan Oral from Turkey, and Dokhshid Ghodratipour from Iran, Moacir Knorr Gutterres from Brazil, Catherine Meurisse from France, Lichuan Xia from China and Anita O’Brien from London, who is the director of the Cartoon Museum in London.
More on source: hurriyetdailynews.
All winning cartoons here.

VII. Baja Cartoon Competition 2014 with theme: The Glasses

VII. Baja Cartoon Competition
(sunglasses, reading glasses, monocle, etc.)

Competition details:
1.) Participants can submit up to 5 cartoons in A/4 or A/3 size, using any technique. Prints of cartoons produced or coloured with software can also be submitted on condition that it has the cartoonist’s original signature and the print’s serial number.
2.) The participants should write their name, address, phone number and e-mail address on the back of the cartoons.
3.) Deadline for entries: 31. 08. 2014.
4.) Postal address for entries (please note the order!):
István Kelemen
Bajza József 19.
5.) For information or enquiries about the competition contact e-mail:
6.) Awards:
I. prize: 100.000 HUF
II. prize: 60.000 HUF
III. prize: 50.000 HUF
+ three diploma.
7.) The opening ceremony and prize distribution will be at 19.09.2014, Baja.
8.) The organizer will use the entries in the following locations:
- Digital or paper catalogue
- The material exhibition of invitation, poster, leaflets, etc..
- Report on media television, newspapers, magazines, etc..
9.) For the list and works of participants and for any other information visit:
10.) We do not send back the cartoons.