15.2.24

Theme for the 11th Caneva Ride 2024, Italy: Is life a movie?

RULES "CANEVA RIDE" 2024
1 - THEME
Pro Castello di Caneva promotes the International Contest Caneva Ride! (Caneva Laughs!) for humorous and satirical cartoons on the theme "Is life a movie?".
2 - PARTICIPATION
The Contest is open to all cartoonists of the world from the age of 16. Participants can apply individually or in groups (if there are several authors, a referent for all communications with the Contest promoters should be indicated).
3 - TECHNIQUES
The contestants may send up to three unpublished works, realized by using any technique, color or black and white, which haven’t been awarded in other contests. The maximum format should be A4 (21 X 29.7 cm).
4 - TERMS AND DEADLINES
The works should be sent to canevaridecontest@gmail.com no later than midnight of 16 June 2024 in one of the following formats: .jpg, .tiff or .pdf with a resolution of 300 dpi, together with the registration form including personal data (first name, last name, full address, telephone number; if the contestant is under the age of 18, the name of a parent authorizing the participation needs to be added). 
The individual files should not exceed the weight of 5 MB. If more than one work is submitted, please send them one at a time.
5 - JURY
Stefano Disegni Satirical cartoonist and television writer - President of the Jury
Davide Perin Pro Castello - Caneva
Mario Zorzetto Heirs Toni Zampol
Vicenzo Bottecchia Cultural comics operator
Domenico Florio Photographer
6 - AWARDS
FIRST PRIZE euro 600,00
SECOND PRIZE euro 250,00
THIRD PRIZE euro 150,00.
The amounts are to be considered pre-tax applied by the country of origin. 
The Jury reserves the right to point out further works, which will not receive cash prizes. During the exhibitions of the works, it will be possible for visitors to indicate their favorite. The authors participating in the competition will transfer to Pro Castello the non-exclusive right to publish their works on any support for promotional purposes, without claiming copyrights.
7 - EXHIBITION
The opening of the exhibition and the prize giving ceremony will be held on Saturday, 6 July 2024 at Villa Frova, Caneva. 
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Similarity: Seyran Caferli (Azerbaijan) - Zhang Jing (China)

Seyran Caferli: Honorable Mention
20th Syria International Cartoon Contest 2024.

Zhang Jing: Grand Prize
18th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 1998.

13.2.24

13. International Cartoon Contest, Kyrenia 2024, Cyprus

KYRENIA MUNICIPALITY
CYPRIOT – TURKISH CARTOONIST ASSOCIATION

23. OLIVE FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL OLIVE HUMOR FESTIVAL

13. INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST 2024
(KYRENIA – CYPRUS)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

ATTENTION!!! WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE ESSENCE OF THE CARTOON!
Cartoon is line art reflected in black and white colors. Colored cartoons, which became widespread with computer technology in the 1990s, create some problems. 1-It increases printing and photocopying costs. 2-As a result of the cartoons being drowned in colors, the main subject that is intended to be reflected is pushed into the background. However, the essence of the cartoon is black and white. The cartoon should reflect the subject it will explain in a practical way, with only lines. For this reason, starting from this year, we will accept the cartoons sent to the contest ONLY WITH BLACK LINES ON A WHITE BACKGROUND (Grayscale is not accepted).

1 – The contest is open to all (over 18 years) amateur or professional cartoonist or any one who could submit a cartoon regardless individual's race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, or other protected characteristic. 

2 – THEMES:  

A) Olive Subject
Olive, Olive and Time, Olive and History, Olive and Mythology, Olive and Technology, Olive and Cyprus, Olive and Life, Olive and Peace, Olive and Conflict, Olive and War, Olive and Health, Olive and Women, Olive and Men, Olive and Children, Olive Oil, Olive Branch, Olive Tree, Benefits of Olive, Olive and Olive Mill/Press, Banning of Uprooting, Burning and Cutting Down Olive Trees and so forth. 

B) Free Subject 
Any topic can be drawn. 

3 – All Submissions must be in the form of cartoon. Any painting or illustrations will not be accepted and will be disqualified. Cartoons must be without words. 

4 – Cartoons to be sent to the contest must be BLACK - WHITE and original. Size: A4 or A3. Each participant will write their name, surname, address, telephone and e-mail address on the back of the cartoon and send a photo and short CV. 

5 – Submission of materials, which has previously been submitted and or presented and or published elsewhere, is welcomed providing copyright is not infringed, however previously any award wining material cannot be submitted. 

6 – All work submitted for evaluation by the International Selection Committee and work of finalist will be published at official web page of the contest. In addition submissions will be reviewed and evaluated for plagiarism by international associations. If Plagiarism detected and or any previously award wining material submitted, submissions will be canceled and the next eligible entry will be considered for the prize. 

7 – It is possible to participate in the contest (in Olive or Free subjects) with any number of works, but a participant cannot be given more than one prize in each section. Additionally, any cartoonist cannot receive a second award in the section in which he won the Grand Prize. 

8 – The works must be sent to the specified address by regular or insured mail or cargo by 31 MAY 2024 at the latest. HAND DELIVERY IS NOT ACCEPTED. 

9 – All submission, awarded or not, will be kept and archived by Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association at the newly established “International Cyprus Cartoon Museum.” 

10 – All prize winner submissions and selected works by the Steering Committee will be published in a album. In addition, they will be exhibited in the 23rd International Olive Festival 2024. 

11 – The results of the contest will be published thru media and prizing winning entrants will be informed by contact information provided. 

12 – The Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association will have the publishing rights to exhibition, publish or print, in any media or format, any or all submissions. 

13 – All persons entering the contest agree that the rules of the contest as set out in these terms and conditions are binding on them. And all submissions could be published and printed by the Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association as set out in these terms and conditions without any future compensation. 

PRIZES: 
Grand Prize: 30.000 Turkish Liras + Golden Olive Statue. 

OLIVE THEME 
First Prize: 15.000 Turkish Liras + Golden Olive Statue. 
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue. 
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue. 
10 or 20 Special Prizes (Olive Statue). 

FREE THEME 
First Prize: 15.000 Turkish Liras + Golden Olive Statue. 
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue. 
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue. 
Special Prize for 10 to 20 Cartoonists. 

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2024 

SUBMISSION ADDRESS: 
Kıbrıs Türk Karikatürcüler Derneği 
12. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması 
Posta Kutusu: 455 (Post Code: 99000) 
Lefkoşa – Kuzey Kıbrıs (Turkey) 

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR RECEIVING PACKAGES SENT TO THE WRONG ADDRESSES. 


STEERING COMMITTEE.

The XVI International Contest Snail Graphic Humor 2024, Spain

XVI INTERNATIONAL CONTEST
SNAIL GRAPHIC HUMOR
RULES 2024
1. Any professional or amateur artist can participate in this contest. 
2. The theme of the contest is the SNAIL
3. The participants can send a maximum of 3 works to compete, as long as they have not been previously awarded in another contest. 
4. The works (only in comic strips) can be made with any pictorial technique, with unique format of A-4 size (210 mm X 297 mm) or proportional. 
5. Works can be without words or, in case of having them, they must be in Catalan, Spanish or English. 
6. Only works sent to the email info@ilertravel.es will be accepted. You can send up to 3 images to that email which must have the format indicated in point 4. We will not accept any work sent by regular mail. 
7. The deadline for works admission ends on April 12, 2024
8. The email sent must include, besides the work, the name and surname, address, telephone, short curriculum vitae and photograph or/and an author’s caricature. 
9. The winning work will recieve a single prize of 1,016 euros (amount on which the corresponding tax deduction will be applied); and a trip to Lleida for two people and, if so expressed by the winner, two nights of accommodation in the city to attend the award ceremony that will take place on May 24, 2024, coinciding with the opening of the XLIII Aplec del Caragol. It is recommended not to modify the dates of the trip since the expenses that any change of the agreed dates will be borne by the winner. 
10. The decision of the jury will be unappealable. 
11. The Jury will be composed by people representig the Fecoll, Iler Travel and Humoràlia. 
12. The decision of the Jury will be notified to the winner during the last two weeks of April or the first two weeks of May 2024 by electronic mail and it will be pu blis hed later to websites and social media by Humoràlia and Fecoll (www.aplec.org). 
13. The author of the winning work will have to give the original work in hand on the award ceremony, or by certified mail properly protected, to the organization of the contest (if the author cannot come to receive the award in person). In case the work is made, totally or partially, by digital tools, a copy signed by hand by the author must be sent. The address of the Federació de Colles de l’Aplec del Caragol is: C/Obradors, 2. 25002 Lleida. 
14. The selected words –with a maximum of 50– chosen by the jury, they will be exhibited in the Fecoll’s head office or, if necessary, in other facilities. 
15. The electronic version of the works can be visited on a virtual gallery that will be published afterwards on the websites of Humoràlia and Fecoll. 
16. The organization reserves the right to spread and reproduce the winning work and the others selected, only during the promotion of the Aplec and this same contest in future calls, without express permission of the author or authors, and without this representing any obligation to the artist. 
17. Participation in the contest implies full acceptance and no reservation of these bases. Any doubt that may arise will be solved by the Jury. 
Lleida, 2024 February. 

31.1.24

The 29th International Cartoon Exhibition, Zagreb 2024, Croatia

29th INTERNATIONAL CARTOON EXHIBITION ZAGREB 2024
A. PARTICIPATION 
The organizer of the 29th International Cartoon Exhibition ZAGREB 2024 is Croatian Cartoonist Association. The exhibition is open to all authors over the age of 18, regardless of nationality, gender or profession. 
B. THEME: 
LITERATURE IN CARICATURE - CHARACTERS FROM WORLD FAMOUS BOOKS IN FUNNY SITUATIONS 
C. ENTRIES 
Conditions of entry: 
1. Only digital artworks will be accepted: A4 size, 300 dpi, jpeg. 
2. Entries can be either black and white or coloured. 
3. The works should be named as follows: name.surname.country.number (in case of more than one work). 
4. The cartoons must not have been previously awarded on festivals. 
5. Maximum 3 entries may be submitted. 
D. DEADLINE 
Entry deadline is April 15th, 2024
E. ADDRESS 
Send your cartoons to: 
Within the email participant should provide informations as follows: 
Name and Family Name 
Address (street and house number) 
Postal code and city 
Country 
Phone number. 
F. PRIZES AND AWARDS 
First Prize - 1.000 EUR 
Second Prize - 500 EUR 
Third Prize - 300 EUR 
Five Special mentions. 
G. OTHER CONDITIONS 
Every author whose work is included in the exhibition will receive a catalogue. 
The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the Zagreb 2024 festival as the advertising material without being obliged to pay a fee to an author whose work may be used.

26.1.24

The 17th International Contest of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden 2024, Luxembourg

The Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden
with the cooperation of Les Amis du Château de Vianden and
Naturpark OUR are pleased to announce the
17th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF CARICATURE AND CARTOON OF VIANDEN
1. Subject: MONEY (coins, paper and digital currency… 
2. Deadline: 08 April 2024 
3. Prizes: 
1st prize:1500 € 
2nd prize: 1000 € 
3rd prize: 500 € 
3 honorable mentions 
4. Entries: 
Each participant can submit up to 4 entries in digital format by sending them via internet to the following address: cartoon@caricature.eu .
The author must include the following details in their e-mail: first name, last name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number and the number of each submission. 
The specifications for these electronic submissions are as follows: format JPEG, good quality, and max. 1, 5 MB per picture. 
Out of these submissions, will be made a selection of 80-120 drawings. Only the awarded artists will be invited to send the original work by mail. All these works will be shown as prints at the exhibition and in the catalogue. Their size should be between A4 (210x297mm) and A3 (297x420mm). 
5. Technique: 
Free, black, and white or in color, without subtitles. 
6. Prizes and Exhibition: 
The announcement of the prizes and honorable mentions will happen on 4th May 2024 in Castle of Vianden and the exhibition will take place in the Hall Jemmy Koltz of the Castle of Vianden from 4th May until 26th May 2024. There are plans to display the exhibits in the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden and in other cities or countries. 
7. Catalogue: 
The authors whose submissions are selected for the exhibition will receive a free catalogue by mail or in pdf format. 
8. Results: 
The results will be published on the website www.caricature.eu on 5th May 2024. 
The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail or by phone. 
The final decisions of the jury are incontestable. 
9. Copyright: 
The selected participants give the organizer permission to use their drawings for the catalog, the exhibitions and for the promotion of the event. 
The awarded submissions will become property of the organizer. It ensues that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results. 
10. Generalities: 
The submitted work cannot have been awarded any prizes prior to this competition. 
By taking part in this competition, the participants accept the above mentioned rules. 
11.Further information: cartoon@caricature.eu 
12.Address for sending the originals of the awarded works: 
Musée de la Caricature et du Cartoon de Vianden 
48, Grand-rue, L-9410 Vianden Luxembourg 
Further information cartoon@caricature.eu
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Source: caricature.eu .

25th International Festival of aphorisms and caricature, Strumica 2024, R. Macedonia

XXV International Festival of aphorisms and caricature - Strumica 2024
C O N T E S T
Theme: C A R N I V A L – E R O T I C A
Aphorism:
• In this category authors participate with 10 aphorisms at maximum, printed in three copies, completed with code, particulars about the author, and set in sealed envelope.
• The authors are allowed to participate with more works, each as group of 10 (ten) aphorisms, each group with particular code.
Caricature:
• In this category, authors can participate with 3 caricatures, at maximum. 
The technique is on their own choice, and dimensions A/4.
• Each caricature should contain author's information on the back.
Contest deadline:
The deadline for submitting works is: 01 March 2024.
Awards:
• Three main prizes are awarded: Golden, Silver and Bronze Plaque, with the right of the Organizer to award a number of additional prizes.
Address:
• The works should be sent to:
NUCK "Anton Panov"
Blvd. "Goce Delcev" bb
2400 Strumica, R Macedonia
noted: To the Festival of aphorism and Caricature
Copyrights:
• The works received, remain as property of the Organizer and the author, and they hold the right to its public presentation, catalogue edition or other publication.
Evaluation:
• All works arriving within the set deadline will be reviewed by a jury.
• The presentation of the works – exhibition and the Reward Ceremony will come to: 18 March 2024.
Contact -Further information
Tel: ++389 70 291 544 
E-mail: anton.panov.sr@gmail.com .
Source: Anton Panov - Strumica .

22.1.24

The 9th International Prize for Humor and Costume Satire, Premio Novello 2024, Italy

CALL FOR COMPETITION
"Novello Prize" 2024
International Prize for humor and satire of morality
9th edition

Elena Verdelli "Caliceddi" - Artistic Director
Stefano Massaro - Director of Communication

The ninth edition of the International Prize for Humor and Costume Satire "Premio Novello", promoted by the Municipality of Codogno with the support of public and private entities, is announced. The Award Secretariat is based at the Codogno Municipality - Education and Culture Service, Viale Gandoldi, 6 - 26845 Codogno (LO).

Contact: 
• Phone: +39 0377/314234 
• E-mail: info@premionovello.com 
• Website: www.premionovello.com 

REGULATION

Theme of the Contest 
The theme chosen for this ninth edition is "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE". 
Authors should submit works related to this theme in its various facets, offering a personal, satirical and humorous view of it. 
Since this is a highly topical subject of controversial debate, the commission leaves full freedom of expression to the artist, as long as the work does not present a political and/or offensive character, nor does it show references contrary to the common sense of decency. This judgment will remain at the sole and unquestionable discretion of the judging panel. 
Works must correspond to the founding spirit of the Prize, namely humor and satire of manners. Works of political satire are not allowed. 

Who the Contest is aimed at 
Participation is open to professional and non-professional artists of any age and is divided into two categories: 
• Junior (participants under the age of 18) 
• Senior (participants aged 18 and older)
In the case of a minor contestant, the approval of the parents or whoever. They take their place in a dedicated form at the time of registration and prior to the award 8in case of victory). 
Each artist may submit No. 1 work only, which must be unpublished and, therefore, not have already been awarded or presented in other competitions. Works that have not been published in any kind of periodical or any printed publication, nor exhibited in other exhibitions or published on the web are considered as such. In this regard, applicants are responsible for the originality of the submitted work, must guarantee its authorship and release the organizers from any resulting liability. 
It is understood that, in the event of subsequent verification by the organizing body, if it emerges that works submitted are already published, the Board will intervene with the automatic exclusion of them from the competition. 

Works, format and submission 
Works may be created with any technique and may contain text. 
Works must be submitted through the appropriate form available at www.premionovello.com (after registration), by the date of April 30, 2024 and with the following technical characteristics: 
- Size: A4 (21x29.7 cm) 
- Resolution: 150 Dpi 
- File format: JPG 
- Maximum file weight: 5 Mb 
No other submission formats are allowed. 

Winners of the Contest - Method of awarding prizes 
The Jury consists of professionals from the world of comics and humorous cartooning, publishing, social media, and contemporary art heritage management. 
The Jury will identify the following winners: 
- Senior First Prize, with recognition of € 1,500 
- Junior First Prize, with recognition of € 1,500 
- Second Senior Prize, with recognition of € 750 
- Second Junior Prize, with recognition of € 750 
- Third Senior Prize, with recognition of € 500 
- Third Junior Prize, with recognition of € 500 
In addition to the following Special Mentions: 
- Senior Audience Award 
- Junior Audience Award 
- Critics' Prize 
In addition, the winners and the special mention in the Junior category will be given a space, named "Il Novellino" in Tarantasio, the bimonthly insert dedicated to young people of "Il Cittadino," daily newspaper of Lodi and province. 
All the works that the jury will admit to participate in the contest will be visible on the website www.premionovello.com and can be voted by the public from the day 09/05/2024 to the day 09/09/2024 inclusive, upon registration of the voting user to the appropriate form, with the following data: "first name," "last name," "email," as well as any other information. The user will only be able to cast one vote for each vignette. 
The popular vote will contribute 20% of the final vote. The Jury vote will account for 80% of the final judgment. Winners will be contacted by phone and e-mail by the Organizing Secretariat, which will provide all details. Winners will be required to supplement their application with the production of personal identification documents, brief personal presentation and a photograph. 

Final Event 
The award ceremony will be held on November 16, 2024 in Codogno. Location and times will be communicated to the winners at a later date in the press and web channels of the Prize. An exhibition of the best works in the competition will be set up for the occasion. From the same date, a digital catalog of the competing works will be downloadable from www.premionovello.com. 

Rights to the works 
The works received will become part of the general archive of the Prize: they may be used for promotional purposes of the Prize itself, i.e. of the cultural activities of the Municipality of Codogno in any public and proven media (magazines, newspapers, books, social, web, etc.) in Italy or abroad. The Municipality of Codogno undertakes to always cite the legitimate author. 
Also on Facebook: premionovello

21.1.24

The 30th International Cartoon Humour Competition on the Topic of Beer, Golden Keg 2024

THE BEER GALLERY in Prešov
and the editors of Bumerang magazine
ANNOUNCE
30th International Cartoon Humour Competition
on the Topic of BEER
 GOLDEN KEG 2024 
On Monday, 1st April 2024, an exhibition of the best competing works, a festive announcement of the results and the handing of prizes to the most successful authors of the 30th competition in accordance with the Jury´s decision will take place as follows:
GRAND PRIZE (Grand Prix) Golden Keg and € 500
1st Prize Small GOLDEN KEG and € 200
2nd Prize Small GOLDEN KEG and € 150
3rd Prize Small Golden KEG and € 100.
• The Jury of the competition reserves the right not to award some of the prizes, to modify the amounts of the financial rewards and/or to award more prizes and/or honorary mentions. 
• The organisers will accept for the competition all works that will be delivered at the address of the Regional gallery in Prešov by Friday 23rd February 2024
• The organisers of the competition reserve the right to publish selected works in promotional materials and to reinstall the exhibition.  
• The diploma and the exhibition catalogue will be received in print by every awarded author and in the electronic form by every participating author who also provides his or her e-mail address. Main prizes and financial rewards can be received by an awarded author only in person on 1st April or through a person authorised by him/her. 
Competition rules: 
1. Each author can send at maximum five original works, including graphic techniques. 
2. The competition is open to anybody and everybody, and it is not restricted in terms of artistic design methods. 
3. The formats of the works should not exceed the A4 dimensions. 
4. The competition is non-anonymous. Each work should be signed on the reverse and bear the author´s
full address. 
5. The rewarded works will become property of the BEER GALLERY in Prešov. 
6. The deadline for the competition is Friday, February 23, 2024.
7. Send your works at the address: 
Krajská galéria v Prešove 
(Mr. Fedor VICO) 
ul. Hlavná 51, 
080 01 Prešov 
Slovakia 
Please clearly mark the envelope with the word „PIVO“. 

6.1.24

"Freedom": The 9th Cartoon Contest, Caminos de la Libertad 2024, Mexico

9th Cartoon Contest, Caminos de la Libertad 2024, Mexico
The Caricature is an act of provocation, of criticism; capable of defending freedom through humor. Caminos de la Libertad invites reflection and discussion on the different aspects of freedom, generating thought around it and making those who have not yet realized its value in their lives aware of it. 
Freedom is the fundamental right of human beings, but efforts to limit it have become systematic in the contemporary world. 
There is no more direct and effective form of communication than caricature. Since its inception, it has been a tool for criticizing and analyzing the reality of our world. In the search to promote debate around freedom, Grupo Salinas announces the caricature contest.
Guidelines: 
1. People from anywhere in the world can participate in this contest. 
2. The works must be completely original and unpublished, and if they contain words, they must be in Spanish. They should not be participating simultaneously in any other contest. Adaptations of other originals will not be accepted. 
3. "Freedom" should be the theme of the cartoon. The winning works will be those that best capture, analyze, contrast, promote and disseminate it, those that offer proposals to expand the options of freedom in Mexican society or to present examples of success and failure in the application of this right. 4. Each participant may submit as many works as they wish. 
5. The works must be presented in JPEG format at the best possible resolution. 
6. The works must be signed with a pseudonym. 
7. The author will send, in the same email as their work, a file in which they will write the pseudonym, the title of the caricature, the author's full name, their address, occupation, telephone number, email address, and a brief biographical summary. 
8. The works must be sent by email to the following address: 
9. This call for entries will be in effect from today until March 31, 2024
10. The composition of the jury will remain confidential until the publication of the verdict. 
11. The results of the contest will be announced on the website www.caminosdelalibertad.com
The winners will be notified directly at the address, telephone number or email address provided. 
12. Those contestants whose works are chosen to be published must sign the necessary documentation that will be provided to them. 
13. The jury's decision will be final. The prize may be declared void if the jury deems that none of the works presented has sufficient quality. The jury will be empowered to resolve any situation related to the contest that is not specified in these guidelines. 
14. Three cash prizes in Mexican pesos will be awarded: 
First place: $30,000.00 
Second place: $20,000.00 
Third place: $10,000.00. 
These prizes can be claimed after fulfilling the tax requirements of Mexico and the contestant's country of origin. 
15. Up to seven honorable mentions will be awarded, without cash prizes, for works that, in the opinion of the jury, have sufficient quality. 
16. In the event that the prize published in this call for entries is not claimed within three months from the date of publication on the official Caminos de la Libertad website, as well as on its social networks, Caminos de la Libertad may use the amount of said prize for whatever purpose it deems appropriate, without the winner being able to make any subsequent claim of any kind. 
17. Any work that does not comply with the provisions of these rules will be disqualified. 
18. Participation in this contest presupposes acceptance of these rules. No awards or prizes will be given, nor will the works of participants who do not comply with the provisions of this call be published. 
For more information contact: caminosdelalibertad@tvazteca.com.mx  .

4.1.24

The color catalog of the International Cartoon Festival in Saitama 2023, Japan

Received yesterday the color catalog of the International Cartoon Festival in Saitama 2023, Japan. It was the 33rd year of the festival that adopted the theme of "WATASHITACHI" (meaning "We") in conjunction with the Saitama Triennale 2023. The Triennale takes the stage in Saitama, an urban center known for its liveability. 
And why "We"? What do you include in your definition of 'we'? 
Some find a 'we' in the smallest of communities and between family, friends, countrymen, and peoples of the Earth; however, could a 'we' not also exist between us and the myriad animals, flowers, trees, and inorganic objects that surround us? 
In a time in which we coexist with issues like climate change, social inequality, and war, is it even possible to step outside ourselves and obtain a clearer grasp of our world? This year's theme was chosen in the hopes of providing an opportunity for 'us' to reexamine our conception of 'we' (p. 02). 
I participated in the event with two cartoons of mine, one titled "Family reunion" on the theme of "We" and the second one of Free theme. Works on both themes by 37 Japanese and 45 foreign artists are included in the catalog of the exhibition that took place at Plaza North in November 2023. 
Saitama City is the place where Rakuten Kitazawa - the father of modern cartoon in Japan - spent his later years. The Saitama Municipal Cartoon Art Musem in the home to Kitazawa in his later years hold the Saitama-City Rakuten-Kitazawa Manga Awards competition each year. In 2023 they held the 38th edition and the winning cartoons are included in this collection book of "The Best Cartoons of Nippon" which are also displayed on the museum website here
The standard A4-sized (21x29.7 cm) catalog of "The Best Cartoons of Nippon 2023" has over 70 pages covering the color and the monochrome cartoons participated in the festival and selected for the catalog. Plus 28 pages included for the lists of the Japanese and the Foreign artists with their personal histories in both English and Japanese. With the help of this perfectly designed book of art, it is possible to compare the style and wit of the native and overseas manga/cartoon artists and enjoy the great humour in their works.
From Turkey are published the works of the following cartoonists in the catalog: Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu, Behiç Yalçın Ayrancıoğlu, Engin Selçuk, Erdoğan Başol, Halit Kurtulmuş, Hüsnü Berkalp Üstün, Kamil Yavuz, Kemal Özyurt, Muammer Kotbaş, Musa Gümüş, Seyit Saatçi, and Hüseyin Çakmak from Cyprus.
Thank you to the festival organizers and the staff of Plaza North who sent me this great collection of manga/cartoon art. 

3.1.24

3rd World Biennial Cartoon Exhibition, CartUNAL 2024, Colombia

Competition 2024
Contest prizes: 
1st place: 2.000.000= (Two millions Colombian pesos) and an Honorable Mention. 
2nd place: 500.000= (Five hundred thousand Colombian pesos) and an Honorable Mention. 
3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th place - Digital Honor Certifications. 
Competition rules: 
1. Theme: Women and politics 
2. Each participant can submit a single (one) piece of work of their complete authorship. Please note that any artist who submits more than one piece of work will be disqualified. 
3. Only unpublished work is allowed to participate. 
4. To participate in the contest, the author must fill out the form "Copyright" with which he or she declares that it is an original, unpublished work, that he/she owns all rights to the work and that he/she authorizes the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to reproduce it with academic purposes only, and in every activity related to the contest. 
5. Contestants close to the jury or to the organizers, or in any degree of consanguinity or affinity to them, are not accepted. Clarification: if an artist wishes to participate in the contest and has the disability described in this paragraph, he will have the option to participate without competing, in any case he must comply with the other items described in the contest rules. To do so, in the registration form you must add the text "Participate without contest" after the title of the work. 
6. The work must be done in a minimum size A4 (210 X 297mm.), Maximum size A3 (297 X 420mm.) 
7. The technique is free, hand drawing or digital, black and white or color. 
8. The work must be graphically explicit, without text or explanation, without any photographic or image support 
9. The work, which with its content is exclusive or violates individual or collective rights will be withdrawn from the contest and will not be considered in any way. 
10. The submission of the works is done through the link at the botttom of this page. The size of the work must be 300 dpi, in JPG format. In the submission you must indicate: title of the work, full name of the author, nationality, email, photo and brief CV of the author, in English or Spanish. 
11. The deadline for receipt of works is punctual without exception, July 31, 2024. Note: Colombia's time zone must be taken into account. 
12. The works of the contest will be evaluated anonymously, by a national and international jury, which will privilege the universal concept and objectivity of the subject (70% of the qualification), and the technique used (30% of the qualification). 
13. The works that meet all the requirements of the contest and are shortlisted will be published on the official website of the event prior to the award ceremony, in order to put into public consideration everything related to similarities, foreign copyright or any other type of objection. 
14. The forty best selected works will be printed and exhibited in the “Espacio del Hombre” of the Efe Gómez Library of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín Headquarters. 
15. The jury is completely autonomous when it chooses the winning works, and also those that will be included in the exhibition and the Virtual catalog (PDF). 
16. It is understood that the participant fully accepts the rules and conditions stipulated in the contest, with their participation. 
17. The results will be announced through the page https://ciencias.medellin.unal.edu.co/cartunal/. The winners will be previously notified via email. 
18. The winner of the first place agrees to send the original work to the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín Headquarters, and assume the shipping costs. If the work is digital, the author must print the work (with the measures indicated in the contest) and sign it with the number "1", for submission. 
19. All postal costs and bank deductions will be borne by the winner. 
20. The prize will be paid in Colombian pesos as described. It is clarified that all the costs of sending the prizes and others will be assumed in full by the winner. 
21. On the website https://ciencias.medellin.unal.edu.co/cartunal/ everything related to the passing and news of the event will be reported (calendars, exhibition sites, workshops, etc.) 
22. The organizers have the willingness to address the concerns that are generated, via email. 
CLICK HERE for the Participation Form.

21.12.23

International School Cartoon Festival 2025, Portugal

ISCFP 2025
MAIN THEME : HEALTH

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY
01 | Main Theme: Health
02 | All professional and amateur artists of any nationality can participate; 
03 | The works must present the following characteristics: 300 dpi quality and jpg format; 
04 | The submitted works must be accompanied by the respective registration forms, which must be full and legibly filled out; 
05 | The works must be submitted until November 30th, 2024 and sent to the following email: 
06 | The participation in the ISCF24 International Cartoon Festival automatically implies the transfer of rights to the publication and reproduction of the works sent via any medium, within the scope of the production and dissemination of the Festival. Thus, the act of registering the submitted work automatically implies the transfer of the respective reproduction rights for non-commercial purposes; 
07 | The awarded prizes are as follows: 
3 Prizes in the Professional Category - Prize ISCFTP 2025. 
Each prize includes: (1 box of 40 caran d’ache colored pencils, trophy, diploma, pin and publication in the Tondela newspaper); 
08 | The Jury's decisions are irrevocable and cannot be subject to any type of appeal or claim. The composition of the jury is made up of invited professionals and elements of the festival's organization.

STUDENT CATEGORY
01 | Main Theme: Health
02 | Children of any nationality aged between 12 and 15 can participate; 
03 | The works must have the following characteristics: 300 dpi quality and jpg format; 
04 | The submitted works must be accompanied by the respective registration forms, which must be full and legibly filled out; 
05 | The works must be submitted until November 30th, 2024 and sent to the following email: 
06 | The participation in the ISCF24 International Cartoon Festival automatically implies the transfer of rights to the publication and reproduction of the works sent via any medium, within the scope of the production and dissemination of the Festival. Thus, the act of registering the submitted work automatically implies the transfer of the respective reproduction rights for non-commercial purposes; 
07 | There are 5 contest categories and in each category there are 3 prizes. The prizes awarded are as follows: 
3 prizes in the National Student Category - ISCFTP 2025 Award (for students enrolled in schools within the national territory). 
3 prizes in the International Student Category - ISCFTP 2025 Award (for students from schools of other countries). 
3 prizes in the AETCF Student Category - ISCFTP 2025 Award (for students from the Tondela Cândido de Figueiredo's Schools). 
1 prize in the Higher Education Student Category - ISCFTP 2025 Award (for higher education students). 
All prizes include: 1 box of 40 “Caran d’Ache” coloured pencils, trophy, diploma, pin and publication in the Tondela newspaper. 
08 | The jury’s decisions are irrevocable and cannot be subject to any type of appeal or claim. The jury is composed of invited professionals and members of the festival’s organization.

18.12.23

IX International Cartoon Festival "Smile of the Sea", Novorossiysk 2024, Russia

Conditions for the IX International Festival “SMILE OF THE SEA - 2024»
in Novorossiysk, Russia
The themes of the Festival “SMILE OF THE SEA - 2024»: 
• “On the World Wide Web,” 
• “Artificial Intelligence,” 
• “The World We Live in.” 
1. Competition works are accepted from January 1, 2024 to August 15, 2024
2. Authors of all age groups are allowed to participate in the competition.
3. Each author can submit no more than 5 (five) works for participation in the competition. 
4. Works that have received prizes in other competitions are not accepted for participation. 
5. Competition works are sent only to the email address: imeempravo@mail.ru 
In the subject of the letter you must indicate: “For the competition”. 
6. Requirements for competitive works: 
• Format: A4 (210 x 297 mm) or A3 (297 x 420 mm), JPEG, 300 dpi 
• Works must be original. 
• The technique is free, works can be either black and white or color. 
• Works should not contain text. 
• The author, along with the work, sends: his photo in a separate file, a short autobiography in a separate file (in English only), indicates his last name, first name, age, postal address (required country of residence), e-mail. 
7. All participants will receive a festival catalog in electronic format. 
8. Authors of works that take prizes will be awarded certificates, diplomas and special prizes. 
9. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to further use the competition works for exhibition and information purposes. And also in order to popularize the genre of caricature and the festival “SMILE OF THE SEA”. 
We are waiting for your works! See you in the new year 2024!
Source: cartoonblues.