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30.9.14

Similarity: Villamil 2009 - Zaman 2010

Fredy Villamil, Cuba
The 4th International Cartoon Contest Braila 2009, Romania (catalog).
Kursat Zaman, Turkey
27th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2010 Success Award, Turkey.

29.9.14

3rd International Olive Cartoon Contest 2014 non-definitive list of awards

GİRNE BELEDİYESİ
MUNICIPALITY OF KYRENIA

KIBRIS TÜRK KARİKATÜRCÜLER DERNEĞİ (FECO – CYPRUS)
CYPRIOT – TURKISH CARTOONISTS ASSOCIATION (FECO – CYPRUS)

3ND INTERNATIONAL OLIVE CARTOON CONTEST – 2014 (KYRENIA – CYPRUS)
3. ULUSLARARASI ZEYTİN KARİKATÜRLERİ YARIŞMASI – 2014 (GİRNE – KIBRIS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBERS / ULUSLARARASI SEÇİCİ KURUL ÜYELERİ:

Bernard Bouton – Jury President (Fransa), Musa Kayra (Cyprus), M. Serhan Gazioğlu (Cyprus), Raşit Yakalı (Türkiye), Cristina Sampaio (Portekiz), Firoozeh Mozaffari (İran), Derman Atik (Cyprus), Mustafa Yıldız (Türkiye), Mustafa Azizoğlu (Kıbrıs), Hüseyin Çakmak (Cyprus).

Evaluation Date – Değerlendirme Tarihi: 25 – 27 Eylül – September 2014 Dome Otel (Girne – Kyrenia)
Country – Ülke: 60
Participant – Katılımcı: 339
Work – Eser: 553

NON – DEFINITIVE LIST OF AWARDS / KESİN OLMAYAN ÖDÜL LİSTESİ:

Cemalettin Güzeloğlu (Türkiye – Turkey)
Katz Grigori (İsrail – Israel)
Izabela Kowalska – Wieczorek (Polonya – Poland)
Elrayah Abu Baker Ombaddi (Sudan – Sudan)
Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgaristan – Bulgaria)
Ba Bilig (Çin – China)
Farzane Vaziritabar (İran – Iran)
Saman Ahmadi (İran – Iran)
Luc Vernimmen (Belçika – Belgium)
Nicolae Lengher (Romanya – Romania)
Sajad Rafeei (İran – Iran)
Emrah Arıkan (Türkiye – Turkey)
Li Kui Jun (Çin – China)

ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS SPECIAL AWARDS
KURUM VE KURULUŞLARIN ÖZEL ÖDÜLLERİ

Konstantin Kazanchev (Ukrayna – Ukraina)
Makhmud Eshonkulov (Özbekistan – Uzbekistan)
Serpil Kar (Türkiye – Turkey)
Aidarbek Gazizov (Kazakistan – Kazakhstan)
Serkan Sürek (Kuzey Kıbrıs – North Cyprus)
Silvano Mello (Brezilya – Brazil)
Ilya Katz (İsrail – Israel)
Andrea Pecchia (İtalya – Italy)
Devran Öztunç (Kuzey Kıbrıs – North Cyprus)
Mileta Miloradovic (Sırbistan – Serbia)
Louis Pol (Avustralya – Australia)

Dear cartoonist and cartoonists associations,
The cartoons which are selected by contest Jury just mailed to your address...
If you know similar cartoons please send with mail to following address up to 29 September – 02 October 2014
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498071450430604/
E – Mail: olivecartoons@gmail.com .

Değerli Karikatürcüler,
Seçici Kurul’un ödüllendirdiği bu karikatürler, 29 Eylül – 02 Ekim 2014 tarihleri arasında, karikatürcülerin, karikatürcü örgütlerin, benzer-taklit-çalıntı karikatürlere karşı oluşturulan uluslararası organizasyonların dikkatine ve itirazına getirilmiştir...
Herhangi bir karikatürün benzer, çalıntı veya taklit olduğu veya daha önce başka bir yerde ödül aldığı tesbit edilip belgelendiği taktirde, sözkonusu karikatür yarışma dışı bırakılır ve en yüksek oy alan bir sonraki karikatüre ödül verilir...
Bu konuda gerekli belge ve bilgiler olivecartoons@gmail.com adresine iletilmelidir...

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Results XVI International Open Cartoon Contest "Debut", Zielona Gora 2014, Poland

Results XVI International Open Cartoon Contest "Debut",  Zielona Gora 2014 / Poland
Theme :"Celebrities"
WINNERS
Grand Prix: Zbigniew Woźniak (Poland)
1st Prize: Bretislav Kovarik (Czech Republic)
2nd Prize: Sławomir Makal (Poland)
3rd Prize: Antonio Garci (Mexico).
Special Prizes:
Julian Bohdanowicz (Poland) - Special Award funded by Muzeum Karykatury im. E. Lipińskiego w Warszawie
Henryk Cebula (Poland) - Special Award funded by Elektrociepłownia "Zielona Góra" S.A.
Jacek Lanckoroński (Poland) - Special Award funded by Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.
Kfir Weizman (Israel) - Special Award funded by Zielonogórski Ośrodek Kultury
Valeriu Kurtu (Germany) - Special Award funded by Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych w Zielonej Górze
Sławomir Łuczyński (Poland) - Special Award funded by Stowarzyszenie Polskich Artystów Karykatury w Warszawie
Zbigniew Jujka (Poland) - Special Award funded by Regionalne Centrum Animacji Kultury w Zielonej Górze.
2014-09-25
Source: http://hajnos.miroslaw.w.interia.pl/.

28.9.14

Results 4th Biennial of Humor "Luis d'Oliveira Guimarães", Penela 2014, Portugal

Theme: FREEDOM
WINNERS:
1º Prémio da IV BHLOG 2014 - Agim Sulaj (Albania) (Top)
2º Prémio da IV BHLOG 2014 - Mihkail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
3º Prémio da IV BHLOG 2014 - Henrique (Portugal)
Prémio Especial Humorgrafe da IV BHLOG 2014 - Vasco Gargalo (Portugal)
Prémio Especial Municipio de Penela da IV BHLOG 2014 - Javad Takjoo (Iran)
Prémio Especial Antonio Oliveira Guimarães da IV BHLOG 2014 - Li Kui Jun (China)
Prémio Especial Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal da IV BHLOG 2014 - Matias Tolsa (Argentina).
All prize-winning works on humorgrafe.
13.09.2014.

27.9.14

Results VII. Baja Cartoon Competition 2014 with theme: The Eyeglasses

WINNERS
I. PRIZE: Lehotay Zoltán (Hungary) (Top)
II. Prize: Pol Leurs (Luxembourg)
III. Prize: Oleg Gutsol (Ukraine)
Diploma: Norbert Van Yperzeele (Belgium)
Diploma: Eray Özbek (Turkey) (Down)
Diploma: Anatoly Radin (Russia)
Diploma: Cristian Mihailescu (Romania)
Diploma: Nagy László Ervin (Hungary).
22.09.2014.
All prize-winning works on grafikuskelemen.

22.9.14

Results of the 9th International Cartoon Contest Braila 2014, Romania

Theme: PRESS
Jury: Tudor Octavian (art critic, writer) – president of jury, Mihai Stanescu (caricaturist),
Leonte Nastase (caricaturist), Iulian Pena-Pai (caricaturist), Costel Patrascan (caricaturist).
263 authors from 54 countries sent in 870 cartoons.
WINNERS
Grand Prize: Cemalettin Guzeloglu - Turkey (Top)

First Prize: Igor Lukyanchenko - Ucraine

Second Prize: Nicolae Ionița - Romania

Third Prize: Alexandr Zudin - Russia.

3 Special Prizes:
Zbigniew Piszczako - Poland
Ana von Rebeur - Argentina
Mihai Ignat - Romania.
See all prize-winning cartoons on source.
Read more.

19.9.14

Didie SW: Response to the article by Bernard Bouton about Plagiarism



HONESTY

by Didie SW / Indonesia

I strongly agree with the opinion of Bernard Bouton from France, about the idea of ​​plagiarism. When the announcement of the contest rolling, at least the committee gave a deadline to the community with a month - not just limited to the top cartoonists course, be a painter or a photographer who observe or look through the website are welcome to comment on the work of the winner.

If we feel -- what is perceived by all cartoonists, that follow the race was a struggle !!! The struggle over the brain thought to look for wild ideas, the struggle of the time, and the struggle of a material in terms of delivery to the race committee. If we think that all the struggle was broken by a winner who is clearly involved plagiarism, it's very mentally undermine a cartoonist participants. Not only in terms of plagiarism. A judge who has "a cartoonist idol" who then chose his work to be "won" --- as a good introduction relations or friends, without seeing the work of other participants who have a better idea, also very unfortunate, arrogant!

But apart from that, honesty is the most important thing. As a cartoonist, I prefer "lost" in a fair race, rather than be a winner but his heart is dishonest and dirty ...

Didie SW / Indonesia

didiesw@yahoo.com .

18.9.14

Theme in 20th Euro-Kartoenale - Kruishoutem 2015, Belgium: Soil pollution and sanitation

20th EURO-KARTOENALE - KRUISHOUTEM 2015, Belgium
RULES
1. Theme: "Soil pollution and sanitation"
2. The number of entries is limited to 5. Any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including 3-D works. Digital artwork is preferably printed by the artist, in order to present a sufficient high quality work to the jury. They may not have been exhibited or published before.
3. The works have to be sent to the following address:
EURO-KARTOENALE
WAREGEMSESTEENWEG 113
B- 9770 KRUISHOUTEM – BELGIUM
contest2015@ecc-kruishoutem.be
Competition website will inform you if your works have arrived. The list of participants will be updated every day.
4. The drawings shall have the following dimensions: 210 x 297 mm (A4) - (8.268 x 11.693 inches). The drawing must bear, on the reverse side, the surname and forename of the participant, for 3-D entries at the bottom of the work. The drawings shall not bear subtitles.
5. By participating, the artists authorize the organizers to publish the submitted works in the catalogue and for the promotion of the exhibition.
6. The following prizes are awarded:
1st prize: € 1.600,00 + trophy
2nd prize: € 1.400,00 + trophy
3rd prize: € 1.200,00 + trophy
Prize of the ECC: Personal exhibition in the ECC
Prize of the EU: € 750,00
Best Belgian Cartoon: € 750,00
On the occasion of the prize-giving, the winners are invited for a stay of 3 days.
7. On request the participants get a free catalogue. However, the postage costs are for their own account (for participants who do not reside in Belgium using 6 coupons international reply). These coupons are available in your local post office). They can also collect the catalogue at the European Cartoon Center.
8. By participating the artist lends the submitted works to the organizers for itinerant exhibitions. Consequently, the selected works will remain at the disposal of the organizers until December 2015! The awarded works will become property of the organization.
9. The entries will only be sent back by the organizers on written request. 3-D works can be collected at the ECC in the course of 2016. They can be sent back on written request, the postage costs being in this case on the account of the artist. The organization can in no way be held responsible for eventually damaged or lost works.
10. If after announcement of the prizes, it appears that plagiarism has been committed, the jury can after deliberation withdraw the prize.
11. The international jury consisting of cartoon professionals will meet in Kruishoutem on the 27th of January 2015.
12. The inauguration and awards ceremony will take place on the 28th of March 2015.
The exhibition will run from 29th March till 20th June 2015.
13. DEADLINE : 20th of January 2015 !!!!
Consult here the entry form.
Source: http://www.ecc-kruishoutem.be/wedstrijd_2015_ENG.html.

17.9.14

SIMILARITIES AND PLAGIARISM by Bernard BOUTON / France


SIMILARITIES AND PLAGIARISM

by Bernard BOUTON / France


Thousands of plagiarists !

Myriad of incompetent juries !

The plagiarists are now detected, and the black list is increasing daily !


Yes, some people actively look for similarities and publish them almost every day. I think it’s actually a good thing and these compilations are really a good work. Similarity is not plagiarism. In fact, I think that real plagiarism is very rare, because, for a professional cartoonist, it is very important to show that he is able to create something new and original.

But similarities are not surprising. There are coincidences, and when several artists are cogitating about the same theme in the same context, similar cartoons are more than a coincidence, they simply are a logical consequence. A cartoonist’s brain is full of pictures he has picked out anywhere in his environment. And then, when the artist is drawing out his idea, he could use unconsciously mixed components he had possibly seen in another artist’s work. A cartoonist must be careful about that problem.

The galleries of similar cartoons remind us how difficult it is to create an utterly original work ! Therefore they are very useful. But in some examples the similarity is not obvious; this is unwelcome. It is regrettable that some people are going overboard in the search for new similarities, and when they can’t find similar cartoons, they invent them !!! The searching of similarities must not turn into systematic suspicion of plagiarism ! And the juries should not be accused of being incompetent when an awarded cartoon is vaguely resembling a previous other one !
Even the most experienced cartoonist is not the only competent person…

That said, I think that this work of compilation is essential; it plays a vital and indispensable role; it is the key tool to increase knowledge about the inventory and the evolution of cartooning. I think it should be complemented by searching of similarities in the technique of drawing; because plagiarism of style is just as important and injurious as plagiarism of ideas.

About the contests, I think it is a good idea to publish the selected cartoons on the internet during a period of 7-15 days before the choice of the finalists by the jury in order that everyone can report cases of similarity. In my opinion, this is not the issue of plagiarism, but I think it is better to award very original cartoons, ideas that no one had found before !

Bernard BOUTON

(author of the article is renowned French cartoonist and the President General of FECO)
Source: cartoongallery.