10th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2018, Turkey

10th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2018
The objective of the competition, which was first held in 2009, is to examine tourism, which is one of the biggest sectors in the world, with its various dimensions. Also, the competition aims to put forward cartoonists’ aspects in terms of travelling population’s experiences and relations during their travel. In this respect, the main objective of this competition is to assess such topics, developments and experiences within the tourism industry as accommodation, transportation, food and beverage, recreation, sightseeing, museums, environment, tourist-resident relationships, from cartoonists’ point of view.
Competition is held annually and is open to all cartoonists from all over the world, both amateur and professional.
The theme of the competition in 2018 is "Travel memories".
Cartoons will be accepted in two sections:
Adult Category: This category is open for the all of cartoonists who are 17 and older.
Young Category: This category is open for the cartoonists who are 16 and younger.
Important Dates:
First Announcement: July 2018
Deadline for Submission: 31 December 2018
Meeting of the pre-Selection Committee: 19 January 2019
Announcement of finalist cartoons (for possible objections): January 24 – 31, 2019
Notification of Winners: April 2019
Category of Adult Cartoonists:
The Grand Award: $3000
The Second Award: Holiday in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
The Third Award: Holiday in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: $1500
Two Mentions : Plate
Category of Young Cartoonists:
The Grand Award: $1500
Two Achievement Awards: Plate.
For more information:
http://tourismcartoon.com .

Vote online PortoCartoon World Festival 2018 until December 31

Dear Friend,

We would like to remind you that is open the on-line voting for the PortoCartoon 2018.
You can choose your favorite cartoon, independently of the choice of the jury of this festival.
People all around the world can vote in the Cartoon Virtual Museum at:

24 works are in contest, and each one can be seen in detail.
The candidates are the awarded and the honorable mentions of the 20th PortoCartoon-World Festival.

The voting is open on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and on the Cartoon Virtual Museum until December 31st.

Your vote is very important for the better decision!

With my very best regards

Luiz Humberto Marcos

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206
4300-316 Porto, Portugal
Tlf: (+351) 222 031 159
www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org .


The 12th International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2018, Romania

The Cultural Centre Of Urziceni Municipality,
The Municipality of Urziceni and
The International Site BestCARTOONS.net
Are very glad to invite you to participate in
The 12th International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2018, Romania
1. The 12th ICC Urziceni is an open competition for cartoonists all over the world.
2. You can submit, only by email, max 6 works for the FREE THEME (portraits are also accepted) and max 6 works for the THEME – ”TOGETHER 100”.
3. Deadline: November 18, 2018.
4. The name of the cartoons must contain the entrant’s family name, country and title of work (in English).
The works must be digitized in 300 DPI resolution, RGB color mode, in JPG format, with a max. size of 2 MB.
5. Send your cartoons and your CV to the e-mail address: graficcontesturziceni@gmail.com
6. The cartoons submitted to the contest will be exhibited on the Urziceni website, so the cartoonists can study them, in order to prevent similarity, copying and stealing. Any similar, copied or stolen cartoon will not be awarded.
The contest results will be announced on the Urziceni 2018 website .
7. The International Jury will award the following prizes for the best works, no mater the categories:
GOLD PRIZE - 500 euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
SILVER PRIZE - 250 euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
BRONZE PRIZE - 150 euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
Ten EXCELLENCY Special Honor Diplomas.
The Jury’s decisions are final. Other Special Prizes offered by the sponsors may be awarded.
The prizes can be paid in Urziceni or can be sent by post and the recipient will bear the cost of sending them.
The organizer does not assume any liability regarding the taxes or bank charges. The originals of the winning drawings should be sent by mail in max. two weeks from the results announcement, well wrapped and protected against damages.
8. By participating, the entrants grant the organizers the right to use their entries as advertising for the Urziceni International Cartoon Contest and for the website BestCARTOONS.net (e.g. as cartoon books, catalogues, advertising in the press, internet and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon contest organization, calendars, etc) without any special fees paid to the authors.
9. By submitting the works to Urziceni 2018 INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST, the artists accept the decisions of the Jury and the rules printed above.
Nicolae PETRACHE, General Manager of CH Urziceni.
Horia CRISAN, owner of BestCARTOONS.net .


US cartoonist Signe Wilkinson's Cartoon Exhibition in India

Dear Sir/Madam,
IIC is organising an exhibition of cartoons
by first US lady cartoonist
to win the prestigious Pulitzed Prize,
Signe Wilkinson
from 6th to 20th October 2018.
Please find attached invite.
Managing Trustee,
Indian Institute of Cartoonists,
#1, Midford House, Midford Gardens,
Off M.G.Road, Bangalore-560001
Ph: 080-41758540, Mobile: 9980091428
WebSite: http://cartoonistsindia.com/htm/home.htm
E-mail: info@cartoonistsindia.com


International Cartoon Competition Brain Sneezing 2018, Slovakia

PRERAG, association
announces the international cartoon competition
Brain Sneezing - from kalokagathia to hypochondria and back
Deadline:20th November 2018
Competition terms :
Each author can send maximum 5 original works.
The competition is open to everybody and is not restricted in terms of artistic design methods.
The format of works should not exceed the A4 dimension.
The competition is non-anonymous.
The works can be sent either online, by filling the electronic application form, or via regular mail, with each work signed on the reverse with the author´s name and their address.
The rewarded works will become the property of the organiser.
The results will be announced on the 27th November 2018 and the winners will be awarded the following prizes:
1st prize 500.00 EUR
2nd prize 300.00 EUR
3rd prize 200.00 EUR
The competition Jury reserves the right to grant other special prizes or not to grant some of the prizes.
The organisers will accept all the works that will be delivered online at the web address:
The organisers reserve the right to publish selected works in promotional materials and to re-install the exhibition. The catalogue will be sent to each competitor whose works will be published in the catalogue.
The authors agree that their works become the property of the organisers at no charge, that copies of their works might be made and used in re-installing the exhibition in other venues and that their works might be published free of charge in order to promote the exhibition.
Registration Form.
If you have problems with the online registration send your cartoons to the email address:
The international competition and exhibition "Brain Sneezing & Salto Mortale" is financially supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
Address: PRERAG
Dubová 5, 08001 Prešov
Source: cartooneast.


First selected list of participants in the 15th International Cartoon Festival 2018 in Kosovo

The 15th edition of International Cartoon festival competition in Kosovo
12 - 14 October 2018, Prizren, Kosovo.
First selected list from 578 artists from 47 countries with 4731 work,
Thanks for participating,
Gani SUNDURI, Director of the “XhennetComics” Association, Prizren, Kosovo.
1. Abbas Naaseri – Iran,
2. Adán Iglesias Toledo - Cuba,
3. Afrizal Ia – Indonesia,
4. Agus Harsanta - Indonesia,
5. Ahmad Reza Sohrabi - Iran,
6. Ahmed Khabali – Morocco,
7. Aidarbek Gazizov – Kazakhstan,
8. Alaa Dayoub - Syria,
9. Alberto Teixera Menses – Uruguay,
10. Aleksei Kivokurtcev - Russia,
11. Alexander Dubovsky - Ukraine,
12. Alexei Talimonov - England,
13. Ali Divandari - Iran,
14. Ali Ghanaat – Iran,
15. Ali Hakan Alan – Turkey,
16. Ali Khalil – Iran,
17. Alin-Cantemir Toader - Romania,
18. Aloisio De Souza Andrade - Brasil,
19. Amir Khaleghi - Iran,
20. Amir Reza Torkaman Rahmani – Iran,
21. Amir Soheili – Iran,
22. António Santos – Portugal,
23. Arisson Tavares da Silva - Brasil,
24. Atefe Ch - Iran,
25. Atehef Yaryan – Iran,
26. Ayten Köse – Turkey,
27. Abdyl Zaman - Kosovo
28. Banu Mogulkoc - Turkey,
29. Behrooz Shabestari - Iran,
30. Berat Skenderi – Kosovo,
31. Beyza Inan – Turkey,
32. Bhiuvanan V. - India,
33. Borislav Hegedusuic - Croatia,
34. Brady Izquierdo Rodriguez – Cuba,
35. Budi Hari Pujiono – Indonesia,
36. Cai Weidong – China,
37. Cival Einstein - Brasil,
38. Conrado Parraguirre – Mexico,
39. Cornel -Marin Chiorean – Romania,
40. Daniel Eduardo Varela - Argentina,
41. Daniele Zordan - Italy,
42. Danny Yustiniadi - Indonesia,
43. Dariusz Dąbrowski – Poland,
44. Darsono – Indonesia,
45. David Housh - Iran,
46. David Vela – Spain,
47. Dimitris Toulios – Greece,
48. Dragomir Djukic Charlly – Montenegro,
49. Eder Santos - Brasil,
50. Efat Amjadipoor - Iran,
51. Elena Ospina - Columbia,
52. Elham Jahanfard – Iran,
53. Elham Khalilil Mehr - Iran,
54. Elnaz Karimdadashi – Iran,
55. Erdoğan Başol - Turkey,
56. Esmaiel Babaei - Iran,
57. Esmaeil Janblaghi - Iran,
58. Evren Tural – Turkey,
59. Fahri Emra - Kosovo
60. Fakhredin Dost Mohamad - Iran,
61. Fatemeh Ekrami - Iran,
62. Félix González - Argentina,
63. Ferhat Demirbas – Turkey,
64. Florian Doru Crihana - Romania,
65. Francisco Machado – Brasil,
66. Friedrich Tasser - Italy,
67. Gabriele Corvi - Italy,
68. Gema Samudra Sutrisno – Indonesia,
69. Goran Ćeličanin – Serbia,
70. Granit Avdiu - Kosovo
71. Grigoris Georgiou - Greece,
72. Guibao Gai – China,
73. Haibat Ahmadi – Iran,
74. Hamid Soufi - Iran,
75. Hamit Gış – Turkey,
76. Hans Dierick – Belgium,
77. Hans Mader - Netherlands,
78. Hazem Nassar - Iran,
79. Hicabi Demirci – Turkey,
80. Hikmet Yamansavaşçılar - Turkey,
81. Hilal Özcan – Turkey,
82. Hossein Abdollahi Adli - Iran,
83. Hossein Kazem - Iran,
84. Hossein Naghib - Iran,
85. Hule Hanusic - Austria,
86. Hyrmete Bariu – Kosovo,
87. Ibrahim Bayındır - Turkey,
88. Igor Smirnov – Russia,
89. Ilya Katz – Israel,
90. Iman Nouri Najafi – Iran,
91. Ismail Kera – Kosovo,
92. Istvan Parazs – Hungary,
93. Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek - Poland,
94. Jakkula Venkatesh – India,
95. Javad Jafarian - Iran,
96. Javier Furnodavlos - Argentina,
97. Ji Ameng – China,
98. Ji Ariujun – China,
99. Jitet Kustana - Indonesia,
100. Jordan Pop Iliev - Macedonia,
101. Juan Camilo Lopera Arroyave -Jucalo – Columbia,
102. Juarez A. Leite - Brasil,
103. Junior Lopes – Brasil,
104. Kamil Yavuz – Turkey,
105. Katz Grigori - Israel,
106. Kaung Zaw Htet – Myanmar,
107. Kazanevsky Vladimir - Ukraine,
108. Keti Radevska - Croatia,
109. Khalid Baha - Morocco,
110. Khodayar Naroei - Iran,
111. Klaus Pitter – Austria,
112. Konstantin Kazanchev - Ukraine,
113. Lei Zou – China,
114. Lena Anger Pintnerova - Czech Republic,
115. Leonardo Zaza - Italy,
116. Li Bu Yi – China,
117. Li Hai Feng - China,
118. Li Yan Nian – China,
119. Liang Junqi - China,
120. Linda Avdiu – Kosovo,
121. Liu Qiang – China,
122. Liu Xihua - China,
123. Liviu Stanila – Romania,
124. Lou Peidong – China,
125. Luis Demetrio Calvo Solís - Costa Rica,
126. Mahmood Nazari - Iran,
127. Mahsa Eskandari - Iran,
128. Mahshid Hashemi – Iran,
129. Makhmud Eshonqulov – Uzbekistan,
130. Manuel Arriaga - Spain,
131. Marco D'Agostino - Italy,
132. Mariagrazia Quaranta Gio - Italy,
133. Mario Russo – Italy,
134. Masoumeh Rahimi – Iran,
135. Mehmet Zeber – Turkey,
136. Mehmet Ozurdu – Turkey,
137. Michel Moro Gómez - Cuba,
138. Midhat Kapetanovic – Bosna,
139. Mihai Matei – Romania,
140. Mihai Victor Eugen – Romania,
141. Milan Alašević – Slovenia,
142. Mobina Mahdzad - Iran,
143. Mohammad Mahmoodi - Iran,
144. Mohammadali Khalaji - Iran,
145. Mohammadtaghi Nasabe - Iran,
146. Mohsen Zarifian - Iran,
147. Monireh Sharifi – Iran,
148. Mozhdeh Malekoghli - Iran,
149. Munduru Sekhar Rao – India,
150. Nader Hafezi – France,
151. Nahid Maghsoudi - Iran,
152. Nahid Sadeghi Moghadam – Iran,
153. Naji Bennaji - Morocco,
154. Nikolay Chernyshev - Russia,
155. Nima Akhbari – Iran,
156. Nima Shahmiri – Iran,
157. Oğuz Gürel - Turkey,
158. Oleksy Kustovsky - Ukraine,
159. Omar Seddek Mostafa - Egypt,
160. Osman Ali Obaid Alamin - Sudan,
161. Osvaldo Da Silva Costa – Brasil,
162. Ovidiu Serb - Greece,
163. Özcan Çalışkan - Turkey,
164. Pezhman Alipour - Iran,
165. Phu Nguyen - Vietnam,
166. Qazim Tmava - Kosovo,
167. Qeng Shibi – China,
168. Qi Jingyan – China,
169. Raed Khalil – Belgium,
170. Rafael Triana – France,
171. Rajeendra Kumar – India,
172. Raul Alfonso Grisales – Columbia,
173. Raul Fernando Zuleta - Columbia,
174. Rengin Rifat – Kosovo,
175. Rešad Sultanović - Bosnia-Herzegovina,
176. Ricardo Ferreira - Portugal,
177. Roberto Sergio Castillo Rodriguez-Voland - Cuba,
178. Rooshan Gataullin - Russia,
179. Saeed Sadeghi - Iran,
180. Said Coşar - Turkey,
181. Salar Eshratkhah – Iran,
182. Salih Kütükçü – Turkey,
183. Sepideh Aghaee - Iran,
184. Sepideh Faramarzi - Iran,
185. Sepideh Seifizadeh - Iran,
186. Serdar Günler - Turkey,
187. Sergey Sokolov – Russia,
188. Serpil Kar - Turkey,
189. Seyit Saatçi – Turkey,
190. Seyran Caferli - Azerbaijan,
191. Shahrokh Heidari(Shéèd) – France,
192. Shaowei Zhu - China,
193. Shen Hong Li – China,
194. Sherif Arafa - Egypt,
195. Shyqri Bala – Kosovo,
196. Slava Kazanevskyi - Ukraine,
197. Sofia Guz - France,
198. Sohrab Kheiri – Iran,
199. Soleiman Mamrahimi – Iran,
200. Soltan Soltanli – Azerbaijan,
201. Stefan Wenczel – Austria,
202. Sun Chen – China,
203. Supratin Soeprieketjil – Indonesia,
204. Suratno – Indonesia,
205. Tadeusz Krotos – Poland,
206. Tao Li – China,
207. Tayebe Khalili Mehr - Iran,
208. Trui Vanden Berghe – Belgium,
209. Tsocho Peev - Bulgaria,
210. TVG Menon – India,
211. Umamahendarnath Pantangi - India,
212. Vacip Örger - Turkey,
213. Vahid Armoon - Iran,
214. Valery Momot – Ukraine,
215. Vinayak. R.Adkoli – India,
216. Vladimir Khakhanov - Russia,
217. Vladimír Pavlík – Slovakia,
218. Walter Toscano - Peru,
219. Wang Yinxiang - China,
220. Wesam Khalil - Egypt,
221. Wessam Jamoul – Syria,
222. William Martins Ribeiro - Brasil,
223. Xiaoqiang Hou - China,
224. Yalda Hasheminezhad - Iran,
225. Yang Duoyi - China,
226. Yang Li Yangyi - China,
227. Yang Lijie - China,
228. Yang Xia – China,
229. Yashar Ostadi – Iran,
230. Yerlik Zharylgapov - Kazakhstan,
231. Yong Xiabo – China,
232. Yüksel Cengiz - Turkey,
233. Zhaleh Yoosefinezhad - Iran,
234. Zhang Yaming – China,
235. Zhao Yunsheng – China,
236. Zlatko Krstevski – Macedonia.



1st Welt Heimat International Cartoon Contest 2019, Germany

1st Welt Heimat International Cartoon Contest Specification
Subject of the Competition: War and Humanity
Purpose of the Competition:
The Welt Heimat Newspaper published monthly in German and Turkish in the German state Baden-Württemberg, approves of organizing a cartoon contest in its 4th year. This international competition is about cruelty of war, destruction, demolition of human soul, despair against refuge and war and dangerous developments in weapon technology. The aim here is to issue a call to cartoonists living all over the world to be sensible to humanity in the frame of humor.
Terms of Participation
1- The competition is organized internationally and is open to all amateur or professional cartoonists.
2- The subject of the competition is "War and Humanity". Under this title, topics such as war, massacres, armaments, genocides, refugees, children in war, migrations, crimes against humanity, which have affected the whole world and humanity for centuries, can be handled.
3- As the competition is organized on an international scale, it is necessary to prepare the works without writing.
4- Technical use is free in the works to be sent to the competition. The size of the artwork should be at least A-4 (29.7 cm x 21 cm), A-3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm), 300 dpi, and JPG format.
5- The works to be sent to the competition may have been published before but they should not have been awarded in any competition. The award will be canceled if the award-winning works are documented to have been awarded in another competition. Objections against similar and stolen works will be taken into consideration.
6- It is possible to participate in the competition with maximum 5 works. Participants will not be awarded more than one award.
7- Works for participation in the contest will be sent to e-mail: weltheimatcontests@gmail.com . The participant should add a photograph and a resume to the mail along with the cartoon.
8- The deadline for entry to the competition is January 20, 2019. Works submitted after this date will not be evaluated.
9- The Welt Heimat newspaper will also have the right to use the cartoons sent to the competition in various media and publications, newspaper and internet sites. Participants will acknowledge that they accept the conditions of the competition by sending works to the contest, and will not seek any future compensation in the event that the works they submit are used in the places specified in this specification.
10- Members of the jury, members of the organizing committee and their first-degree relatives cannot participate in the competition.
11- Cartoons found appropriate by the jury will be exhibited at various events in different countries such as Germany and Turkey.
12- Selection committee of the competition:
Şevket Dalboy - Welt Heimat Newspaper Concession holder / Germany
Saadet Demir Yalçın – Welt Heimat Newspaper Visual Editor and Graphic Designer, Cartoonist / Turkey
Oleksiy Kustovsky – Cartoonist / Ukraine
Axinte Doru - Cartoonist / Romania
Silvano Mello - Cartoonist / Brazil
Sajad Rafeei - Cartoonist / Iran
Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu - Cartoonist / Turkey.
Graphics, consultation and technical support: Ahmet Altay / Turkey
13- The results of the competition will be forwarded to award winning artists and press organs.
14- Awards of the Competition:
1st Award: 500 Euro
2nd Award: 300 Euro
3rd Award: 150 Euro
5 Honorable Mentions (awards given by various organizations).
15- All participants will be sent a certificate of participation. First e-album of the competition will be published.
Source: Saadet Demir Yalçın.


International Cartoon Exhibition IX MANUFAKTURA SATYRY, ŻYRARDÓW 2018, POLAND

Dear Artists,



Opening Ceremony: 22 September (Saturday) / 17.00


best regards,
Zbigniew Kolaczek.


The 7th International Cartoon Contest, Sinaloa 2018 is cancelled

The Contest is open to all cartoonists from all over the world and beyond.
Is vanity inherent in the human being? Will a chimpanzee, who shares 99% of DNA with us, be a victim of this same trait?
Twin sister of narcissism, the dictionary also defines Vanity as: conceit, boasting, vainglory, haughtiness, presumption, pride, petulance, pedantry and fatuity; a key set of concepts imputed to the human species and capable of engendering the most terrible events. Think of the supposed supremacies that unleashed abominable genocides, the arms race, space warfare, empires, dynasties, and other kind of atrocities which have devastated cultures and nations.
But vanity does not stop there; it goes beyond the bounds of the social and changes its skin at will. It explores the entrails of the individual and becomes the central axis of a system based on compulsive consumerism, a permanent competition that demands the possession of the most expensive objects, the latest technology and the most perfect bodies: a super status quo that awards the title of "The best of all". Thus, without realizing, we repeat models of dictators decorated with fake medals and elite ladies who attach pillows to increase their bottoms. In this ocean of superfluous values, is it possible to navigate without taking on water?
1st Prize: $30,000 Mexican pesos.
2nd Prize: $20,000 Mexican pesos.
3rd Prize: $15,000 Mexican pesos.
Winners will be notified by e-mail from 29th November 2018.
A maximum of 3 works can be submitted by E-mail in any media, in black and white or colour, but they should not be currently participating in other contests or have been awarded.
Works should have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi, size 21.5cms x 27.9cms. They should be sent to any one of the following:
5. DEADLINE: November 18th 2018.
(The entry form can be downloaded from http://concursosinaloa2018.orgfree.com).
. Name
. Photograph
. Address
. E-mail
7. A catalogue with the winners and selected works will be available on the web page of the contest:
8. Participants that were winners in 2017 can participate but if they win again they will only be entitle to receive honorary mentions.
Copyright belongs to authors. The Contest will use some works, but only for promotional purposes, such as publicity, the catalogue and the press.
Source: Sergio Navarro.
IMPORTANT: This contest is cancelled due to the devastating floods in the region 28.09.2018 (Source).


Portraits Living in Drawings: Caricature Exhibition by Erdogan Karayel in Istanbul, Turkey

05-30 September 2018
Opening Ceremony/Coctail:
05 September 2018/18.00
Schneidertempel Arts Center
Bankalar Cad. Felek Sok. No: 1
Tel.: 0212-249 01 50
Wednesday-Sunday 12.00 - 18.00
(Monday-Tuesday closed).