14th Rendon Festival - Colombia

RICARDO RENDÓN: The outstanding Colombian caricaturist born in Rionegro-Antioquia (1894-1931), called "The Emperor" of the cartoon. One of the most penetrating and fine Latin American humorists in the XX century, in his work the humor was satire, it was characterized especially by the political cartoon. His cartoons were true x-rays of the facts and of the individuals. He was pioneer of the graphic publicity in Colombia.
14th RENDON INTERNATIONAL CARTOON FESTIVAL Organized by the municipal administration of Rionegro during eleven serial years in memory of Ricardo Rendón. The Festival, only in the history of the country for their trajectory and continuity; he has allowed to look at the perception of authors of but of 80 countries, main characters of the changes and experiences of the towns that contribute to the humanity's growth with the same humour. The laughing thought and its universal language, caricature is the most effective weapon against the thought that does not laugh. It is a dream and an universal yearning to erase frontiers so territorial as ideological that prevent us to live in harmony and to visualize the light of the freedom as principle of peace and coexistence.
The Conditions :
The contest is open to all cartoonists all over the world.
The deadline for entries is October 20, 2007
The themes of the competition are Two: 1. THE TRADE as the culture is reflected in commerce and his universal development, the socioeconomic activity consist in the purchase and sale of goods, as for using, selling or transformating it; The exchange, Street Commerce,International commerce, Free Commerce and everything what it is related to the subject, and Theme 2. FREE
Each participant can present in the competition a maximum of Four cartoons for theme.
You can participate with cartoons in white and black or in color.
The size of cartoons will not exceed 30 x 40 cms maximum.
You can also participate in the competition with cartoons that have already been published or rewarded previously, all the presented cartoons will be original. Photographs, photocopies etc, will not be accepted.
The transport of the cartoons in charge of the participant.
Participants are requested to send, together with their cartoons, a short curriculum vitae and a photograph.
In the reverse of each cartoon he/she should go the name, surname, address, telephone number and country of origin of the participant.
The selected caricaturist will receive free a catalogue.
The jury composed of Colombian and foreign cartoonists.
The results will be announced in the month of December 2007.
The cartoons presented in the competition won't be returned.
The organization is reserved the right of exhibiting those works that he/she understands they can attempt against individual or collective rights.
The participation in the competition supposes the entire acceptance and without reservations all the conditions.
The Prizes
1) 1º Place Theme The Trade
1000 Euros
2) 2º Place Theme The Trade
300 Euros
3) 1º Place Theme Free
600 Euros
4) 2º Place Theme Free
300 Euros
5) Special Prizes offered by various institutions.
Address :
The works should be sent to :
14° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CARICATURA Palacio de la Cultura/ Fernando Pica Cr. 50 # 48 - 05 Rionegro Antioquia COLOMBIA

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