48th INTERNATIONAAL CARTOONFESTIVAL KNOKKE-HEIST - BELGIUM
This contest is open to anybody aged at least 18. By the simple fact of participating, all contestants accept the conditions and provisions of these regulations and agree to abide by the decisions of the jury. There will be no correspondence about this competition. The Belgian law is applied as far as the tax on the prizes awarded to foreign participants is concerned.
A cartoon is a humoristic drawing. It could be, for instance, a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation or simply a sketch of a comical situation. The cartoon may be a single image or in the form of a short strip. The cartoon may be static (drawn) or moving (computer animated).
3. THEME: NO THEME (free)
a. original drawn cartoons: maximum 5 submissions.
What? black and white or colour. The cartoons may not be accompanied by text. Drawings may also be made digitally and submitted on CD-ROM. They may not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded a prize abroad. They should be packed flat and unfolded.
How? Dimensions: min. 21 x 30 cm - max. 40 x 60 cm. When submitted on a CD-ROM, the cartoon should be in A4 or A3 format at a resolution of 300 dpi in TIFF format. Works behind glass, framed or mounted with other materials will not be accepted.
b. animated, moving cartoons: maximum 3 animated cartoons with a maximum duration of 15 minutes per animated cartoon.
How? Animations should be submitted on a DVD (PAL). Submissions are not accepted via URL (YouTube, MySpace, Google Video or Quicktime uploads). No demo versions, only the complete cartoon. Works should be in Dutch or English or with subtitles in either of these languages.
c. The entrant guarantees the originality of his/her works. Disputes and potential claims in relation to all forms of plagiarism, etc. are the sole liability of the entrant.
5. ENTRY FORM
Your participation will only be taken into account if your entry form carries your date of birth as well as your signature. Every cartoon must state the surname and first name of the author on the back. Postage must be paid by the participants.
6. PROPERTY RIGHTS
By the mere fact of taking part in the contest, the participants empower the organizing association to make use of their entries for promotional purposes on behalf of the “International Cartoon festival” and the seaside resort of Knokke-Heist (cartoon book, catalogue, publicity in the press and other media, posters, folders, calendar, official gifts by the local authorities and/or the festival’s organizers, etc.)
Among the entries, a jury makes a selection for the exhibition and appoints the prize-winners.
8. ADMISSION TO THE EXHIBITION
Upon presentation of the receipt of their entries, all contestants will be admitted to the exhibition without charge.
9. PROPERTY OF THE ORGANIZING ASSOCIATION
All award-winning entries will become property of the organizing association. The organizing association will have the option to retain one drawing at the most of every contestant whose work was selected. Article 6. will be applicable.
10. CATALOGUE / CARTOONBOOK
In cooperation with the “Davidsfonds Leuven” a catalogue / cartoon book will be edited according to the technical and financial means. Selected participants are entitled to one catalogue.
11. RETURN MAIL
As from this year cartoons will only be returned if this has been indicated on the registration form. The charges for returning such works as will not become the property of the organizing association will be borne by the latter. The organizers will endeavour to handle the return with the utmost care but cannot be held responsible for loss or damages. CD-ROMs and DVD’s are never returned.
Golden Hat + 3.500 €
Silver Hat + 2.000 €
Bronze Hat + 1.250 €
Knack Cartoon Award 500 €
Publics Prize 500 €
+ flight and hotel accomodation in Knokke-Heist during openingsweekend
EXHIBITION: 28.06.2009 - 27.09.2009
Address: Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist vzw Meerlaan, 32, B-8300, Knokke-Heist BELGIUM
Tel: +32.50.630.430 Fax:+32.50.630.429