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26.6.08

International Cartoon Сontest CITY & SEA - Ukraine

International Cartoon Сontest
CITY & SEA
Odessa 2008

Editorship of Odessa magazine «Delovaya Sreda», newspaper «Bazar» and Association of Odessa Cartoonists announce holding of International Cartoon Contest named «CITY and SEA».
Located at the Black Sea coast Odessa City is a center of international tourism, shipping, industry. Odessa Architecture reflects different styles and epochs, and it adds special color to this city. Mild climate, plenty of sun, cozy beaches make this city being a center of Ukrainian tourism. Multinationality of Odessa and tolerance of Odessa citizens have created a specific sense of humor.
The theme of contest is «City and Sea». Events, people, nature, architecture can be reflected in humorous manner, possibly with Russian or English inscriptions.
PARTICIPATION TERMS:
1) Every cartoonist can participate in the contest.
2) Cartoons (electronic copies) can be performed in any technique. Number of cartoons are limited to five. Cartoons awarded at other cartoon contests can also participate.
3) Deadline of works reception – August 25, 2008, but if participants want their works to be exhibited in tourists attendance places and participate in the contest of audience sympathy, the works should be sent as soon as possible.
4) Works sent to the contest would be exhibited during the period from July 1 till September 3 being accessible in Odessa City.
3) Works have to send by e-mail and should have 300 dpi resolution, А4 size in JPEG or PDF format of 1,5 Mb maximum.
5) Summary and announcement of the winner would take place within the framework of holiday events dedicated to Odessa City Day – September 2, 2008.
6) PRIZES
PRIZES OF FOUNDERS
1 prize – $ 1000
2 prize – $ 500
3 prize – $ 300
AUDIENCE SYMPATHY AWARD – $ 500
(to be determined by voting of exhibition visitors)
An institution of special prizes from the sponsors of International Cartoon Contest Odessa-2008 «CITY and SEA» is also possible.
7) Works sent to the contest can be used by the founders for production of promotional materials and for the broadcast in internet.
8) Each cartoon is to be sent by a separate message with the inquiry form of the artist, address, e-mail address and author’s photo attached to.
9) The artists agree that their works can be used in the demonstrations in Ukraine and abroad by participation in the contest.
10) Exhibition CD catalogue will be send to each of the exhibition participant.
11) E-mail for sending works:
cartoon@email.com.ua
bazar@optima.com.ua
Contacts: contest coordinator Peter Siguta: +38 0482 344-750,
Address: International Cartoon Contest, «Delovaya Sreda» Magazine, POB 45, Odessa-48, 65048, Ukraine
Entry-form at source: http://azcartoon.bravehost.com/odessa.htm

24.6.08

First Retrofitting International Cartoon Contest - Tabriz, Iran

First Retrofitting International Cartoon Contest
Regulations
As First Retrofitting cartoon festival is going to be held in Tabriz on October 2008 and we will be honored if you accept our invitation and send your cartoon to us.
Retrofitting International Cartoon Competition is held in Tabriz by Retrofitting National Organization. The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.

General Information
1) Theme: Innovation in Construction Industry / building retrofitting against earthquake.
Goals: Preventing non engineering structures focusing on village houses / using modern technology in building.
2) Participants take part in the competition with an original cartoon. Cartoons must be signed by the cartoonist in case that they are submitted as computer print outs. Photographs, photocopies, etc., will not be accepted.
3) Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42 cm (A3 paper size.) and there is no limit for sending cartoons.
4) The Organization will not be responsible for damage that may occur during postage and handling.
5) Competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
6) Participants are expected to send the filled in participation form, a short curriculum vitae with photograph together with their cartoons. Otherwise applications will not be considered.
7) The Jury composed of foreign members will meet in (?) September 2008.
8) Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to the artists.
9) By filling in the entrance form attached, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he has turned over the financial rights (s)he holds over the cartoon or cartoons vis-à-vis the public to the Iran Retrofitting National Center (INRC) without limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties under Articles 21-25 of the Law on Intellectual Property Rights for publication. (S)he agrees that the Iran Retrofitting National Organization may use such cartoons, exhibit them, keep them in its archives and publish them on the Internet or through other media.
10) Retrofitting 1st International Cartoon Contest will be celebrated with an award ceremony in October 2008 in Tabriz.
11) Deadline for entries is Wednesday October 1st, 2008.
12)The Prizes:
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250
Awards of Success: A minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 success awards will be granted.
Address to send cartoons via email: info@retrofittingcartoon.ir
Address to send cartoon via post: C2, Iran Building, 17 Shahrivar, Tabriz, IRAN
Entry-form at source: http://www.tabrizcartoons.com/en/detail.asp?ID=850

21.6.08

International Cartoon Exhibition “Environment” - Bali

Invitation to participate in the International Cartoon Exhibition – “Environment” Sanur, Bali 2008
From the Indonesian Cartoonists Association
Many efforts have already been made to explain what Global Warming is all about, with the hope that we can still make the necessary changes in this world. Unfortunately some people still assume that Global Warming is just a fairy tale. In fact, up to date there are only few people who understand Global Warming, even though all the information is widely available. We believe that a miracle can happen, if we work together to save our planet. More and more people must be made to understand the problem.
The Indonesian Cartoonists Association will conduct a cartoon exhibition in August 6th-10th, 2008, about the environment. This exhibition will attempt to show the public the problems we are facing, such as the depletion of our green forests which are the lungs of the world. In Indonesia for instance wide stretches of such land are burnt and cut on a regular basis to create living space for the growing human population. Other countries face similar problems, so this exhibition will involve not only Indonesian cartoonists, but cartoonists worldwide.
The Indonesian Cartoonists Association would like to extend the invitation to cartoonists around the globe to participate and support this exhibition.

The conditions and the information for this exhibition are as follows:
The theme of the exhibition is “The Environment”.
Cartoons can be sent via email, in a clear resolution of 300 dpi. The size is A3.
A photo portrait or a cartoon of the artist should be attached, as well as a short biography. This is to be used in the exhibition catalogue and possibly in the Bali cartoon magazine bog-bog.
Works will not be returned.
Cartoons, photos and biography must be sent to: balicartoon@gmail.com
Works can also be sent via courier or registered mail on A3 paper size, addressed to:
PAKARTI Indonesian Cartoonists Association, Jl. Veteran 39A Denpasar Bali Indonesia.
Any cartoon technique is acceptable.
There is no limit to the number of cartoons that can be sent.
All works must be original.
Cartoons must arrive no later than July 20th, 2008.
The eligible cartoons will be exhibited at the annual event “Sanur Village Festival** III – 2008, Bali Indonesia”


Your participation is much appreciated. We are certain that the exhibition will have a positive effect on the understanding of environmental issues and on the appreciation of cartoon art in Indonesia and around the world..
Putu Ebo
Secretary General of the Indonesians Cartoonists Association.

** Sanur Village Festival, is an annual event held by the Denpasar City government to promote and celebrate the wonderful culture of the Sanur Village. It is held yearly in Denpasar – Bali. Sanur is a tourism destination which is famous for its well-preserved traditional beach atmosphere. This festival will feature several events, shows and exhibitions, of which the Indonesian Cartoonist Association is only one part.
Your participation is much appreciated. We are certain that the exhibition will have a positive effect on the understanding of environmental issues and on the appreciation of cartoon art in Indonesia and around the world..

G8 International Cartoon Web Contest 2008 - Azerbaijan

«G8» INTERNATIONAL CARTOON WEB CONTEST-2008
Global Call to Actions Against Poverty
Azerbaijan National Coalition and Azerphoto agency with the financial support of Oxfam announce opening of the «G8» INTERNATIONAL CARTOON WEB CONTEST-2008
Contest: Open to all cartoonists
Topics: Poverty & Unemployment; Food crises; Climate change; Education, Health, Water and Sanitation; HIV/AIDS; Debt relief; Fair Trade; Gender equality;
Technical info: A4 Size max. 150 dpi, (max.2mb) format JPEG;
Max 2 entries for each topics
black & white or color;
Cartoons with CV should be submitted to cartoon@azerphoto.com by 30 June 2008.
The results will be announced on 02 July 2008 at http://cartoon.azerphoto.com/ based on final decision of international jury.
Prizes: 300, 250, 200 $; 5 Honorable diplomas.
All participants will receive the virtual catalogue of the contest.
Information support - "CARTOON NEWS CENTER"

The world needs free public health care and education. Millions of people don’t know what is primary education and health services. 80 million children can’t go to school. 1,400 women die needlessly in childbirth every day. G8 (USD, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Russia and Japan countries made an agreement over 35 years ago to devote 0.7% of GNI in aid to alleviate poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
These commitments intend to support the poor and developing countries on the public accountability, justice governance, protecting the human rights. As well as increase the quality and quantity of aid, relief of debt and encourage the local governments to develop own independent national economic policy. This will be resulted in improving living conditions of population in the poorest countries and save millions of lives, put every child into school, employ millions of teachers and health workers, and ensure that everyone with HIV/AIDS has access to the treatment.
These promises will be kept and exceeded if the G8, and other rich nations fulfil their obligation to the poor of the world. Promises given by the G8 and rich countries should be kept!!!

16.6.08

Polish artist Krzysztof Toboła passed away

Krzysztof Toboła not alive
June 6 departed from us suddenly Krzysztof Toboła, a noted illustrator and painter and cartoonist. He was 45 years.
Krzysztof Toboła - (1963 - 2008). Born in Kodniu. He graduated from School of Arts in Opole. He worked in Chemical Factory "Police" SA in Public Relations. He was a member of the Association of Polish Artists Karkatury and the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists.
Published his work in Głosie Szczecińskim, Gazecie Goleniowskiej, Echu Stargardu, Twoim Dobrym Humorze, Poznaniaku, and Super Expressie.
He won many prizes including dual winner of the contest organized by the Museum of Caricature and the Capital City of Warsaw on the occasion of 400-anniversary Stołeczności Warsaw; won: II and III prize in the contest "Walończycy", a special prize gallery "Kraniecpolski", the first prize in XIV edition of "What I will .." , Director of the Museum of Caricature prize in the contest "Posterunek satire," honorable mention in the National Review Wydażeń Satyrycznych "Papkinada - 2003", an honorable mention in the "Games and sports" - Korea, 2003, honorable mention in the "Karpik" - Niemodlin 2003, honorable mention in the contest " Europejka "- Barciany 2004.
Exhibitions Krzysztof Toboła can be viewed at: Szczecin, Gdansk, Warsaw, Jaroslaw, Biala Podlaska, Stargardzie Szczecin, Barcianach, Hanover, Mikolajki, Tarnobrzeg, Olsztyn, Myszkowie, Gdynia, Puck, and of course the Police.

2nd International Bursa Cartoon Competition - Turkey

2-nd International Bursa Cartoon Competition
The competition is available for cartoonists all over the world
ARTICLES AND CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION:
Requirements:
- Cartoons which will be sent to the competition could be published before, and should not be awarded at another competition. If a cartoon which has been awarded at another competition prior to this competition wins an award, the prize will be cancelled
- The works must be original (photography, photocopy, print out... etc will not be accepted.)
- The cartoons size should be at least A4 size and not more than A3
- Each participant can send up to 5 pieces of work for competition
- The participants must write their names, family names, addresses, mobile and home phone numbers, e-mails, country, on the back of their work.
- The works will not be returned to the owner. All rights of exhibiting, printing etc. belong to BURFAS
Theme: "Human Rights"
Deadline: 10 September 2008
The prize ceremony and exhibition opening: 10 October 2008
Address: BURFAS Yakin Cevre Yolu 2.km
Next to Bursa Zoo Park Osmangazi / Bursa - TURKEY
Prizes:
1st Prize: 5000 $
2nd Prize: 2500 $
3rd Prize: 1000 $
Honorary mentions: 200 $ for 10 people
Certificate of achievement for finalists
JURY:
Marlene POHLE - Germany
Tatyana TSANKOVA - Bulgaria
Nori YAMANOI - Japan
Aristides GUERRERO ( ARES ) - Cuba
Agim SULAJ - Italy
Izel ROZENTAL - Turkiye
Prof. Atila OZER - Turkiye
Tan ORAL - Turkiye
Salih MEMECAN - Turkiye
Ibrahim ER - Turkiye
CONTACT:
Coordinator: Burcu Resit - Project Responsible
Tel: (+90 224)211 31 51/124
Fax: (+90 224)211 31 54

Chinese Jiaxing International Cartoon Exhibition 2008

The Fourth Chinese Jiaxing International Cartoon Exhibition 2008
Host Units: Artists's Association of China
The Municipal Goverment of Jiaxing City
Award: The Jury committee will choose 200 works for exhibition, there are 2 works provided for The Best Representation Prizes, 5 works provided for The Best Idea Prizes, 10 works provided for The Best Skill Prizes, and 30 works provided for the excellent works, the totle 47 winning works will be awarded with top grade trophy.
The winners will be invited to attend the award ceremony in October, 2008 in Jiaxing city, China.
Exhibition: The exhibition of The Fourth Chinese Jiaxing International Cartoon Exhibition 2008 will be holden in Puhua Gallery in October, 2008 in Jiaxing city.
Each author whose work selected for exhibition will get one copy of the catalogue of exhibition and certificate.
The selected works will be collected in Puhua gallery, Jiaxing city. The works which can not enter the exhibition will be returned to the authors after exhibition.
The Host Units have right to use the selected works for spreading, publishing etc.
Each author should submit no more than 3 works for exhibition, any technique and form of works will be acceptted, the size of work should not exceed 420 × 297 mm, the author's information including author's name, title, address, postcode, email, telephone should be written on the back of works.
The deadline is August 30, 2008.
Program: Host Units will invite the winners to attend the award ceremony and the cartoon week in October, 2008 in Jiaxing city, the Host Units will cover the flight and hotel's charge.
Authors who submit works to exhibition means they accept all above rules.
Address: No.36 Zhonghe Road, Puhua Gallery, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, P.R.China Postcode: 314000
Telephone: 0086 573 82085748, 0086 573 82071601
Fax: 0086 573 82085748
Email: jxphmsg@yeah.net
Contact: Mr.Ling Dalun, Mr.Ling Jiachun, Mr.Zhong Zhongxiao
Committee of The Fourth Chinese Jiaxing International Cartoon Exhibition 2008
Source: http://www.cartooncn.org/ennews.asp?nid=36

Winners in ZAGREB 2008 - Croatia

13. INTERNATIONAL CARTOON EXHIBITION ZAGREB 2008
THEME: GAMBLING
The 13th International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2008 has seen the arrival of 452 works of 226 authors from 48 countries.

THE WINNERS

GOLD MEDAL: MOJMIR MIHATOV, Croatia

SILVER MEDAL: OTON ANTON REISINGER, Croatia

BRONZE MEDAL: BRETISLAV KOVARIK, Czech Republic

SPECIAL MENTIONS:
BRANKO ILIĆ, Croatia
YURIY KOSOBUKIN, Ukraine
READ KHALIL, Syria
OLEKSIY KUSTOVSKIY, Ukraine
IVAN ŠARIĆ, Croatia

10.6.08

New Deadline in China Guangxi City College Contest

New Deadline: June 30 2008 in China Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest
The emergency notice of 2008 China Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest Organizing Committee

Dear cartoonist:
2008 China Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest has received more than 3000 works. For the cartoonists' demand, Our Cartoon Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the expired date, from 8th June, 2008 to 30th June,2008. And we want to tell you that you can send your works by E-mail firstly, after we access the works, if you have been awarded, we will notice you to send us your original works.
If you want to know more information about it, please look up the information from http://www.gxccfy.com/cartoon/
And the 2007 China Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest will award the certificates and photo album soon. If you have been awarded in the 2007 China Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest, please send your detail address to cygjmh2007@163.com. Guangxi City College Organizing Committee
3rd, June

Derambakhsh’s “Symphony of Lines” to ring out soon

Derambakhsh’s “Symphony of Lines” to ring out in cartoon world
TEHRAN, June 9 (MNA) -- Two new cartoon collections created by Iranian artist Kambiz Derambakhsh entitled “The Symphony of Lines” and “Olympics of Laughter” will be published in the near future.
In “Olympics of Laughter”, Derambakhsh drew cartoons on the theme of sports with thoughtful imagination.
He created a harmony by drawing cartoons of musical instruments in his collection “The Symphony of Lines”.
The collections are in black and white. He usually uses simple black lines in his cartoons, rarely employing color, captions, or titles. “While I can speak through simple lines, I do not need colors to communicate,” he told the Mehr News Agency on Sunday.
“The Symphony of Lines” is comprised of a selection of artworks published in the foreign press over the past 25 years, he added.
He went on to say that his cartoons are in a simple international language.
Derambakhsh, who is known for his ability to find obscure themes for his works, has worked as a cartoonist, a graphic designer, and an illustrator for 49 years.
Derambakhsh, 65, has won many awards at international competitions including the grand prize at an Istanbul competition in 1990, the grand prize at Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun competition in 1998, the grand prize of a contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1998, and the grand prize of a Polish anti-war caricature contest in 2002.
SB/HG
END
MNA

9.6.08

Similarity: Leite - Rahim Asghari




19th Carioca Humor Exhibition RIO DE JANEIRO/BRAZIL Honorable Mention: Leite (Brazil)

"Low Creativity and High Similarity" by Márcio Leite

Low Criativity and High Similarity
One more similar cartoon is a winner in a traditional contest. It happened in Turkey, in Aydin Dogan. The rewarding of ideas that are not unknown is repeating all over the world and getting more and more frequent. This prejudices the quality of the event, taking the space of participants that send creative and never seen before cartoons, and that could win properly the prizes, including honorable mentions. The cartoonists that decide to join a competitive exhibition should be not only a good drawer or have a good idea, but be, above all, an ethic person and a good researcher. He should know about the results and about the catalogs of contests that are happening. Brazilcartoon bets on the Rahim’s excellent idea of the creation of the committee so the ethic is above humor in competitive exhibitions.
Brazilcartoon is democratic and impartial, therefore we will notify similarity and plagiarism cases, and also give the right of answer to those artists involved.
Márcio Leite
Director of Brazilcartoon

"Stop This Crime" net-exhibit on Don Quichotte

Dear Cartoonist,
Canadian Government allows slaying hundred of thousands seals and the Canadians repeat this pitiless massacre every year. Unfortunately this massacre keeps going although many groups of animal rights societies protest that by organizing events in the world.
Don Quichotte invites amateur and professional all cartoonists to protest this cruel massacre on our web site. Our goal is to start an international exhibition against Canadian Government to show cartoonists' reactions about this barbarity. Prize is going to be saving life of the innocent seals.
We aim to put pressure on Canadian Government to stop this brutal massacre. By joining us you will be part of this struggle for saving seals' life.
Your artworks can ensure Canadian Government's reconsideration about this barbarian slaughter. We hope this shameful cruel massacre will be end up with all cartoonists' support.
All copyright of the published artworks on Don Quichette web site in this exhibition will be property of PETA.
(PETA is the worlds largest animal rights group headquartered in Norfolk, VA and having field offices in places like New York City, Washington DC and having affiliates in Germany, England, India and other places. Stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.)

8.6.08

9th International Cartoon Competition Spirito di Vino

9th International Cartoon Competition SPIRITO DI VINO 2008 - Italy
The sunny day of Cantine Aperte was the launch pad for the ninth edition of Spirito di Vino, a competition for young cartoonists who want to express an alternative, ironic, amusing point of view on the world and culture of wine.
Spirito di Vino 2008 is one of the initiatives that the Friuli Venezia Giulia delegation of the Movimento Turismo del Vino organises especially for young people. Since its first edition, the competition has enjoyed amazing success.
Cartoonists aged between 18 and 35, from Italy and abroad, will be able to enrole before 29th August 2008 directly filling in the enrolment form (Form Registration) or sending their entries to our Secretary's Office:
Movimento Turismo del Vino - Friuli Venezia Giulia
Via del Partidor 7,
33100 Udine – Italy
Cartoons should not exceed the dimensions of 30x40 cm in vertical (maximum three cartoons). The artwork may be in black and white or colour and may be drawn using any technique.
The three winners will receive a selection of Friuli's finest wines and will be the Movement's guests, with the other 30 finalists, on Saturday 20th September in Udine at Friuli DOC, the now traditional early autumn appointment with the best of the region's food, wine and typical products. The winning entries, selected by a jury of major figures from the worlds of graphic arts and journalism, will be displayed at an exhibition that will be open to the public during Friuli DOC.
For further information:
Movimento Turismo del Vino - Friuli Venezia Giulia: Tel. 0432.289540
Fax. 0432.294021

6.6.08

15th International Contest University of Alcalá – Spain

15th International Graphic Humor Contest of the University of Alcalá – Spain
The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá announces the 15th International Graphic Humor Contest, with the slogan:
Garbage: The value of what you throw away.
For some people, it is only garbage, but for many others it is a source for life. Besides, it is one indicator to analyze the society in which we live in. This reflection has inspired the subject of the 15th International Graphic Humor Contest of Alcalá that has been announced with the slogan “Garbage: The value of what you throw away”.
Deadline for this announcement is August 31st.
This International Contest is open to all the professionals of Graphic Humor that send the cartoon they have published (or will publish) in national or international media. The main goal of this contest is to sensitize public opinion (being the students a special target) about the meaning of garbage, and the spreading of the necessity of going more deeply into the importance of recycling.
We can define our way of living by analyzing our garbage and, moreover, we can make radiography of the society that produces that garbage. The Chilean economist Hernán Durán de la Fuente says that “a city like San Francisco has on its garbage more aluminum than that you can obtain from a bauxite mine, and more copper than that you can obtain from an average mine”. Those data define significantly the squandering of developed societies. On the other side we find the garbage dump as a supplying resource for those who live in poverty.
For that reason, other main objective of this 15th International Graphic Humor Contest about the value of what we throw away is to share artistic and pedagogic projects from different countries, in order to change some behaviors, and to favor the opinion and experience exchange among graphic humor professionals all over the world.
Basis of the announcement will be soon available in different languages. Spanish version is available yet. Check the website for the complete basis in your language before posting your work(s). See the basis now available in different languages: http://www.humor.fgua.es/XVmuestra/bases.htm
The entry may be a cartoon, a strip or a caricature.
Can participate originals or cartoons made with computer (digital artwork must indicate the number of copy and total prints: eg: 2 / 4, if 2 is a copy of a total of 4).
The maximum format will be of 297 x 420 mm. (A3).
The works submitted will become part of Humor Chart funds of the Foundation General University of Alcala (unless expressly stated the opposite direction, which must be in writing on the reverse of the work the word "Return"), and may be used in their exhibitions, posters, and publications.
At the end of exhibition in Alcala, people with selected work will receive a copy of the publication, that will be edited in connection with the conclusion of exhibition.
The announcement image for the 15th International Graphic Humor Contest is made by Jesús Zulet Izura, Zulet. (See top above)
Address:
Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá
XV Muestra Internacional de Humor Gráfico.
C/ Imagen, 1-3. 28801 Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. España.
Tel.: +34 91 879 74 40/41
Fax: +34 91 879 74 55
E-mail: cultura@fgua.es
humor.muestra@uah.es

Winners in Ist Luis d'Oliveira Guimarães Humor Biennial

Ist Luis d'Oliveira Guimarães Humor Biennial - Penela 2008
Theme: Justice

WINNERS

1st Prize: Agim Solaj (Albania)


2nd Prize: José Santos (Portugal)

3rd Prize: Pavel Constantin (Rumania)

International Competition of Villa Celimontana Jazz Smile 2008

International Competition of Villa Celimontana Jazz Smile - Italy 2008
International Competition of satirical design
1. Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, presents its first edition of “Villa Celimontana Jazz Smile: competition of satirical design dedicated to jazz” which is scheduled to last 15 days. Will then be notified to the participants: and be included in the competition of satirical design which is free.
2. The theme of the competition: “Jazz”. The works must be presented on a single sheet, maximum size UNI A4 (cm. 21 x 29,7), strictly black and white. Works created using computer graphics will not be admitted in the competition. To be entered into the final part of the competition, high-quality copies of the works will initially be accepted, in the format .jpg (150 dpi) sent via email to the following address: jazzsmile@villacelimontanajazz.com.
The works should not have been published in the past.
The participation is open to artists of all nationalities.
Participants who are younger than 18 years old must have authorisation from their parent/guardian.
All participants is allowed to enter a maximum of 1 work.
3. The works must be sent together with the application form filled out and signed no later than Thursday 12 June 2008 (having faith in the postal services) to the same address mentioned before: jazzsmile@villacelimontanajazz.com
4. A Committee will choose the 30 most impressive works of the competition. The finalists, who will be immediately notified, will have to send off the original work selected which will become the property of Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival to:
Artistic Direction “Villa Celimontana Jazz Smile”
Via Alessandro Poerio, 99/A - 00152 Rome - ITALY
The works must have the name, surname and the address of the artist written on the back.
5. The works which make it to the final stage of the competition will be published in the program booklets and will be exhibited for 15 days during the Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival 2008 edition.
The public will choose the winner.
The 27th July the committee organiser will count the votes of the competition to decide on the winner, who will immediately be notified and invited, as a guest of Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, on Friday 15 August to collect the prize.
6. Prizes: First prize will be a sum of 250 euros and the winning piece will be on front cover of the Villa Celimontana CD. In the event of a draw, the first prize will be divided between the winners.
7. Every artist must justify the content of their own work. The works that the Artistic Director receives could be chosen for publication, distribution and any type of use ( including web pages) and used in any Villa Celimontana Jazz publication in the future. All the competition participant understand and agree to the terms of the competition stated implicitly here, and accept the exhibition of their works in or more shows in the art exhibition and the following publication of the catalogue. They also agreed to its publication in books, posters, bookmarks, t-shirts or cute hats, calendars or agendas and on all the information services that could be needed to the Organisation. It will be obligatory for the name of the artist and the country of origin and of the name of Villa Celimontana Jazz smile to be included in every publication.
8. The Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival while remaining fully committed to the care and protection of the works exhibited, does not take any responsibility for any theft, damage or loss that might occur involving these works from the moment they arrive till the close of the exhibition.
9. Participation in the event which is completely free, implies total acceptance of these regulations. The Organising Committee has the right and the responsibility to give the final decision concerning controversial questions as well as on matters not explicitly provided for.
For further information:
Ass.ne Cult.le Villa Celimontana Via Alessandro Poerio, 99/a - 00152 Roma
Tl. 065897807 - cel. 3346734766 - fx 065806876
Application Form
To be attached to the works which must be delivered to:
“Villa Celimontana Jazz Smile: Concorso di satira disegnata dedicato al Jazz”
Direzione Artistica “Villa Celimontana Jazz Smile”
Ass.ne Cult.le Villa Celimontana
Via Alessandro Poerio, 99/a - 00152 Roma - ITALIE
Tl. 065897807 - cel. 3346734766 - fx 065806876
BY AND NO LATER THAN 12 JUNE 2008
Surname and name:__________________________________ Address______________________________________________ C.a.p.__________________ City_________________________ Nationality__________________________________ Telephone__________________________
E-mail______________________________

Source: http://www.googlm.com/contests/08/0612.html

3.6.08

Results 25th Aydin Dogan International - Turkey

Aydın Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2008 concludes

WINNERS

First Prize: Ahmet Ozturklevent

Second Prize: Agim Sulaj (1)

Third Prize: Gerhard Gepp

Success Awards:
Mihai Ignat
Kursat Zaman
Friederike Groos
Dusan Petricic
Dorhsihid Ghodratipour
Agim Sulaj (2)
Muhammet Sengoz
Ross Thomson
Myung-Lae Nam (1)
Myung-Lae Nam (2)
Pawel Kuczynski
Robert Rousso.
To see all prize-winning cartoons, please click the post title: Results 25th Aydin Dogan International - Turkey

1.6.08

Andromeda Special Online Virtual Exhibition - Italy

Andromeda Special Online Virtual Exhibition: Democracy & Market
Regulations
Exhibition: open to all professional cartoonists
Theme: DEMOCRACY AND MARKET
Entries: min. 1 cartoon
Size: min. A4 - JPG (col) or GIF (b/n), 200 dpi, max. 1 Mb
Technique: free
Deadline: June 1, 2008
Exhibition: gallery on website http://www.studioandromeda.net/
The works should be sent via e-mail to:
info@studioandromeda.net
including entry-form with complete author's data.
Festival Economia - Trento
Tema dell'anno: Mercato e Democrazia
29 maggio - 2 giugno 2008
http://www.festivaleconomia.it/
Source: http://www.cartoonblues.com/Contests2008/Contest_2008June_Trento.html

10th International Balcan Comic Art Festival

10-th INTERNATIONAL BALCAN COMIC ART FESTIVAL - Macedonia
,,NEW CREATORS”- Bitola -Macedonia
The “Byzant”—Visual Art Center is organizing the 10-th Annual international Comic art exhibition to be held in Prilep, Macedonia. The topic is ”DREAMLAND” - (Dreams, life, borders, walls, war, sex, food, sports, people, zoo, natural…etc from your country)
1. Participation is open to all artists of comics that currently publish or have published in national or international mass media and not published.
2. Participation will consist of an entry on the topic: ,,DREAMLAND”. The format can be 21 x 29,7 cm - A4 Gallery format. Send only good laser copy and original (original no return). Each works must bear the signature or initials of the artist at the front, with name, surname, address, short biography - photo, telephone number and e-mail address indicated on the back.
3. The entries should be packaged to protect the contents. The organization recommends placing the entry between two pieces of cardboard. Shipping will be paid by the participant. On packaged sign: ,,PRINT OUT OF VALUE”. The organization is not responsible for any damage caused during shipment.
4. August 28th is the deadline for resident authors in Balkans, and July 21st for participants of the other countries. The entries must be sent to the following address:
,,VIZANT,,-Balcan Comic Art Center Attn:comic plant
“Dimo Narednikot” 58, 7500 - Prilep MACEDONIA
Tel: ++389-48-430-365
http://www.vizant.org.mk/
Contact person: Atlas
e-mail: vizant@mt.net.mk
5. The entries selected by the Committee will be displayed in the 10th annual international exhibition of comic Arts.
6. The entries become part of the “Vizant”-visual art center archive. The entries may be displayed in all the premises of the “Vizant”-Visual Art center in itinerant exhibitions, and in publications that are periodically published.
7. The “Vizant”-Visual Art center has the right to reproduce and circulate the entries, whenever the authors's name appears and the main objective is the dissemination of the exhibition or the participation in other activities of the “Vizant”-Art center general in area of art comix, that is to say, catalogues, posters, the press, web pages, etc… without generating any obligation towards the participating authors.
8. The organization will communicate through its web page or by means of letter the name of the authors whose entry has been received as well as the names of the selected entries.. The authors will be informed of accommodation conditions if they want attend the exhibition opening or any activities parallel to this event.
9. Once the exhibition has closed in Bitola, Prilep, Veles, all the authors whose work has been selected will receive a copy of the publication made for the exhibition.
10. The organization reserves the right to not exibit those entries considered to be an affront to individual or collective rights.
11. Awards:
-GOLDEN ,,BYZANT,,
-SILVER ,,BYZANT,,
-BRONZE ,,BYZANT,,
Special awards and invited to 7 artists on international comic art collony in Bitola and Prilep –(Marble sea) - Macedonia traveling expenses, visa, accomodation is a to ensure from organizateur.
12. Participation in the exhibition means the complete acceptance of all the above conditions.
13. “VIZANT”-ORGANIZATEUR IS A UNITED WHO PUBLISH CATALOGUE ART BOOK MIN. 160 PAGES AND AFTER EXHIBITION SEND BOOK TO ALL SELECTED COMIC ARTISTS PARTICIPANTS WITHOUT WHERE LIVING IN PLANET.
Source: http://www.cartoonblues.com/Contests2008/Contest_2008July_Prilep.html