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30.7.08

3rd Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip "Zikison" 2008

Živojin Pavlović "žikišon" (Paracin – Serbia 1885 – 1950)
III The Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip 2008.
http://www.zikison.net/ and The SRZ (SRŽ) – The Satirical Manufactory "Zikison" (Satirična Radionica Žikišon) are announcing in the categories, the themes:
1. THE PORTRAIT CARICATURE "ZIKISON" WITHOUT WORDS. How do caricaturists imagine "Žikišon" and his life time?
2. THE CARICATURE WITHOUT WORDS – FREE FORM. For both of categories you can send up to 3 works on A/4 size of paper, up to 200 KB by E-mail, any technique is allowed.
3. THE SHORT ALTERNATIVE COMIC STRIP – FREE FORM. A board needs to content up to 6 squares, A/3 format, up 400 KB by E-mail, any technique is allowed, up to 3 boards in a work or 3 boards of a single strip.
The competition will be opened and free for all of the professionals and amateurs, for affirmed and unknown authors from 7 to 77 years of age, for all people on this planet but in the case if someone appears from other planet then we will become the first interplanetar competition.
AWARDS: The first award in each of three categories - a presentation on a particular page on the site www.zikison.net and Electronic weekly news zikison and kiks (Caricature and Short Comic Cartoon).
Works can be sent by E-mail zikison@zikison.net & zikison.mazos@gmail.com with author’s short biography and photography. All of received works will not be returned to the senders. The organization of this project keeps the right for using and publishing of received works for the organization’s needs. Deadline: No deadline (Permanent Exhibition) (The Results: November 1)
ZIKISON (1885 - 1950) Was a Satirist, a caricaturist, an editor, a publisher, and a printer. Between two wars in Serbia he was an actuator, a Co–Author editor of many of newspaper for humor and satire. He has been suffering and imprisoned by Communist Regime in 1949. Soon after that torture and seizing his property, he was died in 1950.
See photos of Zikison at web: http://www.zikison.net/

27.7.08

1st International Cartoon Contest OKHA - Germany

1st International Cartoon Contest - Germany - 2008
1. Themes: A. "Olympiad in Beijing". B. "Free"
2. The number of entries is limited until 5.
Any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork if they are signed and if the print is number one (manual numbered).
3. The works have to be sent to the following address:
OKHACCP@gmx.de
OKHA Postfach 902301, 21057 Hamburg Germany
4. The drawings shall have the following dimensions: 210 x 297 mm. (A4) - (8.268 x 11.693 inches). The works shall not be provided by a passe-partout, neither be stuck on to a larger paper. The drawing must bear, on the reverse side, the name, first name and address of the participant. The drawings shall not bear subtitles.
5. By virtue of their participation, the participants authorize the organizers to publish some of their works that they have received.
6. The following prizes are foreseen:
first prize: EURO 100,00
second prize: EURO 50,00
third prize: EURO 30,00
All prize-winners will receive diplomas.
7. Summarizing of a nomination "Free" takes place on October, 1st, 2008; and "Olympiad in Beijing"- in day of the termination of Olympiad!
8. The organizers keep the right to publish and replicate the cartoons in the promotional pack of the OKNA for promotional purposes of the OKNA without payment. The organizers promise to name the author and the county in all publications.
9. By submitting the works, the author accepts the rules and regulations of the Contest.
10. The deadline for entry is the 1st of September 2008.
The editor of magazine "OKNA" Porfirij Jamaloff.
Source: http://www.cartoonblues.com/Contests2008/Contest_2008September_Hamburg.html

The results of the 18th Gura Humorului - Romania

The results of the 18th International Cartoon Competition
“Umor la…Gura Humorului"
Gura Humorului - Romania

Theme: ”Election issues
1st Prize - Octavian Bour - Romania
2nd Prize - Dan Silviu Turculet - Romania
3rd Prize - Seiju Ogushi – Japan
The prize “George Gavrileanu” ex aequo to Sava Babic from Serbia and Stefan Despodov from Bulgaria.

24.7.08

International Cartoon Contest Biennale „HUMOREST“

International Cartoon Contest Biennale „HUMOREST“ HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ 2008/Czech Republic/
Organisers:
Czech Union of Caricaturists (FECO CZ)
The Museum of East Bohemia Hradec Králové
SPECIFICATIONS
1/ Competition Theme for 2008: TWO
2/ Number of submissions: 3 max, A4.
3/ Cartoons for the competition will be sent as data files, JPG format, 300 DPI.
4/ To see the official biennale website please go to: http://www.humorest.cz/
To join the competition, authors should complete the application form found on the website and attach their cartoons (JPG, 300 DPI). The cartoons will automatically be named in the prescribed manner by the form. The receipt of cartoons will be confirmed to authors by e-mail.
5/ An exhibition of selected cartoons will be installed in the Museum of East Bohemia in Hradec Králové.
6/ The best cartoons will be featured in a catalogue and sent to all the authors featured. The catalogue will be available on request to other authors on receipt of the payment of 10€. (Contact: info@humorest.cz )
7/ Prizes:
1. prize VELKÝ HUMOREST /sculpture/ and 17,000 CZK (700 €)
2. prize HUMOREST / sculpture / and 12,000 CZK (500 €)
3. prize HUMOREST / sculpture / and 7,500 CZK (300 €)
2 x prizes awarded by the Jury / sculpture / and 5,000 CZK (200 €)
The Igor ŠEVČÍK AWARD – art print and 3,000 CZK (125 €) will be awarded for original artistic expression.
8/ Time schedule of the Competition:
Deadline for work: 7. 9. 2008
Ceremonial announcement of the winners and opening of the exhibition: 16. 10. 2008 (The Museum of East Bohemia, Eliščino nábřeží 465, Hradec Králové)
Exhibition in the Museum of East Bohemia, Hradec Králové: 17. 10. – 7. 12. 2008
9/ All participants in the competition agree that their cartoons might be used for the promotion of the HUMOREST 2008 Biennale, published in the competition catalogue, the media and the Biennale website, and any other websites providing information about cartoons. All participants waive payment.
10/ By sending their cartoons into the competition, the authors accept entry conditions.
11/ Please go to http://www.humorest.cz/
to download the specifications and application form for the Biennale.
to see the names of the authors whose cartoons have been accepted for the competition.
to see the results of the Humorest 2008 Biennale published after the meeting of the jury on 30. 9. 2008.
12/ Should you wish to attend the opening exhibition and the ceremonial announcement of winners in person, please book your accommodation on: j.prausova@muzeumhk.cz by 30.9.2008.
Phdr. Zdeněk Zahradník
Manager of the East Bohemia Museum
Hradec Králové
Břetislav Kovařík
Chair of the Czech Union of Caricaturists
and FECO Czech Republic.

II International Festival of Graphic Humor in Granada

II International Festival of Graphic Humor in Granada October 24, 25 and 26, 2008
During the Festival, the exhibition “Granada – Semana Santa Internacional” wil take place, and a catalogue will be published including a selection of works. This event is supported by the City Council of Granada, the County Council, and the University of Granada.
1 – The call is open to profesional and amateur graphic humorists and cartoonists from all over the world.
2 – Subject of the 2nd Festival: “Holy Week in Granada” (La Semana Santa de Granada). More information about the subject in the website http://www.creatorio.com/
3 – The participants are permitted to submit to the Festival only 3 works. The format of the works must be A4 horizontal (297 mm width x 210 mm height). Any technique will be accepted.
Mute cartoons will be preferred. Nevertheless, any language will be accepted if a suitable translation to Spanish or English is included.
4 – The works should be scanned and sent by e-mail in 300 ppp, JPEG format, to granada@martinfavelis.com, accompanied by a portrait or caricature of the author (same resolution and format).
5 -The e-mail must include an entry form containing the following information:
Author’s name and family name
Artistic name
Address, town, country and postal code
E-mail address and phone numbers
CV mentioning the author’s publications and/or the newspaper, magazine, etc. where they usually publish their works.
6 – The selected works will be showed in an exhibition in “Centro Municipal de Arte Joven Rey Chico”.
They may be also showed as a roaming exhibition in other national and international events related to Granada’s Turistic Department.
In addition, the works will be shown in the website http://www.creatorio.com/
7 – The selected works will be printed in a catalogue. All authors whose works are selected to appear in the exhibition will receive a copy of the catalogue.
8 - The list of participants, as well as the name of the selected works, will be published by the organization in the Festival Website or announced via e-mail.
The authors will also be informed about the location of the exhibitions where their works are shown.
9 - Deadline: September 14th, 2008.
10 - The submission of the entry form will automatically imply the waiving of the author’s royalties vis-à-vis the non-commercial reproduction of his/her work by the City Council of Granada.
11 – The participation in the 2nd Festival of Graphic Humor in Granada implies the author fully accepts these regulations.

22.7.08

The 20th Rotary Cartoon Awards - Australia

The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City invites you to enter . . . The 20th Rotary Cartoon Awards
GENERAL INFORMATION
The competition is designed to recognise the best of Australian and International cartoons with prizes totalling over $10,000. The Rotary Cartoon Awards are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City to raise funds for various Rotary charities and to promote cartooning through the Bunker Cartoon Gallery. All entries will be donated to the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City for exhibitions at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery and other galleries in Australia. They will become part of the Coffs Cartoon Collection. The cartoons may be exhibited and reproduced in a catalogue or similar, onto post cards and copied, at the Rotary Club’s discretion, any time in the future, for sale through the Bunker Cartoon Gallery. The First and Merit winners in all categories also receive a medallion.
NATIONAL AWARDS
Open ONLY to Australian citizens or residents of Australia over 18 years of age (The closing date for these entries is 29 September, 2008)
The categories are:
Best Cartoon with a Political Theme 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Cartoon Open Theme 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Cartoon Sports Theme 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Cartoon: Grey Nomads 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Comic Strip 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Caricature of a well known person 1st: $750 Merit: $250
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
Open to cartoonists worldwide, over 18 years of age. Closing date for entries, 29 September 2008.
The category is:
Special 2008 Theme: FUEL CRISIS 1st: $750 Merit: $250
CARTOON OF THE YEAR
One cartoon will be selected from all categories (National and International sections).
This prize which includes the category prize will be $3000 and a special Winner’s Plaque.
The Award Presentation will be held on Friday 21st November 2008 at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour. The Rotary Cartoon Awards 2008 are conducted in association with the Australia Cartoonists' Association and the Federation of Cartoonists Organisations.
CLOSING DATE: 29 September 2008
Send entries to: The Secretary, Rotary Cartoon Awards
Bunker Cartoon Gallery PO Box 2474 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia

International Section
RULES & ENTRY CONDITIONS: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
1. The Rotary Cartoon Awards are open to anyone over the age of 18.
2. No captions are permitted in this section.
3. Identification of the subject must appear on reverse of the work, written in pencil, in the top left hand corner.
4. All cartoons submitted must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name, address, telephone number and email address written on the reverse of the work, in pencil, beneath the subject’s name, in the top left hand corner. This makes for easy identification of subject and artist and does not mar the work for exhibition.
3. There are no restrictions on the number of entries submitted and entries may have been published or be unpublished.
5. Cartoons must be originals and may be either colour or black and white. Suggested size of cartoon entries is A4 (210mm x 297mm) but oversized entries will be accepted.
6. Please do not frame entries.
7. Entry to the awards will be taken as an agreement to accept the rules and entry conditions.
8. The cartoons may be exhibited and reproduced in a catalogue or similar, onto post cards and copied, at the Rotary Club’s discretion, any time in the future, for sale through the Bunker Cartoon Gallery.
9. The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City will appoint judges for the competition. Judges will not be eligible to enter the competition. Judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
10. Winners of the 2008 competition will be announced on 21st November 2008. The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City will notify all winners.
The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City
http://www.rotarycartoonawards.com.au/
http://www.bunkercartoongallery.com.au/
Both International Section & National Section Rules & Entry-Forms at: http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/resources/documents/Rotary_Cartoon_Awards_Entry_Form_2008.pdf

20.7.08

1st Salon Internacional del Humor, Mazatlan 2008 - Mexico

1st Salon Internacional del Humor, Mazatlan 2008 - Mexico
1. PARTICIPATION
The Salon is open to all cartoonists from all over the world and beyond.
2. THEME
The USA (United States of America).
3. THE PRIZES
1st. Prize: Golden mermaid + $ 2000 US Dollars.
2nd. Prize: Silver mermaid + $ 1500 US Dollars.
3rd. Prize: Copper mermaid + $ 1000 US Dollars.
Winners will be notified by e-mail, telephone or post mail.
4. ENTRIES
A maximum of 3 works can be submitted in any media, black and white or colour, but they should have been elaborated specifically for this contest. It’s recommended to send the works by e-mail but also they can be sent by surface mail. Please do not send originals - good quality photocopies, laser or desk jet printouts would be sufficient.
Works sent by e-mail should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and keep the proportions of a letter size paper sheet (21.5 cms x 27.9 cms). They should be sent to: camino3@prodigy.net.mx
Works sent by surface mail should be in a letter size format of 21.5 cms. x 27.9 cms. (Sender will carry out postage fees). They should be sent to:
1er. Salón Internacional del Humor, Mazatlán 2008.
Instituto Municipal de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán
Avenida. Miguel Alemán 203, Colonia Centro, C.P. 82000
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México.
Works will not be returned.
5. DEADLINE: 31st October 2008
6. ENTRY FORM
The form must be filled in and sent together with works. Each entry must have the name of the author and title of the piece written on the back.
7. PROPERTY RIGHTS
Copyright belongs to authors. The Salon will use some works, but only for promotional purposes, such as publicity, catalogue and press on its own behalf.
Entry form at source: http://www.canadiancartoonists.com/news_contests_Salon_Mazatlan.html

Jury board in 28th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest

The Grand Jury of 28th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest meets on August 7, 2008
The Grand Jury of 28th International Nasreddin Hodja will meet at Istanbul Cartoon & Humour Museum on August 7, 2008.
The entries for the contest will be accepted if they arrive at the competition address until 17.00 hours on August 4, 2008 at the latest.
The Grand Jury consists of 7 members from Turkey, namely, Turhan Selcuk, Tonguc Yasar, Metin Peker, Kadir Dogruer, Muhittin Koroglu, Gurbuz Dogan Eksioglu, all cartoonists, and Nazan Erkmen, Dean of Fine Arts Faculty, Marmara University, Istanbul. The foreign members of the Grand Jury are Tomas Rodriguez Zayas (Cuba), Leng Mu (China), Paolo Dalponte (Italy), Luiz Carlos Fernandes (Brazil), all cartoonists, and Cheong San Lim, cartoonist and President of Daejeon Cartoon Institute (South Korea).
Complete regulations of 28th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest: http://caricaturque.blogspot.com/2008/02/28th-international-nasreddin-hodja.html

17.7.08

Digital Media International Cartoonet Contest 2008

Digital Media International Cartoonet (By Email) Contest 2008 - Iran
Rules:
1-We address to all the professional and amateur cartoonists regardless their age from all over the world.
2-The Iranian Ministry of Culture invite you to participate in Culture & Cyber Spaces (opportunities, treatments, culture of right using) International Cartoonet (By email) contest.
3.Themes:
A-Cyber Spaces such as: Internet, Digital Media, Mobile, Bluetooth, Information Networks, SMS(Short Message Service), MMS(Multimedia Messaging Service), Multimedia Software
B-Computer Games & Entertainment Software
4.The number of sent cartoons is 5.
5.Please attach in .doc format a brief presentation of your artistic activity (surname and first name, address, e-mail address, a photo and your CV)
6. prizes:
for the section a: Cyber Spaces such as: Internet, Digital Media, Mobile, Bluetooth, Information Networks, SMS, MMS, Multimedia Software
- First prize: 2000 €, Trophy and Honorable Mention
- Second prize: 1500 €, Trophy and Honorable Mention
- Third prize: 1000 €, Trophy and Honorable Mention
- 5 Honorable Mentions
for the section b: Computer Games
- First prize: 2000 €, Trophy and Honorable Mention
- Second prize: 1500 €, Trophy and Honorable Mention
- Third prize: 1000 €, Trophy and Honorable Mention
- 5 Honorable Mentions
7.The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address: info@irancartoon.com and they must be of 150 dpi resolution, 1200 Pixel (Horizontal or Vertical) and JPG format.
8.The cartoons will be published in the web pages: http://www.irancartoon.com/, http://www.irancartoon.ir/, http://www.dmf.ir/.
9.All the artists who will enter the site, will receive the virtual catalogue of the contest.
10.Deadline: September 22, 2008.
11.The exhibition will be opened for the public on August 30, 2008 in Museum of Arts.
Thank you for participation.
Tel: (+98 21) 22868600-22867080
Fax: (+98 21)22846928
Source: http://www.irancartoon.com/

14.7.08

Results 7th International Fór pro FOR - Czech Republic

Results 7th International Fór pro FOR - Praha - Czech Republic
Theme: “The window – the eye of building”
301 cartoons, 146 authors, 35 countries.
Winners
1st place: Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz - Poland (See top above)
2nd place: Břetislav Kovařík - Czech republic
3rd place: Slawomir Luczynski - Poland
4th place: Goran Markovic - Serbia
5th place: Bobo Pernecký - Slowakia
Prize for authors of Czech republic:
Cena Svatopluka Pitry: Jan Hrubý
Cena e-GAGu: Marie Plotěná
(Jury: president jury M. Barták, ČR - winner 2007; F. Vico, SR; K. Kanala: SR; A. Vyjidák, CR; J. Skoupý, CR; L. Běhal, CR ; I. Hanousek, CR - secretary jury).

Results International DEBIUT Zielena Góra 2008 - Poland

Results International DEBIUT Zielena Góra 2008 - Poland
SUBJECT: "Crude Oil and Natural Gas"
411 cartoons, 182 authors, 40 countries.
Winners:
Grand Prix: Alessandro Gatto - Italy
1st place: Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz - Poland
2nd place: Witold Mysyrowicz - Poland
3rd place: Marian Avramescu - Romania
(Jury: president jury Zb. Jujka, Pol.; R. Szecówka, Něm.; P. Kuczyňski, Pol., I. Hanousek, CR; Ag. Gocek, Pol.; Kr. Rutkowski, Pol.; R. Blažyňski, Pol.)
Special Prizes:
Grzegorz Szumowski (Poland)
Shahrokh Heidari (Iran)
Maciej Trzepałka (Poland)
Dre Mathijs (Belgium)
Małgorzata Tabaka (Poland)
Sławomir Łuczyński (Poland)
Bretislav Kovarik (Czech rep.)
Honorable mentions SPAK:
Rumen Dragostinov (Bulgaria)
Ross Thomson (UK)
Honorable mentions Galerie „Krzywe Zwiercadlo“:
Oleksiy Kustovskiy (Ukraine)
Vladimir Semerenko (Russia)
Marian Matocha (Poland)
Umit Mufit Dincay (Turkey) (See top above)
Mirosław Hajnos (Poland)
Jitet Koestana (Indonesia).
Honorable mention „Debut“ (for young artist):
Patrycja Pierzchalska (Poland).

13.7.08

TV ETHNOS CARTOON AWARD 2008 - Greece

TV ETHNOS CARTOON AWARD 2008 - Greece
The first cartoon competition is held in Athens by the "TV Ethnos" magazine of the Editorial group Pegasus. The annual competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
1. Topic: TV and Culture.
2. Techniques: No limits.
3. Original works and signed prints in the case of digital works are accepted.
4. Digital works can be sent electronically to the e-mail cartoonaward@pegasus.gr with the following specifications: Minimum analysis 300 dpi / RGB / JPG. Maximum size up to 5 MB per e-mail.
5. The works will be sent until 30 September 2008 at the latest, to the following address:
TV ETHNOS CARTOON AWARD 08,
5 Benaki str. 152 38 Halandri GREECE.
6. The minimum size of works is A4 (210 x 297mm). The maximum size is A3 (297 x420 mm) and should be sent without a frame. Each artist / cartoonist may submit up to three works.
7. The prizes:
First prize 8000 Euro
Second prize 5000 Euro
Third prize 3000 Euro
In addition there will be three special prizes.
8. Works that have been awarded in previous competitions will not be accepted.
9. The foundation will not be responsible for damage that may occur during postage and handling.
10. A short biography of the artist and a photograph should be attached.
11. All the selected cartoons will be exhibited in Athens and possibly in other parts of Greece, over time.
12. The jury composed of distinguished Greek and foreign cartoonists and Personalities from the Cultural and Artistic area, will meet in October 2008 in Athens to announce the winners.
13. The foundation will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the first three prize-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Athens.
14. The award-winning cartoons will not be returned to artists while the cartoons, which do not win awards, will be returned to the artists upon written request.
15. A competition catalogue will be published. The participant artists will receive a copy of the catalogue.
16. The award ceremony and exhibition of selected cartoons by the committee will be held in December 2008 in Athens.
17. Following the announcement of the results of the illustrations will be posted on the site of the organizers.
18. After the announcement of the winners, there will be a period of 15 days for filling complaints or objections against the award-winning works for similarities or awards in previous competitions. Complaints will be submitted to the e-mail: cartoonaward@pegasus.gr with the necessary evidence.
19. After examining the complaints the final results will be announced and are nonnegotiable.
20. The selected works will be exhibited at http://www.tvethnoscartoonaward.gr/ and may be used for promotional purposes, printed or electronically or otherwise, and permit third parties to reproduce them for promotional purposes of the exhibition and used without any monetary or otherwise compensation.
21. By entering works to the competition the participant automatically agrees to the terms and conditions of Participation. It is expressly referred to the fact that the author thereby also agrees to the exhibition of his/her works and their reproduction in the Competition Catalogue.
Entry form at source: http://www.irancartoon.com/contests/tv.htm

11.7.08

The Second International City Complexities Cartoonet (By Email) Contest-2008

The Second International City Complexities Cartoonet (By Email) Contest-2008
Rules:
1.We address to all the professional and amateur cartoonists regardless their age from all over the world.
2.Theme: City Complexities For example: Air Pollution, Urban Construction, Traffic, Urban Trips, Dirt Repelling & ...
3.The number of sent cartoons is 5.
4.Please attach in .doc format a brief presentation of your artistic activity (surname and first name, address, e-mail address, a photo and your CV).
5.Prizes:
- First prize: 2000 $, Trophy and Honorable Mention
- Second prize: 1500 $, Trophy and Honorable Mention
-Third prize: 1000 $, Trophy and Honorable Mention
-10 Honorable Mentions.
6.The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address: info@irancartoon.com and they must be of 150 dpi resolution, 1200 Pixel (Horizontal or Vertical) and JPG format.
7.The cartoons will be published in the web pages: http://www.irancartoon.com/ http://www.irancartoon.ir/
8.All the artists who will enter the site, will receive the virtual catalogue of the contest.
9. New deadline: September 10, 2008 (http://www.irancartoon.com/contests/City.htm).
10.The exhibition will be opened for the public on August 30, 2008 in Museum of Arts.
Thank you for participation.
Iranian House of Cartoon: Tel: (+98 21) 22868600 - 22867080 Fax: (+98 21) 22846928.

9.7.08

1ST INTERNATIONAL “OLIVE” CARTOON CONTEST 2008

MUNICIPALITY OF KYRENIA
CYPRUS TURKISH CARTOONISTS ASSOCIATION
1ST INTERNATIONAL “OLIVE” CARTOON CONTEST 2008

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:
1-This contest and exhibition is open to all professional and amateur cartoonists of any nationality, religion, and background…
2-Subjects-Topics: Cartoons against destroying the olive trees, olive, olive industry, olive oil, olive branch, olive tree, cutting olive trees, benefit from olive, etc...
3-The minimum and maximum sizes of each cartoon to be submitted must be A4 and A3. Cartoons can be drawn in any colour… There shall be no frame nor any bandages around the cartoons…
4-The cartoons must be original... Photocopies and technically produced (from the computer) cartoons will not be evaluated. This type of cartoons will only be exhibited or will be put in the albume if approved by the selection committee...
5-The cartoons submitted to the contest which will be pre-elected will be put and exhibited on a web page for the attention and objection of international cartoon associations to overcome copying and steeling… Any cartoon which is copied, stolen or awarded in other cartoon contest will be disqualified…
6-All participants are allowed to submit maximum two cartoons… Name, surname, address, e-mail and telephone numbers of the participants must be written at the back of each cartoon… A short resume and photograph must also be attached…
7-All the cartoons must reach to the specified addresss till 30 August 2008… The cartoonists themselves will be responsible from all losses, delays and damages…
8-Being publicated or not is not important for the cartoons… The important thing is that they should not be awarded in any contest…
9-All cartoons eligible for an award or not shall not be returned and shall be stored in archive of the "Cyprus International Catoon Museum."
10-Besides those cartoons which will be awarded, all the cartoons approved by the selection committee will be pubicated in an album and exhibited in Zeytinlik Village at 5-10 October 2008 during the “7th International Olive Festival”.
11-The result of the contest will be announced in local newspapers… The transfer and accomodation expenses of the cartoonists who will win the first three awards will be paid by the Municipality of Kyrenia… Only the accomodation expenses of the cartoonists who will win particular/distinctive awards will be paid by the Municipality Of Kyrenia…
AWARDS:
1st Prize: 1.500 Euro+Gold Medal...
2nd Prize: 1.000 Euro+ Silver Medal...
3th Prize: 750 Euro+Bronz Medal...
10 or 20 person “Special Prize” (Bronz Medal)

ADDRESS:
KIBRIS TURK KARIKATURCULER DERNEGI
(1. ULUSLARARASI "ZEYTİN” KARİKATÜR YARIŞMASI)
POSTA KUTUSU: 87., LEFKOŞA-KUZEY KIBRIS (VIA TURKEY)

World Festival of Humour Calarasi - ROMANIA

ROMANIA – CULTS AND CULTURE MINISTRY
THE DIRECTION FOR CULTURE, CULTS AND NATIONAL PATRIMONY OF THE CALARASI COUNTY
13 December Street, No:9, 910014 CALARASI Tel/Fax: 0040242-315383 http://www.cultura.ro/; http://www.calarasi.djc.ro/

THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF HUMOUR “FOOTBALL DICTATURE” OCTOBER / 2 0 0 8 C A L A R A S I
THE REGULATIONS FOR THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF HUMOUR “LAUGHTRE’S DICTATORS” – OCTOBER / 2008
1. After a great success that he comes when was introduced in the mondial circuit of cartoon festivals and received four stars, the Festival of Calarasi, one of the most important festival in the Eastern Europe, becames in 2008 THE MONDIAL FESTIVAL OF HUMOUR, with 7 sections.
2. The sections of the festival:
A. CARTOON – on the theme “Football dictature”
B. PORTRAIT-CARTOON – with the famous faces all over the world. The winner will receive The International Trophy “Stefan Banica”
C. COLLAGE
D. FUNNY PHOTO – “Humouristichal snapshot”
E. LAUGHABLE OBJECTS – object achieved, discovered and invented who brings about fun
F. DIGITAL HUMOUR (any type of humour, on computer)
G. GRAND PRIX – all the works of all the sections takes a part for this.
3. The number of the sendings works is unlimited. The works will be originals, with participation form and autobiography. We admit irreprochables copies too. Each work will have a printing tab (with the name, the adress, the country, e-mail).
4. The dimensions for cartoons, photos and collages are A3, A4
5. Date line for the reception of the works: 30 September 2008
6. PRIZES:
GRAND PRIX - 3000 USD
- Cartoon: PRIZE I - 500 USD, PRIZE II - 300 USD, PRIZE III - 200 USD
- Portait-Cartoon: “Stefan Banica” Trophy - 300 USD
- Collage: - 300 USD
- Funny photo: PRIZE I - 500 USD, PRIZE II - 300 USD, PRIZE III - 200 USD
- Objects: - 500 USD
- Digital humour: - 500 USD / 300 USD / 200 USD
- Special prizes
: – by parteners of the festival and sponsors for all the section. The jury reserved the rights to redistribute the prizes in function by the qualities of the works and the numbers of the participants.
7. We waiting the works at:
CULTURE DEPARTMENT - CALARASI COUNTY, Street 13 December, No. 9; 910014 - CALARASI – ROMANIA
8. For more informations:
Tel/fax: 0040242-315383; 0722-413742
E-mail: radulescu.florin@yahoo.com; sorindanciu@soridapress.ro
9. The works will be not returned and will take a part of The Humour’s Museum of Calarasi collection.
Director – DJCCPCN Calarasi, President FECO Romania,
Sorin DANCIU – writer Cristian TOPAN - cartoonist

8.7.08

New exhibition of Florian Doru Crihana: "Nudes"

New exhibition of Florian Doru Crihana: "Nudes"
The Romanian Artists Union presents a new exhibition of Florian Doru Crihana in title "NUDES". It will be held at the Art Gallery Galati between 22th July and 15th August 2008.
The exhibition involves 40 satirical works in oil on cardboard.
The curator is the art critic Mariana Cocos Tomozei from the Visual Art Museum Galati.




4.7.08

International Biennial of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2008

International Biennial Contest of Caricature and Humorous Drawing 2008
First – Aim
The aim of these rules is to regulate the INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL CONTEST OF CARICATURE AND HUMOROUS DRAWING 2008, organised by Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Hall’s Self-Governing Cultural Agency (in Spanish “Organismo Autónomo de Cultura”, also known as “O.A.C.”).
Second – Participants
To join this contest is free. Each participant in each variety can take part with a maximum of one (1) work, which must be unheard-of and non exhibited before, either in this or in other contests. Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Hall’s O.A.C. will do all the relevant negotiations and actions as it sees feet, in order to guarantee, on the part of the artists, the observance of this obligation. If, during the exercise of these controlling tasks, on the part of the O.A.C., the failure to comply with this obligation were proved, then the artist or artists involved would be immediately disqualified in any of the stages of this contest, losing, in case s-he had won it, the prize awarded.
Third – Subject
The participants in the Humorous Drawing section will have to send a maximum of one work, having as an only subject for 2008: “Santa Cruz bears a woman’s name: Cruci”. For subsequent competitions, in case the present rules were deferred, the subject will be decided through specific Decision of the President of the O.A.C.
The works must be original and carried out in any pictorial technique. They will have an only format of 35 X 50 cm, without framework and included their conditional “passe partout”.
Fourth – Prizes
Personal Caricature
First Prize: €10,000.
Second Prize: €1,800.
Third Prize: €1,200.

Humorous Drawing
First Prize: €10,000.
Second Prize: €1,800.
Third Prize: €1,200.
Concerning the mentioned quantities, the legally planned deductions for tax purposes will be carried out.
In both cases, the second and third prizes could be awarded by any firm eager to collaborate with the contest. In this case, the prize would be named after the firm which assigns it, putting in on record in the contest advertising.
The prizes can be declared void.
Fifth – Registration
The works must be presented at the O.A.C. Registry (“Registro”), located at Centro de Arte La Recova, Plaza Marcos Redondo nº 2, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Edificio Centro de Arte la Recova, nº 2, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, according to the following office hours:
From October to June: from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 13:30.
July, August and September: from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 13:00.
Likewise, the works can be presented at the offices of the places planned in the article 38 of the Law 30/1992, 26th November, from the “Régimen Jurídico de las Administraciones Públicas y Procedimiento Administrativo Común”.
The works must be signed in a non-visible place, together with a Closed Envelope with the following data:
· Artist’s name and surname.
· Artistic variety in which s-he takes part.
· Photocopy of his or her Identity Card, passport or EU residence card.
· Updated data concerning address, phone number and e-mail.
· CV.
· It is compulsory for each artist to fill in an official registration form that the O.A.C. will put at any participant’s disposal in the O.A.C.’s “Ventanilla Única” (“Window”). The registered copy will serve as a deposit receipt.
· Sworn statement on the work’s originality, remarking that the artist holds its intellectual property rights.
· If a work is presented by an artistic group, a representative must be named, for identification and controlling reasons, in case the mentioned work is awarded.
The participants will have the responsibility of postage, shipping & return. The O.A.C. will not be responsible for losses or damages the work may suffer during its haulage.
The works must be presented in its corresponding packing, facilitating its recycling after being returned.
The O.A.C. will look after the received works, but it declines any responsibility for losses, damages or theft, as well as for any incident occurring during its exhibition. The O.A.C. keeps right on rejecting works not fulfilling some of the mentioned requirements. Also, if any work or its packing shows a defective state, it will be rejected.
Sixth – Admission Term
The postmark deadlines for 2008 are from the day after the publication of these rules in the notice board of the O.A.C. through 29th September. Besides, the contest will be advertised in any media the Panel sees fit.
Seventh – Panel
The Panel will be presided over by the President of the O.A.C., or any person to which s-he delegates. Besides, there will be two chairpeople having a professional relationship with the aim of the present rules. The O.A.C. Delegate Secretary, or any person to which s-he delegates, will act as a Secretary, having no say whatsoever in this matter.
The Panel will not have any relationship with the participants in the contest as long as the process takes place. The Panel’s verdict will be final. The Panel can take any decisions considered advisable for the appropriate development of the selection and the verdict.
The verdict will be announced in local media, also publishing the names of the different members of the Panel.
Eighth – Procedure for the selection and verdict of the Panel
Among the received works, the Panel will make a previous selection according to their quality.
For awarding the prize, the procedure used will be established by the President of the Panel according to the number of participants. In case of tie, there will be another votation, due to the fact that the prize cannot be splitted into two or more works. Only one work must be awarded.
The verdict of the Panel will be announced in December 2008, and it will be final.
The Panel can declare the prize void.
Ninth – Ownership
The works presented and not selected must be retired by the artists themselves in a fifteen-day term (working and non-working days included) from the day the verdict is issued, which will be published in the Notice Board (“Tablón de Anuncios”) of the O.A.C. Registry Offices (“Oficinas de Registro”). The works selected and not awarded must be retired in a fifteen-day term (working and non-working days included) from the end of the exhibition, and the artists will be told at the right moment. In both cases, it will be essential to show the corresponding registration form receipt.
Not removing the works during the terms mentioned before means that the O.A.C. declines any responsibility on them, doing as it sees fit.
The awarded works will become a property of the O.A.C., including also all the rights related to their use, reproduction and exhibition in any medium, with the exception of the moral rights legally planned.
Tenth – Final Regulations
The registration in this contest implies complete and unquestionable acceptance of these rules.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Hall’s O.A.C., in case there is any doubt, keeps right on interpreting these rules as well as of modifying them according to public interest reasons.
Regulations: Descargar bases
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E-mail: ndeadel@sctfe.es

3.7.08

Aviation International Caricature Competition - Serbia 2008

Aviation International Caricature Competition - Serbia 2008
Dear friend and colleague,
The Air Force Command of the Serbian Army has decided to renew with the assistance of the "Osisani Jez" magazine its traditional competition in
AVIATION CARICATURE
- The right to participate is offered to all the citizens of the world.
- The competition shall be open until July 15th 2008.
- The number of individual entries is not limited.
- The caricature format should be - A3.
- Any art technique is acceptable.
- Entries in printed or electronic form shall not be taken into consideration.
The entries should be sent by mail to the following address:
"Osisani jez", 11000, Belgrade, Resavska 28, postanski fah 339, Serbia
or they can be delivered personally, relying on yourself, in which case the reward will be the famous "Jez" home-made coffee.
The selection committee will review the entries and make a choice of those that will be presented at an exhibition.
All the works chosen for the exhibition will be paid.
The Jury shall also award three prizes:
First Prize - SECTOR Pilot watch
Second Prize - MiG 29 fighter - scale model
Third Prize - Icarus statuette.
The announcement of the final results and the awarding of prizes shall take place on August 2nd 2008 - Air Force Day.
As in the previous competitions, we expect that the exhibition at the Air Force Hall Gallery will be a true cultural event and a caricature festivity. Such expectations are supported by our belief that you will be one of the participants.
We wish you all the success in the Competition.
Best regards,
Air Force Command and
"Osisani Jez" Editorial Board

Results Festival of European Satire “Billygoats”

The Jury of the Festival of European Satire “Billygoats” (FSE) awarded the following prizes:
in A category (drawing, graphics, sculpture, photo):

Grand Prix – Jerzy Głuszek (Poland) for the work: „Blue Desire” (a statue “Billygoats” and a prize in cash: 5 000 €)
II prize – Antonio Mongiello Napo (France) for the work: „The crise of water” (a statue “Billygoats” and a prize in cash: 2 500 €)
III prize – Paweł Kuczyński (Polska) for the work: „Pingwiny” (a statue “Billygoats” and a prize in cash: 1 500 €)
Distinction – Heinz Ortner (Austria) for the work: „Hallo” (1 000 €)

Distinction – Luka Lagator (Montenegro) for the work: „Clima change-Water” (1 000 €)
Special Prize – Norbert Sarnecki (Poland) for the work: „Na wietrze” (sculpture) (1 000 € + fly a balloon) founder: FSE + Aeroklub Poznański

Special Prize – Valeriu Kurtu (Germany) for the works: „Urlaub” and „Klimakatastrofa” (1 000 €) founder: FSE + MILLANO
Special Prize – Tchavdar Nikolov (Bulgaria) for the work: „Paul Sezanne” (550 € + promotion in The Times POLSKA Głos Wielkopolski) founder: FSE + The Times POLSKA Głos Wielkopolski
Special Prize – Maciej Trzepałka (Poland) for the work: „W górę rzeki” (550 €) founder: FSE + MATBET
Special Prize – Zenon Żyburtowicz (Poland) for the work: „Ecce Homo” (photo) (the special prize in the shape of Panasonic’s set hi-fi) founder: FSE + Radio ESKA
in B category (animation):
The jury of the competition didn’t award the GRAND PRIX in category B. The jury of the competition decided to change the amount of the prizes awarded in category B.
II prize – Alicja Bednarek (Poland) for the work: „Energia odnawialna” (a statue “Billygoats” and a prize in cash: 2 000 €)
III nagroda – Andrzej Lichota (Poland) for the set of 5 animations (a statue “Billygoats” and a prize in cash: 1 000 €)
Distinction – Andrzej Fonfara (Poland) for the work: „Koziołki” (“Billygoats”) (550 €)
Distinction – Nikodem Olejniczak (Poland) for the work: „True life” (550 €).