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30.12.08

The International Exhibition "Gaza” Syriacartoon website – 2008-2009

Special Gallery:
Theme: GAZA in Fire
Entries: max. 2 cartoons, on colour or b/w (from archive too)
Size: JPEG - format with 800×600 Pixels and 200 DPI
Deadline: 15/1/2009.
All selected works will be awarded (Certificate).
Send your cartoons by email: syriacartoon@gmail.com
Works should be accompanied by the author's photo or caricature and a short biography (doc format).
Some of accepted works will be printed in a brochure, on posters and will be published on syriacartoon website: http://www.syriacartoon.com/

26.12.08

November 2008 Winners in NATURE & MAN International Cartoon Web Contest

November 2008 results of the monthly Man & Nature International Cartoon Web Contest 2008 with theme "Drought & Water" are announced at the competition website: http://www.muhittinkoroglu.com/

WINNERS

Mohammad Habibi – Iran

Julio Carrion Cueva – Peru

Hosin Hoshmand – Iran
November 2008 Finalists
Previous Winners

Results 2nd Black Cat International Cartoon Web Contest theme: Black Humor

Results of the 2nd “Black Cat” International Cartoon Web Contest - Azerbaijan
Theme: Black Humor

WINNERS
First Prize: Ares / Cuba (See above)
Second Prize: Doddy Iswahyudi / Indonesia
Third Prize: Stanislav Ashmarin / Russia
Honorable Mentions:
Majid Adibi / Iran
Yuri Kosobukin / Ukraine
Henryk Cebula / Poland
Grzegors Wach / Poland
Slawomir Luczynski / Poland
Darko Drljevic / Montenegro (See below)
Valeri Kurtu / Germany
Marcin Bondarowicz / Poland
Babij Sava / Serbia.

All prize-winning cartoons, the jury and the participants

25.12.08

Hajnos, Cerrah, and Topan send their greetings for the New Year 2009

Cristian Topan, Romania
Hikmet Cerrah, Turkey
Miroslaw Hajnos, Poland
Tysiace zabawnych wierszyków.
Dodaj swoj Sprawdz >>> http://link.interia.pl/f1fcd

Call to participate in the Moscow Exhibition of caricatures on Human Rights

The Russian Foundation Rights and Justice would like to invite caricaturists from all over the world to participate in the Moscow Exhibition of caricatures on Human Rights.
By the exhibition the team of the Foundation would like to underline the urgency and significance of HR issue in Russia and obligation to defend fundamental freedoms, mentioned in Universal Declaration of HR.
The planned exhibition “Esquisses on Human Rights” will be oriented on new ideas, assessment of the Declaration, prompting to find ways to overwhelm complexities of HR issues in the modern world.
The Exhibition will be open in Moscow in the first decade of February 2009. Requirement to caricaturists, who would like to participate in the exhibition following:
Deadline to e-mail works: January 25th, 2009
Size: A3, 200 dpi
E-mail for works and questions: exibition.HR@gmail.com ? exhibition.HR@gmail.com
All selected authors will have certificate on participation in the exhibition from the Russian Foundation Rights and Justice.
Nargis Nurulla-Khoja, PHD
Head of Foundation Rights and Justice
Source: http://www.irancartoon.com/contests/HR.htm

Results Christmas Card Cartoon Contest 2008 organised by Brazilcartoon

The results of Christmas Cartoon 2008
This Monday, 22th, We gathered a select group of artists and journalists who cooperated with their critical eye and good humor to reward the first three places and two honorable mentions. The trial was not easy because the quantity and quality of cartoons that were sent. The trial received several phases to reach the winners and all of them with much discussion.
The jury was not a concern in reward cartoons, whose ideas have already been drawn by other cartoonists and / or rewarded. Congratulations to the participants and a Merry Christmas to all.
Márcio Leite
Brazilcartoons' Director
WINNERS
First prize: Shirin Gholipoor / Iran (See above)
Second place: Moisés de Macedo / Brazil
Third place: Guaico / Colombia
Honorable Mentions:
Turcios / Spain (See below)
Yuriy Kosobukin / Ukraine.
All prize-winning cartoons and Photos Jury

24.12.08

New Year 2009 greeting card from Irina Iosip, Romania



New Year 2009 greeting cards from Cortes, Mazos, and Kazanevsky

Ricardo Contreras "Cortes", Colombia
http://cortesworld.blogspot.com/
Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ukraine

15th International Cartoon Humour Competition on the Topic of BEER

15th International Cartoon Humour Competition on the Topic of BEER: GOLDEN KEG 2009 - Slovakia
On Wednesday, 1st April 2009, an exhibition of the best competing works, a festive announcement of the results and the handing of prizes to the most successful authors of the 15th competition in accordance with the Jury’s decision will take place as follows:
GRAND PRIZE (Grand Prix) Golden Keg and 500 €
1st Prize Small GOLDEN KEG and 200 €
2nd Prize Small GOLDEN KEG and 150 €
3rd Prize Small Golden KEG and 100 €
The Competition Jury reserves the right not to grant any of the prizes or to grant other special prizes.
The organisers will accept for the competition all works that will be delivered at the address of the Šarišská gallery in Prešov by 23rd February 2009.
The organisers of the competition reserve the right to publish selected works in promotional materials and to re-install the exhibition, while each competitor will receive a competition catalogue.
Competition rules:
1. Each author can send at maximum five original works, including graphic techniques.
2. The competition is open to anybody and everybody, and it is not restricted in terms of artistic design methods.
3. The formats of the works should not exceed the A4 dimensions.
4. The competition is non-anonymous. Each work should be signed on the reverse and bear the author's full address.
5. The rewarded works will become property of the BEER GALLERY in Prešov.
6. Send your works at the address:
Šarišská Galéria (p. Fedor VICO) ul. Hlavná 51, 08001 Prešov SLOVAKIA.
Please clearly mark the envelope with the word "PIVO".
E-mail: fedorvico@gmail.com

22.12.08

5th International 7-77 Cartoon Competition, Ankara - Turkey

The 15th International Ankara Cartoon Festival is going to be held from April 17th to 20th, 2009 during the 80th Children’s Day activities, which are celebrated in our country every year in on the 23rd April .
The international 7-77 Cartoon Competition will be organized under the 15th International Ankara Cartoon Festival. The aim of the competition is to make children familiar with the art of cartooning and to contribute the development of sensitivity towards humour by enriching their world with the help of cartoons you will draw.
All proffessional and amateur cartoonists will be welcomed to join in by drawing cartoons for children.
Cartoons can be drawn in black-white or colourful using any technique in either A4 or A3 size.
Cartoonists can join in the competition with an original cartoon that can be understood by children. Competitors must write their names, surnames and addresses on the back of their cartoons.
The deadline for the competition is February 15th, 2009. Cartoons should be sent to the following address:
ULUSLARARASI 7-77 KARIKATUR YARISMASI PK:364 YENISEHIR 06443 /ANKARA / TURKEY
The sole prize of the competition is the 7-77 PRIZE ($2,000) and the institutions’ commemorative plates.
The results of the competition will be announced on April 10th, 2009 in the local press and on the web.
The winner of the competition will be invited to Ankara from April 17th to 20th, 2009 as a guest for the activities to be held during the 15th International Ankara Cartoon Festival and will receive the award at the opening of the exhibition.
The International 7-77 Cartoon Competition catalogue and the certificate will be sent to those competitors whose cartoons were chosen by the jury and were printed in the catalogue.
Cartoons will not be sent back and all rights will be reserved by the Cartoon Foundation.
International 7-77 Cartoon Competition exhibition will be opened in various cities of Turkey and abroad.

Results European Cartoon Contest 2008 with theme "Intercultural Dialogue"

Cartoonist from Turkey wins the European Cartoon Contest 2008, Portugal
Musa Gumus
, from Turkey, won the First Prize of the European Cartoon Contest 2008, with a work called EU (European Union) (See above). The second prize of this initiative of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum has been given to Alessandro Gatto, from Italy and the Third Prize was to Heino Partanen, from Finland.
The UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Jorge Sampaio, the Minister of the Presidency Pedro Silva Pereira, the Secretary of State of the Council of Ministers Jorge Lacão and the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue Rosário Farmhouse, appreciated the awarded works in the lobby of the Teatro Camões, on the evening of December 18, shortly before the official closing of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue."
The works were selected by an international jury presided by George Wolinski, and had the following members: the president of FECO, Marlene Pohle; Helena Gelpi, a representative of the High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue; Xaquin Marin, director of the Museum of Humor of Fene (Spain ), Ronaldo, well-known Brazilian cartoonist and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Museum.
The high quality of works led the jury to give 8 Honourable Mentions to the artists from four countries: Luc Vernimmen - Belgium (1), David Vela - Spain (1), Ahmet Aykanat, Oguz Gurel, Musa Gumus - Turkey (3) and Mihai Ignat, Cristian Topan, Pavel Constantin - Romania (3). Special attention also needs the seven finalists cartoons, including one of the Portuguese painter and journalist Agostinho Santos.
This international competition began in 2007 with the theme "Inequality, Discrimination and Prejudice” and fits in the line of work this museum has developed within the framework of promoting the humour drawing, which the clearest expression is the PortoCartoon - World Festival.
In 2007, the book edited by the museum on the first edition of this European Cartoon Contest won the prize for best information of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All, given by the European Union.

New Year greeting cartoon card from Rumen Dragostinov, Bulgaria


Results International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2008 "Freedom is not Free"

URZICENI - ROMANIA INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST
The 3rd Edition

The winners of 2008 Urziceni Cartoon Competition "Freedom is not Free"
First Prize: Slobodan Obradovic -Serbia
Second Prize: Run Tang Li - China
Third Prize: Osman Gural Suroglu - Turkey
One Special Prize for a portrait of a well known world personality: Alexander Moreira - Brazilia
Source: Dum-Dum

This New Year 2009 greeting card from GALO is to Amigos de Huemulin Comics

With your participation, this Christmas will be special.
Merry Christmas !
Cordially,
JAIME HUERTA (GALO)
http://www.huemulin.cl/

Milenko Kosanovic sends his greetings for the New Year 2009 from Serbia

Happy New Year !
Milenko Kosanovic, Serbia
http://www.mkcartoons.com/

New Year 2009 greeting message and card from Hule Hanusic, Austria

Ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!
Hule Hanusic
Wien
Austria.

New Year 2009 greetings and card from Czech Union of Cartoonists

Mili pratele, posilame Vam prani vseho nejlepsiho do N. R. 2009
Ceska unie karikaturistu
K tomu: autory figurek v Bethelemu CUKu jsou Marie Plotena, Milos Nesvadba a Miroslav Bartak. Montage: Jiri Kostyr. Logo CUK: Michal Hrdy (+).

21.12.08

Theme in 8th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest 2009: No War

8th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest - "No War"
Theme:
"No War"
(Works related to Gaza are welcomed eagerly, too)
REGULATIONS:
1- Maximum number of works allowed to send is 5.
2- Size of the works shouldn't exceed A3.
3- Works can be send both by post and email.
4- If you send your works by email, they should be in JPEG format and at least 150 DPI.
5- Artist's information should be written on the reverse side of each work in English; such as Name, Address, Telephone number, Nationality and Email.
6- There WON'T be a gallery of received cartoons because we think this would stop any possible plagiarism.
7- There will be an exhibition of selected cartoons on February 17, 2009 in 3 different galleries.
Either your work is selected for the catalogue or not, every participant will receive a free copy of the catalgoue of the contest, anyway.
Timetable:
Deadline: February 03, 2009
Judgment: February 14, 2009
Results will be announced on TabrizCartoons simultaneously on the award-winning ceremony with the presence of jurors and winners: February 17, 2009
Prizes:
First Winner: 1000 Euro + Tabriz Cartoon Association Golden Trophy
Second Winner: 500 Euro + Tabriz Cartoon Association Silver Trophy
Third Winner: 250 Euro + Tabriz Cartoon Association Bronze Trophy
10 Tabriz Cartoon Association Copper Trophies + Honor Mention
Juryboard:
We are totally honored to announce that until now, Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia), Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine), and Bayram Hacizadeh (Azerbaijan) have accepted our invitation to attend our judgment and ceremonies in Tabriz.
Selection Committee:
Before the final judgment by our jurors, there will be a selection committee including Rahim Baqqal Asghari, Sadegh Bagheri, Sevda Jannati, Naeimeh Nikouray, and Davoud Panahi. This committee will select the qualified works for judgment.
Address to send your cartoon by post:
Tabriz Cartoonists Association, Azerbaijan Cartoon Museum, Former Tabriz Estate Library, Opposite of Vahdat Art School, Golestan Garden, Tabriz, Iran Zip Code: 51396-13117
Tel/Fax: +98 411 2843094
Address to send your cartoon by email: tabrizcartoons@gmail.com

New Year 2009 greeting card from Richard and Slavomir Svitalsky

nice christmas and happy new year
cheers
richard and slavomir svitalsky
http://www.svitalsky.com/

Results UMO 4th International Cartoon Contest 2008 - India

UMO 4th International Cartoon Contest'08
Winners
First Prize: Xiaoqiang Hou - China (See above)
Second Prizes: Moslem Naeimi – Iran, Mozes Editomo – Indonesia.
Third Prizes: S.Jaiganesh – India, Gatis Shluka – Latvia, Gopal Sarkar - India.
Special Prizes: Huey Nguyenhuu – USA, Suka komik – Indonesia, Umit Mufit Dincay – Turkey (See above), Tuhin Paul – India, Alejandro Tempesta – Argentina.
Special Award (for maximum number of votes online): Tuhin Paul - India (See below).

All prize-winning and participating cartoons

Results 15th International Cartoon Festival Ricardo Rendon 2008 - Colombia

Results 15th International Cartoon Festival Ricardo Rendon 2008 - Colombia
PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED 381 CARTOONISTS FROM 52 COUNTRIES ON FIVE CONTINENTS. THE CENTRAL THEME WAS “THE FUTURE”, THEME “PERSONALITIES FAMOUS” AND THE THEME “FREE”.
Grand Prix “THE FUTURE”
OMAR FIGUEROA TURCIOS - ESPAÑA (See above)
Mentions
ARISTIDEZ HERNANDEZ (ARES) – CUBA
VLADIMIR KAZANEVSKY – UCRANIA
JURIJ KOSOBUKIN – UCRANIA
Prize Theme “PERSONALITIES FAMOUS”
HAROLD ORTIZ (TAYRONA) – COLOMBIA
JORGE ALBERTO RESTREPO – COLOMBIA
Mentions
ELENA MARÌA OSPINA – COLOMBIA
IVALIO TSVETKOV – BULGARIA
RAÙL GRISALES GUAICO – COLOMBIA
Prize Theme “FREE”
JUAN CAMILO LOPERA JÙCALO – COLOMBIA
Mentions
AHMET AYKANAT - TURKEY
JAIRO ALVAREZ - COLOMBIA
LUIS EDUARDO LEON – COLOMBIA
All prize-winning cartoons
Selected Participants

2009 greeting cards from Valentin Georgiev, Bulgaria and Luis Ligarribay

Valentin Georgiev

20.12.08

New Year 2009 greetings and card from Guaico, Colombia

UN CALUROSO SALUDO A TODOS MIS AMIGOS, FAMILIARES, COLEGAS Y CONOCIDOS, DESEANDOLES UNA FELIZ NAVIDAD Y UN PROSPERO AÑO LLENO DE AMOR, ABUNDANCIA Y MUCHOS EXITOS ... PARA QUE TODOS SUS SUEÑOS SE HAGAN REALIDAD ,,Y NUNCA OLVIDEN QUE POR MUY GRANDE QUE SEA SU SUEÑO, SI LUCHA POR EL TARDE QUE TEMPRANO SE LE HACE REALIDAD........
"SI QUIERES LOGRAR LO QUE AUN NO HAZ ALCANZADO.....NECESITAS HACER LO QUE AUN NO HAZ INTENTADO"
SALUDOS Y EXITOS
GUAICO
CARICATURISTA
http://guaicolandia.blogspot.com/

18.12.08

New Year 2009 greeting card from Gabrovo House of Humour and Satire

Fax for Peace Fax for Tolerance accept entries until 28th February 2009

fax for peace fax for tolerance 30th November 2008 · 28th February 2009
Who & How
It is open to students of all grades and types of schools and to professional artists from all over the world. They are required to submit one or more works developing the themes of PEACE, TOLERANCE, fight against any form of racism and of defense of human rights. Each competitor may take part in two ways:
1 FAX [number fax ++39 0427 40898] or E-MAIL JPG format max 1,5 Mb [e-mail: istsuperiore@faxforpeace.it] one or more pictures or works of visual art;
2 send SHORT FILMS AND CARTOONS of maximum 5 minute lenght that could also be broadcast in compressed format to the following e-mail address [istsuperiore@faxforpeace.it]. The videos can be realized in the most common formats (AVI, MPEG, REAL VIDEO, QuICkTIME, VIDEO FOR WINDOWS ecc.) but they must not exceed 8 Mb of space.
When
Works from each competitor (individual artist, student or class) will be accepted starting from Sunday November 30th 2008 at 8.00 a.m. until Saturday February 28th 2009 at 12.00 p.m..
Exhibition
On each work it is necessary to indicate full name, name of school and grade/ class (if students), telephone and fax number and/or E-mail address, city, country.
The works will be exhibited as they are received in an “in progress” exhibition which will open on SuNDAy 30th NOVEMBER, 2008 AT 17.00 A.M. at the Istituto Superiore di Spilimbergo (Via degli Alpini n.1, Spilimbergo, Pordenone, ITALIA). Works must be sent within the 28th February 2009, expiry date at the latest.
Students will also have to specify school address and class attended.
Competitors implicitly authorize the school to reproduce and use their works in the catalogue and with different media for no-profit activities.
The organization cannot be held responsible in case of theft, damage or loss of the works. Works will not be returned or retransmitted to their authors. THE EXHIBITION WILL CLOSE ON MARCH 31st, 2009. A catalogue will be printed reproducing a wide selection of the works received and will later be sent to all competitors free of charge.
The jury
The jury of experts in communication, art critics and representatives of the school world will select 6 works among those received within the expiry date, according to their development of proposed themes and their effectiveness.
Prizes
The following six prizes, will be awarded according to categories:
* best work - Nursery and Primary Schools: E 300;
* best work - Low Secondary Schools: E 300;
* best work - Secondary High Schools: E 300;
* best work - Video or cartoon: E 300;
* best work - Artists: E 300;
* special best work awarded to a satirical or humorous drawing inviting consideration upon human and civil themes dealing with the initiative: E 500;
* special prize, supported by the President of the Italian Republic consisting in a medal, awarded to the school named for the overall quality of the works sent and the relevant importance of the didactic project submitted.
info
Istituto Superiore via degli Alpini, 1 - 33097 Spilimbergo (Pordenone) Italia
tel ++39 (0)427 40392 - fax ++39 (0)427 40898 e-mail: istsuperiore@faxforpeace.it

New issue BrazilCartoonNews focuses on Similarity and Plagiarism

Dear Readers,
We will try to publish the monthly Brazilcartoonews initially, in digital mode, but already thinking about leading to paper in a close future.This second edition is well illustrated by a team of talented cartoonists that cooperate with the Brazilcartoon: Mattias,Mello and Ray. We want to open space in the following works for other cartoonists beautify our editions. The texts and interviews are also great. Even with almost any content toward the controversial subject that is the similarity and plagiarism of cartoons. We know that for many cartoonists to face their work being assessed is not very pleasant. Then we could leave this issue that bothers not only the cartoonists, as the organizers and jurors of events of humor aside and deal with less controversial teams. But thinking well, it is important to note that this is a big problem and that has to be deal by everyone. Therefore, in the name of cartoon, you will read in this second edition of Brazilcartoonews an interview with the cartoonist Rahim, creator of C.I.E.C, which is now a reference for participants of salons and, more importantly, a lot of help for the jury. We even did a poll with organizers of events of humor about cartoons and cartoonists alike (that are not unusual) that win contests for design of humor. The brazilian cartoonist Mattias, author of a controversial column in Brazilcartoon, Rats of Hall, talks about the father of plagiarism. The great father cartoonist Pena is also one of the interviewed by the portal. That's it! As strange as it seems this edition has more texts that designs. Even if a picture is worth a thousand words ...Until the next Brazilcartoonews!
Márcio Leite,
Director of Brazilcartoon
http://www.brazilcartoon.com/
info@brazilcartoon.com

Tabriz International Cartoon Contest starts with theme: No War

Weekly Note December 18, 2008
Who's going to win the prizes of Tabriz Cartoon Contest? We will announce the regulations and juryboard next week. But you can start sending your cartoons with the theme of "No War”.
Thanks,
Rahim – Iran
Please send your mails just to this address:
Tabriz Cartoonists Association, Azerbaijan Cartoon Museum, Former Tabriz Estate Library, Golestan Garden, Tabriz, IRAN Zip Code: 51396-13117