The UMO-6th International Cartoon Contest’10 is organized by UMO towards the World Usability Day. Participation is open to all cartoonists from every country in the world. All the awarded and qualified cartoons will be exhibited. There is no Entry fee.
Please go through the rules and regulations - and in particular - the conditions applicable to the intellectual property rights.
Theme for the Competition
Buzz World: Social Networking and Mobile Communication
Communication, is the new order of life on our planet. H2O, O2 and a skill set on our resumes is not enough anymore to survive in this ever growing complex ecosystem of life. If we are not on the helm of affairs with the ever changing dynamics of communication in today's world, then we might be forced to search for a new nomadic life on other planets.
Mobile and social communication is a big buzz word and why not, after all we have over 300 million mobile subscribers. Digital communication through various manifestations and channels like the web, blogs, micro blogs, social networking and mobile communication has stormed our lives.
UMO International Cartoon Contest’10 encourages participants to look at the lighter side of today's social networking and mobile communication globally. You can draw inspiration and references from various walks of life like politics, movies, sports, social, personal and any other to come up with hilarious and thought provoking cartoons.
Awards and Acknowledgements
A jury will select the top 6 winning entries, the cartoonists will be granted a cash prize award of
First prize Rs.25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only)
Two second prizes of Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only) each
Three Third prizes Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five thousand only) each, and,
Five Special mention awards.
An exhibition of the winning and short listed entries will be held and UMO will publish an exhaustive works report.
The Jury and the Judgment criteria:
We are in process of putting a jury of well-known professionals and socially active personalities. The names will be announced in due course, depending on confirmation. For Judgment jury will use criteria such as creativity, humor, visual communication, presentation, persuasiveness, originality, cleverness, relevance of content and execution to identify the winner.
Deadline for Submission
Cartoons will be accepted through September 10th, 2010
Rules and Regulations
Entries: up to 5 cartoons per person.
Size (hard-copy) : A4 (210 X 297 mm ) or A3 (297X410)
Size (digital) : 300 dpi and in dimensions that are suitable for printing
Technique : Free
Entries in hard-copy/paper will not be returned. Entries in digital format may need to be re-posted if the resolution is not found good for printing.
Exhibition and Prize distribution
We are going to exhibit the entries in several metros of India. Dates will be announced
Submitting your entries
Mail your cartoons keeping the competition name in subject line to toons (at)usabilitymatters(org)org
If you are sending through the snail mail, use the following address:
UMO-6th International Cartoon Contest’10, usabilitymatters.org, Flat No. 407, E- Block, Keerthi Apartments, Ellareddyguda, Hyderabad- 500073. INDIA
Phone: +91-984 886 1432.
Please mention a little background information about yourself that may help identify you with your work and the email id that will help us get back to you with any communication.
Intellectual property rights
UMO may, in its sole discretion to use the art-work (images, photograph, written content) for any purpose, change, alter, amend, add to, delete from and otherwise modify, including but not limited to, any and all cuts, edits, rearrangements and other alterations, additions and deletions.
The responsibility for authenticity of all the submitted content, including the including the art-work and the personal information rests solely with the provider, and UMO will assume no role in case of litigation and copied works. The involved parties shall have to settle the matter themselves, within the conditions the original work was published/released.
We respect your privacy and will not be giving out, or sharing your personal information with any third party, for commercial or non-commercial use.