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30.6.10

2010 International Cartoon Contest “Naji al Ali” on Palestine

LIST OF THE CONDITIONS FOR 2010 INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST “NAJI AL ALI” ON PALESTINE
Naji al Ali and Handala are two symbols of the Palestinian national resistance who never yielded to the occupiers since decades. The Palestinian cartoonist Naji al Ali, who had shelted to a refugee camp in Lebanon after the 1948 occupation when he was 10 years old and who has been assasinated by Israeli agents in London in 1987 has left a child to all of the peoples of the world; it is Handala, a child who will always be 10 years old. Under nearly 40 thousand cartoons who narrate Palestine, appears Handala as he has turned us his back. He is offended to everybody who do not hear the voice of a people of which the country and right to life is stolen; and it is only after the liberation of Palestine that he will turn his face again.
We started to work to commemorate the memory of Naji al Ali, who dedicated his life of 50 years to the stuggle to free his country, and he did it mainly by his cartoons. We know well that the zionist occupiers have even fear of the designs. Let them have fear! We shall continue to design Palestine.
Not only the Palestine who fights, but also the Palestine who breathes...
We’re calling everyone who want to support this heritage as well as to support this struggle, to participate to the 2010 International Cartoon Contest “Naji al Ali” on Palestine and to make heard the sound of Naji al Ali, Handala and Palestine.
About the contest
This contest is being organized by Assocation for Solidarity with Palestinian People (Turkey) and HOMUR Humor and Cartoon Group.
Conditions of participation
* The works must reach the organizing association not later than 22nd of November 2010, Monday. Also the participants using the way of postal, should arrange the last day of sending as 22nd November of 2010, Monday. Nevertheless, all of the works which will arrive before the gathering of the Selective Committee will be assessed. The organizing association will not be responsible of the postal delays.
* The submitted works must be original. In case of submitting the works with the print out of the cartoons, it is a necessary that the cartoonists put their original signatures on their works.
* The standard size for the dimension of the works must be A4 (21 x 29,7 cm) or A3 (29,7 x 42 cm). The works sent by internet must be high resolution file(300 dpi required).
* The cartoonists are free to participate with already published works as long as these works have not previously been awarded in any other contest. The maximum number of works for each cartoonist to participate the contest is 3.
* The Contest is open to cartoonists from all over the world. Also "Handala ‘Stone General’ Special Prize" will be given to two cartoonists who are between 10-13 and 14-17 years old.
* The adress for the cartoonists preferring to use post offices to participate the contest is:
Filistin Halkıyla Dayanışma Derneği, Hüseyin Ağa Mah. Dudu Odalar Sok. No:10 Kat:3 Beyoğlu/İSTANBUL/TÜRKİYE
E-mail adress for the online participation is: hanzalakarikatur@gmail.com
(For more information: homur.blogspot.com; bizimhanzala.blogspot.com; for communication: hanzalailetisim@gmail.com)
* Organizers are not responsible for damage caused during transportation by post. Name, surname, birth date, postal adress, phone number and e-mail adress should be written on the reverse side of each cartoon.
* Participants should send their works with participation forms which can be found in annex after filling it completely and signing it. The participants who send their works via internet must also send their signed participation form to the adress mentioned above.
* Participants who filled the participation form are assumed that they transfer all the rights on the cartoons defined by Turkish laws to the Association for Solidarity with Palestinian People and that the mentioned association has the right to exibit, keep them in its archive and broadcast works on the internet. Moreover they also accept that HOMUR Humor and Cartoon Group can use all the works without any restrictions.
Prizes
* At the end of the contest, a BIG PRIZE OF NAJI AL-ALI will be given to one of the works.
In addition to this, there will be four equivalent ACHIEVEMENT PRIZES. These are:
- HANDALA LAND PRIZE
- HANDALA FREEDOM PRIZE
- HANDALA HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE
- HANDALA INTIFADA PRIZE
Also, two of the cartoonists between 10-13 and 14-17 years old will be awarded with "HANDALA ‘STONE GENERAL PRIZE".
In addition to the special prizes given by Association for Solidarity with Palestinian People and HOMUR Humor and Cartoon Group, there will also be awards from some different institutions.
The Selective Committee and the announcement of the results
* Selective Committee (Jury) for the contest will be announced later.
* Selective Committee will be gathered at 27th of November 2010, Saturday.
* The results of the contest will be announced at 28th of November 2010, Sunday.
* Prize Ceremony will be held on 11th December of 2010, Saturday in Istanbul. The ceremony is open for everyone, and the winners of “big prize”, “achievement prizes” and the “Handala ‘stone general’ prizes” may able to participate the ceremony, as 3 days-accomodation will be supplied by Association for Solidarity with Palestinian People.
After the contest
* One album of cartoons those determined by the jury will be sent to cartoonists. Besides, a circulating exhibition will be organized from the participant workings. Foremost, this exhibition will travel to cities of Turkey, like İstanbul, İzmir, Eskişehir, Adana, Zonguldak, Antalya. Then,it will be exhibited both some cities and centers of the world and Middle Eastern Countries. After the contest,exchange of information with the participants will also continue and the participants will be informed about the exhibitions.
* The works will not be returned. After the exhibition, they will be kept in Museum Of Cartoon and Humor, under the responsibility of Association of Cartoonists (Turkey).
* The only professional organization of the cartoonists in Turkey, the Association Of Cartoonists supports the contest.
(Regulations in Turkish)

2010 INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST ON PALESTINE

PARTICIPATION FORM

Name:………………………………………

Surname:……………………………………

Adress:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Country:………………………….................

Telephone Number:…………………………

E-mail Adres:………………………………..

Birth Date:…………………………………….

ShortBiography:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Name and Surname

Signature

28.6.10

2nd International "Aleksandar Klas" Cartoon Contest 2010

Second International "Aleksandar Klas" Cartoon Contest 2010 - Serbia
The oldest Serbian illustrated review "Ilustrovana politika" is organizing The Second International Cartoon Contest honoring its own the most famous cartoonist Aleksandar Klas (1928-2002).
Since 1950 over 30 000 his cartoons were published in national and international newspapers and magazines, and he had over 60 individual exhibitions. He got more than 130 prizes, so he entered in "Guinness's book of records" as the most rewarded cartoonist in the world. Besides cartoon his occupation is painting, as well as illustration of books.
Participation rules:
1. Competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
2. The theme of the cartoons is free.
3. Participants take part in the competition with original cartoons. Cartoons must be signed by the cartoonist in case that they are submitted as digital prints. Photographs, photocopies, etc., will not be accepted.
4. Size of cartoons should not exceed 30 x 40 cm.
5. Name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail, country of origin of the participant should be written on the back of his/her piece of work.
6. Works must reach the organizer not later than October 25, 2010, packed in protective cover to:
"Ilustrovana politika"
Za konkurs karikatura "Aleksandar Klas"
Cetinjska 1,
11000 Belgrade SERBIA
7. Result will be announced on first half of November 2010.
8. Participating cartoons will be kept at the virtual Cartoon Museum, to be established by the review "Ilustrovana politika".
9. Second International "Aleksandar Klas" Cartoon Contest will be celebrated with an award ceremony and exhibition of selected cartoons in November 2010 in Belgrade.
10. Jury will award the following prizes:
- Grand Prix A. Klas: 1000 euros and diploma
- Second award A.Klas: 500 euros and diploma
- Third award A. Klas: 300 euros and diploma
- 5 diplomas A. Klas.
11. Participating cartoons will be put into catalogue. The cartoons for the catalogue and exhibition will be selected by a jury. A catalogue will be sent to the cartoonists whose piece of work are exhibited and published in the catalogue.
12. Organizer reserve the right to use the sent cartoons for ILUSTROVANA POLITIKA advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the authors: to be exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials, as well as printed in catalogue and review.
13. Participants are considered to have accepted all the conditions.
14. Participants are kindly asked not to post the works via electronic means as these will not be accepted for the competition.
ILUSTROVANA POLITIKA
http://www.ilustrovana.com/
ilustrovana@politika-ad.com
Source: tabrizcartoons

21.6.10

Theme in 5th International Braila Cartoon Contest: CRISIS

5th INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST Braila 2010 - Romania
REGULATION
The contest is open to all cartoonists.
Theme: CRISIS
Maximum number of works: 5
The works sent must be original, overleaf there will be mentioned the author’s data (the postal address, telephone number, e-mail ). Each cartoonist is expected to send also a short biography and a photo.
Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) - A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Technique: free
Deadline of sending the works: August 20th, 2010
Prizes:
Great Prize –1500 €;
First Prize – 1000 €;
Second Prize – 800 €;
Third Prize – 500 €;
3 Special Prizes – 3 x 300 € (each).
The varnishing of the exhibition and prize awarding: September 18th, 2010.
The catalogue will contain a selection of the most valuable works registered in the contest. The cartoonists who will find their works in the catalogue will receive a free copy.
The works won’t be returned, they will be included in the County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture’s patrimony.
The works should be sent to:
The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila, no. 2, Piata Traian 810153 Braila, Romania
Contact details:
telephone and fax: +40.239.614.710
centrul_creatie@portal-braila.ro
costel_patrascan@yahoo.co.uk
maria.puscaciu@yahoo.com
Source: ecc

19.6.10

10th Barakaldo International Graphic Humor Contest 2010

RULES FOR THE BARAKALDO 2010 INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR CONTEST ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES, HERMES PRIZES
FIRST.- To pass the public announcement of the 10th International Graphic Humour contest on new Technologies –Barakaldo Hermes Prize 2010, which is an official announcement regulated by the guidelines established in the regulations of the Barakaldo Cultural Competitions, published in the Official Biscayan Bulletin on February 12th, 2010.
SECOND- The budgetary limit for the aforementioned is set at four thousand five hundred Euros (4.500 €) charged against the Budget allocation 00700 451802269902. In compliance with rules established under Article 7 of the regulation, prizes awarded will be as follows: First Prize – 1.500 €, Second Prize – 1.000 €, Third Prize – 800 €, Fourth Prize – 700 € and Fifth Prize – 500 €.
THIRD.- Legal regulations which the competition will adhere to are as follows:
1.OBJECT
Sketchers will send in a scene depicting graphic humour relating to new technologies which impacts on daily life (INTERNET, BIOLOGY, SPACE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDICINE, ETC...) and which allows the citizens to reflect on new spheres of scientific progress.
2. CONTESTANTS
Anyone who so desires may take part with no age restrictions. Each contestant may submit up to three pieces of work. Anyone who was a Hermes prizewinner at the previous year’s renewal will not be allowed to submit entries to this year’s official announcement.
3. CATEGORY AND FORMAT
Scenes and characters must be the personal creation of the author and unpublished. Work can be submitted either in black and white or in colour. Works must not exceed a single page, with a format not exceeding 800 x 600 pixels per inch, with a minimum resolution of 72 pixels per inch.
4. LANGUAGES
Works may be labelled in Spanish or Basque. It is permissible to enter humorous scenes without text written for those artists from different linguistic and geographical backgrounds.
5. PRESENTATION
Contestants must send an email containing their name, surname(s), address, date of birth, National I.D. Number or NIE number (Foreign Resident ID Number) and contact telephone no. This email is to be sent with the picture file attached in JPG format.
6. SUBMISSION PLACE AND DEADLINE
Works containing the author’s details should be sent exclusively by email to: hermesbarakaldo@barakaldo.org, before October 13th 2010.
7. VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
Presentation of works will imply the granting of permission to the Local Council for the reproduction of images entered, for purely exhibition purposes only. Any such exhibition of the works does not mean that financial benefit will accrue to the authors of the illustrations.
8.PRIZES
The awarding of the Hermes de Barakaldo prize carries a financial reward amounting to 4500 Euros and is divided into five categories: First Prize: 1.500 €, Second Prize: 1.000 €, Third Prize: 800 €, Fourth Prize: 700 € and Fifth Prize: 500 €.
After the winners are notified individually, and by email, of the resolution, the prize winners will have a maximum three months term to supply their details to the awarding organisation in order for the cash prize to be transferred to them. Should the time period of three months since the first communication have already elapsed, without the relevant data having been supplied, it is understood that the prize winner will relinquish his/her right to the relevant prize and the corresponding illustration will likewise be withdrawn from any medium the local council has published it in.
9.JURY
Any of the prizes may be declared void if none of the works come up to the required minimum qualitative standards.
10.SELECTION CRITERIA
Prizes will be awarded according to the following criteria:
a.- Quality and artistic relevance of the work: 50 points.
b.- Adherence to the theme of the Competition and to the humorous language pertaining to it: 30 points.
c.- Social and cultural impact of the cartoon in relation to the thematic aspect set out regarding new technologies and their implications for everyday life: 20 points.
11.FURTHER POINTS
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the rules and regulations as already laid down in the current Decree.
FOURTH.- Prizes will be awarded in accordance with the competition rules system, through comparisons of the works presented, and through the establishment of priority criteria amongst them, in conformity with the already outlined criteria, and the awarding of the corresponding financial amounts in compliance with the same with limits as stated in the official announcement, not exceeding the available credit.
FIFTH.- In order to analyse and evaluate the works presented, a Qualifying Panel or Jury will be convened, composed by Mr. Carlos Fernández Martínez Delegate-Councillor of Culture, Education, Basque Language and Sport, who will assume the title of President of the said panel, and Mr. Alex Orbe, Mr. Prudencio Díaz Lopez de Armentia and Mr. Sergio Román, as people of renown prestige in the world of graphic humour and illustration, and Mr. Juan Manuel de Los Santos Aranaz, a Technician in the sphere of Culture, who will take part as Secretary.
SIXTH.- The maximum allowable timescale for the resolution and notification of the prizes’ awarding procedure will be two months, starting from the closing date for the submission of entries.
SEVENTH.- All interested parties will receive notification under terms outlined in Article 58 of the Law 30/1992, dated November 26th, of the Law Regulation of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedures.
EIGHTH.- in case of any appeal against the decision, which exhausts the administrative procedures, an optional administrative reconsideration appeal may be lodged with the Council President to set aside the current resolution within a timeframe of one month starting from the day after the announcement of the
results, alternatively an Administrative Reconsideration Appeal can be entered at the Court for Contentious Administrative Proceedings by virtue of the distribution of authority outlined in Articles 8 and 10 of the Law 29/1998, dated July 13th, which regulates the Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction within a timeframe of two months, also commencing, like the previous, on the day after receipt of official notification.
Rules in various languages + in PDF

18.6.10

Cartoonist & web editor Zoran Matic Mazos passed away

Respectable friends, colleguaes, associates,
This morning, June 17th, 2010, on 3:15 a.m. in the Hospital in Paracin, Serbia has passed away my dear friend, colleague, brot...her (not only through writing - poet, satiric, cartoonist, designer) ZORAN MATIC MAZOS...R.I.P...:(
Yesterday we have spoken through the telephone around 1 p.m., through exchanging information about planned activities, but his health condition aggravated during afternoon hours.
As Deputy editor in chief of ZIKISON, I would like kindly to ask you to keep the dignity and honor with the respect for the late MAZOS, by respecting the certain period of time until I prepared everything for the continuance of the work and activities of the projects which we have jointly shaped and worked on, Mazos and me.
I hope that I, with your help, also succeed in that.
God rest his soul.
Zamjenik gl.i odg.urednika/Deputy Editor in chief
Sabahudin Hadzialic
Knjievnik i freelance novinar/Writer and freelance journalist
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15.6.10

Warning from Irancartoon about fake competitions

Attention!!
False Competitions!!
We recently see many competitions that have no evidence for being credible, and become a reason for unreliability and confusion of world artists.
We can mention Sun Shine competition as one of these kinds of contests. We see many problems in this Contest that shows its falseness.
1) In all Japanese contests, some of the Jurors are Japanese, but in this contest they don’t have even one Japanese Juror.
2) The entry form to participate in this Competition is not in Japanese Language, and this is an unusual process.
3) The prizes of this Competition are really unbelievable and are even more than closed Yomiuri Shimbon Competition.
4) This competition by the great prizes even doesn’t have a website for giving information, and they just gave one Email address.
5) Responsible of this False competition don’t give any answer to our correspondence, and don’t response our questions.
So it’s obvious that such Competitions are unreliable, and we can’t rely on them.
Iran cartoon Site by its professional activities and to lighten the mind of world cartoonist condemns these delusive activities and ask cartoonists by not participating in such contests confront them.
Source: irancartoon

11.6.10

Another fake competition of cartoons in the net: World Cup

Forwarded from a cartoonist friend, the following message reveals the so-called participation rules of another fake competition of cartoons I'm afraid. There is only an e-mail address where cartoonists are supposed to send their work (as few as 20 cartoons at all!) knowing neither the person nor the institution to collect hundreds of artwork ready to be published or exhibited in a nowhereland for whose benefit God only knows.
How informative the introduction is (!) - possibly a copy-paste paragraph, yet how untrustworthy they are by showing no sign of human existence... What sponsor is to pay the cash prizes, who is responsible to produce a catalog, what website will publish the lists of participants & winners? Please read more

From: Fifa Cartoon fifacartoon@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010/6/10
Subject: 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP CARTOON COMPETITION
To:
info@brazilcartoon.com
Cc:
karikaturachilar@yahoo.com, info@fanofunny.com, info@karikaturculerdernegi.org, cartoon@caricature.eu, info@cartoonists.gr, rudy.gheysens@telenet.be, editor@indianink.org, ...
2010 FIFA WORLD CUP CARTOON COMPETITION
South Africa will become the first African country to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, starting from 11 June to 11 July 2010. South Africa made its final presentation to host the World Cup to FIFA's Executive Committee at the Trade Centre in Zurich on 14 May 2004. On 15 May 2004, FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, announced that South Africa would be the host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Thirty-two countries have qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Six of these are from Africa, namely: South Africa, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria. The rest of the qualified countries are Japan, the Netherlands, Korea Democratic People’s Republic, Australia, Korea Republic, United States of America, Brazil, England, Paraguay, Spain, Denmark, Chile, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, Argentina, Honduras, Slovakia, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Greece, Uruguay and New Zealand.
The World Cup will take place in eight of South Africa’s nine provinces, using 10 stadiums in nine host cities. Five of the 10 stadiums are new and the rest have been upgraded for the event. Johannesburg, as South Africa’s economic hub, is the only city with two venues for the world cup, namely Soccer City and Ellis Park. Other host cities are Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein and Rustenburg.
RULES
CONTESTANTS
The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
MODALITY AND FORMATS
Work must be carried out in black and white or in colour. The work minimum must be of 3500 x 2480 pixels, with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels an inch.
PRESENTATION
Contestants must send in an e-mail supplying their names, surnames, address, date of birth and a contact telephone number. This e-mail must contain an attachment with the graphics work file in JPG format.
E-MAIL
All Works, together with the author's personal information, must be sent via e-mail to: fifacartoon@yahoo.com .
Number of entries
max : 20

PRIZES
1st Prize: 500 Euros.
2nd Prize: 300 Euros.
3rd Prize: 200 Euros.
THE JURY
A qualified jury will choose the best works.
OTHER
Participation in competition means the consent of authors to all conditions, including on gratuitous publication of works in any form.

Results 15th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2010

The 15th International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2010 has seen the arrival of 662 works of 325 authors from 57 countries.
Theme: MUSEUMS / GALLERIES

THE WINNERS

FIRST PRIZE: PAWEL KUCZYNSKI, Poland

SECOND PRIZE: LUKA LAGATOR, Monte Negro
THIRD PRIZE: RATKO MARIČIĆ, Croatia.

SPECIAL MENTIONS:

RUN TANG LI, China
IVAN HARAMIJA, Croatia
READ KHALIL, Syria
BRANKO ILIĆ, Croatia
ROBERT ROUSSO, France.
(All winning cartoons)

8.6.10

Turkish master cartoonist Ferit Ongoren passed away

Today about 17.00 h on June 07, 2010 dies the master Turkish cartoonist Ferit Öngören in Istanbul, Turkey. After having an operation against cancer of the colon last February, he was suffering from a liver tumor.

Ferit Öngören was born in Diyarbakır, Turkey, in 1932. He spent his childhood in Kütahya’s Tavşanlı township. He graduated from Afyon High School, and the Istanbul University School of Law. In 1956, Öngören moved to Cağaloğlu, the heart of the Turkish press, and began to draw and write. He wrote essays and critiques on art and published the “Yeni A” magazine. He drew cartoons for several magazines such as Akbaba, Dolmuş, Taş, Tef and wrote articles for newspapers like Vatan, Akşam, Günaydın, Gün, Sabah, Bugün, and Meydan. In 1969, he founded the Association of Cartoonists along with Turhan Selçuk and Semih Balcıoğlu. Together they established the Cartoon Museum and launched the International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest. He co-published books titled “Pictures from Istanbul” with Orhan Kemal and “Petrol” with Edip Cansever. He illustrated folk songs in his album, “Listening to Folk Songs.” He collected and illustrated folktales. Ferit Öngören made illustrations of Istanbul at various times and from different views. He documented the growing of shantytowns around Istanbul with his drawings. Read more