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31.8.10

Arrived the catalog 19th Daejeon Int'l Cartoon Contest 2010

Today received the catalog DICACO 2010, the 19th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest, South Korea, with theme: Oddity & Monster and Free theme. It is 96 pages including the covers and of size A4 (21x29.7 cm). Both cover cartoons are by Grzegorz Sobczak (Poland).

This year the Grand Prize went to the Chinese artist Xiao Qiang Hou (above) who has rendered Picasso's Guernican figures into the great oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of Florida. Hou's reference pieces are also great. Musa Gumus from Turkey wins the Gold Prize and Silver Prizes go to Jong In Baek (Korea) and Pawel Kuczynski (Poland). Bronze Prizes are won by Masafumi Kikuchi (Japan), Miro Stefanovic (Serbia), Mahmood Azadnia (Iran), and Heung Soo Kim (Korea). Special Prizes by the President of DICACO are given to Jose Garcia (Venezuela), Igor Varchenko (Cyprus), Arif Sutristanto (Indonesia), and Rumen Dragostinov (Bulgaria). See more winners at http://dicaco.kongju.ac.kr/content.php?db=menu02_01
In 2010, 504 artists from 58 countries sent in 1579 cartoons and 324 are awarded. The most entrants are from Korea: 86 artists and are followed equally by the Iranian and Turkish artists: 56 cartoonists each. Then comes China with 45 and Serbia with 36 entrants.
56 Turkish artists sent in 198 cartoons and 26 of those cartoonists won prizes as follows:
Gold Prize: Musa Gumus.
Student Special Prize: Esma Balkan.
Student Honorable Mention: Huseyin Mirac Bilgin.
Best Cartoon Prize: Askin Ayrancıoglu, Muhittin Koroglu, Mehmet Tural, Elsin Altin, Mete Agaoglu, Abdullah Ucyildiz, Sait Munzur, Musa Keklik, Oguz Gurel, Ercan Baysal, Kemal Ozyurt, Recep Bayramoglu, Erdogan Basol, Atila Ozer, Oktay Bingol, Mehmet Arslan, Ahmet Umit Akkoca.
Honorable Mention: Nuri Bilgin, I.Serdar Sayar, Umit Mufit Dincay, Kamil Yavuz, Seyit Saatci, Sema Undeger.

Winners in the 22nd Rotary Cartoon Awards 2010

The Rotary Cartoon Awards is designed to recognise the best of Australian and International cartoons with prizes totalling over $10,000. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City the awards raises funds for various Rotary charities and to promote cartooning through the Bunker Cartoon Gallery. All entries are donated to the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City for exhibitions at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery and other galleries in Australia. Congratulations to the winners and merit recipients announced at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery last Saturday night.
POLITICAL
Winner: Pat Campbell
Merit: Mark Lynch
SPORT
Winner: Peter Byrne
Merit: Matt Adams
OPEN THEME
Winner: Hec Goodall
Merit: Mark Lynch
MANGA
Winner: Quentin Jones
COMIC STRIP
Winner: Gary Clark
Merit: Jules Faber
CARICATURE
Winner: Judy Nadin
Merit: Chris Kelly
SPECIAL SUBJECT (INTERNATIONAL)
Winner: Mark Lynch
Merit: Guibao Gai
CARTOON OF THE YEAR
Pat Campbell.
For more information on the Rotary Cartoon Awards visit http://www.rotarycartoonawards.com.au/ .

14.8.10

International Cartoon Festival “Clear Look 2010” - Russia

International Cartoon Festival “Clear Look 2010” - Russia
Rules
1.Participants take part in the competition with an original cartoon. Cartoons must be signed by the cartoonist in case that they are submitted as computer print outs. Photographs,photocopies etc., will not be accepted.
2.Previously awarded works will not be accepted.
3.Size of cartoons should not exceed 21 x 29.7 cm (A4 paper size). Works should be submitted unframed and unmounted.
4.The Organizers will not be responsible for damage that may occur during postage and handling.
5.Competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
6.Subject is “Ecology. Rational use of natural resources. Ecology of Soul”.
7.Participants are expected to send the filled in participation form, a short curriculum vitae and a photograph together with their cartoons. Otherwise applications will not be considered.
8.The Jury of Festival creates from the experts competent in the field of a cartoon, the fine arts. The Jury will meet in October 2010 for the selection and award of the works. The jury's decision is final and cannot be contested.
9.Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to the artists.
10.Prizes:
The first place - 1000$
The second place - 800$
The third place - 300$
Two special prizes - 150$.
11.Cartoons which do not win awards will be returned to the artists upon written request.
12.Participants may also leave their cartoons the Cartoon Museum, to be established by the Organizers.
13.All selected works will be displayed in an exhibition and one free copy of the exhibition booklet will be sent to the artists whose works have been selected.
14.The cartoons will be displayed at http://look.goodideas.su/ (http://vzglyad.goodideas.su/) 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. Participants are considered to have accepted all the conditions stated herein.
15.By filling and signing the entry form, the artist undoubtedly agrees with the above-mentioned terms of the contest.
16.The award ceremony will take place in Belgorod (Russia) November, 1. The exhibition on results of Cartoon Contest will pass at Belgorod children's art school.
17.Deadline for entries is October 1, 2010.
18.Address: P.O. Box 25, Eugene Kramskoy, Festival «Clear Look», Belgorod, 308015 Russia
Rules and Entry Form

13.8.10

Catalog of exhibition in Kosova: "Agim Krasniqi & Guests"

Here is the catalog of the cartoon exhibition in Prishtine, Kosova, which I did participate with some friends as the guests of the Kosovar cartoonist friend Agim Krasniqi. Our cartoons were exhibited along with Krasniqi's work at the Art Gallery (Qafa Complex) between July 01-15, 2010, and they are made into this catalog of 40 pages, covers included, and size 19.5x22.3 cm by the support of Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sport of the Republic of Kosova.

Although my friends and I from Turkey were officially invited, we were unfortunately not able to be present at the opening ceremony for not having been sponsored for the flight expenses by any establishment nor by the Association of Cartoonists in Turkey which all of us are members of.

It was very kind of Mr Krasniqi who wanted to share the gallery walls with some artists from friendly countries and had the contribution of the following cartoonists: Ramadan Zaplluzha (Kosova), Bujar Kapexhiu (Albania), Arben Meksi (Albania), Orlis Vathi (Albania), Klodian Bezhani (Albania), Kemal Ozyurt (Turkey), Fahri Eyican (Turkey), Ahmet Umit Akkoca (Turkey), and Umit Mufit Dincay (Turkey).

Each guest is presented in the catalog with a short bio and one of the 2-3 cartoons of his exhibited in the gallery. Art critic Mustafa Ferizi has an enlightening introductory essay in the book which he concludes with a hope that the exhibition next year will have traditional physiognomy and international character.

6.8.10

Selective Cartoon Contest 2010 - Hungary

SELECTIVE CARTOON CONTEST 2010
1.) Theme: I am a selective man!
(Selective waste collection is the process when the used and unneeded, but still recycleable materials are collected separately for industrial use.)
Let’s demonstrate with the help of humour how selective we really are.
Set an example for our children, teach them and draw their attention to how important selective waste collection is!
Protect the environment and save our planet!
2.) The contest is open, so we accept works of both amateurs and professionals from all around the globe.
3.) Deadline for entries: 29 October 2010.
4.) The entries will be judged by a professional jury by 15 November 2010. The jury’s decision is not negotiable.
5.) The selected entries will be exhibited in the hall of Water Management College, Baja. Dr. Zoltán Illés, Secretary of State for Environmental Affairs, will open the exhibition.
6.) We aim to organise an exhibition tour in primary, secondary schools and colleges in Hungary, where we would like to point out the imprtance of selective waste collection to the young.
7.) It folows from 6.) that the submitted cartoons will not be returned!
8.) Participants can submit up to three original cartoons in A/4 or A/3 size, using any technique. Prints of cartoons produced or coloured with software can also be submitted on condition that it has the cartoonist’s original signature and the print’s serial number.
(The copy or digital run-off of the original cartoon is not accepted.)
9.) The participants should write their name, address, phone number and e-mail address on the back of the cartoons.
10.) Postal address for entries (please note the order!):
István Kelemen
Baja, Bajza J. u. 19.
6500 Hungary
11.) For information or enquiries about the competition contact:
Phone: +36 20 426 58 82
e-mail: grafikuskelemen@freemail.hu
12.) First prize: 900 USD, maximum: 200,000 HUF.
Three DIPLOMAS.
13.) For the list and works of participants and for any other information visit: http://www.grafikuskelemen.hu/ .
14.) Participants whose works are selected by the jury for the catalogue will receive a free copy via post.
15.) The organiser retains the right to use the cartoons freely (e.g. poster, leaflet, calendar, etc.)
16.) By entering the contest the participant accepts the terms of the contest.

Still fake cartoonet contest & a shame on the editors

The following regulation is from http://www.cartooncenter.net/new_contests.htm edited by Seyran Caferli in Azerbaijan. Still this cartoonet contest is a fake one since there is no responsible person, not a sponsor, nor an establishment behind it. So it aims at cheating honest cartoonists out of their original ideas & this is unacceptable esp. for an editor who has been acting as a jury member in some international cartoon competitions(!?).
Mr Angel Boligan has unveiled another fake cartoonet competition where he himself had been mentioned as the jury member without his knowledge and consent: http://caricaturque.blogspot.com/2010/07/boligan-protests-false-cartoonet.html .
Although it is a known fact that there is a kind of fight against cartoon art of great impetus, some editors of cartoon websites never hesitate to announce whatever info(!?) arrives in their mailboxes. Today (August 9) I see that Tabrizcartoons are also announcing this false cartoonet contest and without any source (!?): http://www.tabrizcartoons.com/en/detail.asp?ID=1666 .
Hope they all will reconsider this piece of news and delete it with a protest against the pirates as the world-famous cartoonist Mr Angel Boligan did honestly; otherwise people would wonder if they are themselves involved in that non-ethical exploitation!

The 1th “WORLD HUMOUR” International Cartoon Competition 2010 - Portugal
Rules:
1) The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
2) Theme:
A-World Heritage
World famous tourist spots in each country
B-Free
3) The maximum number of sent cartoons is 10 .
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 :
1st prize: 3000 euro 2nd prize: 2000 euro 3rd prize: 1000 euro Honorable Mentions
6) The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address:
world_humour@yahoo.com or humourw@yahoo.com
(300 dpi, 3500 Pixel and JPG format). 7) Deadline: October 20 , 2010.
8) The jury will include representatives from cartoonist and artist, will meet in December 2010.
9) The organizers hold all the rights to publish the cartoons submitted to the contest and use them for promotional purposes: catalogs, posters, cards, books, newspaper, magazine, Internet and new media, etc.

5.8.10

Theme in 18th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem Belgium 2011: Shoes

18th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem Belgium 2011
Theme Euro-katoenale 2011
Dear cartoonist,
Shoes!
Shoes that's the theme of the 18th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem Belgium.
Do you have a great idea? Can you imagine your cartoon? Did you allready start drawing? Or do you need some more time to make this exclusive cartoon? Don't worry; you still have till the 15th of February 2011 to sent us your works.
Read the rules here
Don't forget to use the entry form
Good luck!

Biennial International Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2010

BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST 2010.
First .- Object. These bases are designed to regulate BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2010 Humorous cartoons and drawings organized by the Autonomous Agency Culture of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Second .- Participants. Participation is free. Each participant in each event will participate with a maximum one (1) work must be unpublished and not previously submitted to this or any other tournament. The Autonomous Agency of Culture Hon. City Council Santa Cruz de Tenerife made all the efforts and actions as it deems relevant to ensuring the artists by fulfilling this obligation. In the assumption that in the exercise of these duties by the Agency audit Self-Culture is found a breach of this obligation, he shall be immediate disqualification at any stage of this competition and loss, case, the possible prize that would have been awarded. Third .- Item. Participants in the cartoons section should send a maximum of one work with a single theme. For 2010 the theme is uploaded to the Web "the influence of Internet social networks". For subsequent calls, in the case of extend these rules, the issue will be decided by resolution express Chairperson of the Independent Body Culture. The works must be original and done any painting technique. They will have a unique format of 35 x 50 cm, unframed, including its eventual "passe partout".
Fourth .- Prizes.
Personal Caricature
First prize: EUR 10000.00.
Second prize: EUR 1800.00.
Third prize: EUR 1200.00.
Cartoons
First prize: EUR 10000.00.
Second prize: EUR 1800.00.
Third prize: EUR 1200.00.
On the above quantities must be carried to the deductions provided by law. In both cases, the second and third prizes will be awarded by entities wish to cooperate with the competition, in which case the award shall be known by the name of the economic entity to provide it, stating so in advertising the event.
Fifth .- Registration. The works must be lodged with the Registry of Independent Body Culture, located at The Art Center Arcade, Calle Marcos Redondo 2, 38 003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, according to the following schedule:
From October to June: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 13:30.
July, August and September: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 13:00.
It also may be submitted at the offices of the bodies provided for in Article 38 of the Law 30/1992 of 26 November, on Legal Regime of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure.
The works should be signed in place is not visible and accompanied by a closed envelope inside stating:
• The name of the author.
• artistic mode in which it participates.
• Photocopy of your National ID, passport or EU resident.
• Data updated your address, telephone number, e-mail.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• must be completed, mandatory, an official of the registration Autonomous Organisation of Culture made available to participants Single Window of the Agency, which will provide a recorded copy deposit slip.
• Affidavit on the originality of the work and which possesses all intellectual property rights over it.
• In case of any works through an art group shall include a person identified for purposes of accreditation and control, should be rewarded.
The total expenditure on packaging and shipping and return shipping will be at by the entrant. The OAC is not responsible for loss or damage that may work experience during transport. The works must be submitted in the appropriate packaging, to facilitate reuse effects of removal. The OAC will ensure the care of the works, but accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or theft, as well as any incident that may occur during exhibition. The OAC reserves the right to reject works that fail any of the above requirements and those that by their state or be deducted from its packaging clearly been inadequate.
Sixth .- Admission Deadline
The deadline for submission of works will begin the day after the publication of bases Bulletin Board in the Autonomous Organisation of Culture, giving further spread of contest on how many media choosing, and end on 29 October 2010.
Seventh .- Jury. The jury will be chaired by the Chairperson to the Autonomous Organisation of Culture, or person his deputy, two members who are professionally related to the purpose of rules. Act as Secretary, with voice but no vote, the Secretary General of OAC, or his delegate. The jury will not maintain any relationship with the participants in the contest for the duration process. The Jury's decision is final. The jury may adopt decisions for proper selection and development of decision it deems appropriate.
The award will be announced in local media, making public Also, the composition of the jury.
Eight .- Selection procedure and decision of the Jury Of all of the works received the Jury will make a selection based upon the their quality. For the award, the procedure, according to the number of participants, establishing the President of the Jury. In case of a tie there shall be another vote, since in any case the prize will be divided between two or more works shall be given entirely to a single work. The author / is whether the work / s is selected on digital media should provide the same, wave so that, at the time, you will be prompted from the Autonomous Agency of Culture.
The jury will be made public in December 2010 and will be final. The jury may award the prize.
Nine .- Property The works submitted and not selected must be withdrawn by holders thereof within fifteen calendar days from the issuance of the verdict, which was published in the Bulletin Board Registry Offices Autonomous Organisation of Culture. The selected works and not awarded shall be removed within fifteen days since the end of the exhibition, which will be communicated in due course. In both cases will be necessary to present the receipt of the relevant Application Form. The non-removal of the works within the time above assumes that the Autonomous Agency Culture decline any responsibility on them, acting in the manner considered appropriate. The winning works will become property of the Autonomous Organism Culture Also includes all of the rights to their use, reproduction and display in any medium, with the exception of moral rights under legally.
Tenth .- Final Rule. Entry in the competition implies full and unreserved acceptance of these rules. The Autonomous Agency of Culture Hon. City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, If in doubt reserves the right to interpret these rules and modify for reasons of public interest.
WEB: http://www.submergentes.org/BIENAL-INTERNACIONAL-DE-CARICATURA
(Translation by Google)
ANNEX
Mr. / Mrs. … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …., with ID … … … … … … … … …, residing at … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …, phone: … … … … … … … … … … … … States that having presented at Biennial Exhibition International Cartoon and Humorous Drawing 2010 work titled … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …, Under the slogan … … … … … … … … … … …, Hereby GRANT the Autonomous Agency of Culture to open the envelope in which are my personal data effects:
- Communication should be selected to determine the exposure the basis of this Biennial.
- Repayment of the / s work / s on the assumption that appropriate, pursuant down bases of this Biennial.
- Provide information to the press about my curriculum vitae for the purpose of its dissemination in media that seem appropriate in case of being the work or works awards. The Independent Body Culture treat the personal information of stakeholders, which access to comply with the provisions of this Annex, in accordance with what established by Law 15/1999 of 13 December data protection personal In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, … … … … … … … … … … … … … of … … … … … … … … … 2010.
Signature.

The UMO-6th International Cartoon Contest’10 - India

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.
Source: http://www.usabilitymatters.org/entry/3187/umo-6th-international-cartoon-contest10