Regulations of the Erasmus Cartoon Contest 2019, The Netherlands

Regulations of the Erasmus Cartoon Contest 2019, The Netherlands
– THEME ‘FRIENDSHIP’ (between people of different cultures)
1. Entry requirements
The number of entries is limited to 5.
Any kind of graphical technique will be accepted.
The works may not have been awarded with a price elsewhere before.
By entering the contest the author certifies he or she is the sole owner of the entry
Captions (and / or subtitles) are not allowed.
A4 format
Digital entries will be in JPEG format and have a resolution of a minimum of 300 dpi and a maximum file size of 3MB
A4 hard copies sent by post are also accepted. These must bear, on the reverse side, the surname, forename and address of the author.
2. Submissions
You can send your digital works to: info@cartoonfestivalrotterdam.nl .
Hard copies can be sent to: Cartoonfestival Rotterdam, p/a. Wessel Gansfortweg 65, 3052KM Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Both digital and hard copy entries should be accompanied by a short resume and a picture of the author.
3. Deadline: the deadline for entries is October 1st 2019
4. Copyright
Copyright of the entries lies with the authors of the cartoons. By participating, the author authorizes Stichting Cartoonfestival Rotterdam to publish the submitted works in the catalogue, for the promotion of the exhibition and for the exhibition of the cartoons in the opening exhibition as well as in possible following exhibitions in cities that honour Erasmus within a period of 12 months following the opening ceremony. For any other use of the cartoons the written permission of the Author is previously requested. Consequently, the selected works will remain at the disposal of the organizers until December 2020.
5. Jury
An independent jury will select the 100 best entries for the catalogue and the exhibition. The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and a representative of the main sponsor of the contest: Stichting Comity Erasmus Icon of Rotterdam. Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Awards
1st prize : € 1.000,- + trophy
2nd prize : € 750,- + trophy
3rd prize : € 500,- + trophy
Tulip prize * : € 250,-
*Made available by the Dutch Cartoonist Association ‘De Tulp/FECO Holland’
If after announcement of the awards, it appears that plagiarism has been committed, the jury can decide to withdraw the prize.
7. Winner VIP – arrangement
On the occasion of the awards ceremony, the winners of the 1st 2nd and 3th prize are invited for a stay in Rotterdam, from November 29th – December 1th ( 3 days). Travel cost will be refunded and stay expenses will be paid by Stichting Cartoonfestival Rotterdam.
8. Catalogue
Cartoons that are selected for the exhibition will be published in an catalogue. On request the authors of the selected works for the catalogue and the exhibition will get a free catalogue.
9. Returning hard copies
Hard copy entries will only be sent back by the organizers on written request. The organization can in no way be held responsible for any damages or loss of works that may occur.
10. Award ceremony
The inauguration and award ceremony will take place November 29th, 2019. The opening exhibition will run from November 29th to December 15th 2019.
11. Entryform
You can click on the following link to dowload the entryform: Entryform – English-def .
Source: cartoonfestivalrotterdam .
The competition is not yet open. In the beginning of 2019 more information will follow. However you can already send an e-mail that you are planning to participate. In that case you’ll get a personal message when the competition will be opened.
e-mail: info@cartoonfestivalrotterdam.nl
Contact: Martin Reekers
Phone: +31 6 46 77 05 17.

16th International Comics and Cartoon Festival Competition in Kosovo, Prizren 2019

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Theme: Idealist
Deadline: 20 September 2019
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The 14th edition of the Trento Economics Festival 2019, Italy

​From May 30th to June 2nd 2019
Piazza Cesare Battisti
Trento (Italy)
Our organization will create a satiric humor space where visitors will have a different perspective on this theme, discussed by international characters coming from areas such as economy, politics, press.... etc. There will be a constant presence of real life humorist, cartoonist and illustrators, and we will set up an exhibit of cartoons and humor illustrations in the stand hosting us. The exhibition will be visible also online. Visitors will be invited to vote for the best cartoons and humorous illustrations among the exposed works. The prizes are symbolic, but have a great value in visibility. The exhibition will be visible on the Provincia Autonoma di Trento website and on the official Festival dell’Economia website.
May 24th 2019
Sending address:
Works requirements:
Max 1 MB, 300 DPI, JPG.
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The 30th International Biennial Exhibition of Humour in Art, Tolentino 2019-2020, Italy

30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte
Tolentino November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020
The Municipality of Tolentino convenes and organises the 30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte (30th Festival of Humour in Art) – a prize contest focused on humour in art.
The contest is divided into two sections:
“Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” (“City of Tolentino International Award”) - for humorous art on the subject of “Hatred"
Hatred is a deep-rooted feeling.
Hatred expresses passionate repulsion.
Hatred yearns to destroy the most despised thing.
Hatred makes you feel a decent human being whilst destroying the thing you loathe.
Hatred can be directed at a nation, an ideology, a faith, a race, a policy, an individual.
Hatred allows for finding the bond that strengthens social cohesion in a common enemy.
Hatred is fiercely spread through social media.
Hate speech thrives on social media and via the internet a large part of society is infiltrated by contempt and resentment.
The theme of the 30th Biennial forces us to take a critical look at the culture of vileness in contemporary society through the lens of humour which, albeit futile and purposeless, can play with the most disturbing stereotypes in modern times.
“Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award ”) for caricatures of illustrious figures.
The contest comprises:
a selection of the competing entries by a qualified jury. The artworks so singled out will be exhibited at the venue of the 30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte , from November 23, 2019 throughout January 26, 2020.
publication of a complimentary catalogue that will be presented to the authors of the selected works;
a prize awarding event;
Against the backdrop of the festival is a commendation for Humour on the internet awarded for products at the cutting edge of communications technology that shatter the stereotypical patterns typical of traditional comedy.
The contest is open to contemporary artists of any nationality and any age, who are allowed to enter a maximum of three works which must be unreleased and authentic, free in size and technique, and performed in whatever form of visual art, material and support – pictorial, graphics, sculpture and installation, photography and video. Computer-aided digital visuals, as well as photographic source artworks with purely structural digital fix are also allowed to enter the contest as long as they are produced in paper format and are autographed and numbered by the authors.
The deadline to enter the contest is October 4, 2019, by which time all entries will have to have been sent to the address below:
Segreteria della “30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte ”
Palazzo Europa
Via Tambroni n. 4
62029 TOLENTINO (Italy)
After having filled out and signed the entry form, the contestants are requested to attach it to their works prior to shipment. Artworks must be authentically signed and provided with the special coupon. The works must be shipped carriage free - they will only be accepted on condition that they are not subject to any taxes or customs fees - the local municipality will not bear any fees due.
Admission of the works, their selection for display, and the awarding of prizes are exclusive competence of the jury nominated by the Municipality of Tolentino in consultation with the Artistic Director. The jury's decision is final and irrevocable.
The Jury will award below prizes:
“Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” ("City of Tolentino International Award”) for humour in art on the theme of “Hatred”
1st money prize - € 3,000.00, will be awarded to the winner of the 2019 Exhibition. In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.
2nd Prize - € 1,000.00
3rd Prize - € 500.00
“Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award”) for caricatures of illustrious figures
1st Prize - € 1,000.00
2nd Prize-€ 500.00
Other special commendations may possibly be awarded by the jury.
The prize winning works will not be returned, they shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino and will become part of the collection of MIUMOR - the International Museum of Humour in Art.
As clearly shown on the coupon, the works that are expressly donated by the artist shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino, that is entitled to make a discretionary use of them. The works not expressly donated can be collected from the MIUMOR as from 8 February 2020 personally by the artist or their delegate; alternatively they can be returned, not earlier than the thirtieth day after the scheduled closing date of the Exhibition, unless extended, if specifically indicated on the coupon attached to the work.
The Municipality of Tolentino, in its capacity as organizer of the event, pledges to the greatest care, custody and supervision over the length of time they will be at the venue of the Biennale Exhibition and during transportation, but declines all responsibility for theft, fire, damage or loss that may occur as a result of any unforseen causes.
Contestants allow the Municipality the right to reproduce any of the selected works free of charge for publication in the official catalogue of the Exhibition, in as many copies as the Municipality shall deem appropriate, including publication on the website and any other form of communication and promotion.
The City is authorized to publish the works on any support, even for commercial purposes. In case of reproductions, the author will be mentioned in the habitual ways. The author allows free use of their work for popularisation, cultural and recreational purposes, as well as for public enjoyment. The author must expressly renounce all rights to any compensation.
Contestants expressly authorize the Municipality of Tolentino to process the personal data in its possession in accordance with the personal data protection law, so as to include them in databases operated directly by the local administration or a third party appointed by it.
As organizer of the 30th Biennale Exhibition, the Municipality is entitled to adopt final decisions on all matters not mentioned in these Regulations. These are published on the website www.biennaleumorismo.it in Italian, English, French and Spanish. In case of controversy, the Italian text shall prevail. Participation in the 30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arteimplies unconditional acceptance of all items contained herein.
phone : 0733 901365/0733 969797
E-mail: info@biennaleumorismo.it
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11th OSCARfest International Cartoon Exhibition 2019, Croatia

OSCARfest International Cartoon Exhibition
OSOR ~ Cres / Mali Lošinj ~ HR ~ Croatia
11th OSCARfest 2019
OSOR Community House - July, August, September, October 2019
The exhibition has international character, there is no age limit, or limit on the participant profession.
1 (one) Cartoon WITHOUT WORDS
Format: A4 (210x297 mm), RGB, JPEG, 200-300 dpi
June 13, 2019
All participants shall be sent the results and a digital catalogue by e-mail.
Visitors to the Exhibition vote for the best cartoon by secret ballot.
(#12,000 tourists from around the world on summer season, the votes ca 2,000)
Exhibition selector: Branka Hlevnjak, MSc. (art historian, a visual critic)
If you would like to contribute to the prize fund for voters please mark your cartoon/s with an X
First place: Personal exhibition at the 12th OSCARfest 2020, Diploma, sponsorship award
Second and Third place: Diploma, sponsorship award
Prize to first-ranked Croatian cartoonist:
Personal exhibition at the 12th OSCARfest 2020, Diploma, sponsorship award
Exhibited cartoons will be at organizers' disposal who can use them for promotional purposes without compensation to the author and continue to exhibit them.
Organizer may copy the selected works in two (2) copy for sponsors, awards to voters, and promotions.
OSCARfest - International Cartoon Exhibition will take place in small town of OSOR
on the island of Cres, near the town of Mali Lošinj (Northern Adriatic, Croatia).

ENTRY FORM 11. OSKARfest Osor 2019.
Nick name, Pseudonym
Telephone / Fax
Mobile Phone
Sex                   Male                       Female
Size of YOUR T-shirt (sponsorship award) S M L XL XXL
Date                                                Signature

Written consent for the application of a cartoon on OSCARfest souvenirs (postcard, T-shirt...) in a limited edition for prizes for voters, publicity and for self-financing of the festival. YES NO

Organizer ARTour-Nerezine Association
Program Leader Dado Kovačević - dado.kov.novi@gmail.com
Art Selector Branka Hlevnjak
Support Town of Mali Lošinj, Mali Lošinj Tourist Board,
Osor Local Comitee, Croatian Cartoonist Association - Zagreb
Sponzors Jadranka Camping, Kamp Bijar Osor / Cres - Lošinj
Kopiraonica Kolding, ABM grafika, DesignArt & friends / Zagreb.


Results of the 24th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2019, Croatia

Theme: Male-Female Relations
The 24th International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2019
has seen the arrival of 1.007 works of 420 authors from 60 countries.
More on www.hdk.hr.


The XXVI International Exhibition of Arts of Humor, Alcalá 2019, Spain

The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, through the Quevedo Institute of Arts of Humor announces the XXVI International Exhibition of Arts of Humor around the subject “The Limits of Humour”. There will be more information about the subject in the website.
1 Participation is open to all the persons older than 18.
2 In order to participate in the Exhibition, every artist must send a piece on the theme “The Limits of Humour”. It can be a vignette, a comic strip or a caricature. Together with the piece, the authors must send the filled formulary attached to these requirements. The organization reserves the right to invite those authors that the organization members agree to consider important for the exhibition.
3 The works must be original and must be signed. They can be made with any technique and in any format, with maximum dimensions of A3 (297x420 mm). For digital works, they must be made in formats JPG or TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and they must be sent to miah@iqh.es.
4 All pieces will be sent properly wrapped. It is recommended to protect them with flat cardboard. The organization won't take responsibility on any possible damage occurred during transportation. All shipping charges will be at the participant's expense.
5 All art pieces will be sent before June 9, 2019, by mail ( miah@iqh.es ) or to the following address:
Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá
Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor
C/ Nueva, 4.
28801 Alcalá de Henares
Madrid (España)
It is essential to comply with the noted date for the adequate planning of the catalogue and design of the exhibition.
6 A Selection Comission will carry out a selection of the pieces submitted, that will be exhibited in the XXVI Internacional Exhibition of the Arts of Humor in september-november.
7 All pieces submitted will be kept at the Graphic Humour Archives of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, except specific indication to the contrary, for which the artist must write on the reverse of the piece “Devolución/Return”. The authors who want a donation certificate must write "Certificado/ Certificate" on the reverse of the piece.
8 The submission of the piece means that the author authorizes the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá to reproduce it and exhibit it, as long as the name of the artist is displayed and the objective is the media coverage of the Exhibition and the rest of activities of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá within the field of Graphic Humour and/or of this call (edition of catalogues, posters, leaflets, media coverage, web page, etc.), and in any case it generates any type of obligation on the author's part.
9 The organization will communicate through the Exhibition web page the list of participants with submitted piece and the list of selected pieces.
10 At the end of the exhibition in Alcalá, those people with selected pieces will receive a copy of the catalogue, which will be edited to mark the celebration of the Exhibition.
11 The organization reserves the right to not exhibit those pieces considered to infringe individual or collective rights.
12 The participants will be responsible before any claim on the authorship of the works. The organization will not be responsible before any claim made by a third party upon the violation of intellectual rights or property of the works.
13 The participation on this Exhibition means the acceptance of these conditions of entry.
Source: miah.
More in languages on WEB.


Results of the 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition 2019

Theme: Open season on journalists.
They received 370 entries from 29 countries.
Grand Prize: Luc Descheemaeker, Belgium (Top).
Second Prize: Bruce MacKinnon, Canada
Third Prize: Gustavo Caballero Talavera (Guffo), Mexico
Awards of Excellence
Musa Gumus, Turkey
Alfredo Martirena Hernandez, Cuba
Sergii Riabokon, Ukraine
James Silk, USA
Darío Castillejos, Mexico
Kaan Saatci, Turkey
Niels Bo Bojesen, Denmark
Marco De Angelis, Italy
Chip Bok, USA
Hicabi Demirci, Turkey.
All winning works.


Winners of the 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2018, Turkey

Award ceremony of the 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition with theme "Travel Memories" was organized in Four Point by Sheraton Izmir on April 27, 2019. These are the award winners:
Grand Award: Kürşat Zaman
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: Mahmood Azadnia
Second Award: Konstantin Kazanchev
Third Award: Serpil Kar
Mentions: Seyed Ali Miraee – Mete Ağaoğlu
Grand Award: Elif Kayra Eşin
Mentions: Emre Barut - Hayrunnisa Fırat.


The 4th Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2019, Belgium

4th Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2019, Belgium
1. Participation
All persons 18 years of age and older are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants declare to agree to the terms and conditions of the regulations, and the decisions of the juries. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge.
2. Definition
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This includes a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation or simply an image of a funny situation. The cartoon can consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. The cartoon can be static (drawn) or moving (animated using a computer).
3. Theme
Buses in Brussels
4. Submissions
Drawn cartoons, maximum 5 submissions. The cartoons may not contain text. They may not have been exhibited or awarded in any country. Drawings should be sent digitally and submitted by uploading them on the global mobility website >> here. Exceptionally they can be delivered by WeTransfer or by post.
The deadline is 20 August 2019
5. Registration form
Participation is valid only if your date of birth has been filled in and the form has been signed. The back of each cartoon must indicate: last name, first name.
Submission is at the expense of the participants.
6. Ownership rights
By participating, participants grant the organising body the right to use their submissions as advertising for the "Global B&C Cartoon Festival" and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist, (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or photo festival organisation, calendar).
7. Jury
An international jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition, and will select the prize winners.
8. Visibility of the contest
All participants can visit the virtual exhibition free of charge upon presentation of their proof of participation.
9. Ownership by organising body
All submitted works become the property of the organising body.
10. Cartoon Book
In collaboration with Busworld INTL, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
The winners will be anounced on 18 October 2019.
First prize is 500 Euro
Second prize is 250 Euro
Third prize is 100 Euro.
Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2019
Kasteel van Rumbeke, Moorseelseweg 2, 8800 Roeselare - Belgium
Tel: (+32) 051/22.60.60
E-mail: participate@globalmobilitycartooncontest.com
Source: globalmobilitycartooncontest.

Winners in Bastogne International Press Cartoon Contest 2019, Belgium

Winners in Bastogne International Press Cartoon Contest 2019
Theme: Make love not war
Jitet Kustana – Indonesia
Christian Dittrich – Austria
Luc Descheemaeker – Belgium
Honorable mention:
Brady Izquierdo – Cuba
Kostenko Alexandr – Ukraine
Toso Borkovic – Serbia.
List of participants.


The 36th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2019, Turkey

• Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by Aydın Dogan Foundation.
• The competition is open to the professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
• The Jury is composed of the international members. The Jury will meet in November 2019.
• The award ceremony of 36th Aydın Dogan International Cartoon Competition will be organized in June 2020 in Istanbul.
“Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” Award
While half of the world population is still underrepresented in the business, politics, science and academy and discriminated, it is impossible to turn the ideals of justice, freedom and equality into a reality. Only if women are empowered, the world can be more healthy, peaceful and prosperous.
One of the most essential steps towards eradicating the gender inequality which still prevails even in the most developed countries in the world is the girls’ education. It is an absolute must that all the girls in the world have access to uninterrupted, quality education so that they can make their own decisions, direct their own lives and they can reach the positions they deserve. However, this is not enough. Beyond access to education, each of us are responsible of providing all the girls and young women with the opportunities to realize their potentials inside and outside of the schools, to enable them to develop their knowledge and skills throughout their lives and to remove all the barriers they face when they participate in the workforce.
Aydın Doğan Foundation, being aware of this responsibility, works in the field of girls’ education and empowerment.
In this regard, one cartoon that will be selected among the cartoons that will be sent in the “Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” category will receive a special award worth of 8.000 US dollars.
1. Participants can select any theme.
2. Participants will submit the original copies of their cartoons. Cartoons sent as printouts should bear original signatures of participants. Photographs, photocopies, etc. will not be accepted.
3. Size of cartoons should not exceed A3 paper size (29.7 x 42cm).
4. Completing the participation form published on www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr, contestants will send their cartoons together with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph of them to the following address:
Aydın Dogan Vakfı, Burhaniye Mahallesi Kısıklı Cad. No: 65, 34676 Üsküdar Istanbul/Turkey.
5. The Foundation will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage or for any late delivery of cartoons.
6. Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to participants.
7. By completing the participation form, the contestant beforehand declares and accepts that he/she is the author of his/her cartoon(s) to be submitted to the competition; that he/she grants license in form of non-exclusive simple license to Aydın Dogan Foundation without any limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties in relation to the usage rights of financial rights such as processing, duplication, distribution, representation, indication and transmission to the public via audio and/or visual means as defined under the provisions of the Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works; and that he/she grants power to use the moral rights to Aydın Dogan Foundation, which are obligatory for the use of the licensed financial rights as set forth in Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works, and that he/she gives consent to Aydın Dogan Foundation to exhibit such cartoon(s), to keep them in its archives, to duplicate and publish them on the Internet or through other media and to use them in any other way without any limitations.
8. Where the cartoon(s) to be submitted to the competition wins a rank and/or a prize; the contestant beforehand declares and accepts that he/she is the author of his/her rank and/or prize-winning cartoon(s) and that he/she transfers ownership of the original or the copy of cartoon, submitted to the competition, to Aydın Dogan Foundation; that he/she transfers the financial rights such as processing, duplication, distribution, representation, indication and transmission to the public via audio and/or visual means he/she holds over the cartoon(s) to Aydın Dogan Foundation without any limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties under the provisions of the Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Work; and that he/she grants power to use the moral rights to Aydın Dogan Foundation, which are obligatory for the use of the licensed financial rights as set forth in Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works; that he/she gives consent to Aydın Dogan Foundation to exhibit such cartoon(s), to keep them in its archives, to publish them on the Internet or through other media and to use them in any other way without any limitations; that he/she does not have any right of disposition over the financial rights subject to transfer and thus will not enter into any transactions with third parties in relation to transferred financial rights.
9. The Participant hereby accepts and declares that the cartoon submitted for the competition is an original work, and that there is no right arising from Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works on the cartoon belonging to any third party and if any, that permission is obtained with regards to such rights, and in case a third party claims a right on the cartoon submitted and Aydın Dogan Foundation is obliged to pay any compensation or any other amount under whatsoever name due to the use of such cartoon, that he/she will pay 2 times of this amount to Aydın Dogan Foundation as a penal clause, and also that the award given to the participant will be taken back.
10. The Contestant accepts and declares that the information included on the participation form completed for the competition participation will be processed and transferred with communication and competition participation purposes within the framework of the International Cartoon Competition of Aydın Dogan Foundation in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law number 6698; that even if the application fails, the personal data will be kept by Aydın Dogan Foundation for the period of time set forth by the legislation; that the information related to competition participation will be shared with the jury, press and media organs and other relevant parties; that where a prize is won or where cartoon is published, his/her information as being author of such cartoon will be shared with the public; and that he/she is provided with required information in this regard.
– The Contestant accepts and declares that he/she has been informed before participating in the competition that he/she can learn his/her rights about his/her personal data and possible modifications on processing of this data from www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr;
– That where he/she has any request on processing of his/her personal data by Aydın Dogan Foundation, he/she can send such request in written with original signature to the address of Aydın Dogan Vakfı, Burhaniye Mahallesi Kısıklı Cad. No: 65 34676 Üsküdar Istanbul/Turkey;
– That he/she will provide clear and comprehensible information related to the right he/she requests to use during the application to be made; that he/she will certify his/her identity during the application to prove that the applicant is the relevant person and will send his/her identification information together with the application; and that it will be required to share also his/her contact information to receive the result of the application;
And that he/she has been informed about all of the foregoing issues before participating in the competition.
11. The Foundation will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the first three award-winning competitors for the award ceremony.
12. Cartoons that have not received any awards will be returned to their owners upon written application to the Foundation within 1 year. The responsibility of the Foundation ends after this period.
13. The deadline to participate in the competition is Friday, July 5th 2019.
14. Jury members cannot participate in the competition in the year they act as a jury member.
15. The decision to upload the cartoons, submitted to the competition, on the Virtual Museum belongs to Aydın Dogan Foundation.
“Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” Award: 8,000 USD
Winner : 8,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Winner Award
First Runner up : 3,500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation First Runner up Award
Second runner up : 1,500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Second Runner up Award
Success Award : 500 USD.
Rules in languages on source: sanalmuze.


Winners in the 22nd Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem 2019, "The Wall"

The Turkish cartoonist Dogan Arslan did win the 22nd edition of the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem, Belgium. With his endless wall he is reacting to the problems of refugees around the world. The second prize was for Luis Mecho from Costa Rica, followed by the Iranian Jalal Pirmarzanad who won the Bronze award. The winning cartoonists got their prizes on Saturday at the prize-giving ceremony in Kruishoutem, Belgium.
"The Wall" was the theme of this year’s contest and no less than 985 cartoonists from over 87 countries (a new record!) sent in their works. The international jury - with cartoonist Luc Descheemaeker (O-Sekoer) as president – had to choose among 2750 cartoons and they liked the work by Dogan Arslan the best, also because he combined the theme and a worldwide current topic of the refugees.
Besides the top three winners, there were also prizes for the French Jean-Loïc Belom, who won a personal exhibition in the European Cartoon Center next year, the Polish Krawczak Andrzej (Best Entry of the EU) and Herwig Beyaert (Best Belgian).
A selection of the best 150 cartoons can be seen until the 30th of June 2019 during the exhibition in the European Cartoon Center: border walls, restriction of freedom, walls between people, social media, … these are all topics that were developed by the cartoonists. From July on a smaller exhibition of 60 works will travel around to different cities in Belgium.
First Prize: Dogan Arslan (Turkey) (Top)
Second Prize: Luis Mecho (Costa Rica)
Third Prize: Jalal Pirmarzanad (Iran)
Best Entry European Union: Andrzej Krawczak (Poland)
Best Belgian Entry: Herwig Beyaert (Belgium)
Prize of the ECC: Jean-Loic Belom (France).
Listes Nikola (Croatia)
Mahmood Nazari (Iran)
Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
Druzhinin Valentin (Russia).
The cartoon used to promote the campaign was from Agim Sulaj (Italy).
You can see all winning cartoons on our website.
The catalogue with a selection of 100 works is available. All the cartoonists that are published in the catalogue will receive automatically a free copy during the month of May. Other participants receive a free copy on demand and with payment of the postal cost. Please ask for your copy by sending an e-mail to info@ecc-kruishoutem.be . You can also buy an extra copy on the webshop www.ecc-kruishoutem.be.
The ECC.


The 3rd edition of the International Festival of Cartoon in Africa, Morocco 2019

The 3rd edition of the International cartoon Contest, Morocco 2019
Anyone who participates in the contest agrees with the terms of the regulation and
Jury decisions.
Street children
for cities without children in street situations
Conditions of participation in the contest
The number of works per participant is limited to 2 (two).
The works can not have been published,
exhibited or won prizes in Morocco or abroad.
Format: A4, 300 dpi, JPG / JPEG and free techniques
• Deadline: 03/6/2019
Works that do not meet the conditions
in this regulation will not be considered for the contest.
The following prizes are provided:
First prize (duck).
Second prize (Africa)
Third prize (pencil stroke)
Three special prices
Cartoons must be sent to:
Because of his participation in the competitions, the author lends his works to the organizers for exhibitions. The works sent remain at the disposal of the organizers for two years.
• The jury members will be considered as participants in the exhibition and represent their own countries. Their names will automatically be added to the list of participants
(They will only participate in the exhibition, Not in competition (just honor participation).
• Works may be used for promotional purposes
(Printing, websites, newspapers, posters, invitation cards ...)
Without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
Theme 2: Hammouda satirical portrait
The following prizes are provided:
Three special prizes.
More info:

The 8th International Speleocartoon Concourse 2019, Italy

Cheers to you all, cartoonists! 23 years after the latest edition, the GSL (Lavis’ speleological group) calls for pencils back to work as it announces, with ‘deep’ pride, the eighth international edition of the speleocartoon concourse.
Human beings have always been exploring aiming high, towards wide open spaces, mountain peaks, even the furthest reaches of the Universe. Speleologists, going with their gut, go against the tide and look down, to the deep dark of caves. Those places do exist thanks to the unceasing labor of the water, that rushes into mountains drop by drop, turning into a stream and then into an underground river. Cavers walk across empty spaces, tight passages and wide shafts created by water, as far as the water allows them to do it. Speleologists chase water in a world without sun, lighting up with exploration and imagination those uncharted sites.
No matter if you’re a speleologist or not, or whether you want to plunge in our world or if you prefer to remain on the surface: every reason can be a useful boost to set your fantasy free and take part in this blind date.
The concourse is open to all adult artists. Each artist can submit up to three works. These works have to be original and not rewarded/reported in other contests.
The works must be sent in A4 or A3 digital format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, JPG or TIFF format at speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it
Works must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019
Works will be selected by a mixed panel, made up of members of the Lavis’ speleological group and of the Andromeda Art studio (https://www.studioandromeda.net/). The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the judges in relation to that decision.
1° PREMIO 500 euro
2° PREMIO 300 euro
3° PREMIO 200 euro.
The award ceremony will be held on November 9, 2019, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Lavis’ Speleological group. The exhibition will last from October 26, 2019 to November 17, 2019.
In concurrence with the concourse, artists are advised to design a logo which will promote the 45th anniversary, sending it to speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it. The author of the selected logo will be rewarded together with the winners of the concourse. The logo has to be related to speleology and must be submitted no later than June 30, 2019. The text of the logo should simply state: 45° Gruppo Speleologico Lavis composing it as you like even with just the first 45 ° GSL, without other limitations.
By participating, authors sign away their non-exclusive rights on publishing of works on any medium for promotional purposes of Lavis’ speleological group.
For further information email us at speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it.


The first International Caricature Competition 2019, Syria

The first International Caricature Competition 2019, Syria
• Participation
The competition is open to all artists.
• Theme: World’s famous Portraits in politics, culture, arts+cartoonists,
economy, entertainment and etc
• Entries
• Each participant can send 3 Caricatures + ( C.V+Photo)
A3 (29X42 cm), 200 dpi, JPG/JPEG and free techniques.
• Deadline: 15 . 6 . 2019
• Caricatures must be sent to:
• Prizes
All selected cartoonists will be awarded certificate + album (PDF)
• Caricatures can be used for any promotional purposes
(Printing, websites, Newspapers, posters, invitation cards, etc.)
without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
• For more details please visit:
Syria Cartoon website


Women Cartoonists International Award 2019, France

Women Cartoonists International Award 2019
A World Premiere International Cartoon Award
Exclusively for Women Cartoonists, and a
Global Art Movement for Humanity
After some months working on the concept and wonderful exchanges with Dear Ann Telnaes, Marilena Nardi and Anne Derenne, and gathering ideas, United Sketches is honored to announce the very first International award exclusive to Women cartoonists.
Why for Women Cartoonists?
– Because the equality is still a dream to achieve in 21st century! “United Sketches” International organization offers this annual award exclusively to women cartoonists to fight patriarchy and inequality.
How to Participate?
All Women Cartoonists without any age restriction are invited to participate, following these regulations:
– Themes for the artworks are two:
“Climate Change” and “Equality”
– The style and technique of artworks are free. Digital artworks and/or scanned version of the traditional artworks must be sent to the official email address of this award. ONLY applications sent to this email address will be considered.
– The digital image files must be at least 300 DPI on their original size.
– The acceptable extensions are JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF
– Each participant can send up to 5 artworks for each Theme.
– Each participant must send her short biography in maximum 150 words in TEXT version [not image version] together with her artworks.
– Each participant must send her photo portrait on 300 DPI [minimum] together with her artworks.
– The ONLY email address to participate in this project is: womenaward@unitedsketches.org
When is the deadline?
– The last time to participate in the Award is by the midnight of Saturday, 31st of August 2019. Applications sent after this time will not be eligible.
What happens after the Deadline?
– After receiving the applications, a Selection Committee composed of globally known Women Cartoonists, Activists, Journalists, Authors and Public Speakers will choose the “Selected Artworks” and finally choose the “Award Winner[s]” from the Selected Artworks.
– Each participant will be informed of the “Selected Artworks” and later of the “Award Winner[s]” by email.
– Depending on the budget collected by sponsors, there may be an award ceremony in Paris.
– An exhibition will be organized of the Selected and awarded Artworks. The exhibition will start in France and it may travel around Europe and other countries.
How about the Awards?
– There will be a “Grand Prize” for first choice of the “Selection Committee”. One anonymous donor offered 500 USD for it. We will announce the final number of awards and their amounts, after choosing our official sponsors, partners and the total collected budget.
The Copyrights
– United Sketches International has the rights to use the submitted artworks for the promotion of the Award in forms of poster, banner, etc., in online media, social networks, websites and in its campaigns about the Climate Change, Human Rights, Women Rights and Equality.
– Each selected cartoonist will receive an official certificate of participation from United Sketches International.
– All selected artworks together with the biography and photo of their authors will be published in the official book of the award.
– Each selected participant will receive one copy of the book by post.
Source: unitedsketches.


Annual Cartoon Contest, Olense Kartoenale 2019, Belgium

Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2019
1. Participation
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two categories:
• Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
• Adult category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
2. Theme
The main theme is ‘From bovine to handbag, from ox to leather pants, from cow to elegant shoe’. This year Amnesty International offers the best cartoon with the theme ‘People and ideas behind bars’ a special prize.
More information about the main theme is to be found in annex to this regulation.
3. Entries
• Contributions have to be digital works. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
• The digital works have to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum of resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3543 pixels).
• Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
• Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
• You have to record your contact details through www.olensekartoenale.be.
• You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2019.
• The originals of the rewarded cartoons and your curriculum vitae will be asked and must be sent to Community Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen, Belgium within 2 days after the request of the organization.
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or theme sponsor. All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and laymen. Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Deadline: 21 September 2019
The deadline is 21 September 2019 at 12.00 AM midnight. The entry form you can find on www.olensekartoenale.be where you also can upload your works. Do not sent your works to kartoenale@olen.be.
8. Prizes
For the adult category:
1st prize: 1500 euro
2nd prize: 700 euro
3rd prize: 400 euro
4th prize: 300 euro
Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
Special prize Amnesty International: 350 euro
For the youth category:
Prize for best international work: 250 euro
Prize for best Belgian work: 250 euro
9. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 15 November 2019 at approximately 20.00 h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion. Only the winners are personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited:
• Sunday 17 November 2019
• All working days from Monday 18 November 2019 till the end of December 2019 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 u – 12.00 u13.00 u – 16.00 u17.30 u – 20.00 u
o Tuesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Wednesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u13.00 u – 16.00 u
o Thursday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Friday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
Main theme: From bovine to handbag, from ox to leather pants, from cow to elegant shoe
The Belgian company Sopraco is an important distributor of veal and beef in Europe. This company delivers meat for wholesale, retail, butcheries and catering industry.
Recently Sopraco has been specialising in upgrading the skins of cows and bovines to manufacture leather. Bovines used to produce veal predominantly are male animals from dairy farms.
Next to nothing gets lost in this process of meat production. Even the animal’s skin is being transformed to a fine product: leather.
Explicit images are not welcome.
Theme Amnesty International: People and ideas behind bars
Sitting behind bars, what does that mean to you?
How difficult is it being alone in a cell or with others?
Your thoughts and dreams are they shakled as well?
Is time a gift, an opportunity for reflection or rather a curse?
Are there despite the confinement still positive aspects to this experience?
Is art an option, a voice, a release?
More in languages on source: https://www.olen.be/product/884/olense-kartoenale .

39th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2019, Turkey

39th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2019
The Conditions
The Competition is open to caricaturists from all over the world.
Caricaturists can send their published or unpublished works of art to the Competition.
Yet the caricatures must not be awarded by another Competition.
The subject of the Competition is free.
The caricaturists can participate at the Competition with three caricatures.
The dimensions of caricatures shall not be bigger than 30×40 cm.
The caricatures shall unconditionally be original.
The caricaturists have to write in capital letters their names and surnames, address, telephone number and their countries on the back of their works of art.
And their CV’s (curriculum vitae) have to be added to their caricatures.
The caricatures shall be delivered to the given address at the latest 22 July 2019.
The results shall be announced on 5 August 2019.
All caricatures send to the Contest shall be kept at İstanbul Centre of Caricature and Humour by the Association of Caricaturists. The jury will choose the caricatures which will be included in the Album and the caricatures which will be exhibited. Then the Album of the Competition will be published. The Album of the Competition will be send to the caricaturists of whom works of art exhibited and included in the Album. The caricaturists participated at the Competition shall be regarded as accepted all the conditions of the Competition.
The Prizes
Grand Prize: 5000$
Honour Prizes (5): 1000$
Special Prizes
Special Prizes offered by various establishments, associations, newspapers, art magazines, syndicates and agencies.
Meşrutiyet Cad. Konur Sk. No: 31/10 Kat: 4 Kızılay 06420 ÇANKAYA – ANKARA / TURKEY
Source: karikaturculerdernegi.com .


29th International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature, Gura Humorului 2019

Gura Humorului                   Suceava County Council               Mănăstirea Humorului
     Townhall                      The Bucovina Cultural Centre                  Village hall

The 29th edition, 2019

The 29th edition of Humour at ... Gura Humorului, the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature will be held between July 05 – July 07, 2019.

1. The Edition theme: SPLIT (ÎMPĂRȚIRE)
2. Original works are accepted, in digital format, created after January, 1st, 2019, which were not published and submitted or awarded prizes to other competitions.
3. Each participant will submit two ( 2 ) cartoons to be analysed by the jury.
4. The works will be submitted by JUNE 10th, 2019 (posting date) on the following addresses: email: umorlahumor@gmail.com or postal address: Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina, Piaţa Republicii, nr. 2, 725300 - Gura Humorului, judeţul Suceava, România.
5. Technical requirements:
- Papers sent by e-mail: minimum1600 x 1200 pixels, JPG format
- Papers sent by regular postal mail: format A 3
- The technique used for the works will be at the free choice of the artist
6. The works are not to be returned. They will be added to the patrimony of the Humour at ... Gura Humorului Festival and the organizers are entitled to use them later as edited materials with the name of their author on them.
7. The participants are required the following documents enclosed with their works: the completed entry form attached, a brief CV and a personal photography/cartoon self portrait of minimum 6x9cm ( on paper) or 710x1065pix. (digital format).
8. The prizewinners will be notified by June 30th, 2019 to be present for the Awards Festivity held on Sunday, July 07th, 2019.
9. Transport expenses, accomodation and meals are the responsibility of the participant or the organization/ institution he/she is part of. The organizers will be notified in due time to make the necessary reservations.
10. The prizes to be awarded:
1st Prize : EUR 500
2nd Prize : EUR 300
3rd Prize : EUR 200
The "George Gavrilean" Prize for the debutantes in Bucovina : EUR 200.
11. The jury are the ones who decide upon awarding or not awarding or re-allocating the prizes. In addition, the jury will decide upon the works or the authors to be rewarded by sponsors, associations, mass-media, institutions, commercial societies or private persons, with their consent.
12. There will be no participation fees.
Further information:
The Bureau of Press Relations of „Humour at ... Gura Humorului” Festival
• Galavan Robert George - Folk Customs Museum in Bucovina ( Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina )
Telephone: 00 40 757485882
E-mail: umorlahumor@gmail.com
• Professor Sever Dumitrache – cultural counselor
Telepfone : 00 40 723270520.
Source: cartoonblues.