29.9.19

International Cartoon Contest Golden Hat 2019, Belgium

GOLDEN HAT 2019
RULES
PARTICIPATION
All persons over 18 years of age are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants shall agree to the terms and conditions of the rules and the decisions of the jury. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies.
Participation is free of charge. Deadline 31.12.2019.
DEFINITION
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This may be a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation, or simply a picture of a funny situation. The cartoon may consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. No moving images allowed.
THEME
Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries.
ENTRIES
Regulations​
Maximum 5 submissions per person, black and white or colour.
The cartoons must not contain text.
Drawings can also be made digitally.
They must be packaged flat and not folded.
Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted.
They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries.
Entries
Digital entries: min. 2480 x 3500 pixels (A4 300dpi). Allowed file types: jpg jpeg eps tif psd pdf.
Entries may only be sent by post after the form has been completed on the website and the form is enclosed with the entry. Dimensions min. 21 x 30 cm or max. 30 x 42 cm. The entrant’s name, first name and address must be written on the back of each cartoon.
Your participation is only valid if we have received your fully completed entry form on our website.
Entries are submitted at the expense of the entrants.
The selected cartoons wil be tramed with a passe-partout for the exhibition.
ORIGINALITY OF WORKS
The sender remains responsible for the originality of his work. Discussions and possible claims concerning all forms of plagiarism are the responsibility of the contributor.
OWNERSHIP RIGHTS
By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International 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 cartoon festival organizers, calendar).
JURY
A professional jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition and will declare the prize winners.
OWNERSHIP BY ORGANIZING BODY
All submitted works shall become the property of the organizing body related to the cartoon festival.
You can ask for a return of the submitted items on your expence. Submitted works will be stored for maximum 2 years.
CARTOON BOOK
In collaboration with “Davidsfonds” Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
PRIZES
Golden Hat 5.000 € *
Silver Hat 2.000 € *
Bronze Hat 1.000 € *
Audience Award 500 €
* + flight and hotel accommodation in Knokke-Heist during the opening (one night).
PRODUCTION
City of Knokke-Heist / Culture House
Maxim Willemspad 1 , 8300 Knokke-Heist
Phone +32 50 63 04 30
cartoonfestival@knokke-heist.be
Source: myknokke.

The 2nd Trumpism International Cartoon and Caricature Contest 2019, Iran

The 2nd Trumpism International Cartoon and Caricature Contest 2019
Theme: Donald Trump
Categories:
Cartoon Section:
1. Trump and racism
2. Trump and immigration
3. Trump and Mass Media
4. Trump and his attitude toward other countries
5. Trump and violations of international treaties (Paris agreement, Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia, JCPOA…)
6. Trump and sale weapons
7. Trump and Israel (United Nations Security Council Resolution 478…)
Caricature Section: Donald Trump
Rules:
- Each participant can submit up to 5 works in each category.
- Works must not be awarded at other festivals.
- Submitted works should not be published in the previous festival catalog.
- Artworks must be emailed in png or jpg format, 300 dpi resolution and 2000 pixel width or length.
- A Word file containing full name, postal address, email address, phone number, photo and CV is kindly needed.
- A PDF copy of the catalog will be sent to all the artists.
- Only the Finalists will receive a volume of the catalog.
Email address for sending artworks: trumpismcontest@gmail.com
Prizes:
Cartoon Section:
First Prize: 1500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Second Prize: 1000 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Third Prize: 500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Caricature Section:
First Prize: 1500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Second Prize: 1000 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Third Prize: 500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Deadline: December 1, 2019 (EXTENDED:) December 8, 2019
Closing Ceremony and Award Ceremony: December 16, 2019
Site: www.irancartoon.com .

28.9.19

The 14th HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest 2019, Romania

ORGANIZERS
The International Site BestCARTOONS.net,
CRISAN Publishing House,
The ACCES Association Deva and
The Founders,
Are very glad to invite you to participate in
The HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest, the 14th Edition 2019
CONTESTANTS
The HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest is an open competition for artists all over the world. Anyone may take part, with no restrictions.
The participation is free of charge.
THEMES & NUMBER OF WORKS
You can participate in one, two or in all three themes, with maximum 5 works/theme.
THEME 1: Poly-ticks and Politicians - maximum 5 works
THEME 2: Eggs, Chickens, Roosters - maximum 5 works
THEME 3 - Free THEME: Your BEST CARTOONS of 2018-2019 - maximum 5 works
LANGUAGES
Graphic Humor - Cartoons or Caricatures without words! (we accept also drawings with a little text in English)
DEADLINE 31 December 2019
JURY & PRIZES
This year, because we are in the 14th edition, the golden prize will be 1400 euros. At the 15th edition, the prize will go up to 1500 euros... And we will do the same, until the 100th edition!
The Jury, composed of renowned cartoonists, will award the following prizes for the best works:
GOLD PRIZE - 1400 Euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
SILVER PRIZE - 700 Euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
BRONZE PRIZE - 400 Euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
10 EXCELLENCE Awards, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
The jury's decisions are final and irrevocable.
Other Special Prizes offered by the sponsors may be awarded.
The prizes can be paid in Deva or can be posted to the cost of the receiver. The organizer does not assume any liability regarding taxes or bank charges. We will not resend any money prize due to the failure of delivery thereof caused by incorrect information supplied by the participating artists.
Only the original drawings of the prize-winning entries should be sent in maximum three weeks from the results announcement, well wrapped and protected against damages.
WORKS
Works must be originals and any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork.
Entries can be either black and white or colored. Size of entries is maximum A3 format.
The works and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be digitized in 300 DPI resolution (RGB), JPG or PNG format, with the maximum limit of 5 MB.
The name of the cartoons, in English, must contain the entrant’s given name, family name, country and a few keywords related to the work.
UPLOAD YOUR WORKS AND YOUR CV (JPG or PNG format, Max 5 Mb.)
UPLOAD YOUR WORKS and YOUR CV (in English) HERE !
EXHIBITION & RESULTS
The cartoons selected for the contest will be exhibited, free of charge, on BestCARTOONS.net, for the visitors around the world and for the attention of all cartoonists (to prevent similarity, copying or stealing). Any cartoon which is similar, copied or stolen will not be awarded.
The contest results will be announced on the HumoDEVA 2019 web site.
CATALOG
The eCatalog, in .pdf format, will be sent by email to all selected artists.
Click here to see the eCatalogs of past editions.
USE AND REPRODUCTION OF WORKS
Contestants allow the Organizers the right to reproduce any of the selected works free of charge for publication in cartoon books, catalogs, advertising in the press, internet and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, promotional gifts, calendars, etc, in as many copies as the Organisers shall deem appropriate, including publication on the website BestCARTOONS.net, eBooks and any other form of communication and promotion.
The Organisers are authorized to publish the works on any support, even for commercial purposes. In the case of reproductions, the author will be mentioned in 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.
The copyrights on the works still belong to the authors.
CONSENT
Contestants expressly authorize the Organizers 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 Organizers or a third party appointed by it.
The Organizers are entitled to adopt final decisions on all matters not mentioned in these regulations. These are published on the website www.BestCARTOONS.net in English.
By submitting the works and participating in The HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest, the artists accept unconditional the decisions of the Jury and the rules printed above.
GOOD LUCK to EVERYONE at the BIGGEST INT'L CARTOON CONTEST from ROMANIA!
Horia CRISAN, founder of HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest & owner of BestCARTOONS.net
Liviu STANILA, co-founder of HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest & illustrator.
INFO & CONTACT www.BestCARTOONS.net .

25.9.19

Climate change international contest - Allianz Global Investors Award 2019, Spain

www.artonclimate.com
RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
–ALLIANZ GLOBAL INVESTORS AWARD 2019
FIRST – Presentation of the public notice of the first edition of the “Art On Climate (Act On Climate)” International Illustration Competition on Climate Change – Allianz Global Investors Award 2019, created with the purpose of being biennial and international.
CONTEXT:
Allianz Global Investors is a leading asset manager in the development of sustainable investment, and is committed to promoting a successful transition toward the use of clean energy and to fighting climate change.
Global warming is one of the greatest threats to sustainable development, affecting not only the economy, but also biodiversity and social and political stability at a global scale.
It is vital to promote the transition toward a cleaner energy model, allowing CO2 emissions to be reduced and promoting more efficient, more responsible consumption.
Due to this, Allianz Global Investors is announcing the first international illustration competition to bring visibility to the fight against climate change and to raise awareness of the need to promote cleaner sources of energy and change habits to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions, to thereby contribute to achieving the objective set by the Paris Agreement.
FRAMEWORK:
The initiative falls within sustainable development goals numbers 13, 14 and 15 of the United Nations Global Compact:
13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (taking note of the agreements adopted at the United Nations Framework Convention forum on Climate Change).
14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.
Additionally, the following three corresponding principles are taken into account:
7. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility;
9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
CALL FOR ILLUSTRATORS:
Graphic artists must submit original works based on the theme of “Climate Change”, with the objective of bringing visibility to potential solutions, rather than a catastrophic representation of the issue:
These are some messages suggested to illustrators as a starting point for their work. They may use one or several of them for their creative process.
1. The consequences of climate change advance at a pace too slow for many to perceive the effects in the short term.
2. Sustainability, opting for cleaner energies and a more efficient use of resources are some of the strategic responses for mitigating climate change.
3. Implementing a low carbon economy.
4. Addressing causes and solutions, with the objective of guaranteeing that the environment is protected so that landscapes, wildlife and communities can continue to coexist and flourish.
5. Communicating human aspects from an ethical perspective of the impacts of climate change on health, the economy, access to water, food security and migration flows, linking individual, local and everyday actions.
6. Supporting the development of sustainable agricultural production systems, the maintenance of biodiversity and the increase of forest area.
7. Sustainable consumption and a culture of recycling being essential.
8. Slowing the disappearance of a large number of plant and animal species which will alter the biological functions of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
9. Citizen awareness and involvement is notable for advancing toward a new model of sustainable development, as well as in the fight against climate change and its consequences. The solutions are both global and local.
10. Climate change is a scientifically proven process. The current situation and forecasts of future development, and ecological, economic and social consequences derived from climate change cannot be ignored.
These are some additional quotes and phrases which may also serve as inspiration:
- Sustainability deals with ecology, economy and equality. (Ralph Bicknese)
- Economic growth and protection of the environment can and should go hand in hand. (Christopher Dodd)
- The future for solar energy is bright. (Ken Salazar)
- We live on earth as if we had another planet to go to. (Terry Swearingen)
- The term sustainability is widely used to express the need to live in the present, in such a way that the future is not endangered. (Peter Senge).
SECOND – The budgetary allocation for the awards of the competition is six thousand euros (€6,000). The awards are as follows: 1st prize – €2,500; 2nd prize – €1,500; 3rd prize – €1,200; 4th prize – €800.
THIRD – The legal regulation through which the Competition announced will be ordered is as follows:
1. PURPOSE
The illustrators will send one to three illustrations related with climate change.
2. ENTRANTS
Anyone who wishes to participate, from any country, may do so, without an age limit. Each participant may submit a maximum of three pieces.
3. MODALITY AND FORMAT
The scenes and characters must be new creations by the entrants. The works will be created in colour. The works will have a size of DIN A4 (210mm x 297mm), either in horizontal or vertical format. They will have a resolution of no less than 300 dpi.
4. LANGUAGES
Works may have words in Spanish, or be without text. Illustrations without words by artists from other language and geographic areas are permitted.
5. SUBMISSION
Participants will register on the competition website www.artonclimate.com, providing their name, surname, address, date of birth, DNI/NIF identity document number and contact telephone number. The artists must later attach their work in JPG format on this same platform.
6. PLACE AND DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION
The works must be sent exclusively through the website until the end of February 2020.
7. EXHIBITION AND VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL CATALOGUE
The submission of works will entail authorisation for use of the selected illustrations on the website and on social networks. The images will be used for the dissemination of the competition in different internal and external media, including reproduction in marketing materials, catalogues, postcards or books, travelling exhibitions, on the internet or television and in potential writing competitions, notebooks or educational activities on the illustrations prefacing the dissemination of the messages generated at the Biennial event. The use of the works as specified in this paragraph will not grant the artists of the selected illustrations pecuniary rights. The winning works, as well as other selected works, will be displayed in the Virtual Museum which Allianz Global Investors will establish for this purpose as an expression of the different themes which the participants have given a creative vision. The works are the property of the artists, and any use not appearing on the list and which is financial in nature will be subject to the artists’ authorisation.
8. AWARDS
After the individual notification by email of the decision to grant the award, the winners will have a maximum period of one month to provide the organisation their full information for transfer of the prize money. In case of this period after the first communication lapsing without the information being provided, the winner will be understood to be waiving the corresponding award.
Required information:
Personal information:
Name and surname
CIF / NIF / Passport number
Address
Municipality
Post code
Province
Telephone
Email
Banking information:
Swift BIC code
IBAN code
Written accreditation signed by the banking entity certifying that the above data corresponds to the winning party.
Any of the awards may be declared void, if none of the works fulfil the minimum qualitative criteria required.
9. JUDGES
For the analysis and evaluation of the works submitted, a Selection Board or Judging Panel will be established, whose composition is detailed in the “Fifth” section of this document.
10. SELECTION CRITERIA
The awards will be granted based on the following criteria:
a. Quality and artistic relevance of the works: 50 points.
b. Adaptation to the theme of the Competition and the creative language: 30 points.
c. Social and cultural impact of the illustration with regard to the issue of climate change and its ramifications on daily life: 20 points.
11. OTHER CONDITION
Participation in the competition entails acceptance of these rules.
FOURTH – The awards will be granted in accordance with competitive tendering, through the comparison of the works submitted, the establishment of a preference between them in accordance with the expressed criteria, and awarding of the corresponding economic amounts, with the limit set in the announcement within the credit available.
FIFTH – For the analysis and evaluation of the works presented, a Selection Board or Judging Panel will be established, made up of Ms Beatrix Anton-Groenemeyer, Chief Sustainability Officer of Allianz GI (or the individual in that post at the time), who will be President of the Selection Board; Mr Joaquín Garralda, President of Spainsif (or the individual in that post at the time); Ms Aurora Solano Pérez, Ms Anne Derenne and Mr René León Sánchez, as individuals of renowned prestige in the world of illustration; and Mr Jean-François Sauré, director of imartgine.com, who will act as Secretary.
SIXTH – The deadline for the decision and notification of the completion of the award granting procedure will be one month, counted from the end of the entry submission period.
SEVENTH – The interested parties will be notified in the month following the end of the competition.
EIGHTH – Participation in the competition entails acceptance of these rules.
Signed:
David Anglés P.
Allianz Global Investors Marketing.

24.9.19

An exhibition of cartoons by Resad Sultanovic in Kladanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

An exhibition of cartoons by Resad Sultanovic in Kladanj
The fourth solo exhibition of caricatures of Sultanovic's works, symbolically called "My view of the world", was opened in the gallery of the Cultural Center in Kladanj, as part of the Meeting of Native Creators, organized by BZK "Preporod" Kladanj and Public Institution "Public Library" Kladanj.
In front of a number of vizitors spoke the organizer Nevzeta Rustemovic, who opened the exhibition with the words:
"Our fellow citizen Rešad Sultanović, although a world-renowned and renowned cartoonist, still captivates with his modesty and entertains us as well as caricature lovers across this beautiful planet..."
And Sultanovic: "For the second time, I am among my fellow citizens, with the presentation of the property for over 200 of my cartoons, which in a satirical way, depict our and the world's everyday life. On this occasion, I would like to thank the organizers, led by Director Nevzet Rustemović, as well as all the visitors who, by their presence, have magnified this exhibition of mine, marking 35 years of public work since my first published caricature in the donated media of the former state of Yugoslavia."
Resad Sultanovic was born in Kladanj in 1955 and currently lives and works in Sarajevo and Kladanj.
He is a regular member of the Association of Fine Artists of Applied Arts of BiH, the Croatian Society of Cartoonists and a member of the Association of "Cartoonists" Ilidža.
He is represented in the lexicons "Who's Who in Bosnia and Herzegovina" and "Two Centuries of Caricature in the Territories of Yugoslavia".
Sultanovic has the status of a distinguished artist and has so far won 88 international awards and recognitions. He has also participated in more than 1000 collective exhibitions around the world, making him a record holder in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The exhibition will be open for the next seven days.

21.9.19

Winners in the 4th International Cartoon Exhibition, Cakovec 2019, Croatia

Winners in the 4th International Cartoon Exhibition, Cakovec 2019, Croatia
Theme: Water.
Participated 563 authors, 1.380 works, 73 countries.
For Youth (under 16 years): 100 authors, 128 works, 10 countries.
WINNERS
1st Place Award: Darko Drljevic (Montenegro) (Top)
2nd Place Award: Benjamin Ale Ali (Iran)
3rd Place Award: Slawomir Makal (Poland).
SPECIAL MENTIONS
Sergii Riabokon (Ukraine)
Manoj Chopra (India) (Down)
Rodrigo Mineu (Brazil)
Toso Borkovic (Serbia)
Mario Rosanda (Croatia).
WINNERS (Under 16 Years)
1st Place Award: Sumeyra Toka, 14 y (Turkey)
2nd Place Award: Sofija Bogdanović, 15 y (Serbia)
3rd Place Award: Ariela Crkvenčić, 9 y (Croatia).
SPECIAL MENTIONS (Under 16 Years)
Vaishnavi, 12 y (India)
Hoda Wesam Khalil, 11 y (Egypt)
Lea Lehkec, 13 y (Croatia)
Ognjen Stojanović, 14 y (Serbia)
Fedor Chernyshev, 10 y (Russia).
*
Source: Damir Novak.
Source: hdk.

18.9.19

The 19th International Humor Salon, Santa Clara 2019, Cuba

XIX International Salón Humor Santa Clara 2019
The humoristic monthly Melaito and the Cuban Association of Authors and Artists (UNEAC) in Villa Clara, call for the XIX International Salón Humor Santa Clara 2019.
Regulations:
The themes for the salon will be “free” and “erotic”.
The works must not exceed 25 x 35 cm in any technique including printed copies of digital images, the Organizing Committee will print digital images selected for the competition, received by email in jpg, with 300 dpi resolution.
Each participant can send a maximum of three works for each theme.
Entries should be posted no later than November 20th, 2019 to the following address:
XIX Salón Internacional de Humor Santa Clara 2019
Casa de la Uneac:
Máximo Gómez no. 107
entre Julio Jover y Martí,
Santa Clara, Villa Clara,
Cuba.
And electronical address:
40melaito@gmail.com 
archegaleria.vc@uneac.co.cu 
Awards:
The Organizing Committee will award three prizes for each category and other discretionary prizes.
Prizes for international participants will consist of an original painting by a well-known local artist and a prize certificate, which will be posted by secured delivery.
A panel of prestigious cartoonist will decide the winners and its decision is final.
The awards will be given on December 20th at the UNEAC venue.
Shortlisted cartoons and works will be part of an exhibition.
For more details about this announcement you can emails:
40melaito@gmail.com
archegaleria.vc@uneac.co.cu
Organizing Committee.
https://cloud.mail.ru/public/3qEf/4wEjq7wd1
Source: cartoonblues.

The 4th Beavers Laugh Cartoon Competition, Bobritsa 2020, Ukraine

BEAVERS LAUGH CARTOON COMPETITION 2020 RULES
1 – PARTICIPATION: 1 February to 1 July 2020.
The 4th "BEAVERS LAUGH" Bobritsa Cartoon Competition is open to all graphic artists, who can enter works that have not been awarded until the closing date of the entries, in the cartoon, caricature and comics modalities (The comic strip should have only one page).
The opening of the Exhibition will be 12 September 2020, with the official announcement of the winners of the contest.
Each artist can enroll with the maximum of five (5) UNPUBLISHED works in the preferable format 30x40 cm (А4 minimum) and using any technique. On the back of each drawing, or in registration must include the author's full name, address (with ZIP code), email, phone number, ID number, social security number and bank account (or, please, send this information by email along with electronic copies of your artworks).
The artist can participate by sending their work to skonnov@yahoo.com (with maximum size of 5 megabytes) or sending the originals to:
Bobritsa Cartoon Competition
27 Naberezhaya Street,
Bobritsa, Kiev-Sviatoshin District,
Kiev Region, 08142,
UKRAINE
2 – THEME
The theme of the 4th Bobritsa Cartoon Competition is LAKE.
Although the name of the contest is BEAVERS LAUGH (in Ukrainian language the name of the village Bobritsa originates from "beaver"), this does NOT mean that your works should be only about beavers. First of all, they should be original, smart and funny, please do not restrict yourself by beavers as heroes!
But we have our SPECIAL BEAVER AWARD for beavers’ theme as well!
So, if the "heroes" of your artwork are beavers your work shall be considered for BOTH (a) main theme awards and (b) special award BEAVER AWARD nominations with a chance to win both of them!
3 – AWARDS
First prize: euro 500 (five hundred).
Second prize: euro 300 (three hundred).
Third prize: euro 200 (two hundred).
Appreciation awards (7): euro 100 (one hundred) each.
Special BEAVER AWARD (for artworks where beavers ARE the heroes): euro 300 (three hundred).
4 – OTHER RULES
Before the official announcement of the winners by the Jury the organizer reserve the right to publish electronic copies of the finalist artworks (from which the Jury will make its final selection) with the purpose to determine with the help of the public if any of submitted artwork repeats or copies previously published cartoons.
The awarded artworks will be considered acquisitive and will become part the property of the organizer, and all winning artist assign their copyright and property rights worldwide to the organizer from the date when their artworks were submitted.
The works will not be returned.
May not participate in this competition officials of Bobritsa village community, their relatives and anyone involved in the organization.
The award cash amounts are payable only upon the receipt of the original artworks of the winners by the organizers of the Competition to the personal bank accounts of the winners providing in writing (email) with copies of their passports (if required by the bank).
The organizer of the competition is Mr. Sergei Konnov (of Bobritsa village community) and he has full discretion to decline any submission before jury's consideration and to revoke / cancel any prize awarded by the jury in case of facts of plagiarism, repetition of the plot etc.
The simple inscription configures automatic participant's agreement to all such terms.
For any information, please, contact: skonnov@yahoo.com or +380 67 235-2536.
(Revised on 15.09.19)
(Source).

15.9.19

The 13th International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2019, Romania

The Cultural Centre Of Urziceni Municipality,
The Municipality of Urziceni and
The International Site BestCARTOONS.net
Are very glad to invite you to participate in
The 13th International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2019, Romania
RULES:
1. The 13th ICC Urziceni is an open competition for cartoonists all over the world. The participation is free of charge.
2. You can submit, only by email, max 6 works for the FREE THEME (portraits are also accepted) and max 6 works for the THEME – ”WINTER HOLIDAYS”.
3. Deadline: November 16, 2019.
4. The name of the cartoons must contain the entrant’s family name, country and title of work (in English).
The works must be digitized in 300 DPI resolution, RGB color mode, in JPG format, with a max. size of 2 MB.
5. Send your cartoons and your CV to the e-mail address: 
graficcontesturziceni@gmail.com .
6. The cartoons submitted to the contest will be exhibited on the Urziceni website, so the cartoonists can carefully study them, in order to prevent similarity, copying and stealing. Any similar, copied or stolen cartoon will not be awarded.
The contest results will be announced on the Urziceni 2019 website .
7. The International Jury will award the following prizes for the best works, no mater the categories:
GOLD PRIZE - 500 $, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
SILVER PRIZE - 250 $, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
BRONZE PRIZE - 150 $, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
Ten EXCELLENCY Special Honor Diplomas and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net.
The Jury’s decisions are final. Other Special Prizes offered by the sponsors may be awarded.
The prizes can be paid in Urziceni or can be sent by post and the recipient will bear the cost of sending them.
The organizer does not assume any liability regarding the taxes or bank charges. The originals of the winning drawings should be sent by mail in max. two weeks from the results announcement, well wrapped and protected against damages.
8. By participating, the entrants grant the organizers the right to use their entries as advertising for the Urziceni International Cartoon Contest and for the website BestCARTOONS.net (e.g. as cartoon books, catalogues, advertising in the press, internet and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon contest organization, calendars, etc) without any special fees paid to the authors.
9. For further information, please e-mail us to: graficcontesturziceni@gmail.com .
10. By submitting the works to Urziceni 2019 INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST, the artists accept the decisions of the Jury and the rules printed above.
GOOD LUCK!
Nicolae PETRACHE, General Manager of CH Urziceni.
Horia CRISAN, owner of BestCARTOONS.net .

11.9.19

Official results of the 20th Salon of antiwar cartoon, Kragujevac 2019, Serbia

WINNERS OF THE 20th SALON OF ANTIWAR CARTOON, KRAGUJEVAC 2019, SERBIA
Jury of 20th Salon of Antiwar Cartoon, Kragujevac 2019, Serbia:
MARCO DE ANGELIS (Italia), cartoonist, president,
TOSO BORKOVIC (Serbia),cartoonist,
JUGOSLAV VLAHOVIC (Serbia), cartoonist,
MIODRAG STOJILOVIC (Serbia) journalist, director of Salon,
and SPIRO RADULOVIC, (Serbia) cartoonist,
d e c i d e d:
1. Grand prix "Messengers of peace" (1500 euros)
MANUEL ARRIAGA (Spain) (Top)
2. First prize, gold plaque (1000 euros)
LI XIAOZANG (China)
3. Second prize , silver plaque (800 euros)
MAJID AMINI (Iran)
4. Third prize, bronze plaque (500 euros)
ANDREA PECCHIA (Italy)
5. Award of city Bidgoszcz from Poland (750 euros)
NUSRET SMAILAGIC (Germany)
6. Award of city Ingolstat from Germany (500 euros)
HUSEYIN CAKMAK (Cyprus)
7. Award of city Bielsko-Biala from Poland (500 euros)
JOVO SKOMAC (Serbia)
8. Award of city Siren from France (500 euros)
RAED KHALIL (Syria)
9. Award of city Pitesty from Romania (500 euros)
PAVEL KONSTANTIN (Romania)
10. Award of city Carrara from Italy (500 euros)
FAKHREDIN DOST MOHAMAD (Iran).
DIPLOMA received:
1. MILJAN OBRENIC (Montenegro)
2. KONSTANTIN KAZANCHEV (Ukraine)
3. ALI RASTRO (Iran)
4. DAVID VELA (Spain)
5. DIDIE SRI VIDIJANTO (Indonesia)
6. MAKHMUDJON ESHONKULOV (Uzbekistan).
Report by
Spiro Radulovic, cartoonist
member of the jury and
member of the Board of Salon.

4.9.19

The 7th International Cartoon Contest, Sinaloa 2019, Mexico

7TH INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST, SINALOA 2019
1. PARTICIPATION
The Contest is open to all cartoonists from all over the world and beyond.
2. THEME: VANITY (VERY IMPORTANT: Authors who have already submitted works do not need to do it again.)
Is vanity inherent in the human being? Will a chimpanzee, who shares 99% of DNA with us, be a victim of this same trait?
Twin sister of narcissism, the dictionary also defines Vanity as: conceit, boasting, vainglory, haughtiness, presumption, pride, petulance, pedantry and fatuity; a key set of concepts imputed to the human species and capable of engendering the most terrible events. Think of the supposed supremacies that unleashed abominable genocides, the arms race, space warfare, empires, dynasties, and other kind of atrocities which have devastated cultures and nations.
But vanity does not stop there; it goes beyond the bounds of the social and changes its skin at will. It explores the entrails of the individual and becomes the central axis of a system based on compulsive consumerism, a permanent competition that demands the possession of the most expensive objects, the latest technology and the most perfect bodies: a super status quo that awards the title of "The best of all". Thus, without realizing, we repeat models of dictators decorated with fake medals and elite ladies who attach pillows to increase their bottoms. In this ocean of superfluous values, is it possible to navigate without taking on water?
3. THE PRIZES
1st Prize: $30,000 Mexican pesos.
2nd Prize: $20,000 Mexican pesos.
3rd Prize: $15,000 Mexican pesos.
The preliminary results will be announced via E-mail and networks, from December 5th, 2019, leaving a period of 10 days to give definitive results. All efforts to report cases of plagiarism will be welcome.
4. ENTRIES
A maximum of 3 works can be submitted by E-mail in any media, in black and white or colour, but they should not be currently participating in other contests or have been awarded.
Works should have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi, size 21.5cms x 27.9cms. They should be sent to any one of the following:
concursosinaloa2019@gmail.com
camino3@prodigy.net.mx
5. DEADLINE: November 17th 2019.
6. PLEASE FILL IN THE ENTRY FORM AND SEND IT TOGETHER WITH YOUR WORK
(The entry form can be downloaded from http://concursosinaloa2019.orgfree.com).
. Name
. Photograph
. Address
. E-mail
7. A catalogue with the winners and selected works will be available on the web page of the contest:
http://concursosinaloa2019.orgfree.com
8. Participants that were winners in 2017 can participate but if they win again they will only be entitled to receive honorary mentions.
9. PROPERTY RIGHTS
Copyright belongs to authors. The Contest will use some works, but only for promotional purposes, such as publicity, the catalogue and the press.
10. THE JURY
The jury will be composed of up to five renowned artists.
Source: concursosinaloa2019.