26.10.19

Received the catalog of the 20th Novomestsky Osten Cartoon Contest 2019, Slovakia

Yesterday received from Slovakia the color catalog of the 20th Novomestsky Osten Cartoon Contest 2019. The 21x14.7 cm sized catalog has 56 pages (last two are left blank!) including the covers. The cartoon on the back cover is by the Indonesian artist Jitet Kustana, one of the Honorable mention-winners.
Thank you to the organizers for sending me this color book of interesting cartoons. It includes two works by Turkish cartoonists as well, namely Erdoğan Başol and Kemal Özyurt.
Below is the list of winners in the biennial contest with theme Humor is Life:
1st Prize: Alexander Schmidt, Russia
2nd Prize: Josef Gruspier, Slovakia
3rd Prize: Konstantin Kazanchev, Ukraine
Honorable Mention: Oleksy Kustovsky, Ukraine
Honorable Mention: Marie Plotena, Czech Republic
Honorable Mention: Jiri Srna, Czech Republic
Honorable Mention: Nikola Listes, Croatia
Honorable Mention: Bogdan Petry & Horia Crisan, Romania
Honorable Mention: Anatoly Radin, Russia
Honorable Mention: Jitet Kustana, Indonesia
Honorable Mention: Lijie Yang, China
Honorable Mention: Jan Tomaschoff, Germany
Honorable Mention: Damir Novak, Croatia
Honorable Mention: Josef Trubini, Slovakia
Honorable Mention: Miroslav Motycik, Slovakia.

21.10.19

The 52nd World Gallery of Cartoons, Skopje 2020, North Macedonia

52nd World Gallery of Cartoons - Skopje 2020
Dear friends, cartoonists, we are already half a century together!
Pleased that during our fifty-one-years of existence we have created a network of exceptional cartoonists - collaborators and friends of OSTEN, we are proud to announce the 52nd WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS Skopje 2020!
It's time to conquer the world with your cartoons again!
APPLICATION
Read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS, fill in the APPLICATION FORM, send it to the e-mail cartoons@osten.com.mk, and then print it out and send it along with YOUR WORKS at:
OSTEN – WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS, “8. Udarna Brigada” 2, 1000 Skopje, N. Macedonia
with the note: NO COMMERCIAL VALUE! FOR EXHIBITION ONLY!!! – 30th April 2020 latest!
In principle, ORIGINAL, hand-drawn works are expected. Only if the author works exclusively in digital technique, printed DIGITAL WORKS numbered and signed in pencil on the front will be considered.
IMPORTANT DATES
30 April 2020 – Deadline for the works submission
Until 31 May 2020 – Publication of the selection results
Until 30 June 2020 – Publication of the selected works and awarded authors
24 September 2020 – Opening of the exhibition and awards presentation
AWARDS
GRAND PRIX for LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (1500 $)
FIRST AWARD (1000 $)
SECOND AWARD (500 $)
5 THIRD AWARDS (Plaque)
5 GOLDEN OSTEN AWARDS (Plaque)
CICO AWARD * for a Macedonian Cartoonist (Plaque)
* In honor of the great Macedonian cartoonist Vasilije Popovic – Cico.
Fill out the APPLICATION FORM, sign up, submit the works, follow the updates on FB, and do not forget to share this information with your colleagues and friends.
For more information on: www.osten.mk , and you can always contact us on:
cartoons@osten.com.mk .
WE ARE EXPECTING YOU!
OSTEN is inviting you to participate in the 52nd WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS Skopje 2020.
Source: WGC .

18.10.19

Results of the 6th International Cartoon Contest Aleksandar Klas 2019, Serbia

Results of the 6th International Cartoon Contest ALEKSANDAR KLAS 2019
The competition organized by review ILUSTROVANA POLITIKA
received 858 cartoons by 218 cartoonists from 41 countries.
Jury:
Zefirino Grasi, general manager, president
Sanja Lazarevic, editor-in-chief, member
Ognjan Radulovic, editor, member
Radmila Grbovic, editor, member
Spiro Radulović, editor of contest, cartoonist, member.
WINNERS
First prize Vladimir Khakhanov (Russia)
First prize Marco De Angelis (Italy)
Second prize Jovo Škomac (Sеrbia)
Third prize Goran Ćeličanin (Sеrbia)
Diploma Behnam Pormehdi (Iran)
Diploma Bogdan Petry and Horia Krisan (Romania)
Diploma LU Nan ( China)
Diploma Slobodan Srdić (Serbia)
Diploma Ilya Katz (Israel)
Diploma Halit Kurtulmuş (Turkey)
Diploma Slobodan Butir (Croatia)
Diploma Jakša Vlahović (Serbia)
Diploma Ngai Oo U Han Kyi (Myanmаr)
Diploma Erico Junqueira Ayres (Brazil).

9.10.19

Results of the 10th International Biennale “Masters of Caricature”, Plovdiv 2019, Bulgaria

On 1st of October at 6 pm was the opening of the tenth international edition of the international biennial "Masters of Caricature". This year topic was "The Pig and the Culture".
In the tenth anniversary edition of the International Biennale “Masters of Caricature”, Plovdiv 2019, took part 87 artists with 203 cartoons. They present 30 different countries from Europe, North and Latin America, Asia, Africa.
The jury consisted the members: acad. Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov (president of UARD, cartoonist), assoc. Prof. Angel Yankov, PhD (director, REM – Plovdiv), Tsocho Peev (Plovdiv Cartoonists Association), Irien Trendafilov (Plovdiv Cartoonists Association), Yanko Kavrykov (painter, REM – Plovdiv). They have awarded the following names with the title Master of Cartoon for 2019:
Veselin Zidarov BULGARIA
Miroslav Bozhkov BULGARIA
Igor Smirnov RUSSIA
Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek POLAND
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov UZBEKISTAN.
The Special Prize of the President of the University of Agribusiness and rural development - Plovdiv goes to:
Furkat Usmanov UZBEKISTAN
And the nominations for the tenth anniversary edition are:
Steffen Jahsnowski – Herschel GERMANY
Ali Reza Abousaidi IRAN
Huseyin Cakmak CYPRUS
Cai Weidong CHINA
Zlatko Krstevski MACEDONIA
Marco Ramos USA
Ricardo Ferreira PORTUGAL
Borta Ambrozie Ovidiu ROMANIA
Anatoly Radin RUSSIA
Erdogan Basol TURKEY
Mirsaid Gaziyev UZBEKISTAN
Husan Sodiqov UZBEKISTAN
Gennadiy Nazarov UKRAINE
Darko Drljevic MONTENEGRO.
Source.

4.10.19

International Exhibition Satyrykon 2020, Poland

International Exhibition Satyrykon 2020, Poland
Regulations
Participation conditions
1. SATYRYKON 2020 International Exhibition is an open competition.
2. The objects of the competition are drawings, graphics and other works of fine arts and photography created with the use of optional techniques, being originals, completed within the recent two years (2019-2020), and qualified by artists to one of the following sections:
SECTION I – THEME: SOLITUDE
SECTION II – SATIRE & JOKE
(drawings without captions are preferred)
3. WORKS AWARDED IN OTHER COMPETITIONS will be excluded from the SATYRYKON competition.
4. The format of works – maximum A3 (297 x 420 mm).
5. Works should be sent or delivered by February 3, 2020 (date of the postmark), packed in a protective cover to:
SATYRYKON – Legnica 2020
International Exhibition
Chojnowska 2, 59-220 Legnica, Poland
Organisers are not responsible for transport damages.
THE PARTICIPANTS ARE KINDLY ASKED NOT TO POST, THE WORKS VIA ELECTRONIC MEANS AS THESE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE COMPETITION.
6. Participation in the competition is free of charge. However, organisers reserve the right to include one of the submitted works in the Satyrykon Gallery. In this way – the work – chosen by the author, will cover our postage costs. In case of not indicationg one of the works, the Organizer can send all the works on the AUTOR’S EXPENSE. Further details concerning the payment and the return of the works will be stated individually by e-mail.
7. Works should be accompanied by their author’s photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a filled application form (PLEASE USE CAPITALS).
Prizes
1. Works for the competition will be qualified by the international Jury.
2. The Jury will award the following prizes:
GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON 2020 - pure gold key and purse amounting to 8,000 PLN
2 gold medals and purses amounting to 6.000 PLN each
2 silver medals and purses amounting to 5.500 PLN each
2 bronze medals and purses amounting to 5.000 PLN each
and 4 special prizes amounting to 4.000 PLN each
Director of Legnica Culture Centre for a photography work in amount of 4,000 PLN award
Mayor of Legnica award in amount of 4.000 PLN
The organisers are expecting extra awards for laureates: for the Author of THE BEST DEBUT and the Author of THE STUDENT DEBUT to be accompanied by a solo exhibition at the Satyrykon Gallery within the programme of SATYRYKON 2020 events.
Jury has the right of final distribution of the statutory prizes, i.e. change their number, not to award them, or not to award the GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON. Jury’s decisions are final.
The competition results will be announced on March 2, 2020 at Satyrykon web site: www.satyrykon.pl
No t e !
AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO TAXATION ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT REGULATIONS. The condition to pay the authors is their arrival for the opening of the exhibition and their collecting the awards by December 15, 2020, or the awards can be transferred into a bank account in a currency specified by the author.
Participants’ privileges
1. Authors of the works qualified to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition catalogue.
2. Organisers provide competition prize-winners with gratuitous participation in the SATYRYKON 2020 event on June 19-21, 2020.
3. Works sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in Poland and abroad after the main exhibition, and then will be returned to their authors by the end of 2021.
WE KINDLY ASK THE AUTHORS TO NOTIFY US ABOUT ANY CHANGES TO THEIR ADDRESS DATA – RETURN ADDRESS / PHONE / E-MAIL.
Final provisions
1. Organisers reserve the right to use the sent works for SATYRYKON advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the authors: to be exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials, as well as printed and circulated in catalogues.
2. The prize-winning works become the property of the organisers and will be included in the collection of the Satyrykon Gallery.
3. The exhibition organisers are the final judges in interpretation of the regulations.
4. Sending her/his work the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations and agrees to publication of the author’s profile in the post-exhibition catalogue.
5. Legnica Culture Centre (+4876 72-33-700; e-mail: lck@lck.art.pl) and Satyrykon Foundation (+48 76 852-23-44; e-mail: satyrykon@wp.pl) – PL 59-220 Legnica, Chojnowska 2 – are organisers of the International Exhibition SATYRYKON – Legnica 2020.
Schedule:
Deadline for works reception February 3, 2020
(date of the postmark)
Jury meeting February 21-23, 2020
Post-competition exhibition June 6 – August 30, 2020
Return of the works after the exhibition cycle December 30, 2021.
Source: satyrykon.