20.7.20

The 5th International Cartoon Contest, Kolasin 2020, Montenegro

The 5th International Cartoon Contest, Kolasin 2020, Montenegro
Dear colleagues.
I would like to inform you that Cartoon festival "Kolagin 2020" has announced the 5th International Cartoon Contest.
Rules:
CONTEST THEME: Humans and nature and FREE theme. You can send three works for both themes. Cartoons can previously be published or rewarded and should be creative, funny and amusing. Works have to be graphically convenient for printing on T-shirts. The participants may send a maximum of 3 works to compete.
EXPLANATION OF THE THEME Humans and nature:
Man is a part of Nature. Nature is a part of man. Without nature, human life is impossible. The planet Earth is our home to all people and all living beings. If we disturb harmony in nature, we destroy each living being.
We are witnessing that man is increasingly disturbing and endangering the environment. The main reason for this is money.
Money has become everything to man. Is money more important than nature, clean air, forests, rivers, lakes and the sea? Quo vadis, homine? How to protect ourselves and the nature around us? How to save ourselves from diseases and pandemics? How to return to our mother - the blue planet - the Earth? The only planet that gave us all life conditions: natural beauty, food, water, air. Let's try to send messages and advise the humanity through caricature and humor, how to save our mother - the planet Earth!
TECHNIQUE AND SIZE : Free.
All entries must be sent by post address : Centar za kulturu Kolasin 81210, Crna Gora-Montenegro -/za medjunarodni festival karikature/
OR
E-mail : festivalkarikature@opstinakolasin.me 
PRIZES:
FIRST PRIZE: 500 Euro. Diploma
SECOND PRIZE: 300 Euro. Diploma
THIRD PRIZE: 200 Euro. Diploma
Seven special prizes: Honorable mention of the salon.
DEADLINE: August 20th, 2020
The international jury will choose the cartoons.
THE DECISION of the jury will be published on August 25th on all cartoon websites. Winners will officially be announced on August 25th of July and the announcement will take place in the Cultural Center in Kolasin. Award ceremony will be on August 29th, 2020, at 20.00 h in the Cultural center Kolasin. Festival organizer: Municipality Kolasin, Cultural Center Kolasin and Ministry of Culture of Montenegro.
Darko Drljevic.
(Source).

The 15th International Cartoon Contest, Braila 2020, Romania

REGULATION
International Cartoon Contest, the XVth Edition
The contest is open to all cartoonists.
THEME: Pandemic (Covid) 
ENTRIES: max. 3.
The cartoons will be original and accompanied by a brief biography (including photo, address and phone number).
The making technique of the cartoons is free.
Deadline: The cartoons will be sent until the 06th of September 2020.
Mandatory technical conditions
Size: A3 (297 mm x 420 mm).
The cartoons will be sent in electronic format, JPG, 300 dpi, CMYK.
Each sent cartoon will contain in the name of the file the author's name and title of the work/the cartoons’ numbering.
Mailing address : cartooncontestbraila@gmail.com 
Participants must own all the rights to the cartoons entered in the contest.
The cartoon’s author gives the Organizer the right to use the cartoon which entered in the contest, according to the Romanian legislation, in order to promote the event, the institution and the city's image, unlimited, by any means.
The Organizer does not assume any responsibility for any breaches of copyright.
Exclusive responsibility lies with the one who sent the cartoon.
Prizes:
The Big Prize – 1.000 €;
First Prize – 800 €;
Second Prize – 600 €;
Third Prize – 400 €;
3 Special Prizes – 3 x 200 € (each).
The Prizes will be taxed according to Romanian legislation.
Please note! To be able to receive their prize, winners must send the winning cartoon in original (with the author's signature on the back of the work) within 30 days from the winners' announcement and communicate the bank account in Romanian currency lei ( for the Romanian competitors) or the euro account (for foreign competitors ).
The winning cartoons will be mailed to the following address: Romania, Braila, Traian Square, No. 2, Postal code 810153.
The Organizer shall not be responsible for failure of a winner to receive the prize for reasons that are not related to the Organizer. If the competitor does not comply with the obligations imposed by this regulation, the Organizer is relieved of any liability.
Mention! In the absence of interbank relations between Romania and the country of origin of the winner, the Organizer is relieved of any liability.
The winners will also receive a catalogue and an awarding certificate.
Salon opening and award ceremony: the 2nd of October 2020, depending on the evolution of Covid-19, the Organizer reserves the right to change the conditions of the contest, subsequent changes will be communicated to those interested.
Edition catalog will include a selection of the most valuable works in the competition;
The catalogue of the International Cartoon Contest - the XVth edition may be downloaded from the institution official website: http://centruldecreatiebraila.ro/ .
CONTACT:
The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
No. 2, Piata Traian, postal code 810153, Phone no.: +40.239.614.710, Braila, Romania
Source: centruldecreatiebraila.

16.7.20

21st International Competition for cartoonists on the world of wine: Spirito di Vino 2020

21° International Competition for cartoonists on the world of wine
Spirito di Vino 2020, Italy
Art. 1 – Subject of the competition
Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia holds a competition called “Spirito di Vino” to award prizes to authors of satirical cartoons focussing on the world of wine and wine culture. The participation to the competition is free of charge.
Art. 2 – Participation to the competition
The competition is open to artists coming from Italy and abroad, exclusively on an individual basis, over 18 years old (who turn 18 in 2020 and above). Participants will be split into two categories: the “under”, from 18 to 35 years old, and the “over”, above 36 years old.
Art. 3 – Work format and requirements
The satirical cartoons can be drawn manually with any technique, black and white or colour, only in A3 format with 1 cm of external border. Each participant is entitled to only submit one work. The works shall be sent as hard copies and signed in a non invasive way with ©Name and Surname of the author in the corner (front) or in the back of the page.
Art. 4 – Deadline and submission of the works
The works can be submitted from from Sunday 12 July to Saturday 31 October 2020. To take part to the competition, the cartoonists need to register in the competition section of the website
www.spiritodivino.cloud, download the competition rules, as well as the registration form.
The hard copies of the works shall be sent (properly protected) by registered mail, together with a signed copy of the registration form filled in every section, to the following address:
Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia
Via del Partidor, 7 – 33100 Udine (Italy)
Only the works delivered within Saturday 31 October midnight will be accepted.
In addition, the works shall also be uploaded on the website www.spiritodivino.cloud, together with the registration form, in jpg and high resolution (300 dpi) format.
The hard copies received after the aforementioned deadline will not be accepted. The organisers have no liability for any deterioration and/or damage to the works sent by mail or resulting from any other issue connected to the submission of the works (delays, no delivery, etc.).
Art. 5 – Return of the works
The hard copies of the works will not be returned.
Art. 6 – Exclusion
The works that do not comply with the rules stipulated by art 1, 2, 3, 4 will not be accepted.
Art. 7 – Members of the jury
Movimento Turismo del Vino selected a jury made of great masters of the Italian satire, such as Giorgio Forattini, Alfio Krancic, Emilio Giannelli, Valerio Marini and other leading personalities from the world of cartoons, graphics and food&wine. The decisions of the jury are unquestionable and irrevocable.
The jury will assess the capacity of the cartoonists to best interpret the proposed topic showing their manual designing skills, creativity and a precise technique. The works drawn using digital techniques will also be taken into consideration.
Art. 8 – Prizes
The prizes up for grabs for the three winners will be distributed as follows
1° prize - “under”: 75 bottles
2° prize - “under”: 50 bottles
3° prize - “under”: 25 bottles
*
1° prize - “over”: 75 bottles
2° prize - “over”: 50 bottles
3° prize - “over”: 25 bottles
Art. 9 – Awarding ceremony and exhibition
Due to the current situation we cannot guarantee the chosen pieces will be exhibited or awards will be presented in person. Further details will be sent to those selected as soon as possible.
Art. 10 – Copyright
By participating in the competition, the cartoonists grant Movimento Turismo del Vino the non-exclusive right to reproduce, publicise and promote the works – with the sole obligation to mention the author – on digital material (websites, social networks, TV programmes, online magazines, etc.), on any material connected to the competition (brochures, flyers, folders, invitations, billboards, shoppers, etc.), on the catalogue of the exhibition, as well as on postcards, calendars and posters. This list is not complete and just gives some examples of the possible ways in which the organisers are entitled to use the works. The use of the aforementioned works by the organisers does not entitle the cartoonists to claim any income. The participants guarantee that they are the authors of the submitted works, explicitly lifting and removing any liability from the organisers in case any compensation is claimed by third parties for any circumstance. Such authors declare, taking full civil and criminal liability, that the submitted works do not violate the relevant legislation.
Art. 11 – Approval of the competition rules
By participating to the competition, the artists declare that they fully acknowledge and accept all the conditions and clauses illustrated in this document.
Source: spiritodivino.

15.7.20

2nd international Competition for caricature and aphorism "Me, Itar Pejo" 2020, Macedonia

Competition for caricature and aphorism on the topic "Me, Itar Pejo" 
The Institute of Culture and Arts at the International Slavic University
"Gavrilo Romanovich Derzhavin" - Sveti Nikole announces:
The second international Competition for caricature and aphorism 2020
Topic: "Me, Itar Pejo" and free theme
The aim of the competition is to stimulate artistic creation and to provide a platform on which people can express their opinions through cartoons and aphorisms.
From the materials received for the competition, the organizer will publish an electronic catalog of selected works in both categories. The obtained materials are published on the Facebook page of the Institute of Culture and Arts at the International Slavic University "Gavrilo Romanovich Derzhavin".
Theme
Aphorisms and caricatures can refer to the character of Itar Pejo or be on a free theme.
Terms for aphorisms
Up to 10 aphorisms in .doc or .docx format are sent.
An author can participate with one set of aphorisms.
Aphorisms should not be published in print.
All materials must be originals and previously unpublished.
A short biography of the author should be sent along with the materials.
All submitted works remain the property of the festival and the right to publish and exhibit them belongs to the organizer.
All submitted works are published on the Facebook page of the Institute of Culture and Arts at the International Slavic University "Gavrilo Romanovich Derzhavin".
Terms for cartoons
The format of the cartoon can be at the request of the author.
All cartoon making techniques are acceptable, including digital art.
Each author can participate with one cartoon.
All materials must be original and previously unpublished.
A short biography of the author should be sent along with the materials.
All submitted works remain the property of the festival and the right to publish and exhibit them belongs to the organizer.
All submitted works are published on the Facebook page of the Institute of Culture and Arts at the International Slavic University "Gavrilo Romanovich Derzhavin".
Submission of materials:
The works are submitted electronically to itarpejo@kultura.msu.edu.mk
All communication with the participants takes place through itarpejo@kultura.msu.edu.mk.
Works submitted to other addresses will not be considered.
Authors should submit their works no later than 30.09.2020.
Each participant must submit their full name, address and country.
The members of the organization and the jury have the right to participate only outside the competition.
Jury
The selection committee approves the received works for publication. For the awards, an international jury of 5 members is composed for each category separately, which selects the awarded and special awards from both categories.
Chairman of the Cartoon Commission: Jordan Pop Iliev.
Chairman of the aphorism commission: Mile Gjeorgjioski.
Awards
1st place - Gold plaque, gold statuette Itar Pejo, cash prize of 300 euros.
2nd place - Silver plaque, silver statuette Itar Pejo, cash prize of 200 euros.
3rd place - Bronze plaque, bronze statuette Itar Pejo, cash prize of 100 euros.
+ special prizes (depending on the works received).
Source: itarpejo2020.
(By Google Translate).

14.7.20

The 5th International Cartoon Festival, Smile of the Sea 2020, Russia

5th International Cartoon Festival, Smile of the Sea 2020, Russia
We are pleased to inform you about the V International Cartoon Festival "Smile of the Sea" and invite you to take part in it.
Main theme of the festival: "Journalist and authority".
Additional topic: “Freedom of speech”.
Works are accepted until August 15, 2020.
The selection of cartoons at the exhibition and the determination of the winners is conducted by a specially invited jury.
At the end of the festival, winners and participants will receive festival diplomas and a catalog in electronic form. The best works will be awarded special prizes and diplomas.
Technical requirements for works: A4 format for originals and their copies, JPEG (300 dpi) - for works in electronic form.
You can send work by the e-mail: imeempravo@mail.ru 
or at the postal address:
ul. Karl Marx, 44, office 5 
Novorossiysk, Krasnodar region, 
353900 RUSSIA
(telephone: + 7-918-9873929, telephone / fax: (8617) 72-00-47.
Source: cartoonblues.

12.7.20

Katara Prize for Cartoon 2020, Qatar

Katara Prize for Cartoon 2020, Qatar
Cultural Village Foundation - Katara presents
Katara Prize for Cartoon
About the prize:
Caricature drawing for work experience from home or homeschooling.
Awards:
- The first prize: 5000 USD
- The second prize: 4000 USD
- The third prize: 3000 USD
- The fourth prize: 2000 USD
- The fifth prize: 1000 USD
Terms and conditions:
- Participation is open to all caricaturists from the age of 18 years and above and from any county.
- The text must be written in Arabic
- The drawings must address the topic (working from home or homeschooling).
- Each participant can submit a maximum of three works.
- The submitted works should be new and created specifically for this prize, and should not have been published before in any media, social media platforms or websites.
- You can submit your drawings in color or black and white, and you have to put your signature inside the drawing.
- A4 size landscape: 297 mm x 210 mm.
- Submit your works by scanning or jpg or jpeg format photos.
- Kindly send your personal information with your work (ID or Passport copy, contact number and email address).
Send your works to cartoon@kataraforum.com no later than 15 / 8 / 2020
Schedule
Saturday, 20 June 2020 - Saturday, 15 August 2020
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Source: katara.



8.7.20

12th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2020, Turkey

12th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2020, Turkey
THEME:
The theme of the competition in 2020 is:
1) Tourism in Coronavirus days,
2) Tourism after the Coronavirus,
3) Social distance in tourism.
Cartoons about these three themes can be sent to the competition.
CATEGORIES:
Cartoons will be accepted in two sections:
Adult Category: This category is open for the all of cartoonists who are 17 and older. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award, second award, third award, Professor Atila Özer recognition award and three mansions will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
Young Category: This category is open for the cartoonists who are 16 and younger. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award and two achievement awards will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
IMPORTANT DATES:
First Announcement: July 2020
Deadline for Submission: 31 December 2020
Meeting of the pre-Selection Committee: 23 January 2021
Announcement of finalist cartoons (for possible objections): February 1 – 9, 2021
Notification of Winners: April 2021.
AWARDS
Category of Adult Cartoonists
The Grand Award: $1000
The Second Award: Holiday in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons, Full pansiyon, (Four Points by Sheraton İzmir)
The Third Award: Holiday in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons, Full pansiyon, Four Points by Sheraton İzmir)
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: $750.
Category of Young Cartoonists
The Grand Award: $750
The Second Award: Holiday in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons, Full pansiyon, Four Points by Sheraton İzmir)
The Third Award: Holiday in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons, Full pansiyon, Four Points by Sheraton İzmir).
CONTACT
For further information and cartoon mailings:
Prof. Dr. Nazmi KOZAK
Anadolu Üniversitesi
Turizm Fakültesi
Yunus Emre Kampüsü
26470 Eskişehir/TURKEY
E-mail: tourismcartoon@gmail.com
For further information:
http://www.tourismcartoon.org/en/.

4.7.20

Anti-racism International Cartoon Contest & Exhibition 2021, Norway

Anti-racism International Cartoon Contest & Exhibition, Norway 2021
Theme: Anti-racism
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Size: A3, JPG format, 300 DPI
Email: human@toonsmag.com
Awards
First prize: NOK 5 000, or 5 000 PTS.
Second prize: NOK 3 000, or 3 000 PTS.
Third prize: NOK 2 000, or 2 000 PTS.
Ten cartoonists will receive an honorable mention award.
All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a digital catalog and a digital certificate of participation.
Read more: https://www.toonsmag.com/anti-racism-international-cartoon-contest-norway/

3.7.20

Themes for the 12th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2020 are evaluated

The theme proposal period for the 12th International Tourism Cartoon Competition has ended on 30 June 2020. 42 people from 13 different countries proposed 84 themes for the competition. The theme evaluation board accepted three of the reported themes as a competition theme. These are; 1) Tourism in Coronavirus days, 2) Tourism after the Coronavirus, 3) Social distance in tourism.
The propositions of the people whose names are written below were accepted as the theme of the competition.
Abdullah Sakar, Turkey
Cemalettin Güzeloglu, Turkey
Güher Yakar, Canada
Hakan Memis, Turkey
Hasan Kırmızı, Turkey
İrfan Mısırlı, Turkey
Kemal Ozyurt, Turkey
Louis Pol, Australia
Lutfu Cakin, Turkey
Mehmet Zeber, Turkey
Mihai Boboc, Romania
Munduru Sekhar Rao, India
Mustafa Yıldız, Turkey
Nurdan Özmen, Turkey
Özkan Tütüncü, Turkey
Özlem Altunöz, Turkey
Paolo Dalponte, Italy
Pol Leurs, Luxembourg
Rida Annisa Tazkhiya Wibawant, Indonesia
Salar Eshratkhah, Iran
Su Küfteoğlu, Turkey
Vedat Zorluer, Turkey
Yu Liang, China
Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz, Poland.
With the draw between those who proposed the accepted themes, Louis Pol (Australia) Final Evaluation Board and Vedat Zorluer (Turkey) will serve on the Preliminary Evaluation Board.
The album of the 12th International Tourism Caricature Contest will be sent to those who recommend the themes accepted in the contest.
Thank you to those who support the competition with their themes.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.
Source: Nazmi Kozak.

30.6.20

The 27th International Festival Calicomix 2020, Colombia

27th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CALICOMIX 2020
Humor increases defenses, decreases pain, and improves self-esteem.
RULES OF THE COMIC COMPETITION “HUMOR VS CORONAVIRUS”
1- Anyone enthusiastic about graphic humor can participate, regardless of age, nationality, or sex. The technique is free, it can be analog or digital.
2- The format is 21 x 28 cms (horizontal or vertical), 300 dpi * resolution JPG files and works that have already participated in other contests or exhibitions can be sent.
*required.
3- The prizes:
1 prize of 1,000,000.oo Colombian pesos for the first place
1 prize of 500,000.oo Colombian pesos for the second place
1 prize of 300,000.oo Colombian pesos for the third place.
3- The selected works will be on display at the 27th International Festival Calicomix 2020 and all the works of the participants will be published in a virtual publication.
4- The closing date is August 4, 2020
5- By participating, the contestant donates the publication rights of their works to the Calicomix Foundation and the Creative Party, sponsoring entities of the contest to use them in dissemination campaigns in different media where the name and nationality of each contestant will be disclosed.
6- To participate you can send up to three digital works with the following information:
name, age, email and nationality, without these data you will not be able to compete.
Once the winners have been selected, they will be asked for the details for the delivery of the prize to their bank account. If the winner is a person residing abroad, the money transfer expenses will be deducted from the prize.
We appreciate your participation.
6- Unique shipping address: calicomixeventos@gmail.com
Event sponsored by EL BANDO CREATIVO and LA FUNDACION CALICOMIX.
Source: calicomix.
(By Google Translate).

27.6.20

The 8th International Cartoon Exhibition in Ymittos 2020, Greece

8th International Cartoon Exhibition in Ymittos 2020, Greece
Organized by the Municipality of Dafni - Ymittos & Ergastri
Subject: New technologies in our life
Terms of Participation
• The drawings should be in black and white or in color.
• Each participant may present up to 3 works printable in A3 size with margins around drawings. It is possible to print and exhibit drawings in A4 size.
• The resolution of the works should be at least 300 dpi.
• It is preferable that the drawings do not contain any text or comments. In case they do, an english or greek text should be definitely included.
• The use of collage is not permitted.
• The works should be sent via e-mail.
• Any drawings judged by the Jury Members to have been copied from other cartoonists’ works will be disqualified.
• The works should not have been previously published or presented in other exhibitions.
• The works should not include any offensive material.
• Each participant should make available a brief CV, an e-mail address, a Skype account (if available) and a postal address.
• All drawings participating in the exhibition may be presented in a touring exhibition in Greece or abroad.
• The works can only be used for non-profit purposes; in any case, with the name of the artist and the event explicitly mentioned.
• Any works not corresponding to the above requirements will not be accepted and the cartoonist will be informed accordingly by e-mail.
Exhibition
• Up to 100 drawings chosen by the Jury Members will be exhibited.
• The prizes will be decided by the Jury Members
• The Critical Committee consists of men of letters and artists of high repute.
Rights
• The works may be used as part of the advertising campaign of the exhibition. On no
account should drawings or copies be sold. Moreover, any commercial exploitation of part or all of the exhibition is prohibited.
• The participating artists will not receive payment of any kind for their participation.
• The copyright of the Exhibition is owned jointly by the organizers, the Municipality of Dafni – Ymittos and Ergastiri.
• Participation in the exhibition implies full acceptance of the above.
• Participants will receive a digital catalogue of the exhibition via e-mail.
Submission Deadline: July 31st 2020
The drawings are to be sent to the following e-mail address:
cartoondafniymittos@gmail.com 
The dates of the Exhibition will be determined on the basis of health conditions.
The exhibition will be of a competitive character and not purely demonstrative. The best works will be awarded.
1st Prize: 5 days of overnight accommodation at Delphi Palace Hotel (4*) in Delphi, sponsored by Iniohos Kaltsis SA.
2nd Prize: 3 days of overnight accommodation at Delphi Palace Hotel (4*) in Delphi, sponsored by Iniohos Kaltsis SA
3rd Prize: an album of the expressionist painter George Bouzianis’s works published by Benaki Museum (english or greek edition).
4th Prize: book or CD
5th Prize: book or CD
In addition, 10 merit awards will be given.
All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a Digital Certificate of Participation.
                   On behalf of the Organizing Committee
                     Yannis Kaltsas                          Anastasios Biniskos
              Coordinator                                     Chairman
                           Ergastiri                              Mayor of Dafni - Ymittos

5.6.20

"Values of Kuşadası" International Cartoon Contest, Karikaturistik 2020, Turkey

"Values of Kuşadası" International Cartoon Contest
Karikaturistik 2020, Turkey
RULES
Theme:
A) Kuşadası
B) Kuşadası portrait caricaturist Lütfü ÇAKIN Portrait Caricature
C) Kuşadası portrait caricaturist Musa KEKLİK Portrait Caricature.
* The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
* Each artist can submit unlimited cartoons for each theme.
* There is no limit on the techniques you can use.
* Artworks must not be larger than A3 paper.
* Artwork format must be JPG with 300 DPI resolution and the size of each artwork must not exceed more than 3 megabytes.
* The awards of the awarded artists will be sent to their addresses by mail.
Selected works of art will be exhibited in Kuşadası KUAKMER ART GALLERY in August and will be included in the PDF catalog (The participation sertificate and a copy of the PDF catalog will be sent to all participants).
* Along with the artworks you must also send this information: full name, mobile number, exact mailing address, biography and a photo of the artist.
* The cartoons will be kept in the archive of the institution and can be used in posters, handouts, calendars, magazines, and newspapers. The publication will be sent to the holder of that cartoon.
* By sending his/her works, and participating in the contest, the cartoonists agree to the mentioned rules and conditions.
* Click to get information about Kuşadası: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgrPrmYucc
* Click to get photos of Lütfü ÇAKIN and Musa KEKLİK:
http://www.karikaturistik.com/haber/kusadasinin-degerleri-uluslararasi-karikatur-yarismasi-2020/
* The institution organising the competition: KARIKATURISTIK
* Competition organizers: Musa KEKLIK (Cartoonist-Teacher) - Lütfü ÇAKIN (Cartoonist).
Awards: 
Theme A
First Prize : First Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
Second Prize : Second Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
Third Prize : Third Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
3 Honor Prizes : Medal, Honorary Diploma, Selection for the exhibition.
Theme B
First Prize : First Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
Second Prize : Second Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
Third Prize : Third Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
3 Honor Prizes : Medal, Honorary Diploma, Selection for the exhibition.
Theme C
First Prize : First Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
Second Prize : Second Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
Third Prize : Third Plaque, Honorary diploma, Selection for the exhibition
3 Honor Prizes : Medal, Honorary Diploma, Selection for the exhibition.
Jury Members:
Aşkın AYRANCIOĞLU – Turkey
Fahriye ÇITAKLI – Turkey
Marian AVRAMESCU – Romania
Luis Carlos FERNANDES – Brasil
Musa KEKLİK – Turkey
Halit KURTULMUŞ – Turkey
Oğuz GÜREL – Turkey
Lütfü ÇAKIN – Turkey.
*Deadline for submission: 10 August 2020
*Address: kusadasicaricature@gmail.com

29.5.20

International Satirical Picture Competition "Karpik", Niemodlin 2020, Poland

The Regulations concerning the International Satirical Picture Competition
„KARPIK” Niemodlin, Poland

§ 1
These Regulations (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) specify the terms and conditions of holding the International Satirical Picture Competition „KARPIK” (hereinafter referred to as the Competition).

§ 2
1. The Competition is organized by Agnieszka Osiecka Cultural Centre in Niemodlin.
2. The Participants of the Competition may be natural persons, of legal age, with full legal capacity regardless of their place of residence.
3. Participation in the Competition is free of charge.

§ 3
Application for participation in the Competition is equivalent to the participant's acceptance of the Regulations in their entirety. The Participant undertakes to comply with the rules set out therein, as well as confirms that he meets the conditions that entitle him to participate in the Competition.

§ 4
1. Submitting entry of participation in the competition consists of sending to the Organizer an original version of a freehand drawing on the subject of fish, fishermen, fishing in nets, etc., meeting the conditions set out in these Regulations.
2. Drawings in sizes not exceeding A3 format are taking part in the Competition.
3. Each participant of the Competition is entitled to present a maximum 2 works.
4. Each of the entries submitted should be described on the reverse in the following manner: the date of completing the work, the author's full name and address, contact details such as the telephone number or the e-mail address.
5. Providing personal data referred to in paragraph 4, is voluntary, but necessary to conduct the Competition. Their submission is tantamount to consenting to the processing of these data, and failure to provide the data in question will consequently exclude the participant and the works sent by him from the Competition.
6. The submitted work must be authored by the Participant. By accepting the Regulations, the Participant declares that he is the author of the work submitted to the Competition and that he has unlimited proprietary copyrights and dependent rights to use and dispose of the submitted work.
7. Works submitted for participation in the Competition which will not comply with the terms and conditions set out in these Regulations shall not be included in the Competition.

§ 5
1. The Competition is announced by the Organizer annually, not later than by January 15 of a given calendar year and lasts till November 30 of the same year.
2. The works must be sent in a package preventing their damage.
3. The Organizers shall not be responsible for any losses or damage caused during the transport of the works.
4. The Competition entries may be submitted from the day of announcement of the competition until September 30 of the same year. The deadline for submissions is September 30. The date of receipt by the organizer is what counts.
5. The Works with the note "Karpik" on the envelope should be sent to the following address:

Ośrodek Kultury w Niemodlinie,
ul. M. Reja1,
49-100 Niemodlin, POLAND
"Karpik"

§ 6
1. The selection of the award-winning works will be based on the following criteria:
1) the idea consistent with the theme of the competition,
2) the performance technique.
2. The winning entries are selected by the Jury, whose members will be made public after the completion of their work. The chairman of the Jury, if it is possible for organizational reasons, is the Grand Prix winner of the last edition of the Competition.
3. The winner of the competition in a given year shall be selected in the first half of October this year from among works that meet the criteria of these Regulations.
4. The final result of the Competition will be published on the Cultural Centre’s website:
www. okniemodlin.org.
5. The winners of the Competition shall receive the prizes specified in § 7.

§ 7
1. The prizes of the Competition are as follows:
1) Grand Prix – PLN 2,800 gross
2) three main prizes – PLN 1,150 gross each
2. The organizer may grant additional prizes or distinctions in any form or amount he chooses.
3. The competition prize will be issued only in the form specified in the Regulations, without the possibility of exchange for another prize in kind.
4. The main prize may be handed over at the Organizer's headquarters after prior notification of the competition winner during the prize giving gala or it may be sent by post to the winner's home address or bank account.
5. In case the Participant fails to collect the award in person, it shall be sent by post to the winner’s address.
6. In the case referred to in the paragraph 5 above, the winner of the competition shall pay the prize shipping cost. The shipping cost will be deducted from the prize received.

§ 8
1. The organizer has the exclusive right to choose the winner of the Competition based on the principles set out in these Regulations.
2. Pursuant to art. 30 paragraph 1 point 2 of the Act on personal income tax (income) on winnings from competitions, games and betting or prizes related to bonus sales obtained in a Member State of the European Union or in another country of the European Economic Area, subject to art. 21 paragraph 1 points 6, 6a and 68 - a flat-rate income tax of 10% on the prize or prize is collected. The tax on winnings is collected without reducing the income by the costs of obtaining. The cost of the prize tax is covered by the prize winners.
3. The organizer shall pay the competition prize and also collect from the winner of the Competition an appropriate amount of flat-rate tax on winning the Competition and will pay it to the account of the relevant tax office, in accordance with applicable regulations.

§ 9
1. Upon the submission of the entry to the Organizer, the Organizer will obtain non-exclusive licence for an indeterminate period of time, which will authorise the Organizer to free use of proprietary copyrights to the entry in the following areas of exploitation:
a) using the work on the organizer’s website,
b) presenting the work during the post-contest exhibition,
c) placing reproductions of the work in catalogues presenting the entries which will be distributed by the Organizer for promotional purposes of the Competition.
2. On the issuing of the prize to the Participant, the Organizer gains free proprietary rights to the awarded entry of the Participant in the following areas of exploitation:
1) with regard to the right to record and multiply the work using printing and digital techniques;
2) with regard to distribution of the work – in form of public exposition and making the work available in such manner that everybody could have access to it at a time and place chosen by themselves, in particular by placing it in the Organizer’s advertising or promotional materials.
3. Upon delivery of the competition entry to the Organizer, ownership of the drawing shall be transferred to the Organizer.

§ 10
1. Participant's participation in the Competition does not constitute grounds for demanding any remuneration by him.
2. All materials promoting the Competition are solely of an advertising nature, while only the provisions of the Regulations are binding.

§ 11
1. The Organizer is not responsible for problems in the functioning of the Competition, if they occurred as a result of events that the Organizer, with due diligence, was not able to predict or which could not be prevented, in particular in the case of problems related to random events of force majeure, participating in the Competition contrary to the provisions of these Regulations and damages caused by them.
2. The Organizer is not responsible for the inability to collect the Prize for reasons beyond his control and on the part of the Competition Participant.
3. Winners of the Competition shall not be entitled to transfer the right to the Prize to third parties.
4. The winner of the Competition may waive the prize in writing, but in return he is not entitled to any other equivalent.

§ 12
The provisions of these Regulations of the Competition are the sole basis for conducting the Competition, and their interpretation belongs solely to the organizer of the Competition and is final.

§ 13
The Organizer of the Contest has the right to exclude the Contest Participant or his work in the event of the Participant's failure to comply with the law, decency, violation of these Regulations or other violation of the rights or interests of the Organizer.

§ 14
1. These Regulations constitute the sole binding document specifying the rules of the Competition.
2. The organizer reserves the right to amend these Regulations in the event of a change in legal regulations or for another important reason, in particular if the change allows the Competition to be carried out efficiently and in accordance with the regulations, provided that it does not violate the participants' acquired rights.
3. The text and any amendments to these Regulations will be publicly announced on the Cultural Centre’s website www.okniemodlin.org.

§ 15
In connection with the requirements of the provisions on the protection of personal data, the organizer of the competition, being at the same time, the administrator of personal data, included in Annex 1 to these Regulations, information on the processing of personal data.

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Annex 1 to the International Satirical Picture Competition "KARPIK"

INFORMATION ON THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
Organizing and conducting cultural activities
Organization of the International Satirical Picture Competition „KARPIK”
Niemodlin, Polska

1. The administrator of your personal data is Agnieszka Osiecka Cultural Centre in Niemodlin,
ul. Mikołaja Reja 1, 49-100 Niemodlin, phone/fax: (+48) 774 606 096, e-mail:
sekretariat@okniemodlin.orghttp://www.okniemodlin.org
2. The data protection officer is Krzysztof Kranc, phone .: (+48) 509 947 925, e-mail:
poczta@krzysztofkranc.com
3. Your personal data is processed in order to organize and conduct cultural activities within the scope of the organization of the International Satirical Competition "KARPIK".
Legal basis for processing your personal data:
a. consent to the processing of personal data of the data subject.
4. Recipients of personal data / categories of data recipients: public recipient informed through the administrator's publications and social media (Internet - including social media, radio press television) and the jury of the contest.

In addition, to ensure the accuracy and transparency of processing, we inform you that:
5. Your personal data will be stored for the period necessary to implement the abovementioned the purpose of processing, i.e. until the resolution of the contest in question, and in addition, in relation to the names, surnames and images of the contestants, for the period of publication of these data.
6. You have the right to request the administrator to access your personal data, the right to rectify it, delete or limit processing, the right to object to their processing, as well as the right to transfer your data, when and to the extent that it is permitted by applicable law and possible for the administrator.
7. In relation to processing, based on your consent, you have the right, at any time, to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing that was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
8. In the event of a breach of the provisions on the protection of personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory body, i.e. to the Office for Personal Data Protection.
9. Providing your personal data:
a. is not a statutory requirement,
b. is a contractual requirement but is not a condition for concluding a contract.
Providing your personal data processed on the basis of consent is voluntary.
Failure to provide personal data, which is not mandatory, prevents participation in the contest.
10. Decisions regarding your person are not made in an automated manner.
11. Your personal data is not profiled.
Source: okniemodlin.

8.5.20

10th International Milas Turhan Selçuk Cartoon Competition extended until 1 September

The date of participation to the 2020 International Milas Turhan Selçuk Cartoon Competition has been extended. The participation period of the International Turhan Selçuk Cartoon Contest, which will be held for the 10th time in Milas this year, has been extended until September 1, 2020 due to the current PANDEMIC that covers the world.
The competition is open to all cartoonists. The rules of the competition can be obtained from the website of Milas: (http://www.milas.bel.tr/index.php?modul=9_1&lang=en&ID=1990&pID=1).
Source: Milas Belediyesi.

4.5.20

Coast to Covid :(

Dear Drawers, dear Coaster
Unfortunately, as you all know, the coronavirus has upset our lives, stopped our walks, our paths but not our fantasy.
Many of you are locked in the house and all the initiatives that included gatherings are currently blocked and postponed until a later date.
So with extreme regret we have to announce that even our award ceremony scheduled for June 28 in Appignano will not be possible.
The prizes remain unchanged but with immense displeasure we will not be able to deliver them in person on that day of celebration as we had expected.
No longer having to organize the event, we, therefore, decided to give you some more time to receive your cartoons.
The deadline is therefore no longer 10 June but rather the: June 30, 2020
In the following days the jury will meet online and decide the winners who will be notified personally and the final ranking will be published on the website www.coastocomix.com and on the relevant Facebook page.
WE REPEAT: All cash and non-cash prizes specified in the announcement will be awarded and delivered.
Of course, the public prize for this first edition will unfortunately not be awarded.
Thanks, everyone for your understanding.
Coasto Comix coastocomix@gmail.com.

1.5.20

Deadline extended: 52nd World Gallery of Cartoons Skopje 2020, North Macedonia

52nd WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS Skopje 2020
• The organizer of the competition is OSTEN Skopje, Republic of N.Macedonia.
• The SELECTOR assigned by the organizer will select the submitted works, and the INTERNATIONAL JURY will appraise the short-listed works.
• On the occasion of 75 years of OSTEN’s existence the opening of the exhibition and the official announcement of the awards will take place in September 2020 in Skopje.
GENERAL CRITERIA
• The following categories of original works will be considered: cartoon, satirical drawing, comic/strip (up to one panel of non-linguistic strip).
• Theme | technique | format – to be decided by the author.
• Number of works – to be decided by the author.
APPLICATION PROCESS
• DIGITAL IMAGES – scanned original hand-drawn works or digitally created works from the newer production (which have not been previously published or awarded) will be considered in the application process.
Note 1: The works that are deemed by the selector or jury to be already published / awarded, or identical / closely similar to the known works by another author - will NOT be judged.
Note 2: according to the organizer’s directions, the selector and the international jury will pay particular attention to both the idea / message and visual expression of the submitted works
• REGULAR APPLICANT – should fill out this Application Form (electronically or manually) and send it to the e-mail: cartoons@osten.com.mk along with her/his photo & short bio and the digital images of the works that the applicant attends to submit (.jpg .tif .png .eps .pdf / 300 dpi) – up to 31 May 2020.
Note 3: By completing the Application Form, the author gives to the organizer a non-exclusive right to use, exhibit, study and publish his works for promotion of the event.
SELECTION AND JUDGING
• The SHORT-LISTED CARTOONISTS selected by the SELECTOR Mice JANKULOVSKI will be asked to send the original hand-drawn works / drawings (or printed digital works: titled, numbered and signed in pencil) via postal mail for showing them in front of the INTERNATIONAL JURY:
1. Norbert Van YPERZEEL, Belgium
2. Boris ERENBURG, Israel
3. Adriana MOSQUERA - NANI, Columbia
4. Kornelija KONESKA, N. Macedonia
5. Miroslav GRCEV, N. Macedonia
• The JURY MEMBERS review the works of the short-listed cartoonists, choose the work that will be presented in the catalog and decide on the awards envisaged by the organizer:
GRAND PRIX for LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (1500 $)
FIRST AWARD (1000 $)
SECOND AWARD (500 $)
5 THIRD AWARDS (Plaque)
5 SPECIAL AWARDS (Plaque)
CICO AWARD* for Macedonian Cartoonist (Plaque)
* In honor of the great Macedonian cartoonist Vasilije Popovic – Cico.
RESULTS & SUBMISSION
While submission of their works, the short-listed cartoonists should choose one of the options below:
To participate without Submission Fee (the submitted works remain in the OSTEN Collection)
To participate with a 40 $ Fee (unselected works are returned to the author)
• The ORGANIZER will notify all registered cartoonists about the results of the selection by 15 June 2020 via e-mail, and the short-listed cartoonists will be asked to send the original works via postal mail by 15 July 2020 at the address:
OSTEN – WORLD GALLERY ON CARTOONS
8 Udarna Brigada 2, 1000 Skopje, N. Macedonia
IMPORTANT!!!
When sending the works, make sure to write on the package: NOT FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, FOR EXHIBITION ONLY!!!
Note 1.: The original works should be sent via postal mail together with the printed Application Form.
Note 2.: The name of the cartoonist, title and technique should be stated on the back of each work.
• The ORGANIZER will notify the short-listed cartoonists about the jury decision by the end of June 2020 via email and will publish the results on its website: osten.mk and in the public media.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
(if selected participation with a Selection Fee)
Beneficiary: OSTEN DOOEL SKOPJE, 8 Udarna Brigada 2, Skopje 1000, N. Macedonia
IBAN: MK07210701000702188 | SWIFT: TUTNMK22
Bank: NLB AD SKOPJE, Majka Tereza 1, Skopje 1000, N. Macedonia
PRESENTATION
• The AWARDED and SELECTED WORKS will be exhibited on the official exhibition of the 52nd World Gallery of Cartoons Skopje 2020 / September 2020 in Skopje.
• For the AWARD-WINNING CARTOONISTS who will be present in Skopje during the opening of the exhibition and presentation awards ceremony, OSTEN will produce print portfolios of their works
• The AWARD-WINNING CARTOONISTS receive appropriate Certificates and printed copy of the catalog via post mail. Their works remain in the OSTEN Collection
• ALL OTHER CARTOONISTS receive appropriate Certificates (the short-listed – Certificates for Outstanding Participation / other participating cartoonists – Certificates for Participation) and digital catalog in .pdf via e-mail. The ones, who would like to have the Certificate / catalog in hard copy, can order them for a price of 30 $ and they will be sent to the appointed address by registered post mail.
The organizer invites all participants to attend the opening of the exhibition and presentation awards ceremony in September 2020 in Skopje, and for the award-winning cartoonists who will announce the presence by 1st August 2020 provides 3-nights accommodation in the OSTEN ART Hotel – Skopje.
SEE YOU IN SKOPJE in SEPTEMBER 2020!
Application Form in PDF.

25.4.20

The 5th International Contest Animalcartoon 2020, Serbia

5th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST ANIMALCARTOON 2020
• Portal ANIMALCARTOON, Belgrade (www.animalcartoon.net)
• INFORMATIKA, Belgrade
• ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, Belgrade
are organizing cartoon contest on theme "Monkey".
A. Participation
The contest is open to all cartoonists all over the world, over the age of 18, regardless of nationality, religion, gender and education.
B. Cartoon theme: Monkey
C. Artworks - Send by e-mail on address: info@animalcartoon.net
Only the original artworks (up to 5) in digital form sent by e-mail will be accepted.
Digital works (A4, up to 300 dpi, JPEG or TIFF, the maximum length per one artwork is 3 MB (Artworks bigger than 3 MB will not be opened neither accepted) with personal information - name, address, e-mail, photo and brief CV (.doc format) should be sent by e-mail.
Condensed file zip, rar, etc... WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The artworks must not be previously awarded.
Arrived submissions that passed the pre-selection will be immediately published on the portal Animalcartoon.
D. Deadline
Entry deadline is August 15, 2020.
E. Prizes and awards
First prize 500 €
Second prize 400 €
Third prize 300 €
Awards are subject to taxation according to the current Serbian regulations.
It will be also awarded 10 diplomas.
F. Exhibition
The exhibition will be staged in Zoological Garden Belgrade (BEO ZOO VRT) from October 10, 2020 to October 10, 2021.
The exhibition will be shown in other towns in Serbia and abroad.
G. Catalogue
Award-winning cartoonists will receive a free copy of the printed catalog. The other participants of the competition will be able to download the catalog in PDF format from our portal.
H. Other conditions
The organizers reserve the right to use them for various purposes without any obligation to compensate for it. The works will be included in the permanent exhibition and archive portal Animalcartoon.
By submitting works is considered that the authors accept these rules.
Arrived artworks remain the property of the organizers.
Špiro RADULOVIĆ, cartoonist
Manager of Portal Animalcartoon
info@animalcartoon.net.

21.4.20

International Covid19 Cartoon Exhibition 2020, Turkey

INTERNATIONAL COVID-19 CARTOON EXHIBITION
Dear Cartoonists,
This a though time for all of us. We believe that if we take the necessary precautions, we will get through this and come out stronger than ever!
In the meantime, if you would like to send your cartoons about COVID-19, we intend to publish them on our Virtual Museum Platform as a special exhibition and also share them on our social media accounts.
Please kindly fill out the form and sign it and send it with your cartoons to the following mail address; advakfi@advakfi.org
Stay safe and healthy!
Aydın Doğan Foundation
Click for the application form.


19.4.20

The 3rd International Cairocature Cartoon Contest 2020, Egypt

3rd International Cairocature Cartoon Contest
Egypt 2020
THEME: Mostafa A. El-Sayed
Mostafa A. El-Sayed (born 8 May 1933) is a highly cited Egyptian chemical physicist, a leading nanoscience researcher, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a US National Medal of Science laureate. He is also known for the spectroscopy rule named after him, the El-Sayed rule. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mostafa_El-Sayed
Rules:
Each participant can send up to 3 cartoons.
Must send their Full Name, Post Address, E-mail Address & Phone Number) via Word file.
Sent cartoons must be of 300 dpi resolution, A4 & Jpg format.
Note: Sent cartoons must not have won prizes before.
Prizes:
• Prizes: Golden, Silver, Bronze.
There will be Special Prizes.
Cartoons can be used for any promotional purposes (Printing, websites, newspapers, posters, invitation cards, etc.) without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
PDF catalog for final selected cartoons.
Deadline: 1/7/2020 ( EXTENDED:) 14/7/2020
Cartoon must be sending to: cairocaturecontest@gmail.com
The results and accepted works will be published in our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cartoonandcaricature/ .

The 2nd International Cairocature Cartoon Contest 2020, Egypt

2nd International Cairocature Cartoon Contest
Egypt 2020
THEME: The Scientists
Theme cartoon about the Scientists (their importance – their life – their effective in our world …etc.)
Rules:
Each participant can send up to 3 cartoons only, not more.
Must send their Full Name, Post Address, E-mail Address & Phone Number) via Word file.
Sent cartoons must be of 300 dpi resolution, A4 & Jpg format.
Note: Sent cartoons must not have won prizes before.
Prizes:
• Prizes: Golden, Silver, Bronze.
There will be Special Prizes.
Cartoons can be used for any promotional purposes (Printing, websites, newspapers, posters, invitation cards, etc.) without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
PDF catalog for final selected cartoons.
Deadline: 1/6/2020 (EXTENDED:)15/6/2020
Cartoon must be sending to: cairocature@gmail.com 
The results and accepted works will be published in our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cartoonandcaricature/ .

18.4.20

Announcement about the 9th International Cartoon Contest, Kyrenia 2020, Cyprus

INTERNATIONAL OLIVE HUMOR FESTIVAL
9th INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT
Dear friends,
As is known, there is an outbreak of corona virus in all countries.
Government offices and all workplaces were closed. All means of transport and postal transport are out of service.
We are also in quarantine here. There is a curfew. That's why we can't hold meetings.
Probably, the contest deadline will be extended.
Therefore, you can post the artwork you have drawn to the mail, when appropriate.
Then a detailed explanation will be made.
We wish you healthy days.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.

17.4.20

The International Cartoon Biennale Niko Nikolla,”Balkan Smile”: September 18-20, 2020

Covid 19 - The International Cartoon Biennale Niko Nikolla,
”Balkan Smile”:September 18-20, 2020
The International Cartoon Biennale Niko Nikolla, “Balkan Smile”, planned to be organized on May 18-21, 2020 in the city of Pogradec, will be postponed to September 18-20, 2020, due to the extraordinary situation created by the global pandemic of Covid virus 19.
We thank on behalf of all the organizers of this event, cartoonists around the world for all the works sent to the address of this Biennale, (bienalekarikature@gmail.com), to participate in this activity organized by Albanian Excellence and the Municipality of the city of Pogradec (Albania).
We look forward to your understanding and continued cooperation.
We are happy that so far the submitted works have passed the number 200 and we welcome other works.
May you be well and may we meet in September
Flora Nikolla, Executive Director
Agim Sulaj, President of the Jury
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Albanian Excellence Center, the Municipality of Pogradec
invites the Balkan Peninsula artists to participate in
the first “Niko Nikolla Cartoon Biennale”
• In collaboration with the ‘Albanian Excellence’ Center, the Municipality of Pogradec invites the Balkan Peninsula artists to participate in the first “Niko Nikolla Cartoon Biennale” which will take place in honor of the ‘Niko Nikolla Days of Humor and Satire’ from 18-21 May 2020, in the city of Pogradec, Albania.
• This cartoon contest bears the name of one of the most popular Albanian humor figures. It will take place in the town of Pogradec, in southeastern Albania. Pogradec is home to the deepest lake of the Balkans and picturesque views. This Biennale puts Pogradec, the birthplace of Niko Nikola, on the world cartoon map.
• The cartoon biennale will be a periodic activity, from the cooperation of Albanian Excellence and the Pogradec Municipality,protected under all the rights granted to Albanian Excellence from the Albanian state legislature through a registered trademark.
• Historically, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula have often been caught in wars and misunderstandings. This competition seeks to leave behind the disagreements of the past, and instead move towards a peaceful Balkan Peninsula, where each nation is viewed as a valuable asset.
• It is with this spirit we invite all Balkan artists to participate by submitting works in response to the theme”Balkans Smile”.
• Each participating artist can submit up to 3 free original works in A3 or A4 format. Works must be sent to bienalekarikature@gmail.com and art.agimsulaj@gmail.com
• The deadline for submission will be April 20,2020 (EXTENDED:) 15 July2020.
Prizes:
First Place: ‘Niko Nikolla Prize’ 500 €
Second Place: ‘Pogradec City Hall Prize’ 400 €
Third Place: ‘Jury Prize’ 300 €
• The awards ceremony will take place on May 18-21 at the Art Gallery of Pogradec.
• Hotel Accommodations for 3 nights will be provided by Municipality of Pogradec.
• The winning works will remain property of the Municipality of Pogradec and can be used to sponsor the Biennale Publicity.
Source: covid-19-the-international-cartoon-biennale-niko-nikolla & albanianexcellence.

15.4.20

The results of the 26th International Cartoon Competition on the Topic of Beer, Slovakia

The results of the 26th International Cartoon Competition on the Topic of Beer,
The Golden Keg 2020, Slovakia

Grand Prix: Alexander SHMIDT / Russia (Top)

1st Prize: Janek JANOWSKI / Poland

2nd Prize: Sławomir MAKAL / Poland

3rd Prize: Sergej SEMENDJAJEV / Ukraine.

Special Prizes:

Igor Ševčík’s Prize:
Andrej MIŠANEK / Slovakia

Prešov Beer Gallery Prize:
Augoustinos KISSAMITAKIS / Greece

Czech Union of Cartoonists Prize:
Jiří SLÍVA / Czech Republic

Prize of the Bumerang Magazine:
František MRÁZ / Slovakia.

MENTIONS:
Alosio ANDRADE / Brazil
Alireza Karini MOGHADDAM / Iran
Luis Fernando HIN-CAPIÉ ECHEVERI / Colombia
Doru AXINTE / Romania
Cai Weidong / China
Yang Xiang Yu / China
Liang Weichi / China
Miroslav BARVIRČÁK / Slovakia
Konstantin CHAKHIROV / Russia
Julio Angel CARIÓN CUEVA / Peru.
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Source: Ilya Katz.

14.4.20

Annnual Cartoon Contest : Olense Kartoenale 2020, Belgium

Annnual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2020
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 ‘Shopping: yesterday, today, tomorrow’. This year Amnesty International offers the best cartoon with the theme ‘There is nothing wrong with solidarity, so certainly don’t prosecute’. More information about the theme Amnesty International 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 2020.
• 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: 14 September 2020
The deadline is 14 september 2020 at 12.00 AM midnight. The entry form you can find on
www.olensekartoenale.be where you also can upload your works. Do not send 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 13 November 2020 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 15 November 2020
• All working days from Monday 17 November 2020 till the end of December 2020 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
Topic Amnesty International: There is nothing wrong with solidarity, so certainly don’t prosecute
Nowadays showing solidarity and helping each other is often regarded as a crime. More and more people who want to help refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are being threatened, intimidated and harassed. They are put on trial and convicted only because they want to help people in need.
When governments punish and condemn natural acts of solidarity, it threatens our own values and human rights.
Source in languages: https://www.olen.be/product/884/olense-kartoenale.

The I U I Youth Cup “Longing for Spring” Anti-Coronavirus Int. Cartoon Competition 2020

The I U I Youth Cup “Longing for Spring”
Anti-Coronavirus International Cartoon Competition
UYACC 2020, China
The I U I Youth Cup “Longing for Spring” Anti-Coronavirus International Cartoon Competition (UYACC) is an open online competition.
Themes:
1. Anti-Coronavirus
2. Expressing positive attitudes such as hope, warmth, bravery, environmental protection, joint efforts for a better Earth, etc.
*Both themes are required to be expressed in the artworks.
Format:
1. The objects of the competition are cartoons, drawings, graphics or other works of art created by artists.
2. The minimum resolution of electronic editions or scanning copies should be 300dpi in the form of TIFF or JPG.
3. The minimum size of paper works should be A4(210mm×297mm) and the maximum size is A3 (297 x 420 mm) to make sure that the scanned original is clear, undistorted and complete. Original works are also welcome You can find the address in Contact Information.
4. Only submission by email is valid and should be sent to cmiassn@vip.163.com by May 30, 2020. All the submissions should include the entry formthe work and a brief introduction to the work. (No word limitation).
*Photos and Videos are welcome to express support for this global fight against the coronavirus.
*Based on your works, a letter to those who are still struggling against the epidemic, poetry, songs or any other forms showing your feelings are also welcome. Your words may be selected and published in the e-book of selected works of this competition.
All above-mentioned works can be sent along with your entry to the designated email. Let’s contribute our strength to the global fight and hope for the best!
Notice:
1. The contest will be divided into 2 Groups:
· Adult Group - 18 and above
· Youth Group - ages under 18
2. Timetable
· Submission deadline: Beijing Time 24:00 on May 30, 2020
· Jury Meeting: June 2020
· Contest Result will be published on the website wwwNaNiassn.org in June 2020
3. The Jury has the final right of the ranking of the works, as well as distribution of the statutory prizes. The Jury’s decisions are final.
The Organizers will award the following prizes and diplomas for each winner. AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO TAXATION ACCORDING TO CHINESE TAX REGULATIONS.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
Adult Group: (Ages above 18)
· Grand Prix (1) 1000 USD
· Gold Medal (2) 800 USD
· Silver Medal (3) 500 USD
· Bronze Medal (4) 300 USD
· Outstanding Nominated Awards (40) 200 USD
Youth Group: (Ages under 18)
· Creative Star (1)
· Gold Medal (2)
· Silver Medal (3)
· Bronze Medal (4)
· Outstanding Nominated Awards (40)
· Presents and certificates will be provided by Qingjin Tec.
*All the participants will receive an e-book of the selected works in this competition.
Final Provisions:
1. The Organizers reserve the right:
· To use the submitted works for advertising purposes such as news reports, media broadcasts, as well as circulation on the internet and social media without any special fees paid to the authors.
· To use the submitted works for the post-contest art-related activities such as: to be published materials, printed materials, circulated on phones, the internet, in publications, video materials, etc.
2. Organizers are the arbiters of the rules and regulations.
3. By sending her/his work the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations.
Contact Information:
Email Address: cmiassn@vip.163.com
Mailing Address: Organizing Committee of UYACC, 2801 Suite, No.7 Building, Tianchang Yuan Media Village, Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100107
Tel: 0086-10-84827182
Source: http://en.cmiassn.org/contestrules .