25.2.20

Mugla Metropolitan Municipality 1st International Caricature Competition 2020, Turkey

MUGLA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
The 1st INTERNATIONAL CARICATURE COMPETITION CONTRACT
SUBJECT: MIGRATION
Application Conditions:
1) The competition has been organized for national and international for competitors who is amateur or professional throughout world.
2) The caricatures including out of public decency, containing offence and politics, undesirable and harmful declarations cannot attend the competition.
3) The relatives of jury cannot attend the competition.
4) Drawing style is optional. If the caricature is wanted to be sent as printed out, it must contain the sign (wet signature) of artist.
5) Caricature size must be at least A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) and uttermost A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) and it mustn’t be glued on any surface.
6) Caricatures that will be sent must haven’t been get any award. Any caricature that is subjected to replica, similar or comprint will not be received for consideration.
7) Caricatures that ranked as a result of the competitioun will be exhibited on the official website of Muğla metropolitan Municipality between the 3rd and 10th of June. Carricatures that are found to be similar will be disqualified from the competition. In case of such a determination, the reserved works will be rewarded. Participant will be responsible for all possible discussions, stolen and similar claims.
8) Short autobiography of the artists must be added to their caricatures.
9) Participants can send 3 (three) caricatures maximum.
10) Participants must write their names, surnames, addresses, cell-phone number and country name at the back of the caricature.
11) Any participants under the age 18 must add their identification copy to their caricatures.
12) The deadline for the delivery of the works is 18th May 2020. “Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi 1. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması”, name and surname of the artist and the work must be sent to the Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi Müştakbey Mahallesi Belediye Sokak no:6 Menteşe/Muğla till 18th May 2020.
13) Any participants under the age of 18 one of his/her parents’ accommodation and transportation fee will be paid. (The expenses of the guests who came with competitors will be their own.) The transportation and accommodation expenses of the competitors, who won the honourable mention and special prizes, will not be covered. Accommodation and transportation expenses of our award-winning participants under 18 and a parent will be covered.
14) The prize winners reward will be transferred to their IBAN which will be given before the competition. Beneficiary must have completed the papers in full and sign it. If the beneficiary doesn’t inform his/her IBAN number, the prize is going to be lapsed within a year. In case of lapse, participants cannot have any rights on prize, copyright.
15) Any caricatures sent to the competition won’t be sent back. The ranked or unranked caricatures may be used or shared by Mugla Metropolitan Municipality for cultural purposes. Among the sent caricatures, an album will be organized by Mugla Metropolitan Municipality with the help of Jury members. These albums will only be sent to the participants who are ranked in the competition and published in the album.
16) The right of publication of the works awarded as prize, honourable mention or works that will be exhibit at the end of the competition will belong to Mugla Metropolitan Municipality according to Law of Intellectual Property Rights numbered 5846, 21st title, 22nd, 23rd title, 24th title and 25th title. According to these rights Mugla Metropolitan Municipality can use these works in Turkish or all other languages, all kind of publishing contents by indicating the artist’s name for indefinitely. Muğla Metropolitan Municipality doesn’t allow using of the works for any other purposes under any circumstances. No payment will be done for the works that will be exhibited or chosen for album. All participants who have submitted their work for the competition are deemed to have accepted the conditions above.
REWARDS:
First Prize: 7.500 TL
Second Prize: 5.000 TL
Third Prize: 3.500 TL
Honorable Mention (3): 1. 500 TL
Under the age of 18 (10-18) : 750 TL
Turan Özdemir Special Prize: 1.000 TL
JURY:
Gürbüz DOĞAN EKŞİOĞLU (Ass. Doc. Yeditepe University Lecturer – Caricaturist)
Savaş ÜNLÜ (Humourist)
Şevket YALAZ (Caricaturist)
Abdül Kadir USLU (Caricaturist)
Mehmet SELÇUK (Caricaturist, General Coordinator)
Sait MUNZUR (Caricaturist)
Rudy GHEYSENS (President of Belgium Caricaturist Association – Caricaturist)
An Authorized person from Muğla Metropolitan Municipality
TIME SCHEDULE
1. The deadline is until the end of working hours on Monday, 18 May 2020
2. The jury evaluation meeting will be held on Saturday, 30 May 2020
3. The results of the competition will be announced on Tuesday, 15 June 2020
4. The award ceremony will be held on a date determined by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality. Carricatures that the jury deems worth exhibiting will be exhibited on the date, time and place is going to be decided by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality.
COMMUNICATION
Competition Coordinator: Ahsen GÜNAY
Phone: 0 537 983 61 03
Operator: 444 48 01 Interior: 1142
Address: Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Müştakbey Mahallesi Belediye Sokak No:6 Menteşe/Muğla
E-Mail: ahsengunay@mugla.bel.tr; cihanbulut@mugla.bel.tr
Web. www.mugla.bel.tr
Application form of Muğla Municipality Carricature Competition here (PDF).

23.2.20

The 44th Italian Lies championship graphics section contest dedicated to Lie 2020, Italy

The Italian Championship of Lies was born in 1966. The reasons that led to the creation of this competition are to be found in the traditions of our little village over the Pistoia’s mountains, on the Italian Apennines, when in last century people used to meet in front of a fireplace to tell stories that mixed reality and fictious. The Italian Lie Academy, in occasion of the 44th Italian Lies championship, declares the graphics section contest dedicated to Lie.
This year theme is:
Fables and Lies
Traditional fairy tales-tales-tales revised in a liar tone.
1. The competition is structured in a single section.
2. Participation is free. Deadline for cartoon submission is Wednesday, 1st July 2020. Each participant can send up to 2 cartoons.
3. The entry form below (also in PDF on source: labugia) must be completed in all its parts and sent along with the presentation of the works that take part in the competition.
4. The paper must be sent by postal mail to: Accademia della Bugia - Pro Loco Alta valle del Reno, via della chiesa, 27 - 51100 Le Piastre PT, Italy. Otherwise you can use our electronic mail address: accademiabugia@gmail.com
5. The comics can be written in italian or in english, but we advice that you can make a cartoon simply draw, without any text.
6. Italian Lie Academy will award the top three as follows: 1st place: "Gold Bugiardino". 2nd: "Silver Bugiardino". 3rd: "Bronze Bugiardino". The Bugiardino is the symbol made in resin of the Championship and is the bell tower of the village with a long nose, like the Pinocchio’s one.
It will be awarded with the "International Bugiardino" the best cartoon coming from abroad or drawn by a foreign national.
7. All the winning cartoons will be published on the website of the Italian championship of Lies (www.labugia.it).
8. The authors waive any fee related to copyright.
9. Prizes will be delivered during the 44th Italian Championship of Lies that will take place in Le Piastre on the 1st and 2nd August 2020.
10. The works will be judged by a jury headed by the italian cartoonist Marco Fusi.

22.2.20

Catalog of the 11th Salão Medplan de Humor 2019, Brazil

Received yesterday the color catalog of the 11th Salão Medplan de Humor 2019, Brazil + the 2020 calendar showing the awarded works in the event. The book is 20.8 cm x 30.7 cm in size and arrived a bit damaged in the post which is no surprise nowadays! It has 80 pages and contains the awarded + selected cartoons of  the 11th Salon with theme Narcissism.
The awarded + selected works in the Caricature section are also included in the catalog in 18 pages, each with 3 portraits on average. There are the awarded + selected works in the Comic Strip section in 6 pages. Yet not finished: in the following 5 pages are the awarded + selected works by young cartoonists that took part in the 2nd Salãozinho Medplan de Humor 2019. Totally are 216 cartoons/caricatures covered in this great catalog.
It is noted that they received 1.445 artworks from 41 countries mostly via internet I suppose. While this helps more artists to participate, it might have some negative consequences: The files of some cartoons are of less weight so that they are not clear enough on the printed page. This is obvious in the Honorable Mention winning charge in the event: the contour lines are all blurred. Some other works in the catalog also lost some effect due to this technical matter. This makes one contemplate on why some organizations still insist on accepting only original works, or some offer the prizes only if the originals are sent to the organization after the prizes are awarded to the electronically sent in works.
Engin Selçuk, Menekşe Çam, and Oğuz Gürel are the cartoonists from Turkey whose works are published in the catalog.
Possibly because this event was announced through some emphasis on taking a selfie, there are a lot of works depicting the act. And that is the reality of these days of course. But the theme was Narcissism which has never needed a cell phone to manifest itself. The 1st Prize winning charge by Rafael Corrêa shows one of such instances and deserves the front cover page as well (Top).
Thank you to the organizers, esp. Welington Teixeira de Araújo Júnior, for sending me this super collection of international humor.

17.2.20

International Cartoon Festival Competition & Exhibition, Malaysia 2020

INTERNATIONAL CARTOON FESTIVAL
COMPETITION & EXHIBITION
MALAYSIA 2020
The organizer of the competition is the Rossem Cartoon House (BKR), Persatuan Seniman dan Warisan Kelantan (PESTA), Ministry Of Tourism, Arts And Culture Malaysia (MOTAC).
Eligible Participants:
• Opened to all artists from all over the world above 18 years of age.
Theme:
1- Malaysia tourism destinations.
Technical Criteria:
· All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi.
· Size A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPEG format.
· Entries: Max. 3 cartoons.
· Submitted works can be in color or black and white, in any style or technique.
· Submitted works must not violate copyright laws.
· By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permit the organizers to have full right to reproduce all or a part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
Submission:
• Send your cartoons and your CV (Name - Address - Phone number - Email address) via the following e-mail address:
rossemkartun@gmail.com 
• Deadline: 10th June 2020
• Exhibition: 27th June 2020
• All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a digital catalogue and a digital certificate of participation.
Prizes and awards
First prize : RM 2,000.00
Second prize : RM 1,500.00
Thirt prize: RM 1,000.00
Five special mentions
The Coordinator of the Gathering: Rossem
Facebook : Balai Kartun Rossem https://www.facebook.com/kartunrossem/ .

20th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition 2020, Canada

20th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition
(Theme and Regulations)
1. The theme for the 20th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:
Pulling the plug on social media
After a storm over the publication of a cartoon deemed anti-Semitic, the New York Times stopped publishing editorial cartoons in their international publication.
In August, India stripped Kashmir of its constitutional autonomy and isolated it from the world by cutting it off from the Internet.
Thirty years after the fact, the Chinese are still kept in the dark about the Tiananmen Square massacres.
Iran can claim, without risk of contradiction, that its response to the attack on General Soleimani killed 80 American soldiers.
Increasingly, we see that the powers in place do not suffer contradiction.
2. Three prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $1500 plus a Certificate from Canadian UNESCO, a second prize of $750 and a third prize of $500. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an ‘Award of Excellence.’ Regrettably no financial remuneration accompanies the Awards of Excellence.
3. Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in colour or black and white and must not have won an award.
4. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.5 by 11 inches. Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi.
5. The name, address, telephone number and a short biography of the cartoonist must be included in the submission.
6. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom shall have the right to use any of the cartoons entered for promotion of the Editorial Cartoon Competition.
7. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day luncheon to be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday May 5, 2020 and will be advised by e-mail. The winner’s names and their cartoons will be posted on the CCWFP web site.
8. The winning cartoons will be published in a program distributed at the luncheon.
The deadline for reception of cartoons is midnight (Eastern Daylight Saving Time), Friday, March 27, 2020.
Send submission by e-mail to: info@ccwpf-cclpm.ca .
Source: bado-badosblog .

16.2.20

1st International Coast to Comix Contest 2020, Italy

COAST TO COMIX REGULATION - TEMA
1 - THEME
LA proloco di Appignano organizes the contest (INTERNATIONAL) COAST TO COMIX! for humorous and satirical cartoons of costume on the theme:
“WALKING - total green travel, walking holidays.
With a particular eye to the Coast to Coast route from the Adriatic Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea PORTONOVO - ORBETELLO "
2 - PARTICIPATION
The competition is open to designers from all over the world / Italy, without any territorial limit and will be divided into two categories, as follows:
Italy
Abroad
3 - TECHNIQUES
You can send up to five unpublished works, made with any technique, in color or in black and white, in the maximum A4 format (21x29.7 cm).
4 - DEADLINES AND DEADLINES
The works must be received no later than midnight on 10/05/2020
- at coastocomix@gmail.com in .jpg, .tiff or .pdf format at a resolution of 300 dpi, together with the participation form (different for adults and minors, in the latter case a parent will send us the module). NB: the individual files must not exceed 5 MB in weight
5 - JURY
Jury President Valentina Lo Surdo, RAI journalist, collaborates with Lonley Planet and avid walker
Riccardo Messi - artist
Isabella Manfrini - designer and walker
Riccardo Chitarrari - artist
Gianfranco Borgani - creator of paths
6 - AWARDS
1st Italian Prize € 100 recognition plaque, typical products: artistic crockery, legumes
the winner will be hosted with a companion on the evening of Saturday 27/06/2020 at a local facility
2nd Italian Prize recognition plaque, typical products: artistic crockery, legumes
3rd Italian Prize identification plate, typical products: legumes
1st Foreign Prize € 100 recognition plate
2nd Foreign Prize recognition plate
3rd Foreign Prize recognition plate
1st Prize "Public Vote" for the work most voted by the public
recognition plaque, typical products: artistic crockery, legumes.
The Jury reserves the right to report further works, which will not receive prizes and to exclude from the tender notice any works deemed unsuitable for the proposed theme or not ethically correct.
During the exhibits of the works there will be the possibility for visitors to indicate their favorite work to compete for the assignment of the "1st Prize voted by the Public".
By participating in the competition, the authors assign the non-exclusive right to publish the works on any medium for promotional purposes without having anything to claim as copyright.
Participants will be distributed online the "Coast-to-comix CATALOG" with the collection of the best participating works of the two categories.
The selected works will also be exhibited as a kilometric sign of the Coast to Coast trekking route.
7 - EXHIBITION
INAUGURATION: the Works will be exhibited on the occasion of the Award Ceremony in Appignano and along the streets of the town where it will take place with a walk during the day of 28/06/2020
On this date, important cartoonists from all over Italy will intervene in the town, who will create and give the public autographed caricatures and cartoons, as well as selfies for the dissemination of the initiative on social networks (instagram, facebook, etc.)
8 - AWARD CEREMONY
In one of the areas set up for the exhibition, the final award ceremony will be held on 27/06/2020 from 15:00 to 16:00 with the coveted presence of all participants.
Follow Coast to Comix up
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/coastocomix/
WEB www.coastocomix.com

Entry page

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Alias:………………………………………………………………………….

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14.2.20

The 7th International Cartoon Gathering - Egypt 2020

The 7th INTERNATIONAL CARTOON GATHERING - EGYPT 2020
(To be held in 12th July 2020)
The Ministry of Culture in Egypt, in cooperation with Egyptian Caricature Association organizes the 7th International Cartoon Gathering.
Eligible Participants:
• Opened to all artists from all over the world above 18 years of age.
Theme:
1- Music.
2- Caricature: Egyptian singer (Umm Kulthum).
Technical Criteria:
· All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi.
· Size A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPEG format.
· Entries: Max. 3 cartoons.
· Submitted works can be in color or black and white, in any style or technique.
· Submitted works must not violate copyright laws.
· By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permit the organizers to have full right to reproduce all or a part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
Submission:
• Send your cartoons and your CV (Name - Address - Phone number - Email address) via the following e-mail address: egyptcartoon2020@gmail.com
• Deadline: 15th April 2020
• Opening Ceremony: 12th July 2020
• All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a digital catalogue and a digital certificate of participation.
For more details please visit: https://www.facebook.com/egyptcartoon
Or contact us at: egyptcartoon2020@gmail.com
The President of the Gathering: Gomaa Farahat
The Coordinator of the Gathering: Fawzy Morsy.

8.2.20

The 7th Biennial of Humor "Luis d'Oliveira Guimarães", Penela 2020, Portugal

VII BIENAL de HUMOR “LUÍS D’OLIVEIRA GUIMARÃES” – ESPINHAL/PENELA 2020 Portugal
One Organization: Penela City Council / Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal / Oliveira Guimarães House Museum
With the support of Luiz d´Oliveira Guimarães Foundation
A Production: Humorgrafe - Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (humorgrafe.oms@gmail.com)
The Biennial where humor needs no color, just a smile, philosophical intelligence and a simple, direct color - black and white and its nuances.
1 - Theme: Laugh with and at Health (Human and systems)
a) Health is something that worries us daily, and although we say that we are looking good, we rarely complain about it, but about other ailments, such as empty pockets to pay the doctor, IDP (age) social colds … Health is something more complicated than in the times of our grandmothers' little ones. Today it is a game of balances, not just physical, energetic or spiritual, as a field of economic battles in the pharmaceutical universe, of confrontations between said conventional medicines with traditional or alternative medicines, as if life had a healthy and unhealthy alternation. We cannot forget that side of alchemy / magic that has accompanied the evolution of humanity and reflecting the color, diversity, life of each culture and each people. Since the dawn of humanity, man has been looking for ways in nature (physical and chemical) to maintain the healthy balance of being. Shamans, druids, healers, physicists, herbalists, pharmacists, doctors… yes, we live in an era of the global village, but at this moment it is more important to demonstrate the diversity, the identity of each people, each culture that makes humor with the generalist banality of the universe. We would like your drawings to also show a little of your culture, your diversity in health and medicine.
To speak of health is to speak of man or humanity? Are the symptoms of illness the same or disparate? Can there be a healthy humanity with sick beings or healthy men in a sick society? Are governments really willing to have a good National Health Service policy or is this counterproductive for pharmaceutical lobbyists, who end up controlling their health to their liking? And what about the sick doctor relationship (which the Order of Doctors asks to be considered an Intangible Heritage of Humanity) that is being submerged by technologies and by the economist dehumanization of medicine?
So many serious issues looking for laughing satires… We all know that laughing is already an alternative drug, a placebo that eradicates multiple diseases of humanity, but to what extent it has therapeutic strength to keep us awake against usurpations, games, unhealthy corruptions of society?
b) As a subgroup, as part of the portrait-charge / caricature, we will honor António Arnaut (Penela 18/1/1936 - Coimbra 21/5/2018) the “father” of the National Health Service, created in 1978 when he held the position of Minister of Social Affairs (II Constitutional Government).
2 - Open to the participation of all graphic artists with humor, professionals or amateurs.
3 - Deadline: May 31st, 2020. They should be sent to humorgrafe.oms@gmail.com, humorgrafe@hotmail.com or humorgrafe_oms@yahoo.com (If they do not receive confirmation of receipt, resend SFF).
4 - Each artist can send, via e-mail in digital format (300 dpis A4 size) up to 4 monochrome works (one color with all its shades - 2, 3 or 4 color drawings are not accepted - open to all techniques and styles such as caricature, cartoon, humorous drawing, comic strip, comic strip (story on a single board) ... these should be accompanied with information of name, date of birth, address and e-mail.
5 - The works will be judged by a jury composed of: representatives of the Penela City Council; representative of the Espinhal Parish Council; representative of the Oliveira Guimarães family; by the Artistic Director of the Biennial; one sponsor representative, one local media representative and one to two guest artists, with the following Awards being granted:
1st Prize of the VII BHLOG 2020 (€ 2,000)
2nd Prize of the VII BHLOG 2020 (€ 1,500)
3rd Prize of the VII BHLOG 2020 (€ 1,000)
VII BHLOG 2020 Caricature Award (€ 1,200)
The Jury, at its discretion, may award “Special Awards” (António Oliveira Guimarães, Leonor Oliveira Guimarães, Municipality of Penela, Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal and Humorgrafe), as an honorary title, with the right to a trophy.
6 - The Jury grants the right to make a selection of the best works to exhibit in the available space and catalog edition (which will be sent to all artists with reproduced work).
7 - The Organization will inform all artists by e.mail if they have been selected for the exhibition and catalog, and which artists have been awarded. The works awarded with remuneration are automatically acquired by the Organization. The originals of the winning entries must be delivered to the Organization (the original in computer-made works is a high quality A4 hand-signed, 1/1 numbered print), because without this delivery, the prize money will not be unlocked.
8 - Reproduction rights are the property of the Organization as soon as it is for the promotion of this organization and are punctually discussed with the authors in the case of other uses.
9 - For further information contact the Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (humorgrafe.oms@gmail.com) or VII Humor Biennial Luís d'Oliveira Guimarães, Culture Sector, Penela City Hall, 3230-253 Penela - Portugal.
10 - The VII Humor Biennial Luís Oliveira Oliveira Guimarães - Espinhal / Penela 2020, opens on September 5 at the Espinhal Cultural Center, but may also be exhibited in other places to be designated.
Entry Form and more on humorgrafe.

3.2.20

The 3rd Yılmaz Güney International Cartoon Contest 2020, Turkey

THE 3rd YILMAZ GUNEY INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST
1 - The contest is open to artists from all over the world, professional or amateur.
2 - The theme of the contest is “Cinema and Immigrants”.
3 - The work submitted must not have received an award at another contest. The works will be judged for their progressive, realistic and critical aspects which are important qualities of Yilmaz Guney’s cinema and are integral to the nature of the art of cartoon.
4 - Participants may submit any number of cartoons they wish. But a participant cannot receive more than one prize.
5 - The drawing sent should not be any larger than a sheet of A3 paper (29,7 cm x 42 cm). They must be in jpg format, with 300 dpi resolution.
6 - Works must be submitted until April 15, 2020 via e-mail to the address ygksfkarikatur@gmail.com 
7 - When sending the work, the artists must send a word document containing their names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses along with a short resume and a photo of themselves.
8 - Works which have received awards and/or were seen worthy of display will be brought together and published as an album. Those artists whose drawings are in the album will receive a copy.
9 - The award ceremony will take place on June 14, 2020, the last evening of the festival. The awards of those who cannot attend the ceremony will be sent to their home addresses.
10 - As a result of the evaluation; “Yılmaz Güney Honor Award” will be given to 3 cartoonists, “Yılmaz Güney Culture and Art Festival Special Award” to 1 cartoonist, and “Jury Special Award” to 1 cartoonist. In addition, "Yılmaz Güney Freedom Award" will be given to 2 cartoonists from prisons. The awards include “Specially Designed Figurine, Yılmaz Güney Books Set and Original Yılmaz Güney Movie Posters” published by Yılmaz Güney Foundation.
11 - The jury will be comprised of the following artists: Elena Ospina (Colombia), Erhan Yaşar Babalık (Turkey), İsmail Kızıl Doğan (Belgium), Mihai Ignat (Romania), Altan Ozeskici (Turkey), and Askin Ayrancioglu (Turkey).
12 - The works which have been submitted to the contest will stay in the archives of the organization organizing the festival. The organization will have the right to use these works in its publications, posters, brochures, calendars etc. The artist will receive a copy of the publication whenever his/her work is used.
13 - All artists participating in the contest are assumed to have read and agreed with the terms stated above.
*For information on the “Yılmaz Güney Festival of Culture and Art” visit: www.yilmazguneyksf.org
* We sincerely thank those artists who will enrich the festival with their works and we wish them success…
More on https://yilmazguneyksf.org/.

1.2.20

The 28th International Satire and Humor Festival City of Trento 2020, Italy

XXVIII INTERNATIONAL SATIRE AND HUMOR FESTIVAL CITY OF TRENTO
Theme: LIMITS
Deadline: 19 April 2020
Enrolment conditions:
Any Italian and foreign artists can enroll. The minimum age is 16 years. Each participant is allowed to submit maximum 3 original works, not rewarded or reported in other competitions.
Sections:
A) Illustration/Satire/Humor
B) Cartoon (Maximum 2 pages)
Download the form to attach to the works
Rules concerning the dispatch of works:
The works must be sent in digital format size A4/A3 to: rassegna@studioandromeda.net 
Resolution of 300 dpi, saved in JPG or TIFF format at the highest quality.
Important notes:
The images can be maximum 10MB, for images larger than 10MB use: www.wetransfer.com
Selection of works:
The jury will select the works that will be displayed in the exhibition and published on the website.
Section Awards Illustration/Satire/Humor:
1) prize 1.000,00 euro
2) prize 700,00 euro
3) prize 500,00 euro.
Section Award Cartoon (Fumetto):
Single prize 500,00 euro.
Awarding and exibition:
The award ceremony will be in October 2020, the exact date will be announced later.
Rights and royalties:
The authors, taking part in the competition, give the non-exclusive right to publish the work in any medium for promotional purposes by Studio d’Arte Andromeda not having any claim as copyright.
Source: studioandromeda .

31.1.20

The 14th International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic, Bucovina 2020, Romania

The 14th International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic, Bucovina 2020, Romania
The Bucovina Museum from Suceava has the distinct pleasure of inviting you to participate to the International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic BUCOVINA - ROMANIA, the 14th Edition, 2020.
1. The International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic has as theme: ”To hold a pen is to be at war. (Voltaire)” (The importance and the power of a pen in someone's hand).
2. We address to all the professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world, regardless of their age.
3. The number of sent cartoons is maximum five.
4. Please attach in .doc format a brief presentation of your artistic activity (surname and name, exact address, e-mail address, a photo and your CV).
5. The exhibition prizes are:
- Grand prize – 500 € + diploma + gold medal
- Second prize - 300 € + diploma - „Gândeşte” Association
- Third prize - 100 € + diploma - „Gândeşte” Association
- Three mentions - diploma + medal
6. The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address: competition@muzeulbucovinei.ro and they must be of 300 dpi resolution, A4 format, realized in any technique: black and white or coloured.
7. All the events of the exhibition will be published in the web page of the Bucovina Museum and also on the webpages of the partners. All the artists who will qualify for the exhibition will receive the printed catalogue containing all the selected cartoons.
8. Deadline for sending your cartoons: 30 April 2020.
9. The exhibition will be opened for the public in June 2020.
10. Bucovina Museum – muzeulbucovinei.ro and „Gândeşte” Association – gandeste.org reserve the right to use the works submitted for the contest in any way suited to promote the contest and its results.
Jury Members: Mihai Panzaru PIM – cartoonist; George Licurici – cartoonist www.licurici.eu; Ovidiu Ambrozie Borta BOA – cartoonist www.artboa.ro boa-caricatura.eu .
Source: muzeulbucovinei .

30.1.20

13th International Contest of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden 2020, Luxembourg

The Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden with the cooperation of
Les Amis du Château de Vianden and Naturpark OUR
are pleased to announce their
13th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF CARICATURE AND CARTOON OF VIANDEN
1. Subject: LUCK (chance, hazard, good/bad fortune, destiny…)
2. Deadline: 30 March 2020
3. Prizes: 1st prize: 1500 €, 2nd prize: 1000 €, 3rd prize: 500 €, 3 honourable mentions.
4. Entries: Each participant can submit up to 4 entries in digital format by sending them via internet to the following address: cartoon@caricature.eu. The author must include the following details in his or her e-mail: first name, last name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number and the title or the number of each submission. The specifications for these electronic submissions are as follows: format JPEG, good quality, and max. 1, 5 MB per picture. Out of these submissions, will be made a selection of 70-120 drawings. Only the awarded artists will be invited to send the original work by mail. All these works will be shown as prints at the exhibition and in the catalogue. Their size should be between A4 (210x297mm) and A3 (297x420mm).
5. Technique: Free, black and white or in colour, without subtitles.
6. Prizes and Exhibition: The announcement of the prizes and honourable mentions will happen on 2nd May 2020 in Castle of Vianden and the exhibition will take place in the Hall of the Knights of the Castle of Vianden from 3rd May until 24th May 2020. There are plans to display the exhibits in the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden and in other cities or countries.
7. Returns: The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer.
8. Catalogue: The authors whose submissions are selected for the exhibition will receive a free catalogue by mail.
9. Results: The results will be published on the website www.caricature.eu on 3rd May 2020.
The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail or by phone. The final decisions of the jury are incontestable.
10. Copyright: The selected participants give the organizers permission to use their drawings only for promoting the artist and the event itself. Every other aspect of the copyright remains with the artist (except for the awarded submissions). It ensures that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results.
11. Generalities The submitted work should not have been awarded or published before the deadline of this contest.
By taking part in this contest the participants accept the abovementioned rules.
12. Submission address for the awarded works:
Musée de la Caricature et du Cartoon de Vianden
48, Grand-rue, L - 9410 Vianden, Luxembourg
13.Further informations cartoon@caricature.eu .

International Web Cartoon Exhibition: Overcoming the Epidemic 2020, China

2020 "OVERCOMING THE EPIDEMIC" INTERNATIONAL WEB CARTOON EXHIBITION
The virus “2019-nCoV” is spreading all over the world, and people's lives are facing unprecedented threats.
Medical workers across the country are going all out to fight against the harm of the epidemic.
Please World Cartoonists take action and use our paintbrush as our weapon to fight against the epidemic! Cheer up! Praise the hero! Popularizing knowledge! Support the angels in white with action!
Cartoonists from all over the world, Chinese cartoonists and people stand firmly together, pick up the paintbrush, let's fight against the epidemic together!
We are duty bound to fight against the epidemic!
1. THEME:
1) Overcoming the epidemic
2) Doctors, nurses, hospitals
3) Love
4) Caricature of Nanshan Zhong (Photos on redmanart)
2. NUMBER OF WORKS: Unlimited
3. DEADLINE: February 10, 2020
4. SIZE: minimum A4 size (minimum side length 2000 pixels, 300 dpi)
5. ENTRIES:
1) The work must be the original work of the author.
2) It can be a former work or a newly created work.
3) Works can be comic, illustration, traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, print, sculpture, peasant painting, posters, design and other forms of visual art works.
4) Please indicate the author's name, telephone number, wechat, address, title of the work, resume and other information in the email.
6. E-MAIL: fecochina@163.com
7. AWARDS:
There is no bonus for the charity exhibition. All the selected will receive PDF electronic album.
8. WEB EXHIBITION: the selected works will be exhibited online on redmancartoon.com .
FECO.CHINA
INTERNATIONAL MUSEM OF HUMOR ART (PREPARATORY)
More on redmanart.

25.1.20

49th International Contest of Humoristic Graphics, Marostica 2020, Italy

UMORISTI A MAROSTICA 2020
49th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF HUMORISTIC GRAPHICS
RULES
1. Theme of the competition and participation rules
The contest is open to all cartoonists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world. It is possible to participate also out of the competition. This request excludes the authors from the award of the prizes.
The theme of the contest is: KINDNESS
Authors can participate with a maximum of 3 works (Cartoons or Strips), inherent to the theme proposed in relation to man, his existence and the society where he lives, seen in a humorous viewpoint. In order to be understood worldwide and beyond every linguistic barrier, the works must be without dialogue or texts.
Works must be inedited (that is, neither published before nor used to partcipate in other competitions). The organization can decide to exclude from the award of the prizes those works that are found to have been already edited.
2. Shipping of the works and deadlines
Works and entry form can be sent both by email to: concorso@umoristiamarostica.it
Otherwise, they can be sent through the following services by 31/03/2020:
WeTranfer (https://www.wetranfer.com/)
Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/it/)
Google Drive (https://drive.google.com/)
Mail: UMORISTI A MAROSTICA Biblioteca Civica – Via Cairoli 3 – 36063 MAROSTICA (VI) – ITALY
The works, in black/white or color made with any technique, must be in GIF, JPG, PNG or PDF, 150 dpi resolution, saved in high quality, weight max, 3 MB. Larger files will not be accepted.
The acceptance of the works, the selection, and the assigning of the prizes are completely up to the jury nominated by the “Gruppo Grafico Marosticense”. The Jury’s decisions are inquestionable and incontestable.
3. Delivery of the Original Works and the Award of the Prizes
The authors selected by the jury receive an email with the informations about the deadlines and the modality to send the original works.
If the work is realized exclusively with a digital technique, the author will have to send a dated, numbered and signed copy of the work.
The Jury will award the “International Grand Prix Scacchiera”, the Special prize “Sandro Carlesso”, the special prize “Marco Sartore” and 10 Special prizes “Umoristi a Marostica”. Other special prizes or honorary mentions may be awarded.
The results of the Jury will be given directly to all participating artists by email and published on the website www.umoristiamarostica.it.
4. Opening Ceremony, Awarding and Acceptance of the Regulation
The opening ceremony and the prize distribution will take place on May 16, 2020 at Castello Inferiore of Marostica. The exhibition will be open until June 14, 2020.
All the authors selected will receive a free copy of catalogue. Non-selected participants will have the possibility to demand the catalogue compiling the form on the website www.umoristiamarostica.it.
The works selected for the exhibition and for the catalogue will not be returned and will be included in the collection of “Umoristi a Marostica Museum”.
The “Gruppo Grafico Marosticense” reserve the right to authorize the reproduction of the works and the diffusion of them through various communication means citing the author with the words “Taken from Umoristi a Marostica”, without any payment. The “Gruppo Grafico Marosticense” is not responsible for transport damages.
The participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these regulations and expressly authorise the Graphic Marosticense Group to process the personal data transmitted pursuant to the code regarding the protection of personal data (GDPR 2016/679/UE) also for the purpose of inclusion in the Group's managed data bases for the conduct of the competition.
Deadlines Umoristi a Marostica 2020
Theme: KINDNESS
Works and entry form: March 31, 2020
Opening ceremony: May 16, 2020
Exhibition: May 16, 2020 – June 14, 2020
Website: www.umoristiamarostica.it
Email: concorso@umoristiamarostica.it.

24.1.20

Results of Equal Rights and Gender Equality International Cartoon Contest 2019-2020

We have decided to award most voted cartoons. This year will be awarded 5 to 10 votes winners.
First Prize: Hilal Özcan, Turkey (10 votes)
Second Prize: Shahrokh Heidari, Iran (9 votes)
Third Prize: Mohammad Hosein Akbari. Iran (8 votes)
Honorable Mention Award
Mojtaba Heidarpanah, Iran (7 votes)
Hamza Akin, Turkey (6 votes)
Doru Axinte, Romania (6 votes)
Kfir Weizman, Israel (6 votes)
Aleksei Kivokurtcev, Russia (6 votes)
Budi Hari Pujiono, Indonesia (6 votes)
Jitet Kustana, Indonesia (6 votes)
Gustavo Fernando Caballero Talavera, Mexico (6 votes)
Special Mention Award
Halit Kurtulmus, Turkey (5 votes)
Muammer Olcay, Turkey (5 votes)
Stefaan Provijn, Belgium (5 votes)
Arend van Dam, Netherlands (5 votes)
Neltair Abreu, Brazil (5 votes)
Oleksy Kustovsky, Ukraine (5 votes)
Serpil Kar, Turkey (5 votes)
Nahid Maghsoudi. Iran (5 votes)
Morhaf Youssef, Syria (5 votes)
Marziyeh Khanizadeh, Iran (5 votes)
Wilber Chavarria Centeno, Nicaragua (5 votes)
Niels Bo Bojesen, Denmark (5 votes)
Silvano Mello, Brazil (5 votes)
Sepideh Faramarzi, Iran (5 votes).
The first prize is NOK 5 000, or 5 000 PTS and a certificate.
The second prize is NOK 3 000, or 3 000 PTS and a certificate.
The third prize is NOK 2 000, or 2 000 PTS and a certificate.
Each Honorable and special mention award winners will receive a certificate.
Note: The winners have been selected by jury votes. The voting was open for the jury from 10 to 19 January 2020.
The main exhibition will be held on the Norwegian Cartoonist Gallery, Drøbak, Norway. Winners' names will be announced during the opening on Saturday, January 25, at 12:00. The exhibition will open by Shabana Rehman. The exhibition opening will live broadcast on Toons Mag's Facebook Page.
Selected cartoon contributors' names.
More on toonsmag.

23.1.20

17.1.20

Received catalog of the 8th Sejong International Cartoon Contest 2019, Korea

Received today the color catalog of the 8th Sejong International Cartoon Contest (SICACO) 2019 from Korea + my Best Cartoon Prize certificate. Thank you to Dr Cheong San Lim, the President of the Sejong International Cartoon Institute, and the members of the Selection Committees.
The classical A4 sized (21x29.7 cm) catalog has 104 pages full of far more cartoons and is deservedly titled "World Cartoons Encyclopedia Vol.28". The cover cartoons are by the Chinese artist Liu Qiang.
This edition received 1865 works by 458 entrants from 57 countries of whom 330 are prized. 17 entrants are students. 21 artists sent in 166 works by e-mail, yet digitoons are not prized. The most entrants from Korea (89) are followed by 40 artists from Serbia, 39 cartoonists from Turkey, 36 from Iran, 27 from Indonesia, and 26 entrants from China.
From Turkey they received 150 works and 20 artists are prized:
Student Special Prize: Zeliha Nur Mavis (12 y).
Student Honorable Mention: Beren Kaya (13 y).
Theme Prize: Recep Bayramoğlu, Murteza Albayrak, Hicabi Demirci, Deniz İlker Kuruoğlu.
Best Cartoon Prize: Musa Gümüş, Mete Ağaoğlu, Kemal Özyurt, Ahmet Aykanat, Bülent Okutan, Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu.
Special Prize: Lütfü Çakın, Zülküf Aba.
Honorable Mention: Serdar Harata, Musa Keklik, Dinildomar (Sosli Feriköy), Ferhat Demirbaş, Hayrettin Oturgan, Altan Özeskici.

Finalist cartoons in the 7th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Contest 2020, Turkey

The 7th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Contest has ended. The contest with the theme “Change is in the essence” chosen by the 18th Quality and Success Symposium to be held on 17-18 April 2020 in Bursa was announced to public and art-lovers on November 21, 2019.
After the announcement, 932 cartoons were received from 51 countries by 362 artists for the contest. It was a difficult subject. Caricaturists exhibit their mastery. The jury made the preliminary meeting and determined the finalist caricatures. 100 cartoons are in the finals.
The finalist caricatures will be published on facebook page between 17.01.2020 - 31.01.2020 for any copy, similar, etc. objections. Contact us by bursa@kalder.org with the caricature numbers. Thanks to all cartoonists.
KalDer Bursa.

15.1.20

The 25th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2020, Croatia

25. INTERNATIONAL CARTOON EXHIBITION ZAGREB 2020
A. PARTICIPATION
The organizer of the 25th International cartoon exhibition ZAGREB 2020 is the Croatian Cartoonist Association. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age, sex, or profession.
B.THEME
CUISINE (gastronomy, cooking, chefs, restaurants, catering ...)
C. ENTRIES
Conditions of entry:
1. Original works and digital artworks will be accepted. Digital artwork is to be numbered in pencil on the front and pencil signed. Copies cannot be admitted.
2. Entries can be either black and white or coloured.
3. There should be the name, the surname and the adress on the reverse side of cartoons.
4. The cartoons must not have been previously awarded on festivals.
5. Maximum 3 entries will be submitted.
6. Size of entries is A4 or A3 format.
D. DEADLINE
Entry deadline is the 26th March 2020.
E. ADDRESS
CROATIAN CARTOONIST ASSOCIATION
(HRVATSKO DRUŠTVO KARIKATURISTA)
SAVSKA CESTA 100
10000 ZAGREB, CROATIA
F. PRIZES AND AWARDS
First Prize 1.000 EUR
Second Prize 500 EUR
Third Prize 300 EUR
Five Special mentions.
G. EXHIBITION
The exhibition will take place in Gallery Klovićevi dvori in Zagreb.
H. OTHER CONDITIONS
Authors of works that qualify to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition cataloque.
Only on explicit request will remaining (original) works be returned to the owners in the end of the exhibition cycle (in the second half of the year 2021).
The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Zagreb 2020, as the advertising material without being obliged to pay a fee to an author whose work may be used.
The prize-winning works become property of the organizer.
Note: Authors from Africa, Australia, South America, North America and Asia can send cartoons
by regular mail or e-mail to hrvdrukar@gmail.com
Authors from Europe send cartoons with regular mail.
(17.01.2020)
More on HDK.

14.1.20

The 14th International Cartoon Biennial Humour & Vigne, Jonzac 2020, France

Conditions of participation
1- NAME: 14th International Cartoon Biennial 2020, Jonzac – France.
2- THEME: JOY OF LIFE (with or without link with the grape vine)
3- DEADLINE: 1st April 2020
4- PARTICIPANTS: cartoonists from all countries, of all ages, male or female.
5- ENTRIES: maximum 3 works. Preferably without captions.
Thank you to attach a card with name, address and other information from the author:
(a) by e-mail: JPEG 300 DPI digital card format
(b) by post: only good quality copies or DIN A4 digital works. They will not be returned.
6- REWARDS: In kind—mainly of a liquid kind, special invitations and trophies.
All artists whose artwork is selected for publication in the catalogue will receive a free copy.
7- COPYRIGHTS: The participants allow the organisers to publish certain of their works in the media, with the sole purpose of promoting the artist and the event, without any restriction or request for financial participation. Any other copyrights remain the property of the artist.
8- EXHIBITION: from 26 June to 5 July 2020 - Cloître des Carmes - JONZAC – FRANCE
Saturday, 27 June: Opening ceremony of the festival and festivities.
9- ADDRESS:
(a) for entries by email: vignumour@gmail.com OR : nolpeintre@gmail.com 
(b) for entries by post:
HUMOUR & VIGNE
6 Hameau Chez Dupas
17130 Tugéras Saint-Maurice
FRANCE
TEL: +33 5 46 70 32 69
MOB: +33 6 04 48 40 92
http://h-et-v-2018.over-blog.com/
Facebook - Nol Hetv
YouTube - Humour & Vigne
Google - Humour et Vigne Web Albums.
Source: 
Humour et Vigne.

21st International Festival of aphorisms and caricature, Strumica 2020, R. Macedonia

XXI-st International Festival of aphorisms and caricature - Strumica 2020
C O N T E S T
Theme: C A R N I V A L – E R O T I C A
Aphorism:
• In this category each author can participate with 10 aphorisms at maximum, printed in three copies, completed with code and particulars about the author, and set in sealed envelope.
• The authors are allowed to participate with more works, each as group of 10 (ten) aphorisms, marked with particular code.
Caricature:
• In this category, the authors can participate and send 3 caricatures at maximum. The technique is on their own choice, and dimensions A/4.
• Each caricature should contain author information on the back.
Contest deadline:
The deadline for submitting works is: February 14, 2020.
Awards:
• Three main prizes are awarded: Golden, Silver and Bronze Plaque, with the right of the Organizer retains the right to award a number of additional prizes.
Address:
• The works should be sent to:
NUCK "Anton Panov"
Blvd. "Goce Delcev" bb
2400 Strumica , R Macedonia
with indication: To the Festival of aphorism and Caricature
Copyrights:
• The works received, remain in property of the Organizer and the author, and they have the right to its public presentation, catalogue edition or other publication.
Evaluation:
• All works arriving within the set deadline will be reviewed by the appropriate jury.
• The presentation of the works – exhibition and the Reward Ceremony will come to: March 2, 2020.
Contact -Further information
Tel: ++389 (0) 71 205 263
E-mail: trimerotikon@yahoo.com ;  anton.panov.sr@gmail.com .
Source: Marjan Dzin.

13.1.20

10th International Turhan Selcuk Cartoon Competition 2020, Turkey

10th International Turhan Selcuk Cartoon Competition 2020
THEME: Open
CONDITIONS:
1. The competition is open to any cartoonist.
2. It is acceptable to enter with cartoons that have been published previously. However, they should not have won any prize/award in any other competition.
3. Any technique is allowed. The cartoonist can submit a maximum of 5 cartoons. Originals or electronic versions suitable for printing in 300 dpi and jpg format sent by e-mail would also be acceptable. No resposnibility will be assuemed for documents sent in different formats and documents that can not be opened.
4. All cartoons must be 30x40 cm maximum.
5. The participants must write their names (first and surname) in capital letters, address, e-mail, country and telephone number; a brief CV should be submitted in a sealed envelope.
6. The cartoons must be sent to the following address, no later than 01 May 2020
10. ULUSLARARASI TURHAN SELCUK KARIKATUR YARISMASI
Milas Belediyesi Ozel Kalem Mudurlugu
48200-Milas-Mugla Turkey
www.milas.bel.tr e-mail: info@milas.bel.tr
7. The results of the competition will be announced on 20 May 2020.
8. The cartoons sent to the competition will not be returned. All cartoons, whether they have won a prize or not, may be used for cultural purposes and may be published. Participation assumes acceptance of these conditions. All cartoons will be kept in the ‘Turhan Selcuk Karikaturlu Ev’.
9. The cartoons selected by the jury will be displayed in the exhibition and will also be printed in the album.
10. The reward ceremony will be held on 19 September 2020. The opening of the exhibition will be held on the same date, in ‘Turhan Selcuk Karikaturlu Ev’ for cartoons which have won an award or have been selected for display. The exhibition will be open until 01 October 2020.
11. Accommodation and meal expenses for participants who have won a ‘Special Award’ will be met. Travel expenses will be borne by the participants. Travel, accommodation and meal expenses for competitors who come first, second and third will be met by Milas Municipality.
12. SELECTION COMMITTEE:
Muhammet Tokat – Mayor
Ruhan Selçuk
Kamil Masaracı
İzel Rozental
Sonay Yılmaz
Hicabi Demirci
Nazım Alpman
Ramize Erer
Çiğdem Demir
Yüksel Aksu
Serter Karataban -Rapporteur.
13. PRIZES:
Winner: ₺7.500.00
Runner up: ₺5000.00
3rd: ₺3000.00
Other Special Prizes will be awarded by various establishments, societies, newspapers, art magazines, trade unions, news agents and individuals.
Note: The jury meeting will be held on the 09th May 2020.
Source: Milas Municipality.

10.1.20

The Addis Ababa Declaration for the Recognition of Cartooning as a Fundamental Right

From the DPDF Facebook page.

The Addis Ababa Declaration for the Recognition of Cartooning as a Fundamental Right, presented on May 3, 2019 at UNESCO Press Freedom Days in Addis Ababa and then handed over to the organization's Director General, is in a new phase.

We have asked the French National Commission for UNESCO to carry this text.

This week, its President transmitted the declaration to all National Commissions for UNESCO.

We hope that this dissemination will help to open up, within and between countries, a space for discussion and reflection on the right to satire and irreverence.

Five years after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, this new step is all the more significant: it brings strength and legitimacy to this text, and completes making it a reference text on which cartoonists all over the world can now rely.

We must now bring this declaration to life.

The link to the Declaration: https://dessindepressecommedroitfondamental.org/?lang=en.

4.1.20

12th International Don Quichotte Cartoon Contest 2020, Germany

12th INTERNATIONAL DON QUICHOTTE CARTOON CONTEST 2020
Theme: Say NO to "violence against Women!"
We are taking on another global societal issue after covering child marriages. “Violence against Women” will be the theme of 12th Don Quichotte Caricature Contest. Violence against women and childs is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Some national studies show that up to 70% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime from an intimate partner. To raise awareness and trigger action to end this global scourge, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. Unfortunately, violence against women and girls is deep-rooted in our societies and the international observance serves as a symbol of resistance as well as a call to action to eliminate gendered physical, economic and psychological violence. Violence against Women has been increasing in emerging countries. Femicide-killing women because of their gender- is a longstanding issue in the world. For example, there were 430 female homicides in 2019 alone in Turkey. Although illegal, child marriage in Turkey remains also prevalent along with countries such as India, Iran, Mexico, Ethiopia, Chad and Niger. The purpose of this contest is to bring global awareness to this issue through the lens of caricaturists around the world and encourage solutions that will end this social crisis.
Rules of the competition:
1) Joining the competition is possible only via internet (with cv+address): violenceagainstwomen2020@gmail.com .
2) All submitted pieces of work should be participating in a contest for the first time. In the event of violation of this requirement, any awarded prizes shall be returned.
3) The caricatures are to be submitted in A3 size, with a resolution of 300 dpi and in Jpeg format (black and white or colour, no restriction as to technical colour processing).
4) The closing date of the competition is 31.03.2020.
5) Based upon the submitted caricatures, the jury will pre-select 100 finalists from April 10 to 20, 2020. These finalists will then be presented on social media platforms and on Don Quichotte's websites for the following 10 days.
6) The jury will evaluate the pre-selected works of art from May 1 to 7, 2020 and publish the results on May 15, 2020.
7) The award ceremony will take place in line with the exhibition opening in June in Stuttgart.
8) Submitted caricatures will be securely stored within Don Quichotte's archives. For any use other than contest related, permission shall be seeked from each author prior to use.
9) A contest catalogue shall be issued in pdf format and published.
Prizes:
- First Prize: 750 Euro+DQ Medal
- Second Prize: 500 Euro+DQ Medal
- Third Prize: 250 Euro+DQ Medal
- Special Awards (Certificates).
Preselector Jury:
- Farzane Vaziritabar (Iran)
- Aslı Alpar (Turkey)
- Erdogan Karayel (Germany)
Jury Members:
- Adriana Mosquera (Spain)
- Anne Derenne (France)
- Cristina Sompaio (Portugal)
- Doaa Eladl (Egypt)
- Elena Ospina (Colombia)
- Marina Bondarenko (Russia)
- Marlene Pohle (Argentina)
- Martha Barragan Mar (Mexico)
- Maya Tcholakova (Bulgaria)
- Natalia Forcat (Brazil)
- Nicoleta Ionescu (Romania)
- Ramize Erer (Turkey-France)
- Shiva Zamanfar (Iran).
Technical Assistant:
- Elif Özer (Turkey).
Source: Erdoğan Karayel.

1.1.20

Maya Kamath Memorial Awards 2019, India

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Kyrenia Municipality 9th International Cartoon Contest 2020, Cyprus

KYRENIA MUNICIPALITY
CYPRIOT–TURKISH CARTOONIST ASSOCIATION
19. OLIVE FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL OLIVE HUMOR FESTIVAL
9. INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST 2020
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
(KYRENIA – CYPRUS)
1 – The contest is open to all (over 18 years) amateur or professional cartoonists or any one who could submit a cartoon regardless individual's race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, or other protected characteristic.
2 – THEMES:
A) Olive
Olive, Olive and Time, Olive and History, Olive and Mythology, Olive and Technology, Olive and Cyprus, Olive and Life, Olive and Peace, Olive and Conflict, Olive and War, Olive and Health, Olive and Women, Olive and Men, Olive and Children, Olive Oil, Olive Branch, Olive Tree, Benefits of Olive, Olive and Olive Mill/Press, Banning of Uprooting, Burning and Cutting Down Olive Trees and so forth.
B) Free Subject
Any topic can be drawn.
3 – All submissions must be in the form of cartoon. Any painting or illustrations will not be accepted and will be disqualified. Cartoons must be without words.
4 – All submissions must be originals. Submission dimensions: A4 or A3 in any color or black and white. Each entrant must provide name and surname, address, phone number including country code, and email address on the back of the submission; each entrant should also provide short background and a photo (optional) on a separate A4.
5 – Submission of materials which have previously been submitted and/or presented and/or published elsewhere is welcomed providing copyright is not infringed, however previously any award-wining material cannot be submitted.
6 – All work submitted for evaluation by the International Selection Committee and work of finalist will be published at official web page of the contest. In addition submissions will be reviewed and evaluated for plagiarism by international associations. If plagiarism detected and or any previously award-wining material submitted, submissions will be canceled and the next eligible entry will be considered for the prize.
7 – It is possible to participate in the contest with two works in both sections (2 + 2 = 4). However, one participant receives only one prize per episode. If any cartoonist has won the Grand Prize, he cannot receive another prize in that department.
8 – All submission must be received by APRIL 30, 2020 at the address provided below.
9 – All submission, awarded or not, will be kept and archived by Cypriot–Turkish Cartoonist Association at the newly established “International Cyprus Cartoon Museum.”
10 – All prize-winner submissions and selected works by the Steering Committee will be published in an album. In addition, they will be exhibited during the 19th Olive Festival in 2020.
11 – The results of the contest will be published thru media and prize-winning entrants will be informed by contact information provided.
12 – The transportation and accommodation expenses of the winners of the Grand Prize and First Prize will be covered by Kyrenia Municipality. The prize–winning cartoonist must respond to the prize ceremony invitation within 10 days. The responses outside of 10 days are not considered.
13 – The Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot–Turkish Cartoonist Association will have the publishing rights to exhibition, publish or print, in any media or format, any or all submissions.
14 – All persons entering the contest agree that the rules of the contest as set out in these terms and conditions are binding on them. And all submissions could be published and printed by the Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot–Turkish Cartoonist Association as set out in these terms and conditions without any future compensation.
15 – For the exhibition and album, digital works can be sent to the following email address: olivecartoons@gmail.com . Digital works are excluded from prizes.
PRIZES:
Grand Prize: 1.500 Euro + Golden Olive Statue + Diploma.
OLIVE THEME
First Prize: 750 Euro + Golden Olive Statue + Kyrenia Municipality Prize (Diploma)
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue + Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists Association Prize (Diploma)
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue + Olive Festival Prize (Diploma)
50 Finalist Prizes.
FREE THEME
First Prize: 750 Euro + Golden Olive Statue + Kyrenia Mayor Special Prize (Diploma)
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue + Olive Humor Festival Prize (Diploma)
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue + Erten Kasımoğlu Special Prize (Diploma)
50 Finalist Prizes.
DEADLINE:
April 30, 2020
SUBMISSION ADDRESS:
Kıbrıs Türk Karikatürcüler Derneği
9. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması
Posta Kutusu: 87 (Post Code: 99000)
Lefkoşa – Kuzey Kıbrıs (Via Turkey)
WEB PAGE:
http://www.zeytinkarikaturleri.com
STEERING COMMITTEE.